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February 23, 2022

'I've enjoyed every moment of riding it'

James managed to get his hands on a Specialized Tarmac Expert 2017 not long after joining Cycle Exchange, we think it was the colour that sold him - he's a magpie at heart. Specialized Tarmac Expert

'I bought my Tarmac from Cycle Exchange the moment I started working there, and I’ve enjoyed every moment of riding it. Being pre-owned the bike was a great deal, but I have made a few upgrades and adjustments to get the spec and fit just to my liking. The Sram Red eTap groupset has been faultless and being wireless means the bike looks super clean. I upgraded to a set of superlight Hunt Carbon wheels (sub 1300g) meaning the bike is now a feathery 6.6kg, which plays to my strengths (climbing). The bike gets plenty of compliments on its iridescent blue/purple.' 


Sram Red eTap groupset

Superlight Hunt Carbon Wheels

Continental GP 5000 Tyres

Shimano Pedals

S-Works Power Carbon Saddle

Specialized Alloy Short Reach Bars

Rim Brake 

Sram Red eTapSuperlight Hunt Carbon WheelsSRAM eTap

Keep an eye out for future staff bike checks, to find out what machines we're all riding! 
You can get advice on second-hand and used bikes here - we've discussed why it's such a great idea in more depth. 
Happy Cycling CE Legends! 

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