Specialized is a world renowned brand in the cycling world. Their bikes have been used by the world’s best riders to compete in some of the world’s most prestigious biking championships. Some of these championships include the Liege-Bastogne-Liege, the Paris Roubaix, and the XC World Championships. They’ve been around for a long time, and just get more innovative with age. Every bike is specifically designed with the comfort and efficiency targets of the consumer in mind. The bikes range from designs for serious professionals and semi-professionals like the S-Works Tarmac SL3 2011, and the Specialized Rockhopper & Stumpjumper respectively, right through to bikes for commuters and casual riders like the Allez 16 2011.
This article aims to help clear up any confusion about who Specialized are and the three different designs of bike they do:
- Racing bikes – The Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL3 2011 is designed for maximum efficiency and racing power. The S-Works brand is well renowned across the world for its connotations of excellence and record breaking aggressive performance. S-Works bikes are also very lightweight and extremely fast. The Tarmac is no different, because it has an oversized BB, you can pedal at maximum level. It also comes with a FACT 11R Carbon frame, Roval Rapide SL wheels and Shimano Dura-Ace 10 Speed!
- The road bike/commuter – Specialized also design bikes for less extreme use, the Allez is engineered for the everyday rider who wants the distant feel of the road race scene in the speed and efficiency of the bike, but also wants that everyday element.
- The everyday bike – not everyone cycles to work or rides in the Paris Roubaix, sometimes you need something to get you about in style without breaking the bank or compromising on quality and efficiency. The Specialized Rockhopper 2011 is a bike that caters to this market perfectly. Whether it be a quick ride to the shops or a Sunday ride in the country, the Rockhopper will do just about everything
If you are in need of a top class racing bike or a bike that’ll get you to work search online for bike stockists in your area. Look for those that are well renowned in the biking world and have personally tested every bike they sell.