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  1. 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...
  2. General Cycling Discussion
    These special colored versions of the new Evade were on hand at the Tour just in case. What It Is If you watched the flatter stages of this year's Tour de France, you likely saw a new aerodynamic helmet on the heads of riders from Saxo-Tinkoff, Omega Pharma-Quick Step and Astana. Indeed...
  3. General Cycling Discussion
    Florida resident Greg Weidle won himself a trip to the Tour de France. Have you ever entered one of those sweepstakes where you had to write a story, shoot a video, or do something else creative in the name of promoting a brand? We didn't think so. But this guy did and won a trip to the Tour de...
  4. General Cycling Discussion
    We won't know for sure until racing kicks off at the upcoming 100th running of the Tour de France, but top GC contender Alberto Contador will likely be aboard his Specialized Tarmac SL4 with SRAM Red groupset and Zipp 202 wheels as he chases yellow jersey glory. Throughout the tour, Contador...
  5. General Cycling Discussion
    It is a long, winding and often steep road to the top. Editor's Note: Features editor Jason Sumner is spending his summer researching (and riding) all over Colorado for a road cycling guide book that will be part of the 75 Classic Rides series. He'll also be penning RoadBikeReview travelogues...
  6. Components, Wrenching
    On Thursday night at company headquarters in Morgan Hill, California, Specialized introduced their very own bicycle-specific wind tunnel, which is located just across the street from its main HQ building. The bike maker claims this cycling-industry first will provide unparalleled aerodynamic...
  7. General Cycling Discussion
    On Saturday, Mark Cavendish did what he does best, sprinting first across the line at the close of stage 1 of the 2013 Giro d'Italia. Underneath the Manx Missile was his trusty S-Works McLaren Venge, Specialized's top line aero road bike. The Venge is the same frame Cav rode in 2011, arguably...
  8. General Cycling Discussion
    The Tour of Flanders or Ronde van Vlaanderen is coming up this weekend on March 31 and Specialized issued a commemorative Beer set celebrating their five victories in the last five years. The set will not be available for sale unfortunately and 50 sets will be gifted. Past winners all from...
  9. Apparel and Cycling clothes
    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...
  10. Components, Wrenching
    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...
  11. 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...
  12. General Cycling Discussion
    Specialized and Retül this morning announced they've entered a partnership. The Morgan Hill based Specialized is investing in the Boulder, Colorado-based Retül in what is described as a collaboration to develop future bike fitting technology and tools to enhance rider experience. "We are...
  13. part of the stable

    part of the stable

    Here are a few of our family bikes -- mostly mine!
  14. part of the stable

    part of the stable

    Here are a few of our family bikes -- mostly mine!
  15. General Cycling Discussion
    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...
  16. General Cycling Discussion
    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...
  17. General Cycling Discussion
    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...
  18. Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL3 neon / 56

    Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL3 neon / 56

  19. General Cycling Discussion
    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...
  20. General Cycling Discussion
    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...
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