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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. General Cycling Discussion
    Specialized has lifted the veil on the latest version of its iconic road race bike, the Tarmac. The Tarmac SL7 breaks from the Tarmac legacy with an aero-inspired silhouette and wind tunnel data that puts this road race bike ahead of Specialized's own wind-cheating Venge ViAS. Specialized...
  3. General Cycling Discussion
    The latest iteration of Specialized's wildly popular endurance road bike features the brand's innovative ride smoothing Future Shock 2.0, which delivers 20mm of axial compliance via a hydraulic damper that suspends you, not the bike. That's because the damper is located atop the headtube, the...
  4. Components, Wrenching
    Gravel, Groad, All road, Adventure are all nouns synonymous with this ever-growing segment of "road bike" that has become one of the most popular trends in cycling as of late. Their ability to shapeshift from weekend gravel race rig to backroad touring rig makes them a great option for a do it...
  5. General Cycling Discussion
    This week Specialized launched three new additions to its popular Recon shoe line. Like the Recon, these new shoes are aimed at mountain biking and gravel riders, but unlike the flagship Recon - the price tag is much more manageable for racers on a budget or want more walkability in their shoes...
  6. General Cycling Discussion
    Specialized introduced an update to its road saddle line today with the addition of the Romin MIMIC saddle. For those familiar with the Specialized saddle line, you'll recognize the Romin as its low profile road, cyclocross saddle with trademark cradle in the rear for maximum retention and power...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. General Cycling Discussion
    Specialized has dropped the Ruby from its line, instead contending that its new Roubaix is the right bike for both men and women. Editor's Note: This post was written by RoadBikeReview contributor Willa Williford. All photos are courtesy Specialized. One conspicuous absence at the Specialized...
  10. General Cycling Discussion
    The latest Specialized Roubaix is more aero and adjustable. Editor's Note: This post was written by RoadBikeReview contributor Willa Williford. All photos are courtesy Specialized. A revamped version of the Specialized Roubaix is available in bike stores today. Just in time for long miles...
  11. News and Reviews
    The best commuter bike helmets combine style and function into one brain protecting package. Obviously you don't need the latest and greatest performance helmet technology to commute across town or roll down to the coffee shop. Features such as low weight, ventilation, and aerodynamics just...
  12. General Cycling Discussion
    Does how you position your feet speed you up - or slow you down? Cyclists are always in search of free speed, those extra watts that don't come with a carbon-wheel price tag. So does pedal stance have an effect on aerodynamics? Could a simple adjustment in foot positioning get you to the...
  13. General Cycling Discussion
    RoadBikeReview Best of 2018: Bikes, a drivetrain, shoes, tires, luggage and more. We're well into 2019 and already there are quiet rumblings of some hot new products coming from our beloved bike industry. More on that soon. But first we want to take a look back at the year that was and share...
  14. General Cycling Discussion
    Specialized says the new Venge is the stiffest, most aerodynamic bike they have ever made. On the lead-up to the start of the Tour de France this weekend, Specialized has unveiled the new Specialized S-Works Venge. Top line highlights include a Rider-First Engineered FACT 11r frame design that...
  15. General Cycling Discussion
    The Specialized Roval 321 Disc is available in this sexy satin finish. The Roval 321 is Specialized's first effort at a disc wheel. Not surprisingly it was developed in their "Win" tunnel and comes with claims of seconds saved. The Roval Disc wheels are available in both disc and rim brake...
  16. General Cycling Discussion
    Specialized's flagship race bike now comes in a disc brake-equipped version. As the WorldTour pro peloton eases ever deeper into disc brake use (just as most consumers did a while ago), it comes as no surprise that Specialized's flagship race bike is now available with rotors, too. Indeed, the...
  17. Components, Wrenching
    The new S-Works Evade comes in three color choices, three sizes, and sells for $250. We got you up to speed on the new Specialized S-Works 7 Shoe here. Now it's time to dive into the details of their latest wind cheating road helmet, the new S-Works Evade, which sells for $250 and is available...
  18. General Cycling Discussion
    The new S-Works 7 Shoe aimed to maintain the performance of its predecessor, but do so in a more comfortable package. With the professional road racing season ramping up for another year, Specialized has a pair of new weapons for its slew of sponsored riders - and you. Today, the...
  19. General Cycling Discussion
    As we push headlong into 2018, it's fun to look back on the year that was. Top storylines in the world of road cycling ran the gamut from the rapid emergence of disc brake-equipped bikes, to wider adoption of tubeless tires, to refinements in electronic shifting and the unveiling of ride...
  20. General Cycling Discussion
    Specialized Power Pro Elaston Saddle The Big Red S replaced the traditional PU padding with an Elaston foam construction that's made up of small beads that are expanded into the foam. The result, says Specialized, is the feeling off sitting on a thousand miniature pillows rather than one piece...
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