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An in depth look at our super shoes

An in depth look at our super shoes

Friday, 15th March 2019

When it comes to riding your bike, there are few more important pieces of equipment than your shoes. They drive power through the pedals and ensure all of your energy is transferred into forward momentum. No shoes, no fun. We’ve released some pretty spectacular shoes of late, both for the road and the off-road. Here’s an in-depth look at them…

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The Stumpjumper EVO Pro Carbon has landed

The Stumpjumper EVO Pro Carbon has landed

Sunday, 10th March 2019

Around a year ago here at Specialized, we revealed the alloy Stumpjumper EVO, the rowdy big brother to the trail-tuned Stumpjumper, built for hard riding and bigger terrain. This spring we’re blessed with the machine to take your riding to the next level – say hello the Stumpjumper EVO Pro Carbon.

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Step it up a gear with the Turbo Levo

Step it up a gear with the Turbo Levo

Friday, 22nd February 2019

The days of pedalling your trail-blazer back up to the top of the local run are long over. Thanks to the new Turbo Levo FSR and Turbo Levo Hardtail, the uphill is now just as fun as the downhill.

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Head to Toe in Specialized

Head to Toe in Specialized

Friday, 8th February 2019

At Specialized we’ve got years of experience designing equipment that works whatever Mother Nature throws in your way – we’ve got you covered from your head right down to your toes.

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Five Great Rides

Five Great Rides

Friday, 25th January 2019

We’re pretty lucky here in the UK to have a great variety of riding on our doorstep. Within an hour or so from each of our shop locations are some jaw-dropping locations, and at this time of year, it’s well worth exploring a little further afield to keep up the motivation.

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10 Reasons why you should  get an Ebike this year

10 Reasons why you should get an Ebike this year

Friday, 11th January 2019

The new year is all about jumping on new trends and trying different things. What better way to do just that than with a turbo-powered e-bike? Here are ten reasons why you should grab an e-bike this winter and join one of the fastest growing trends in cycling.

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The best moments of 2018

The best moments of 2018

Friday, 21st December 2018

We started out the year thinking that it would be tough to match 2017, nigh on impossible to surpass it. Well, I suppose you could say we've done the impossible then, smashing just about every race that came our way, no matter the discipline.

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Christmas gift guide

Christmas gift guide

Friday, 14th December 2018

The trees are up, the carols are blaring, and the calendars are counting ever closer to the 25th folks, Christmas is almost here.

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Our helmets just got a big  facelift

Our helmets just got a big facelift

Friday, 7th December 2018

Remember those days when a helmet was just a plastic lid you wore on your noggin? Well, those days are now gone, we've transformed the rudimentary helmet into a live tracking device.

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Prepare for the worst and stay dry this season

Prepare for the worst and stay dry this season

Friday, 30th November 2018

Anyone who rides a bike knows that you can't beat the weather, but the weather sure can beat you. so you need a reliable selection of gear to keep your pedals turning. At Specialized we have everything you demand, proven on the road and on the trail to be tough enough to last as long as the winter does, and then some.

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Introducing the new SWorks Recon

Introducing the new SWorks Recon

Saturday, 24th November 2018

With a design that's been honed over 30 years, it comes as no surprise to learn that these are some of the lightest, robust and freakishly comfortable shoes we've ever produced.

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Super support from MIMIC technology - No more suffering in silence

Super support from MIMIC technology - No more suffering in silence

Friday, 9th November 2018

There's nothing worse than a numb backside on a long ride. For female riders especially, finding the perfect saddle is a tough task and one that requires a lot of research and pre-planning. Striking the perfect balance between helping you lay down the watts, and providing a plush surface for your tush, the new women's Power Saddle with MIMIC technology significantly reduces the pressure and improves comfort, power and performance in bucketloads.

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Skip the winter and go abroad

Skip the winter and go abroad

Friday, 2nd November 2018

Living in the UK, we all know that winters can get pretty rough, with the snow, rain and slush inhibiting our abilities to get out there and ride. But what if we told you that you didn’t have to trudge through this cold and wet season and that you could head abroad instead, chasing the eternal sun.

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Winters coming - Cyclocross on the CruX

Winters coming - Cyclocross on the CruX

Friday, 26th October 2018

Winter can really test your resolve. As the days get colder and the mornings get darker it can be more and more difficult to prise yourself out of that comfy bed and head outdoors. But at the same time, you’re a cyclist, right? It’s what you do, and it’s what you need – it keeps you sane. This is where cyclocross comes in!

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Wrap Up For Winter

Wrap Up For Winter

Friday, 19th October 2018

One of the best things about bike riding is being outdoors: great views, fresh air and good riding. But there’s no denying it - winter is around the corner.

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Ain't no mountain high enough for the Enduro

Ain't no mountain high enough for the Enduro

Friday, 28th September 2018

The term ‘all mountain’ isn’t used loosely, it takes one special bike to take on climbs and descents with equal aplomb. That’s where the Enduro comes in, a bike that can ride the entire mountain while striking the perfect balance between performance and efficiency.

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Trail-blazing with a turbo boost

Trail-blazing with a turbo boost

Friday, 21st September 2018

The all-new Turbo Levo FSR is here to change that. It’s stiffer, lighter and more powerful than ever before, and, it will give you the boost you need to climb back to the top, rendering the uplift redundant. Welcome to the new age of mountain biking – it’s still you, only a whole lot faster.

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BLCK DMND drops new rubber for our 2019 MTBs

BLCK DMND drops new rubber for our 2019 MTBs

Friday, 7th September 2018

Our tyres are, first and foremost, designed to keep you planted on the trail but a grippy tyre isn't necessarily the lightest. We've been looking for the perfect rubber, a combination of grippy, fast and light for years. With the help of enduro specialists Curtis Keene and Jared Graves we may have just found such a tyre.

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The Stumpjumper evolves

The Stumpjumper evolves

Monday, 3rd September 2018

You’re going to love this latest Stumpjumper EVOlution, a bike that doesn’t quite fit the mould of a ‘normal’ trail bike. It’s built for the rough and gnarly, designed to carry some hot speed through the toughest and most technical of trails. Does this sound like a Stumpy that you could handle? Then listen closely…

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The CruX of Cyclocross

The CruX of Cyclocross

Friday, 31st August 2018

The Specialized CruX has experienced a revamp for 2018, slimming down to be the greatest Cyclocross bike for the local woods or your next world cup.

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Turbo: It's you, only faster

Turbo: It's you, only faster

Friday, 27th July 2018

The e-bike revolution is here and it has come surging in with the speed and style to match that of even peloton favourite, Peter Sagan.

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The next evolution of trail bikes

The next evolution of trail bikes

Friday, 20th July 2018

As the cross-country (XC) discipline grows ever popular among the mountain biking community and wider cycling crowds, XC bikes are becoming more and more versatile without compromising any of that characteristic, lung-searing speed.

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Gravel grinding on the road less travelled

Gravel grinding on the road less travelled

Friday, 8th June 2018

An explosion in gravel riding popularity now sees more and more races popping up worldwide, check out this year's UK events as competitors hit the road less travelled and grind it out in the grit.

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An Epic XC World Cup

An Epic XC World Cup

Friday, 16th March 2018

On Sunday 11th March, the cross-country (XC) mountain biking world was gifted with a spectacular day of racing. Stellenbosch, South Africa, played host to the first round of the UCI World Cup XC event. Let’s take a closer look at the riders and bikes behind an Epic weekend.

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Improve your commute with a hybrid bike

Improve your commute with a hybrid bike

Sunday, 11th March 2018

Hybrid bikes are all the rage in urban and rural communities alike, favoured by riders looking to upgrade their commutes and improve their fitness, and Specialized boasts some of the best and most popular hybrid bikes that the world has to offer.

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Worth It: Will Do

Worth It: Will Do

Thursday, 8th February 2018

We know January has slid beneath our wheels already but that doesn’t mean steps can’t be taken to make a change or set a goal in 2018.

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Specialized MTB helmets

Specialized MTB helmets

Wednesday, 31st January 2018

After taking a look at our road helmets last week, this week it is the turn of our mountain bike collection.

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Winter hi-vis essentials

Winter hi-vis essentials

Friday, 22nd September 2017

The days are getting shorter and the temperature is dropping so it’s time to make sure you’re well prepared for whatever winter might throw at you. Hi-vis fluoro clothing and accessories are a must-buy at this time of year.

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Specialized dominates World MTB Championship

Specialized dominates World MTB Championship

Thursday, 14th September 2017

The 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships are in the books, and it was a successful week Down Under for many Specialized riders. There were some heroic displays across all disciplines and age groups, with the full gamut of Specialized bikes on show.

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First look: Turbo Kenevo

First look: Turbo Kenevo

Friday, 8th September 2017

The all-new Turbo Kenevo picks up where the ground-breaking Turbo Levo left off, and adds more travel, providing the freedom to ride steeper, rougher, and gnarlier trails than ever before.

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Prepare for the CruX Season

Prepare for the CruX Season

Friday, 25th August 2017

It’s already agonisingly close to the end of August, which means the cycling world will shortly be turning off the paved roads and bombing it, instead, through thick mud, sketchy rock gardens and up and over vicious ramps.

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The new 2018 Specialized Epic

The new 2018 Specialized Epic

Thursday, 10th August 2017

In line with the changes to XC tracks in recent years, the Epic frame has been completely redesigned to better negotiate the tricky rock gardens and technical singletrack of modern racing.

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Catch up with the Specialized Pro Riders

Catch up with the Specialized Pro Riders

Friday, 14th July 2017

Specialized bikes of all varieties have been put to the test on varying terrain, from the technically challenging MTB trails of Andorra and Switzerland, to the insane climbs of Italy and the extraordinarily fast sprints in France. Let’s catch up with some of the riders and what they’ve been up to lately

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STAR 2017 PRODUCTS

STAR 2017 PRODUCTS

Friday, 16th June 2017

From the Venge Vias Disc eTap to the S-Works 6 road shoes, each of the products below are there for a reason; not only do they look simply stunning but they also perform to near-perfection.

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ANNIKA LANGVAD - EPIC CHAMPION

ANNIKA LANGVAD - EPIC CHAMPION

Friday, 26th May 2017

Langvad is a passionate athlete who sets a fantastic example for the sport on and off the bike and we’re proud to have her in the Specialized family.

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GOING FULL ENDURO

GOING FULL ENDURO

Thursday, 18th May 2017

Enduro is a discipline which is touted to be the next big thing in mountain biking. To get the most out of it, you need an all-mountain trail bike that is responsive when you’re plummeting down inclines and nippy when the trail tilts skyward.

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FIVE MOUNTAIN BIKE MYTHS BUSTED

FIVE MOUNTAIN BIKE MYTHS BUSTED

Thursday, 18th May 2017

There is no better way to exhibit passion for pedalling than hurling yourself down forested trails with mates on knobbly tyres. But is it all fun and games? Like anything worth doing,

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TEST RIDE A TURBO LEVO

TEST RIDE A TURBO LEVO

Saturday, 13th May 2017

Countless experienced mountain bikers have started coming out of the woodwork to praise the benefits of motor-assisted bikes, dispelling the assumption that ebikes should be the sole domain of the inexperienced, injured or elderly.

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Spring MTB Clothing

Spring MTB Clothing

Friday, 28th April 2017

Whether you’re using the spring as an excuse to get away from the UK for your first riding trip of the year, or simply fancy digging your trail-munching machine out of the shed and visiting the local centre, you’re going to need some appropriate kit.

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Specialized Products in the DIRT 100

Specialized Products in the DIRT 100

Wednesday, 19th April 2017

Every year, Dirt Magazine releases a complete guide to the 100 best mountain bike products available that year. The list is compiled irrespective of price, method of sale, or country of origin, and there are certainly some eyebrow-raisers in there.

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Cape Epic Heroes

Cape Epic Heroes

Thursday, 30th March 2017

Taking place at the end of March every year, the Cape Epic is raced over eight gruelling days, starting on South Africa’s Western Cape at Meerendal and finishing at Val de Vie after 691kms and 15,400m of climbing.

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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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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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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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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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​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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