Specialized Reviews and News


Chairlift Issues Truncate Day 2 Of Enduro World Series

The top of the leader board was unchanged following a shortened Day 2 of the Enduro World Series stop at Winter Park Resort in Colorado on Saturday. But it was the lack of a stage 4 that ended up being the big story of the day.

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Just In: Specialized SWAT – Storage, Water, Air and Tools

Eric Schuda, engineer at Specialized went to observe the Leadville 100 Race and was horrified. He saw the finest mountain bikes rigged with duct tape and zip ties.

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Singletrack High Screening Tour – Special Screening at Sea Otter

Update: April 18 There is a special screening in Monterey, CA on Saturday, April 20 at 7:30. http://www.nationalmtb.org/singletrack-high-screening-schedule/ —- “Singletrack High” a new documentary from brothers Jacob Seigel-Boettner and Isaac Seigel-Boettner premiered to a sold out crowd at Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley, CA earlier last month. The film, shot during the 2012 mountain biking […]

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2013 Specialized Roval Control 29 Carbon Wheels for $1200

Is it ok to say great value wheels for $1200? These carbon wheels are light, stiff, tubeless and have all the popular axle cups included.

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Matt Hunter Tours Mont Blanc Alps with the Specialized Enduro

Whether it’s in the parking lot or the pub, “How was the ride?” is a loaded question. Coming back from a multi-day, multi-country adventure with some old friends

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Aaron Gwin Joins Specialized for 2013

Update: Jan. 8 Wow, this story just broke last night and we’re updating it already this morning. It seems there is a legal hurdle for Aaron Gwin to join Specialized. Reports say he signed an LOI document (Letter of Intent) with Trek back in August. A Letter of Intent. A Letter of Intent is: LOIs […]

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Sam Hill’s Specialized Farewell Video

Sam Hill and Specialized will be parting ways and this is their way of saying thanks to him. Sam played a key role in the development of the modern Demo 8 geometry (lower BB was a noticeable change), had the 2009 World Cup Overall win, the 2010 World Championship in Mont Saint-Anne, and a lot […]

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Win a One-Of-A-Kind “Where The Trail Ends” Specialized Demo 8

Morgan Hill, Calif., October 10, 2012 – Searching the ends of the earth for the perfect mountain bike terrain that has yet to be ridden has been the sole purpose of Darren Berrecloth and the other riders featured in Red Bull Media House’s latest feature film, “Where The Trail Ends”. This film changes the landscape […]

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Review: 2013 Specialized Camber

We had the opportunity to ride the 2013 Cambers in the heavenly trails of Bend, Oregon. This is a trail bike with 110mm travel in the rear and 110 in the front. The big stories are: Camber is now 29er only. There’s no 26ers and no 650b Autosag is included on all models There’s new […]

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2013 Specialized Stumpjumper & Stumpjumper EVO

The 2013 Stumpjumper is available in 26er and 29er configurations. Travel is 140mm for the 26er and 130mm for the 29er. There also exists the more aggressive Stumpjumper EVO. It has a more descent friendly geometry and travel is at 150mm for the 26er and 135mm for the 29er. Like the Camber, highlights are: Autosag […]

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2013 Specialized Epic

I’ve been riding the 2012 Specialized Epic and have been setting PRs on both climbs and descents. Here is a bike that bridges the two needs of climbing fast and descending with confidence. The 2013 Epics are improved once again so we are excited to try them. Highlights are: 1.       Epics are 29er only 2.       The Epic […]

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Video: Specialized Engineers Spotlight

Every week, the Specialized mtb development crew scrambles to get their office work done early so they can run to the forest and do some trail testing. Here is a great glimpse into their test rides. I’ve had the opportunity to ride and hang out with this Specialized engineering crew and this video really shows […]

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Specialized Roval Control Trail SL 29er Carbon Wheels

The crew at Specialized dropped these wheels off to me and they have been the work horse of the mtbr stable for the last four months. I have used them on the Epic, Camber, Tallboy LTc, and rigid carbon Niner. Friends have taken it out on test rides, from endurance guys, fast guys, powerful and […]

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Trestle Bike Park To Partner With Specialized Bicycle Components

Winter Park, COLO., (May, 1 2012) – Trestle Bike Park at Winter Park Resort and Specialized announce a new partnership in the 2013 summer season. Specialized, a premier mountain bike manufacturer will be the official bike partner of the fastest growing mountain bike park in North America, Winter Park Resort’s Trestle Bike Park. “Our partnership […]

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Win a Specialized S-Works Epic Carbon 29 Courtesy of Specialized and the Leadville Race Series!

Win a Specialized S-Works Epic Carbon 29 Mountain Bike, Valued at $9900 MSRP, Courtesy of Specialized and the Leadville Race Series!    An epic race demands an epic bike. Register for the Austin Rattler 100 by Thursday, April 12, and you’ll be entered to win. ALL participants registered by midnight, April 12, are automatically eligible for this […]

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Specialized-lululemon Video Release “Professional Passion Seekers” / Armstrong On Top at Energiewcht

At the Specialized lululemon team camp back in early 2012, Lezyne was fortunate enough to be able to share their experiences at the camp. We not only shared a ride with the girls

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Take on A Classic Challenge from Specialized

Announcing A Classic Challenge from Specialized Gear up for some serious climbing to celebrate (and suffer) the Spring Classics Riders, do you think you can climb the cumulative elevation of five Spring Classics in 45 days? Do you think you can do it not just once, not twice, but three times? Now is your time […]

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Get a World Champion’s Specialized S-Works Epic 29 Bike for a Great Cause

Unique S-Works Epic + Great Charity = Win/Win Kayamandi, South Africa—World Champions and teammates Christoph Sauser and Burry Stander are racing the 2012 Absa Cape Epic this week on custom Specialized S-Works Epic 29 bikes — and two lucky mountain bikers will end up owning them while supporting Songo, a fantastic South African children’s charity. […]

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Video: Sam Hill and Troy Brosnan Set For a Great Season.

Introduction by Francis Cebedo: This video proves that it is possible to steer at full speed while doing a wheelie! Check 2:40 on the video to see the power of control of Troy Brosnan.  It is inspiring to see such confidence in riders that they can steer and throw the bike around while in mid-air […]

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Specialized Gives ‘Special’ Grant to Trips For Kids Chapters

San Rafael, Calif. – December 13, 2011 – Several local Trips for Kids (TFK) chapters became the recipient of a Specialized “Grant in a Box,” at the nomination of their local Specialized dealers and the Dealer Grant Program. The grants are just one component of the Specialized First Gear Program, aimed at “…getting 10,000 kids […]

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Best Mountain Bike Gifts: Shoes

Welcome to the Mtbr Holiday Gift Guide! In this economy, money is tight so you will want to be sure that you spend wisely. Our suggestions below are designed to save you time and let you know everything you need to about the different products on the market vying for your hard earned cash. Below […]

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Specialized Command Post BlackLite Review

This mechanical adjustable seatpost has three positions, and uses a collet system for locking, a remote cable actuation for release, and air spring for return. The post is an upgrade of last year’s Command Post, and includes innovative quick-release remote, three travel options, improved internals and lighter weight. Collectively, the minor improvements and decreased price […]

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Specialized Camber Pro – Extended Review

Specialized was gracious enough to let us play with their Camber Pro for a good six months.  At least five different riders rode it in such varied terrain as Santa Cruz and Downieville in CA and Bend, Oregon.  The first thing to note is every rider had fun and walked away impressed with the bike. […]

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First Video of Forces and Motion Assembly

The Specialized AllRide Tour, in conjunction with Cog Wild Mountain Bike Tours… presented the first ever Forces and Motion assembly for Obsidian Middle school 7th and 8th Grade science classes in Redmond, OR. We have some work to do to refine the presentation, but we’re on our way to getting more bikes into schools using […]

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Specialized AllRide Chronicles

We are excited to finally announce what’s new in 2011 with the Specialized AllRide tour. First off, WE HAVE A WEBSITE!! www.allridetour.com or www.kirtvoreis.com We have spent much of the winter slaving over the details that go into a legit website. We finally have a place to house all the information about what the heck […]

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