Specialized Reviews and News


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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Specialized Partners Up With The FMB World Tour

Specialized partners up with the FMB World Tour Munich, January 25th, 2011 – With preparations for the 2011 Freeride Mountain Bike (FMB) World Tour in full swing, Specialized is joining the circle of official partners of the upcoming season’s World Tour. Securing the support of this giant in the bicycle industry is another step towards […]

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Martin Soderstrom joins Specialized Freeride Team for 2011

Martin Soderstrom joins Specialized Freeride Team for 2011 Munich, January 21st, 2011 – Over the past few years, Martin Soderstrom has doubtlessly become one of the top freeride mountain bikers in the world. In the last 2 years alone, Martin has won 11 events and placed 5th overall at the 2010 FMB World Tour. Signing […]

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Watch the New 'Pedal Driven' Movie Trailer

Watch the New ‘Pedal Driven’ Movie Trailer The feature-length video Pedal Driven is nearing completion. Check out a new trailer for ‘Pedal Drive’ [http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pedaldriven/pedal-driven-a-bike-umentary] and help get this compelling documentary story about mountain bike access finished. The script was developed in partnership with IMBA, and the project is sponsored by Specialized.  The feature-length video will be a […]

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Specialized AllRide Chronicles Sept/Oct

Where did the summer go? In September we attended both the Oakridge, OR Super D and the Sandy Ridge Super D and these races were events to remember and will soon become “must attend” events! I have to elaborate a bit on these races/trails… Oakridge, Oregon is quickly becoming another Oregon hub for mountain bikers […]

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Specialized Command Post Review

Reviewed by Brian Mullin http://www.gramslightbikes.com/ I am really liking the Specialized Command Post adjustable seatpost, which uses a mechanical system with an adjustable air spring, and has three locking positions, and a simple one bolt saddle clamp that is easily to install and tune the saddle’s position. Specialized Command Post The Command Post (CP) is […]

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AllRide Chronicles June

The Specialized AllRide Tour is finally official after Specialized opened their doors to us late in the season which has been amazing. We could not be more proud to partner with such an incredible company with a vision that parallels our own; GET MORE PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY KIDS, PASSIONATE ABOUT MOUNTAIN BIKES! Our job description is […]

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Specialized Apparel – Enduro Shorts, Demo Shorts, Cascade Jersey, Deflect Jacket

Jon Knoll shows us 4 highlights from the Specialized 2010 Apparel Collection. Included are: Enduro Short, Demo Short, Cascade Top, Deflect Jacket Enduro Short: Enduro is to cross country what skis are to snow. They need each other. And you need them. * Front panels constructed of breathable mesh for increased ventilation * Shell panels […]

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Specialized wins Bicycle Friendly Business gold award

Morgan Hill, CA – March 16, 2010 – The League of American Bicyclists presented Specialized Bicycle Components with a Bicycle Friendly Business Gold award at the 10th Anniversary National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C. on March 9, 2010. The Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) program recognizes employers’ efforts to encourage a more bicycle friendly atmosphere for […]

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Specialized Partners with SoCal Endurance for 2010!!

We are proud to announce that Specialized Bicycles have partnered with SoCal Endurance for 2010! Specialized will be our headlining sponsor and be on board to support the races and riders at all our events. I am very excited knowing the passion and dedication that Specialized brings to the table. Having a world leader in […]

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Specialized 2010 Global Press Launch

I am up at Snowbird Ski and Summer resort for the 2010 Specialized Global Press Launch mountain bike presentation. Yesterday I saw the new Stumpjumper, the new Epic 29er, the new Safire and era women’s bikes, and the new 27 pound S-Works Enduro. I also got to ride the carbon S-Works Stumpjumper and the Epic […]

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2009 Specialized Pitch Pro

Review by Sharon Bader (some additional comments by Lee Lau) Introduced in 2008 and following Specialized’s catch phrase of “Innovate or Die”, the Pitch Series of All Mountain Bikes complements its big brother the M5 Enduro. While both have 150mm rear travel the Pitch comes equipped with the proprietary 140mm Rock Shox Pike Coil U-turn […]

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NoTubes.com Files Lawsuit against Specialized Bicycle Components Inc.

BIG FLATS, N.Y. – Nov 12, 2008 – On September 15, 2008, NoTubes.com® filed a lawsuit against Specialized Bicycle Components Inc. (“Specialized”) alleging that certain rims and wheels of Specialized infringe U.S. Patent No. 7,334,846 (the “‘846 patent”). This lawsuit, styled K.G. Motors, Inc. v. Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc., is currently pending in the United […]

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