Road Bike, Cycling Forums banner

specialized

  1. Pro Cycling - Tour de France
    The men's elite road race field roars back into Doha. Photo courtesy Specialized The 2016 UCI World Road Championships wrapped up Sunday in Doha, Qatar, with Slovakian Peter Sagan pulling off a momentous second straight win. That triumph punctuated a big week for bike maker Specialized, which...
  2. General Cycling Discussion
    The new Roubaix features groundbreaking technology wrapped in a sleek little package that would slip unnoticed past the untrained eye. Lowdown: 2017 Specialized Roubaix The newest iteration of the Specialized Roubaix is a game changer. It's the lightest frame that Specialized has ever built...
  3. Apparel and Cycling clothes
    The Prevail II features a web of 35 ventilation ducts and air ports, but still manages to improve aerodynamics compared to its predecessor. Lowdown: Specialized Prevail II Helmet The new Specialized Prevail II helmet brings several key improvements to the already iconic traditional road...
  4. Components, Wrenching
    Specialized's Power Pro is aimed at riders in aggressive positions. A large cutout and wide base offer a stiff platform from which to produce power. Lowdown: Specialized Power Pro Saddle Designed for an aggressive riding position, the intriguing short-nosed Specialized Power Pro saddle offers...
  5. General Cycling Discussion
    The victor and his spoils (click to enlarge). Last Friday and Saturday, Italian Vincenzo Nibali executed a stunning comeback that saw him go from a distant fourth place to the top of the general classification standings. On Sunday, the home country hero rolled triumphantly into Torino as winner...
  6. General Cycling Discussion
    Nibali (Astana) headed to victory in Risoul. Photo by ANSA/CLAUDIO PERI In what was the one of the most dramatic grand tour stages you'll ever see, Italian Vincenzo Nibali clawed his way back into contention at the Giro d'Italia on Friday, thanks in part to an untimely crash by deposed race...
  7. Components, Wrenching
    Not a bad number for a saddle that's designed with comfort in mind (click to enlarge). Saving grams is always a good thing - unless it comes at the expense of comfort. Indeed, a lightweight saddle is of little use if it's a literal pain in the backside. That was the general design philosophy...
  8. General Cycling Discussion
    Though past his prime, the Belgian great is convinced he can still be a factor in the sport's most important one-day race. Last year, injury slowed Belgian great Tom Boonen. But the legendary classics specialist is back in fighting form and this weekend will be chasing his fifth Paris-Roubaix...
  9. Apparel and Cycling clothes
    Specialized says the Airnet is more aero than its more expensive Prevail model (click to enlarge). Lowdown: Specialized Airnet Helmet You can spend a lot of money on a bike helmet. Current cost of top-of-the-line offerings from Giro, Kask, Specialized and others push to $200 and above. The...
  10. General Cycling Discussion
    This weekend, the 2015 world champion will line up for his first big objective of 2016, Milan-San Remo (click to enlarge). In the new documentary web series "I am Specialized", Big Red S film makers were granted intimate access to the daily routines and lives of some of the world's top...
  11. Components, Wrenching
    Look for this ATM-looking device to start showing up at bike shops in late April (click to enlarge). Not everyone likes interacting with sales people - even at bike shops. At least that's part of the thinking behind Specialized's new Rider Sizing Station, a kiosk device that provides...
  12. General Cycling Discussion
    HED's patent describes how rim width in relation to tire width can create a tangential angle (click to enlarge). While Specialized may have found a way to save riders five minutes last year, they've just announced a partnership with HED Cycling that could help make their components even faster...
  13. General Cycling Discussion
    If you're on the fence about how to spend your bike buying dollars, there is certainly a compelling argument for aluminum (click to enlarge). This may sound counterintuitive, but Specialized is making a renewed push into aluminum frame road bikes, going so far as to encourage people to choose...
  14. General Cycling Discussion
    MSRP is $9500, though we fully expect these five bikes to fetch quite a bit more (click to enlarge). If you want to be the first cyclist on your block with a brand new SRAM eTap equipped Specialized S-Works Tarmac, now is your chance. Starting February 16 at 8 a.m., the California-based bike...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. General Cycling Discussion
    SRAM's new wireless electronic shifting system is arguably the most significant cycling tech innovation of the last several years (click to enlarge). With the end of the year fast approaching, it's time to look back on the best in cycling technology from 2015. To lend us a hand is the gang from...
  18. Wheels and Tires
    Each week our editorial team does a lap of the proverbial test garage, making note of the best cycling gear and apparel we've been using lately. Some of it is brand new. Some of it is so old and beat up you can barley read the label. The common thread is that it's all earned a place in our...
  19. General Cycling Discussion
    Lizzie Armitstead captures the world road cycling championship in Richmond, Virginia (click to enlarge). Photo courtesy Specialized Pro racer Lizzie Armitstead wrapped up her 2015 season in style, winning the the UCI World Cup in Plouay, France, and the world championship title in Richmond...
  20. Cyclocross
    Each week our editorial team does a lap of the proverbial test garage, making note of the best cycling gear and apparel we've been using lately. Some of it is brand new. Some of it is so old and beat up you can barley read the label. The common thread is that it's all earned a place in our...
Top