Specialized Reviews and News


Tour de France 2015: Mark Cavendish’s stage 7 winning Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS

Manx Missile rides new aero road bike to first Tour triumph since 2013.

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Tour de France 2015: Jakob Fuglsang’s Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS

Arguably the most talked about bike leading up to this year’s Tour de France is Specialized’s new S-Works Venge ViAS aero roadster. Here’s a look at Astana’s Jakob Fuglsang’s race rig.

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Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS launched

Specialized’s new “aerodynamic ecosystem” includes bike, wheels, tires, skinsuit, shoes and helmet. Claims to save rider more than 5 minutes over 40km time trial.

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Industry looks primed to embrace SRAM 1x for road

The list of companies who’ve committed to spec’ing bikes with SRAM’s expanded 1x drivetrain is long, but only time will tell what sort of bikes we’ll see with the new single chainring system.

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News: Specialized launches S-Works S4 Selfie Stem

Posting photos from your ride now easier than ever before.

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Specialized launches foundation to help kids

Early indications are that kids with attention issues who take part in cycling activities, may better prepare their brains for learning. These results have prompted the company to dive deeper.

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Interview: Specialized in-house mechanic Patrick Miller

RoadBikeReview sits down with Miller to talk disc brakes, thru-axles, and find out what his No. 1 tech tip is.

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Specialized unveils aggressive position Power road saddle

New short-nosed perch designed to enhance blood flow while riding in the drops.

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Interview: Specialized creative specialist Chris D’Aluisio

Meet the man who steers road bike innovation for the Big Red S, and find out what drives the company’s creative processes.

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Wind Tunnel Test: Disc brakes versus rim brakes

Can the new road bike braking standard cheat the wind as well a bike with traditional rim brakes? Watch this video to find out more.

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Specialized launches S Build semi-custom bike program

Responding to what it describes as an on-going request from dealers, Specialized has launched S Build, a semi-custom bike program that allows customers to create the bike of their dreams, as long as it fits within a number of parameters.

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Video: Bikes of the 2015 WorldTour pro teams

With the 2015 WorldTour race season well underway, it’s time to take a look at the bikes and gear that will propel the fastest men on two wheels as they roar across the roads of Europe and beyond.

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Pro Bike: Peter Sagan’s Specialized S-Works Venge (Video)

See the bike that just might win a spring classic and the Tour de France green jersey.

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Review: Specialized Roval Rapide CLX 40 Disc Tubulars

Race ready disc-compatible carbon tubular wheels from Specialized deliver top flight performance and durability.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Wheels for every type of cyclist

Our favorite wheels for road, gravel, cyclcocross, cross country, enduro and just about everything in between.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Kid’s bikes and gear

For the junior cyclist on your list, here are some gift options ranging from balance bikes, road bikes and fat bikes to helmets and jerseys from brands like Felt, Louis Garneau, Yuba Bikes, Specialized and more.

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Cyclocross Race Bike Shootout: Specialized Crux Pro Race Ultegra Di2 Review

Race ready rig delivers great handling, sublime shifting, and stop-on-a-dime braking. But price may be too tall a barrier for some.

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In the Queue: What’s next in the RoadBikeReview test lineup

In the Queue: RoadBikeReview’s new weekly look at the gear and bikes we’re testing, starting with products from Garmin and MORSA Design, plus three race-ready cyclocross bikes.

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Photo Gallery: 2014 Boulder Cup Cyclocross Race

Jeremy Powers and Katie Compton dominate at Colorado’s Valmont Bike Park.

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$3k Endurance Bike Shootout: And the winners are…

Find out which bikes our test team anointed Best Gran Fondo Racer, Best Climber, Best Pure Gravel Road Racer, and Best In Test.

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$3k Endurance Bike Shootout: 2014 Specialized Roubaix SL4 Review

The original “comfort” bike continues to deliver a smooth ride thanks in part to a quartet of bump absorbing inserts.

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Mega Tech Gallery: Race bikes for all 22 Tour de France teams

Every member of the pro peloton has access to a dedicated time trial machine, plus at least two or three road bikes. Aero, lightweight, compliant – there’s usually a bike that focuses specifically on one of those coveted characteristics. Here are some – but certainly not all – of those beautiful race machines.

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Tour de France Tech: Froome’s Pinarello F8 and Contador’s Specialized Tarmac

On the first rest day of the 2014 Tour de France, RoadBikeReview pays tribute to two bikes (and their riders) who will be getting more than 24 hours of downtime.

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Tour de France Tech: Vincenzo Nibali’s Specialized S-Works (Shark) Tarmac

Get an up-close look at the bike that’s leading the 2014 Tour de France.

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2014 Tour de France Photo Gallery: Shoes of the pro peloton

While team’s typically mandate riders remain sponsor correct at every turn, footwear is often the exception for reasons of fit and occasionally fashion. Here’s a look at some of the fancy (and plain) footwear that’s turning pedals.

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