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Spring Classics are here

Spring Classics are here

Friday, 24th February 2017

We can finally say with some conviction that spring is, if not here already, then definitely on its way. If all else fails, for cyclists, the beginning of the classics season is a good sign that spring is coming.

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The best entry-level bikes for Women

The best entry-level bikes for Women

Friday, 17th February 2017

So you’ve decided to take up cycling, (great news!) but you’re not sure what you’re looking for. Mountain bike, fitness or road racing, it’s easy to get stuck at the first hurdle of there being so much choice

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Women's evenings at Specialized Concept Stores

Women's evenings at Specialized Concept Stores

Friday, 10th February 2017

Designed with a view to getting more women cycling, the ‘Where it Begins’ event series from Specialized is a month-long series of events that will offer a huge amount to both newbie riders and those who are looking to get back into the saddle after a long time without picking up a bicycle.

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Limited Edition Bora-Hangrohe S-Works Tarmac in Stock!

Limited Edition Bora-Hangrohe S-Works Tarmac in Stock!

Friday, 3rd February 2017

A new season brings new opportunities, new objectives and new teams into the world of pro cycling, and this year is no different. 2016 saw the end of two top-tier teams in IAM Cycling and Specialized supported Tinkoff, causing a major reshuffle, not only in team rosters, but also in equipment sponsors. In 2017, Specialized has a renewed focus with just two teams to concentrate on in the incumbent Quickstep Floors team of Marcel Kittel and Tom Boonen, and Peter Sagan’s new home at Bora-Hansgrohe.

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The power to ride more trails

The power to ride more trails

Friday, 27th January 2017

If the divisions between roadies and mountain bikers are seen as a bit of a rift, then the split separating ebikes from the rest of two-wheeled society is perceived by some as a chasm of biblical proportions. But with the Turbo Levo, Specialized is breaking down the barriers that keep ebikes from experienced and performance-driven mountain bikers, and has already converted many of the ebike’s fiercest skeptics.

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Try before you buy with demo bikes and events

Try before you buy with demo bikes and events

Saturday, 21st January 2017

When you buy a new bike, you want to know that it is the perfect machine for you. For ultimate peace of mind and confidence in the bike you choose, we have an awesome fleet of demo mountain bikes that you can take for a spin.

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New Year, New Bike

New Year, New Bike

Tuesday, 17th January 2017

New year, new you, new bike? Everyone knows new kit is one of the biggest motivators for a cyclist. Smart new kit equals more pro, which equals faster and more efficient riding. Whether you’re a mountain biker, road racer, sportive hunter or bike packer, we’ve got something to enable you to make this year great. Check out our list of bikes that will take your riding to the next level in 2017.

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Peter Sagans Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS

Peter Sagans Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS

Friday, 6th January 2017

His torso newly-wrapped in rainbow stripes for the second year running, Peter Sagan is about to begin a new season with his new team, Bora Hansgrohe, the german outfit which was upgraded to World Tour status for 2017 (thanks largely to the UCI points Sagan brought with him).

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New year fitness drive

New year fitness drive

Monday, 2nd January 2017

2017 is achingly close now, a new chapter is waiting for our reformed selves. Hopeful lifestyle changes and good intentions are just around the corner, we’ve just had the hurdle of Christmas Week to struggle over first.

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Get your kids riding in no time

Get your kids riding in no time

Thursday, 8th December 2016

Passing on the skill and joy of riding a bike is a great gift to your child, it’s something they’ll hopefully never leave, and, as the old adage goes: “You never forget how to ride a bike"  Getting them there is another story though, there are going to be some tantrums, some tears and some cut knees, actually even at 33 years old the cut knees never end. There are a few schools of thought on the subject of teaching your child to ride a bike. I’ll discuss below the options and current thoughts on those ideas.

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How to ride wintery conditions

How to ride wintery conditions

Tuesday, 6th December 2016

As we enter December and winter is well and truly here, it’s time to think about riding your bike in wintery conditions – not just in the cold and the wet, but more dangerously, on the icy surfaces that become more of an issue as temperatures drop below the zero mark on your thermometer.

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Looking forward to 2017 on the road

Looking forward to 2017 on the road

Friday, 18th November 2016

With New Year just a hop, skip and a jump away, we’re starting to look toward the 2017 road cycling season with bubbling anticipation. While we amateur cyclists settle into our winter routines driven by willpower and fear of loss of fitness, professional riders all over Europe and the world are beginning their preparation for another racing season, newly laid targets fresh in their minds with strict plans in place in order to meet them.

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The wonders of winter riding

The wonders of winter riding

Friday, 11th November 2016

There aren’t many of us who truly love everything about winter. As the temperatures around the UK have plummeted dramatically in recent weeks a fair few of us will have been grumbling about the chill in the air. But all this doesn’t mean there aren’t some great things about winter too.

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Dress from the ground up - all the essential winter items you need

Dress from the ground up - all the essential winter items you need

Friday, 4th November 2016

Whether we like it or not, winter is here to stay, and with the off-season slump all but over, it’s time to turn our attention to winter training; taxing for some, exciting for others. It has been said that there’s no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothing, and we couldn’t agree more.

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World Champs Roundup

World Champs Roundup

Friday, 21st October 2016

There has been just one story on everybody’s lips this week in the world of cycling; Peter Sagan’s incredible second win in a row at the UCI World Championships.

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Feeling adventurous? The new Sequoia and Burra Burra

Feeling adventurous? The new Sequoia and Burra Burra

Wednesday, 12th October 2016

The trend for adventure riding seems to be gathering pace with every passing month. More and more cyclists, be they mountain bikers or roadies, are discovering the joys of heading out into the wilds, just them and a bike loaded down with everything they might need for a few days in nature.

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Winter welcome – cold weather clothing

Winter welcome – cold weather clothing

Thursday, 6th October 2016

You can’t fight it, in fact you might as well embrace it, winter is well and truly on the way. Riders all over the UK have been feeling a nip in the air and have begun the much-loathed process of sorting out their winter bikes and kit

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Ride Into Winter

Ride Into Winter

Monday, 3rd October 2016

We all know the best way to keep riding through the Winter is to make sure you’re prepared to tackle the worst that the season can throw at you. With that in mind, we invite you to join us at your local Specialized Concept Store for our women’s Ride into Winter evening sessions.

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The Specialized superteam – Etixx-Quickstep

The Specialized superteam – Etixx-Quickstep

Friday, 30th September 2016

Very few World Tour teams ever come close to the achievements hoarded by Etixx-Quick Step each season. With a squad brimming with talent and opportunities, there is not just one leader around which the team is built as with some teams. The Belgian squad are a stalwart of the pro peloton and are a joy to watch at any race. What’s more Eitxx is perhaps the only true candidate for the ‘super team’ label.

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Essential 2017 helmets

Essential 2017 helmets

Thursday, 29th September 2016

There are few pieces of kit that are imperative if cycling is to be taken seriously and a helmet is one of them. In some countries you can incur a hefty fine for neglecting to protect your noggin, Australia, for instance. Earlier this week an Australian study was released, drawing on data from more than 64,000 cyclists worldwide, concluding that helmet use reduces the risk of serious head injury by 70%.

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Four reasons you need a 2017 S-Works Enduro in your life

Four reasons you need a 2017 S-Works Enduro in your life

Friday, 16th September 2016

The Enduro is a fearless, peerless backcountry bike – ideal for racing or simply exploring the local wilderness. Not only is it extremely able, but it also offers fantastic pedalling efficiency, because when you ride ‘all-mountain’, you have to take on the whole of the mountain – and that means putting in the power to go uphill as as well as down.

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Revolutionary rides: the new-look Ruby and Roubaix

Revolutionary rides: the new-look Ruby and Roubaix

Tuesday, 13th September 2016

The Roubaix has been a stalwart of the Specialized family since 2004, when it revolutionised road cycling as the first truly successful entry in the ‘endurance’ bike category. Through the years it’s been through its fair share of changes and tweaks – like all our bikes, both mountain and road, we believe you can always improve on perfection.

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Smoother is Faster

Smoother is Faster

Friday, 9th September 2016

To some, smoothness is merely concept. But for the all-new Ruby and Roubaix, it's the driving force behind every design decision we make, and the result are a pair of bikes like no others before them. Find out how we did it.

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​Enduro 2017 – a whole new attitude

​Enduro 2017 – a whole new attitude

Friday, 19th August 2016

The Specialized Enduro has been a favourite for MTBers for some years, but has remained largely unchanged since 2013. That’s largely because we don’t believe in changing things just for the sake of it – especially not when you’ve got such a natural-born hill killer on your hands.

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Meet the Sequoia – ready for adventure

Meet the Sequoia – ready for adventure

Monday, 15th August 2016

Specialized first entered the market in 1974 with a touring bike called the Sequoia – and now that touring and all-road adventure riding is very much back in fashion, Specialized have brought it back.

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Get into cyclocross – and meet the Specialized CruX

Get into cyclocross – and meet the Specialized CruX

Monday, 15th August 2016

Riding a bike during the winter months can be a chore to say the least. The cold, rain, wind and gritty roads can wreak havoc with your mind, body and your drivetrain – confining many a keen road cyclist to the indoor trainer.

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