The 2009 Globe is universally appealing
By Bonny Osterhage
When gas prices began rising, commuters began to look for alternate forms of transportation, and a resurgence in biking for more than recreation was born. The 2009 Globe series by Specialized is a bicycle designed to take people on city streets as well as country lanes, all the while bringing back that childhood feeling of joy that comes from simply riding a bike.
“This is a really cool bike,” says Jason Schwab, sales manager of Bicycle Heaven. “It’s a fun city bike for the commuter as well as a great recreational bike for beginners.”
The Globe is available in five styles, but all are lightweight and easily maneuverable in traffic. Two-wheel sizes get you where you are going faster and with less effort. All in all, this is the ideal mode of human being-powered transportation for those who want to lessen their gas consumption — or who just want to go out and play!