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Descending with D'Aluisio on the New Tarmac

The last time I rode with Specialized's Director of Advanced Development, Chris D'Aluisio, was in Monterey on the McLaren Venge during that launch. I stayed glued to his wheel while descending down from the hills at the end of 17 Mile Drive. Chris showed me his Moto GP skills and I trusted him in the corners to find the lines, and get us back to the hotel safely.

Getting the new Tarmac download

Out of kit and relaxed, Chris was in Santa Cruz to talk with us about the new 2015 Tarmac and while my mind drifted to stay-on-his wheel strategies for the ride the next day, I took these notes: