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Bike lights for winter

Bike lights for winter

Sunday, 10th November 2019

Another vital element of riding through the winter is getting your light setup dialled, whether that’s to ensure you’re visible to other road users or to light your way as you blast through deserted woods and explore the empty lanes. As you’d expect from us, we’ve got everything you’re going to need so you can keep feeding that urge to ride all winter long.

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Specialized 2020 Winter Kit

Specialized 2020 Winter Kit

Friday, 1st November 2019

In a heartbeat, it feels like we’ve rapidly moved from late summer into autumn. Since the clocks changed last weekend the temperatures have taken a definite downward turn – frosty morning commutes and chilly toes have made their inevitable return.

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The Turbo Creo SL - You Only Faster

The Turbo Creo SL - You Only Faster

Sunday, 27th October 2019

We’re big fans of e-bikes here at Specialized; anything that allows more people to experience the joy of riding is a good thing in our eyes. An e-bike means riders of all fitness levels, ability and age can ride together. A ride with friends and family is one of the joys of life, and if some of us need a little boost to get to the café then, hey, that’s fine.

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Celebrating the season

Celebrating the season

Sunday, 20th October 2019

To celebrate the season and honour the team, Specialized are making a limited edition Tarmac Disc frameset, with every win and every rider celebrated in a stunning paint job. Only 200 of these gorgeous S-Works framesets are being made, individually numbered and available now for pre-order from one of our stores

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New Roval Terra CLX Wheels

New Roval Terra CLX Wheels

Sunday, 13th October 2019

Yep, your wheels have a tough life, which is why we spend so much time thinking about them. We, like you, want wheels that are tough, ready for anything and are capable of letting us decide where we ride. Our new Terra wheels, designed by our component partners Roval, are supremely accomplished hoops, ready to ride wherever and whenever you want.

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The New Turbo Kenevo - More Power, More Speed, More Fun

The New Turbo Kenevo - More Power, More Speed, More Fun

Wednesday, 2nd October 2019

New bike day is always an exciting one at Specialized and today is even better than normal. We’ve been busy you see, and today we’re stoked to unveil the new Turbo Kenevo, the most accomplished electric downhill MTB we’ve ever created.

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The road less travelled

The road less travelled

Saturday, 28th September 2019

You know what? Sometimes, getting lost is the best way to find out exactly where you want to be. The fun really starts when you get out there, where you can answer the question “Where does this track go? What’s down there? What’s over that hill?”.

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Ey up, It's the Worlds!

Ey up, It's the Worlds!

Saturday, 21st September 2019

For the first time since 1982, the UCI Road World Championships is coming to the UK. Back then the racing took place around the racing circuit in Goodwood down in sleepy West Sussex, but this time around we’re expecting it to be a lot rowdier. The county of Yorkshire has been well and truly bitten by the cycling bug, displaying an incredible passion for the bike since 2014’s Grand Départ that saw huge crowds welcome the Tour.

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Road World Championships Celebration

Road World Championships Celebration

Monday, 16th September 2019

With the World Championships heading to Yorkshire, we're hard at work bringing our newest and greatest tech innovations to life at our World Champs pop-up, right in the heart of Harrogate. So come join us, have a drink and let's mull over your predictions for who'll take home the rainbow stripes!

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Shoe me the way

Shoe me the way

Sunday, 15th September 2019

Ask any road cyclist what change made the biggest improvement to their riding and they’ll all give you the same answer – the right shoes. The right shoes help you to look good, ride well and make the whole experience a whole lot better.

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Introducing the new Grid Trail & Control Tyre Casings

Introducing the new Grid Trail & Control Tyre Casings

Tuesday, 10th September 2019

Trail riders are pushing the limits, riding more technical trails at higher speeds. That evolution places greater demands on tires, which need to be stable at lower tire pressures while also fending off the pinch flats that are more likely to occur when you are riding fast over rough terrain. That’s why we’re rolling out several of our existing tire models in a new, more heavily-reinforced GRID TRAIL casing.

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Turbo Levo 2020

Turbo Levo 2020

Sunday, 8th September 2019

More than any other model name, the word Levo means e-MTB. We’ve led the industry towards better-designed, all-round more fun e-machines since the beginning, and the Levo has been at the heart of what’s good through most of that.

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Keep moving forward

Keep moving forward

Saturday, 31st August 2019

At Specialized we’re always striving to be the best we can, moving forward every day, and since we started designing bicycles in 1974 we’ve had this little gem of a quote from Herr Einstein in the back of our minds. Our 2020 range of bikes might just be our best line up yet.

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The Best of the Best

The Best of the Best

Saturday, 24th August 2019

If there’s one thing that unites everyone in the Specialized family, from the designers and engineers to everyone who rides our bikes, it’s the belief that bicycles change lives. We’re always looking to the future, to inspire the next generation of riders to be the best they can be. It’s driven us for the past 45 years and it will be what drives us in the years to come.

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The New Enduro - Fast just got Faster

The New Enduro - Fast just got Faster

Friday, 16th August 2019

Our first Enduro appeared on the MTB scene at the end of the ’90s, turning heads, destroying trails and single-handedly defining the genre that bears its name. It was a completely new approach to mountain bike design – capable of smashing the descents yet still happy to get you back up to the top again for another go.

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This is going to be Epic

This is going to be Epic

Saturday, 10th August 2019

The 2020 Epic Hardtail has been redesigned from the ground up to give you an unparalleled advantage. It’s not just the lightest mountain bike frame we've ever made, it's our lightest frame ever.

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The New Shiv

The New Shiv

Monday, 5th August 2019

Unrestricted by the limitations of the UCI rulebook our engineers were free to let their enormous brains go wild and set a new standard for speed. The 2020 Shiv takes aero to new heights, virtually disappearing in crosswinds. It’s not only the most aerodynamic bike we’ve ever made, but it's also by far the most aerodynamic bike we’ve ever tested.

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RMNC x Parra bike auction

RMNC x Parra bike auction

Thursday, 1st August 2019

Independent cycling apparel brand, Romance, have teamed up with world-famous Dutch artist Parra to produce a one-off, fully customised Specialized S-Works Roubaix bicycle to be sold at auction, with all proceeds going to World Bicycle Relief.

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An epic tour

An epic tour

Saturday, 27th July 2019

Wow. Wow, wow, wow...what a Tour de France we’ve seen this year! We always hope for an exciting race and 2019 has delivered in more ways than one. With Peter Sagan’s wheelies winning him yet more fans, Julian Alaphilippe warming the heart of even the most jaded French cycling fan and Specialized right in the mix all the way to Paris, we’ve loved this year’s race every step of the way.

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Inside the Specialized Creo SL

Inside the Specialized Creo SL

Tuesday, 23rd July 2019

The future of e-bikes has arrived. The Specialized Creo SL is our first performance electric road bike and it’s about to take the world by storm.

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Specialized Creo SL - First look

Specialized Creo SL - First look

Tuesday, 16th July 2019

The Specialized Creo SL is our first performance electric road bike. We’ve built upon our rich heritage and integrated new technologies to make the most complete e-bike yet. 

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Sprinting bikes vs climbing bikes – what’s the difference?

Sprinting bikes vs climbing bikes – what’s the difference?

Saturday, 13th July 2019

It’s that time of year again, the time when the Tour de France takes over the world of cycling and fills our TV screens with non-stop pictures of stunning, truly drop-dead gorgeous bicycles. Watching on from afar, however, it can be difficult to see the small details that go into each rider’s bike – the unique features that specialise it for a certain type of terrain.

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Specialized at the 2019 Tour de France

Specialized at the 2019 Tour de France

Saturday, 6th July 2019

For its 106th edition, organisers have plotted one of the toughest routes in years, with three stage finishes above 2000m for the first time. The race this year is for the guys who can thrive at high altitude and in the pressure cooker of the greatest show on earth.

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Get the grip

Get the grip

Saturday, 29th June 2019

We’ve been designing tyres for over 40 years, and in that time we’ve developed something of an obsession. And for good reason – your tyres are what keeps you rolling, keeps you shiny side up and keeps you smiling. Choosing the right tyres for the job is as important as making sure you choose the correct bike size and ensuring you get the biggest slice of cake at the café.

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Get the connection

Get the connection

Friday, 21st June 2019

Pro riders and their teams spend an awful lot of time getting themselves set up for the most comfortable and aerodynamic position on the bike. There are a lot of very sound reasons for this – the right set up means they can hold their most efficient position on the bike for longer, remain as aero as possible, reduce fatigue and avoid injury at the same time.

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The Tarmac – then and now

The Tarmac – then and now

Saturday, 15th June 2019

For 17 years the Tarmac has been our designated ‘do-it-all’ road racing bike, able to crush it on both the climbs and on the flat. It has won a countless number of stages at all three Grand Tours and even managed to scalp major Monument victories across both the men’s and women’s racing calendars. But what is it that makes the Tarmac so unique? How did it become such a dominant and consistent winning machine? Let’s find out…

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Allez Allez Allez

Allez Allez Allez

Sunday, 9th June 2019

Since it first made waves back when Wham! were top of the pops, we’ve refined the Allez, perfecting every aspect of the bike. 35 years down the line it is the ultimate aluminium road bike for every type of riding, from long distance touring to the heady world of full-gas, head down racing. The latest Allez is so good it would have blown Mike’s flouro socks off back in the day.

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RIde into summer

RIde into summer

Sunday, 2nd June 2019

Warmer weather isn’t too far away now and with temperatures finally heading in the right direction, it’s time to refresh your wardrobe in time for those lazy, hazy summer rides.

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Dream Big

Dream Big

Friday, 24th May 2019

You know that a Specialized bike will deliver over and above on the standard details, will tick the boxes titled ‘got to be a head turner’ and ‘must make my friends jealous’ and will also bring extra cakes to the party. With the 2020 Specialized range, you can ride the very best. Time to get dreaming.

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Commute in style this summer

Commute in style this summer

Friday, 17th May 2019

As the days get longer and the weather fairer, there’s never been a better time to take up cycle commuting than right now. And what better way to commute than on a Turbo-powered e-bike, one that can get you to and from work without you having to bust a gut or break a sweat.

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Specialized at the Giro d'Italia

Specialized at the Giro d'Italia

Friday, 10th May 2019

With the 102nd edition of the Giro d’Italia due to start on Saturday 11 May we’re looking forward to seeing some of the stars of pro cycling roll down the start ramp on their Specialized machines. Piloted by the likes of Deceuninck-Quick Step’s Italian fast man Elia Viviani, teammate and hilly classics specialist Bob Jungels and Bora-Hansgrohe’s Polish GC hope Rafał Majka, we’re likely to see them first across the finish line when the action heats up too.

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Use your head

Use your head

Friday, 3rd May 2019

Specialized helmets are designed, as you’d expect from us, with you in mind. Specifically tailored to whichever type of riding you do, a Specialized helmet has all the comfort, fit, ventilation and adjustability you’d expect. Our designers spend an awful lot of time creating a lid that works so well you’ll forget it’s there. Until you need it of course – then you’ll sure be glad it is.

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Shred with a Stumpjumper this spring

Shred with a Stumpjumper this spring

Friday, 26th April 2019

Our Stumpjumper has never really fit the mould of a normal trail bike, nor restricted itself to a specific type of off-road riding. It’s a jack of all trades, a monster on the dirt and a machine that’s ready to take your mountain biking to the next level.

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Roubaix domination

Roubaix domination

Sunday, 21st April 2019

Five. That’s how many S-Works Roubaix bikes finished in the top 10 during Sunday’s Hell of the North, a whopping 50%. If that wasn’t testament to the Roubaix’s new and improved, cobble-crunching features then we don’t know what is.

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The New Roubaix is here

The New Roubaix is here

Friday, 12th April 2019

Last week we brought you the news that Specialized are to become the sponsor of the Paris-Roubaix one-day race and we couldn’t be more proud to be associated with this epic Spring Classic. Ahead of this Sunday’s 117th edition, we’ve an even more exciting announcement. Yep, it’s new bike day!

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Specialized sponsors the Paris Roubaix

Specialized sponsors the Paris Roubaix

Friday, 5th April 2019

The aim was to create a do anything, go anywhere bike that could cope with the ultimate demands from a wide range of riders. By naming it after the toughest bike race on the professional calendar, one defined by rutted and cobbled farm tracks and so incredibly hard on both bike and rider that it is nicknamed the ‘Hell of the North’,

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Slice through the summer breeze

Slice through the summer breeze

Sunday, 31st March 2019

When it comes to flying at top speeds on two wheels, pedalling is only half of the equation. The rest is all about aerodynamics – the less drag, the faster you’ll fly. Don’t let the wind slow you down this cycling season, cut straight through it with our wide range of aero-optimised equipment, from bikes to bib shorts…

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Take on any trail

Take on any trail

Saturday, 23rd March 2019

We’ve all got that one bogey trail that puts us off a certain centre or downhill run. Whether it’s a gnarly rock garden, super-tight bend or massive jump, it only takes one scary feature to put us off a trail. Here are some of our best trail bikes to help you gain that confidence and finally shred that dreaded trail…

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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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Pedalling at the speed of light

Pedalling at the speed of light

Sunday, 3rd March 2019

There’s lightweight and then there’s the new S-Works EXOS definition of lightweight – a term that marries lightness, agility and power all in a single shoe. Everything but the bare necessities have been stripped away, leaving a cycling shoe that will help you float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.

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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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The Fastest Just Got Faster

The Fastest Just Got Faster

Friday, 15th February 2019

SRAM’s Red eTap AXS groupset, one of the worst kept secrets of the past few months, has finally landed and offers our Venge and Tarmac a whole new level of hot and aggressive speed. It isn’t just the extra gear however, there’s a lot more to this 12-speed groupset than meets the eye...

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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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Specialized Down Under

Specialized Down Under

Friday, 18th January 2019

The start of the new season always brings with it a whole host of new tech, and what better place to show off the new bling than beneath the sparkling sun Down Under? A lot of our new kit has been spotted, from new bikes to new shoes, so here’s the lowdown on some of the tech we sent to the first World Tour race of the season.

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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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Treat the kids this Christmas

Treat the kids this Christmas

Friday, 16th November 2018

Christmas is coming and as the little ones buzz with excitement, adults are often left thinking how the hell are we going to get all this shopping done? Well, that's where we come in. Here's a quick guide to all the awesome kid's bikes and gear that we have to offer. Even if your little-un has forgotten to write their list, fear not, for we have something for just about everyone this Christmas.

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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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Introducing the new S-Works Shiv Disc

Introducing the new S-Works Shiv Disc

Friday, 12th October 2018

When it comes to triathlon, aerodynamics are truly everything and the secret is integration. When you start taping on gels, fixing bottles and flat kits to the frame, you’re left with a whopping aero encumbrance that’s only going to slow you down. The new Shiv has solved that and more.

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Specialized dominates the 2018 World Championships

Specialized dominates the 2018 World Championships

Friday, 5th October 2018

The Tour de France has its prestige, the Giro its classy allure and the Vuelta its gruelling parcours, but no race quite matches the season-ending World Championships in terms of drama and ‘edge of your seat’ action.

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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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How to prepare for an all-day epic

How to prepare for an all-day epic

Friday, 21st September 2018

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail. The 'train hard; fight easy' mantra is never more apt than when the all-day ride, that's been in the diary for months, is suddenly right around the corner. Don't be caught short and follow Ben Plenge's formula to be ever prepared.

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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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The new Allez Sprint

The new Allez Sprint

Friday, 24th August 2018

You may recognise the Specialized Allez Sprint as the aluminium racer that the Hagens Berman Axeon team rode to much success throughout the early 2018 road season, Well, now it has a new iteration, the Allez Sprint Comp Disc, upgrading the stunning alloy racer with superb stopping power and all-weather versatility.

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The new Venge Pro

The new Venge Pro

Saturday, 11th August 2018

As the S-Works Venge went on to dominate the sprints of the 2018 Tour de France, Specialized’s Venge Pro lay in wait – biding its time before this week’s big reveal.

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Peter Sagan - record breaker

Peter Sagan - record breaker

Friday, 3rd August 2018

Peter Sagan lined up for his seventh Tour de France, once again in the rainbow stripes of world champion, with a fierce glint in his eye and that trademark cheeky emerald glint.

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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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Super Sagan and the brand new Venge

Super Sagan and the brand new Venge

Friday, 13th July 2018

With the Tour de France now well underway, we’ve become familiar with seeing the peloton showing off a new collection of drop-dead gorgeous road bikes, all looking to make a statement on the world’s biggest stage.

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The all new 2019 VENGE

The all new 2019 VENGE

Thursday, 5th July 2018

Seven years of aero testing and race-winning results later, the new Venge has been born. Transforming the burgeoning concept of aerodynamics into an ideology, every edition of the Venge has been optimised to make you ride faster – the new model redefining the meaning of speed.

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Peter Sagan - Why so serious?

Peter Sagan - Why so serious?

Friday, 15th June 2018

With the stage victory on day two, Sagan took a record-extending 16th stage win at the Tour de Suisse, adding yet more weight to the claims that he is ‘the greatest rider’ of our time.

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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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Three weeks of unrivalled success

Three weeks of unrivalled success

Friday, 1st June 2018

With the pro peloton taking a well-earned breather after battling it out across the sunny beaches of California and the snow-capped mountain peaks of the Giro d’Italia, Specialized have been celebrating a spectacular few weeks of racing.

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Aero is everything

Aero is everything

Friday, 25th May 2018

With aerodynamics now at the forefront of bike technology and driving the market forwards with perpetual advancement, it’s time to take a look at the many ways we can take advantage. Forget pedal power, aero is everything.

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The Retul bike fit philosophy

The Retul bike fit philosophy

Friday, 18th May 2018

A process often neglected when purchasing a new bike, the bike fit is something that too many riders forgo and almost always regret further down the line. Retul’s bike fit technology provides all the necessary tools to improve both rider performance and comfort, so don’t wing it, bike fit it.

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The womens road racing season so far

The womens road racing season so far

Friday, 11th May 2018

The undisputed queens of the early season, Boels have crushed every race that has unfurled before them. With a small hiatus before the next big race, let’s take a trip down memory lane and reminisce on the women’s racing season so far.

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Specialized head to the Giro d'Italia

Specialized head to the Giro d'Italia

Friday, 4th May 2018

After a historic spring classics campaign for Specialized, worthy of entering cycling’s illustrious hall-of-fame, they now head to the Giro d’Italia alongside a rampant Quick-Step Floors team eyeing the sprints, and a promising Bora-Hansgrohe side targeting results in the high mountains.

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Specialized: the Kings of Spring

Specialized: the Kings of Spring

Friday, 13th April 2018

With Peter Sagan’s historic victory at Paris-Roubaix on Sunday, the cycling world turns the page over to the next chapter of the calendar.

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Everything you need to know about Specialized e-bikes

Everything you need to know about Specialized e-bikes

Friday, 6th April 2018

If you think there’s space for an e-bike in your arsenal – which there really ought to be – then you shouldn’t have too much difficulty finding something to suit you in our range. After all, we could all do with a bit of a boost from time to time!

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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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Which bike for you?

Which bike for you?

Monday, 26th February 2018

Two of our most popular machines are the Tarmac and Roubaix, two bikes which seem to have a similar purpose at first glance: to ride fast. However, there is a lot to distinguish between them. Read on for a helping hand in deciding which is for you.

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New S-Works Evade helmet and S-Works 7 shoes

New S-Works Evade helmet and S-Works 7 shoes

Thursday, 15th February 2018

If you’ve been watching the early season races closely, you might have noticed that our Specialized supported athletes and teams have been sporting new models of familiar helmets and shoes. Let’s take a detailed look at these exciting new pieces of kit.

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Specialized Road Helmets

Specialized Road Helmets

Friday, 9th February 2018

With racing underway and motivation gathering momentum, now’s the time to take a look at the new products hitting the cycling world.

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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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Tour Down Under 2018 race preview

Tour Down Under 2018 race preview

Wednesday, 10th January 2018

It’s time to box up the Christmas decorations, drag them back up to the loft, and bring down the inflatable kangaroos; the Australian cycling season is officially underway.

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How to plan a long-distance touring trip…

How to plan a long-distance touring trip…

Wednesday, 29th November 2017

A tour guarantees a succession of mornings spent breakfasting in new, beautiful locations, days riding through an endless variety of landscapes filled with friendly people and evenings watching a sunset and reflecting on the day’s events.

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8 things your non-cycling friends just don't understand

8 things your non-cycling friends just don't understand

Friday, 3rd November 2017

Some of the acknowledged cycling stereotypes live on through sheer stubbornness and a firm belief that traditions and conventions should be upheld. Some are genuine issues of practicality, efficiency and safety. And most cause some degree of head-scratching from our non-cycling friends.

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What to look forward to in the 2018 race season

What to look forward to in the 2018 race season

Monday, 30th October 2017

The 2017 WorldTour racing season came to an explosive end this week with the Tour of Guangxi, the last and newest top-tier event on the calendar. It was a particularly eventful finale for Specialized thanks to one athlete in particular.

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What is Cyclocross?

What is Cyclocross?

Thursday, 28th September 2017

Some would lament the end of summer as we progress through September at an alarming pace. However, even though our carbon road steeds will see little other than the insides of the stable for the remainder of 2017, there is still a lot to look forward to this year.

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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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Who and what to look out for at the World Championships

Who and what to look out for at the World Championships

Friday, 15th September 2017

All the world’s best and brightest cycling talent will shortly be descending on Bergen in Norway for the UCI Road World Championships. The racing starts with the women’s team time trial on 17th September and closes the following Sunday with the men’s road race.

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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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Four reasons why you need a bike fit

Four reasons why you need a bike fit

Friday, 8th September 2017

Everyone loves a good bike upgrade. Anything to help us climb easier, ride faster or stay in the saddle for longer durations. While there are countless products that promise to help you on your way towards these common goals, some are more effective than others. 

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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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Best photos and recap from Vuelta week 2

Best photos and recap from Vuelta week 2

Thursday, 7th September 2017

It has been another spectacular week for Specialized’s supported athletes at the Vuelta a España, and though their presence is still as acutely felt as ever, it has not been all about Quick-Step Floors. Bora-Hansgrohe have also come out to play.

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Recap the first week of La Vuelta with the best bits

Recap the first week of La Vuelta with the best bits

Thursday, 31st August 2017

Quick-Step Floors have sustained their status as the winningest team of 2017 in the first week of La Vuelta. With three of nine stage wins, the team elevate their victorious tally to a staggering 25% of all the Grand Tour stages completed so far this year.

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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 young guns of Quick-Step Floors

The young guns of Quick-Step Floors

Thursday, 24th August 2017

The Vuelta a España got underway this week and, if the early signs are anything to go by, it’s set to be one of the more electrifying Grand Tours of recent years. One team that’s already set about grabbing the Spanish bull by the horns is Quick-Step Floors

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Bob Jungels - The Vuelta’s dark horse

Bob Jungels - The Vuelta’s dark horse

Friday, 18th August 2017

The last Grand Tour of the season is just days away and the circus is already assembling in Nîmes, France, for the technical team time trial before the Vuelta heads into Spain for the race proper.

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Some of the big names riding Specialized in 2018

Some of the big names riding Specialized in 2018

Thursday, 10th August 2017

For fans of many sports, August means transfer season. And, while you won’t see any cyclists being purchased for multi-million pound sums, pro teams are now beginning to dip into the market of soon-to-be out of contract riders

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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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Tips for buying your first road bike

Tips for buying your first road bike

Friday, 4th August 2017

When making that first foray into the road bike market, though, wading through the hundreds of different options can be a daunting prospect. But fear not, lycra-warrior! Here are a few pearls of wisdom to lean on when picking out that all-important first bike: 

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BORA-HANSGROHE, THE UNSTOPPABLE FORCE?

BORA-HANSGROHE, THE UNSTOPPABLE FORCE?

Thursday, 3rd August 2017

Bora-Hansgrohe have proved again and again that they have immense strength in depth and a real passion that does not dip in the face of adversity. The team may be newbies in the WorldTour peloton, but they are a near unstoppable force.

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The Specialized Foundation launches 'Outride ADHD'

The Specialized Foundation launches 'Outride ADHD'

Friday, 28th July 2017

To coincide with stage 18 of the Tour de France, the Specialized Foundation launched the ‘Outride ADHD’ campaign to create awareness of an under-appreciated method to combat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The foundation aims to educate doctors, parents and teachers about the merits of cycling for children diagnosed with ADHD.

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Red Hook Report

Red Hook Report

Thursday, 27th July 2017

he Red Hook Crit is always a great place to spot beautiful bikes, with the unique Specialized Allez models ridden by the team standing out in a field of standouts. These fixed-gear versions of our market-leading aluminium frame are perfect for the hurly burly world of crit racing and have carried Team Specialized riders to victories in this and previous series. 

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Prepare your family for a summer of cycling

Prepare your family for a summer of cycling

Friday, 21st July 2017

The summer holidays are finally here so it’s time to start planning some fun family rides. The warmer weather at the end of the school year is the best time to build up your family’s confidence on the bike and on the road.

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The Red Hook Crit, London

The Red Hook Crit, London

Thursday, 20th July 2017

Criterium racing is one of the more exciting and spectator-friendly disciplines of our sport. Raced on short, often city-centre, circuits, criteriums inspire a frantic and full gas style of 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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Boels-Dolmans at the Giro Rosa

Boels-Dolmans at the Giro Rosa

Wednesday, 5th July 2017

The European road race champion rests at the top of the UCI rankings and currently tops the general classification standings at the Giro Rosa

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Pro Bikes of The Tour de France

Pro Bikes of The Tour de France

Friday, 30th June 2017

The professional cycling peloton is about to set off on its 104th Tour de France and there’s plenty to get excited about. The first stop for this unique travelling circus is Dusseldorf, where the racing kicks off with a 14km individual time trial. The Tour then visits Belgium and Luxembourg before arriving in France at the end of stage four

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Specialized Teams at The Tour de France

Specialized Teams at The Tour de France

Thursday, 29th June 2017

Of the 22 teams heading to Dusseldorf, two will be riding with Specialized equipment including bikes, helmets and shoes. Both Bora-Hansgrohe and Quick-Step Floors are packed full of incredible talent for this Tour. Let’s take a look at who to look out for

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A first look at the all new Specialized Diverge

A first look at the all new Specialized Diverge

Thursday, 22nd June 2017

The Specialized Diverge all-terrain adventure bike has been treated to a major redesign for the new season. In an era in which hybrid disciplines like gravel riding, or “Groad” biking, are inspiring the cycling world

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The new 2018 Crux

The new 2018 Crux

Thursday, 22nd June 2017

Right now the perishing cold and sticky mud of winter may seem like a long way off, but Specialized has just launched a new version of its CruX frame. The new CruX is a cyclocross bike that is sure to keep you feeling warm and fuzzy all through ‘cross season when it does eventually come around. 

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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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Getting ready for Bikepacking season

Getting ready for Bikepacking season

Friday, 9th June 2017

Bikepacking is a craze which is sweeping the cycling world with bikes designed especially for a particular type of adventure, bags and equipment developed for ultra-lightweight and efficient storage, and events like the Transcontinental Race being talked about almost as much as the Tour de France. 

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Get into the OVO Womens Tour with Boels-Dolmans

Get into the OVO Womens Tour with Boels-Dolmans

Thursday, 8th June 2017

The OVO Women’s Tour, this year supporting Breast Cancer Care, is run by the same organisers as the men’s Tour of Britain and features five stages finishing with a challenging criterium-style finale in London’s West End.

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A NEW GENERATION IS BORN

A NEW GENERATION IS BORN

Thursday, 1st June 2017

The 100th edition of the Giro d’Italia came to a thrilling climax on Sunday and it’s already being talked up as one of the more exciting Grand Tours in recent memory. It had everything; controversy, drama, crashes, surprise, fury, disappointment and elation

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Spotlight on the Sirrus

Spotlight on the Sirrus

Wednesday, 31st May 2017

The Sirrus is a machine perfectly suited to fast and comfortable urban riding, but it needn’t be confined to the city. Every model in the range can help you become fitter, faster and stronger, on the roads, through the woods or to the café with friends.

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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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Spotlight on the Tarmac

Spotlight on the Tarmac

Thursday, 4th May 2017

This year, the men of Quickstep Floors and Bora-Hansgrohe are riding Specialized frames. For the flat and sprint stages, the Venge will be their weapon of choice, while the mountains call for the Tarmac, a significantly lighter beast. Let’s take a look at its merits.

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Fairytale Fortnight for Boels

Fairytale Fortnight for Boels

Tuesday, 2nd May 2017

By the first week of April and the Tour of Flanders, Boels-Dolmans had cemented themselves as the team to beat. This year, however, they had scraped just one single win by the same point in the year, courtesy of this year’s world champ, Amalie Dideriksen.

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Spring Road Cycling Clothing

Spring Road Cycling Clothing

Friday, 28th April 2017

Though summer is definitely on the way, this is a difficult time of year to dress for – so here’s a list of the key items that will set you up for spring – whether you’re dodging April showers on British shores or jetting off to the sun-drenched roads of Mallorca, Tenerife or Lanzarote for a training camp.

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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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Boels-Domans back with a bang

Boels-Domans back with a bang

Friday, 21st April 2017

After starting the 2016 season as the dominant force in women’s cycling, Boels-Dolmans have had a quieter start to 2017. The ladies in orange have amassed less than half the number of wins as they had at this point last year, but that’s not to say that they haven’t enjoyed a significant degree of success.

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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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The Other Specialized Superteam

The Other Specialized Superteam

Wednesday, 12th April 2017

Most British cycling superstars are cultivated in a velodrome where they learn the way of marginal gains, sports psychology and gold medals until they are deemed fully grown, ready to be released into the wild world of road racing.

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Specialized Diverge - Jack of all Trades

Specialized Diverge - Jack of all Trades

Thursday, 6th April 2017

If you remember riding your first bike as a kid, you’ll recall the unconquerable compulsion to ride over potholes and through the worst road muck you could possibly find.

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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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Putting the Spotlight on the Allez

Putting the Spotlight on the Allez

Thursday, 23rd March 2017

The Specialized Allez has been a benchmark in the road bike market for about as long as the company has been around. The Allez, inspired by the shouts of encouragement from French spectators (and also a play on the material the bike is made from), was launched alongside the Sequoia sports tourer as one of the American brand’s first production bikes in 1981.

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Grand Tour vs Classics

Grand Tour vs Classics

Wednesday, 15th March 2017

Why hasn’t Peter Sagan won the Tour de France? Why is Chris Froome not riding Paris-Roubaix? How is watching 200 men in skin-tight suits riding from one place to the next in the least bit exciting? 

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Venge ViAS Disc Reviews

Venge ViAS Disc Reviews

Friday, 10th March 2017

The Specialized Venge ViAS Disc has become more and more prominent as the season has progressed. First, Tom Boonen grabbed a maiden race win for a disc-equipped bike at the Vuelta a San Juan in Argentina right at the beginning of the year

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E-bike or regular - An E-asy Choice

E-bike or regular - An E-asy Choice

Friday, 3rd March 2017

Electric bikes have been subject to ambivalence for about as long as they’ve existed. They came onto the scene in the 1990s as city bikes with wacky designs that were far removed from traditional bikes.

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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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Local Mountain Bike trails: Bristol

Local Mountain Bike trails: Bristol

Friday, 24th October 2014

​There aren’t many cities where good singletrack can be found within a short ride from the city centre, Bristol, however, does offer such riding

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