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  1. General Cycling Discussion
    My first post here, I'm hoping somebody has a good suggestion for how to proceed. I recently took my 14 year old Specialized Roubaix S-Works into the bike shop where I purchased it new. I had noticed some "decay" on the frame in 3 separate places. Two of the braze-ons were disappearing and...
  2. Components, Wrenching
    Earlier this week Specialized launched its first-ever E-Road bike: Specialized Creo SL. Not a stranger to innovation Specialized opened an office in a former paper mill in Cham, Switzerland - the center of e-bike culture. The facility solely focused on Turbo development, advanced engineering...
  3. General Cycling Discussion
    Specialized Creo SL Highlights Lightest production e-road bike on the market Fits 700 x 42mm or 650 x 47mm tires Full fender and gravel adventure-ready Available in four different configurations, including EVO Gravel Optimized motor output rewards good pedaling practices...
  4. Tarmac S-Works

    Tarmac S-Works

    Customized Tarmac S-Works
  5. Tarmac S-Works

    Tarmac S-Works

    Customized Tarmac S-Works
  6. General Cycling Discussion
    The Big Red S has bikes under three WorldTour teams this year, Tinkoff (pictured), Astana and Etixx‐Quick‐Step. With the 2016 pro bike racing season about to kick-off with Australia's Tour Down Under, it's time to take a look at some of the machines that will be taking to start lines this year...
  7. General Cycling Discussion
    Peter Sagan's beautiful custom 2016 Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS (click to enlarge). Photo by Brakethrough Media (@brakethrough_Media) Peter Sagan always turns heads. The reigning world champion and Tinkoff team leader is among the sport's most popular riders, blending amazing technical...
  8. Pro Cycling - Tour de France
    The frame is a Specialized S-Works Tarmac size 56cm (click to enlarge). With one perfectly timed late-race attack, Peter Sagan reaffirmed his place among cycling's elite, winning the 2015 UCI men's world championship elite road race title. The flamboyant Slovakian will spend at least the next...
  9. General Cycling Discussion
    Cav is using the unique handlebar/stem combo where the a negative 17‐degree stem provides better aerodynamic profile, but the bars have a positive 25mm rise (click to enlarge). Photo by Brakethrough Media It's still not clear why Mark Cavendish was swapping back and forth between his old and...
  10. General Cycling Discussion
    Stages: 123456789101112131415161718192021 The 2014 Tour de France is far from over, but after 10 days of racing Italian Vincenzo Nibali is clearly the odds-on favorite to be wearing the yellow jersey in Paris. The Italian owns a 2:23 lead over second-placed Richie Porte (Team Sky), and already...
  11. General Cycling Discussion
    The Santa Cruz Mountains provided our testing grounds for Specialized's comfort bike. The Specialized Roubaix helped usher in the endurance/sportive category of road bikes nearly a decade ago, and Specialized still promotes the family of bikes to riders who are looking for high performance...
  12. General Cycling Discussion
    The bike appears reddish on television, but up close it is a bright electric orange. Multi-time French national champion Sylvain Chavanel likes three things (that we know of, anyway): riding in breakaways, large tattoos, and driving American muscle cars. The Frenchman, who's ridden in too many...
  13. Components, Wrenching
    [youtube width="600" height="361"]httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsQoR6Tkiu0 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 impetus for the saddle was that a lot of pro tour riders tend to...
  14. 2010 S-Works Roubaix SL2

    2010 S-Works Roubaix SL2

  15. General Cycling Discussion
    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...
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