Specialized Reviews and News


The Tour of Flanders and the Specialized Beer Set


The Tour of Flanders or Ronde van Vlaanderen is coming up this weekend on March 31 and Specialized as issued a commemorative Beer set celebrating their five victories in the last five years.

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Quick Take: Specialized Radiant Glove


Why You Want: You ride your bike in the winter, you like warm hands, you occasionally have a runny nose, and you want to operate your touchscreen smartphone without taking your gloves off. Pros: Cold weather, waterproof digit protector rated to 32 degrees. Features include grippy palm surface, reflective piping, elastic drawstring wrist cuff, and […]

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Specialized S-Works Chicane Saddle Review


Specialized S-Works Chicane Saddle – MSRP $299 A Chicane is defined as a series of tight turns in opposite directions on an otherwise straight stretch of a road. So it’s fitting that Specialized’s newest S-Works saddle should be called the Chicane—it represents a few rapid changes of direction when compared to other Specialized saddles. First, […]

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Specialized S-Works Chicane Saddle Unboxing


The S-Works Chicane road saddle is a return to a more traditional shaped saddle for Specialized. In development for over a year with pro athletes, the saddle features a more rounded shape.

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Retül and Specialized Collaborate on High Technology Bike Fitting Tools


Retül accepts Specialized investment to expand technology development

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14 Team TIBCO Specialized bikes and numerous Reynolds wheelsets stolen Tuesday night in Boise


Eight Specialized Amira team bikes like this one, along with six Specialized Shiv time trial bikes, were stolen from the Team TIBCO trailer last night ahead of the Exergy Tour in Boise Idaho. UPDATE: Bikes have been found! Boise, ID – On the eve of the biggest women’s international stage race in the U.S., the […]

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2012 Quarq Power Meters for Specialized and Cannondale cranksets


QUARQ extends lightweight, ease-of-use and up to the minute metrics with two new power meters for Specialized and Cannondale cranksets. The 2012 Specialized Quarq and Cannondale Quarq power meters deliver Power Balance™, OmniCal™, lightweight and improved clearance, and compatibility with a wide range of chainrings. The entirely new design, using aluminum-armored, integrated electronics, lifts accuracy […]

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Bikes of the Tour – Tom Boonen’s McLaren Venge


Tom Boonen is having quite the year, winning the overall at the Tour of Qatar, E3 Harelbeke, Gent-Wevelgem, Tour of Flanders, and his 4th victory at Paris-Roubaix. Making him the first ever cyclist to ever win the Flemish cobblestone quadruple. After an incredible spring classics campaign, Boonen is returning to racing at this week’s Amgen […]

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Featured User Review: Specialized Tricross Sport Cyclocross Bike


Featured User Review: Specialized Tricross Sport Cyclocross Bike by Matthew Price: $1150.00 at City Bikes, Washington Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Bike Setup: Swapped the 32c tires for 25c. Threw on some lights and ditched the reflectors. Added a bell to ward off pedestrians. All the little things that make […]

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Team TIBCO and Specialized Take TUCON Attendees for a Ride


Pescadero, CA – Last week, Team TIBCO and Specialized Bicycles teamed up for a group ride with attendees of the TIBCO Users Conference (TUCON) 2011 in Las Vegas. Each rider was provided with a pro-level, Specialized bicycle to demo, along with a goodie bag of products from the team’s partners, such as Rudy Project sunglasses, […]

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Featured User Review: Specialized Romin SL Saddle Review


Featured User Review: Featured User Review: Specialized Romin SL Saddle Review by AllezExprt Price: $85.00 at eBay Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Summary: I’d heard rider after ride rave about the Romin. So, I had to try it. I was looking for a replacement for my San Marco SKN. At […]

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Special relationships: Specialized and Team TIBCO, and the Schneider sisters, Sam and Skylar


Specialized’s Mallory Burda talks with us about partnering with Team TIBCO Team TIBCO has partnered with Specialized Bicycle Components for 2011 and 2012, and is already racing on the Amira road and Shiv TT bikes. Specialized is also providing shoes and helmets. During camp, each rider worked with Specialized BG fit specialists to dial in […]

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Featured User Review: Specialized Allez Double Road Bike


Featured User Review: Featured User Review: Specialized Allez Double Road Bike by Budweiser Price: $829.00 at Gotham Bikes Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Bike Setup: Stock w bottle cage and SPD pedals Favorite Ride: Most anything without cars. Summary: This actually for the 2011 Allez Double with A1 frame and […]

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Specialized and McLaren Unveil Venge


Specialized and Mclaren officially unveiled their new top of the range Venge today in a special press conference at McLaren Headquarters in Woking, England. Just days ahead of the actual race debut of the new frame that will be riden by select members of Team Astana, Saxo-Bank Sunguard, and HTC-Highroad. The UCI-legal aero road bike […]

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Featured User Review: Specialized S-WORKS Road Shoe


Featured Review: 2011 Specialized S-WORKS Road Shoe by jbstebbens Price: $350 at R&A Cycles Review Date: September 6, 2010 Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Bike Setup: Calfee Dragonfly/Dura Ace/Zipp wheels/Dura Ace 7810 pedals Summary: This review is for the 2011 shoe I bought from R&A Cycles in Brooklyn, whom I […]

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First Look – Specialized Apparel


Jon of Specialized shows us some highlights of the 2010 Specialized apparel line. One product that stands out is the Solar Jet Jersey, a jersey that provides UPF 50 protection, which is about 2.5x more than a standard cycling jersey would provide a rider. [youtube width=”640″ height=”385″]

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Featured User Review: Allez Elite


Featured Review: Allez Elite by beston Price Paid: $1000 Review Date: July 15, 2010 Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Value Rating: 4 of 5 Summary: Bikes are expensive these days, so I was happy to come across this bike, slightly used, for under $1000. After just over a season’s worth of use I can say […]

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Featured User Review: 2010 Specialized Tarmac Expert SL


Featured Review: 2010 Specialized Tarmac Expert SL by colinmichael MSRP: $3300 Review Date: April 4, 2010 Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Summary: I race mountain bikes but train a bit on the road so I had always ridden a Ti or steel road bike in the past as I wanted […]

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Specialized Joins Forces with Astana in 2010


Contador chooses Specialized Bicycles as complete bike sponsor to Team Astana It’s official— after Alberto Contador requested the support of Specialized Bicycles in his bid to win his third Tour de France, the California brand will be the complete bike sponsor for Team Astana in 2010. In a video conference with Specialized Founder and President, […]

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Video: 2009 Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL2


Nic Sims is back to show us Stijn Devolder’s Tour of Flanders winning S-Works Tarmac SL2 and a Saxo Bank colorway SL2 you can pick up at your local LBS. 2009 Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL2 “FROM THE SPRING CLASSICS to the Grand Tours, the Tarmac has proven itself to be the professional rider’s bike of […]

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Tom Boonen's Paris Roubaix Winning Specialized Roubaix


Nic from Specialized shows us Tom Boonen’s Roubaix, which he used to win the famed Paris Roubaix race last year. According to Nic, Specialized worked in conjunction with Tom in the development of the new Roubaix, asking the sprinter what he needed to win. Tom’s feedback included a longer wheelbase and a super stiff bottom […]

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Specialized Designs for Women to sponsor ValueAct Capital Women's Cycling Team


Specialized Designs for Women will be the brand of choice for the ValueAct Capital Women’s Professional Cycling Team in 2009. Specialized will be the official bike, helmet, shoe and optics sponsor for the team. “We are so excited to be partnering with Specialized,” commented team director, Lisa Hunt. “Specialized and the Designs for Women brands […]

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Specialized Women’s Deflect Vest Pro Review


Women’s Deflect Vest Pro Review – By Karen Cooper Lightweight polyester material is wind and water resistant for protection from the elements Mesh back panel for additional breathability and light weight Relaxed waist construction allows jacket to drape naturally Reflective trim on the back for visibility MSRP: $60 Size tested: medium The Specialized Deflect Vest […]

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Specialized Women’s Eureka Element Jersey Pro Review


Specialized Women’s Eureka Element Jersey Pro Review – By Karen Cooper Winterweight FIELDSENSOR™ fabric provides more warmth for colder conditions with its moisture-transfer function Soft shell protective panels have a water resistant nylon/spandex outer layer Therminal stretch fabric on side panels for form fit Full-length external zipper construction is smooth against the body Zippered, reflective […]

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Specialized Women’s BG Pro RBX Knicker Pro Review


Specialized Women’s BG Pro RBX Knicker Pro review – By Karen Cooper Unique Specialized Therminal fabric on the front panels for loft and insulation FIELDSENSOR™ fabric on back transports moisture away from the skin and disperses it for fast evaporation Unique Women’s BG Pro RBX chamois uses high density foam in key areas to relieve […]

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Specialized Women’s Deflect Hybrid Jacket Pro Review


Specialized Women’s Deflect Hybrid Jacket Pro Review – By Karen Cooper Lightweight polyester in a stretch woven construction for form fit comfort Wind and water resistant material for protection from the elements Zip-off sleeves and shoulder yoke converts jacket into a vest Single back zippered pocket securely packs essentials Silicone gripper on back of waist […]

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Bicycle Divas – Get a Sneak Preview of the New Specialized Concept Store in Palos Verdes Peninsula


Bicycling has become a major adult sport over the past 20 years. However, the men are having most of the fun. PV Bicycle Center is opening a new store with the goal of attracting more women to the sport. The networking begins November 21 at 7:30 pm Specialized Bicycle Company is sending its Designs for […]

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Coming! The Perfect Bike Shop in the Middle of Cycling Paradise


Cyclists from Southern California and all over the world visit the Palos Verdes Peninsula area to enjoy the great roads and trails and the amazing ocean views. PV Bicycle Center now adds another great reason to visit this part of LA’s South Bay. The most difficult part of riding a bicycle in the Palos Verdes […]

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Specialized and Riis Cycling in a new partnership


As of 2009, Riis Cycling / Team Saxo Bank and Specialized will embark on a new partnership that will mean a completely new and exiting setup for the team in terms of bikes and shoes. This partnership will see a new legacy in the development of high-end bikes and state of the art materials. “I […]

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2008 Specialized Ruby Expert Road Bike Pro Review


Specialized Ruby Expert – By Karen Cooper Specialized FACT 8r carbon frame, Az1 construction, Designs for Women compact design, Zertz inserts Specialized FACT monocoque carbon fork; full carbon legs, crown and steerer w/ Zertz inserts Shimano Ultegra SL 10-speed Drivetrain – 50×34 Compact Crankset SRAM OG-1070 cassette, 10-speed 11-28t Roval Echappee wheelset Body Geometry Ruby […]

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