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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Apparel and Cycling clothes
    Seen on the heads of countless pro cyclists, Specialized's Prevail II delivers incredible performance thanks to low weight and superb ventilation. What is it Specialized's latest incarnation of its lightweight aero racing helmet. The Prevail II builds upon the success of the its predecessor...
  5. General Cycling Discussion
    Specialized says the new Tarmac frame is 200 grams lighter but makes no sacrifices in comfort or speed. Just in time for the Tour de France and Peter Sagan's quest for continued Green Jersey domination, Specialized has unveiled the latest version of its pure bred road race bike, the 2018 Tarmac...
  6. General Cycling Discussion
    With 20mm of front suspension and a 35mm travel dropper post, the Diverge blurs the lines between mountain and road. Photo by Alex Quesada It's been a big year for the Specialized road product development team. Bigger than ever before, they say. Starting today, the Big Red S is launching three...
  7. General Cycling Discussion
    Jim Merz was a master fabricator at Specialized for many years. He's also famous for his ultra-endurance rides. Photo by John Watson The Sequoia is Specialized's take on an off-road adventure touring bike. It was originally designed by Tim Noonan, but Jim Merz is the man most associated with...
  8. General Cycling Discussion
    Tom Boonen will be gunning for a record fifth Paris-Roubaix title this weekend in France. It will also be his last professional race. Tom Boonen is the first professional rider to sign a very special Specialized Tarmac frame that will be autographed by pros throughout the 2017 season before...
  9. General Cycling Discussion
    With synchronized shifting functionality, the new Shimano Di2 system can be set up to control both derailleurs with just one shift lever. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com This coming weekend, Tom Boonen will get to race in front of home country fans in one of the...
  10. General Cycling Discussion
    Claimed bike weight is a not-so-svelte 17.5 pounds. Marcel Kittel was one of the first professional cyclists to win a road race on a disc brake equipped bike, grabbing glory at last month's Dubai Tour on a Specialized Venge ViAS Disc. But things got weird in the ensuing days when Kittel was...
  11. Tarmac S-Works

    Tarmac S-Works

    Customized Tarmac S-Works
  12. Tarmac S-Works

    Tarmac S-Works

    Customized Tarmac S-Works
  13. General Cycling Discussion
    Erickson has long been a fan of Specialized's purebred race machine. Editor's Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. Why this bike? Like Jack Sparrow said, "Wherever we want to go, we go. That's what a bike is, you know. It's not just...
  14. General Cycling Discussion
    Some pro athletes get cars or motorcycles when they retire. Tom Boonen got this very special bike. Photo by ©BrakeThrough Media When you race your bike for 15 years, win a record-tying four Paris-Roubaix titles, three Tour of Flanders crowns, plus a handful of Tour de France stages and one...
  15. General Cycling Discussion
    This past year, Specialized collaborated with the Red Hook Criterium series to develop personalized bikes and gear for each edition of the race. Each design pays homage to a host city: Milan, Barcelona, London, and Brooklyn. Ready for some serious bike porn? Scroll down. The Italian designer...
  16. Components, Wrenching
    The CLX 50 is Roval's new entry into the mid-depth carbon wheel market. Photo by Ian Collins Photography / @iancollinsphotography The new Roval CLX 50 carbon wheels slot squarely between their existing CLX 32 and CLX 64s. Designed to marry the benefits of its climbing and aero specific...
  17. Apparel and Cycling clothes
    Here's the Art's Cyclery take on best performance, features, and value of 2017′s road helmet choices. Editor's Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. Looking for a new road cycling helmet? Wondering what your buddies are going to be...
  18. Gravel Bikes
    As with mountain bike tires, gravel tires are made for different conditions, different surfaces, and for different preferences (click to enlarge). When I pitched the idea of testing tubeless-ready gravel tires I didn't realize there were so many options on the market. I was aware of several...
  19. General Cycling Discussion
    When your name is Peter Sagan, you do not ride an off the shelf bike. When you're the two-time defending World Champion, people make special things for you. In the case of Peter Sagan, the latest gift is this custom Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS. After spending the last few seasons riding for...
  20. General Cycling Discussion
    The last 12 months have been tough for celebrities, musicians, and democrats, but it's been an awesome year for bike geeks. We've seen some remarkable new technologies, beautiful bike builds, and many inspiring stories from real world heroes. The year hasn't been without its low points, though...
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