Kazakh team Astana will ride Argon 18 bikes in 2017, instead of Specialized. The UCI WorldTour team will also switching the components and drivetrain sponsor: they’ll use FSA gears and Vision wheels and components (they were using Campagnolo drivetrain). The team riders will first use Dura Ace Di2 groupset in the beginning of the season, […]
High-quality bicycle components producer FSA (Full Speed Ahead) launched a new limited edition series of handlebars, stems and seatposts to honor Vincenzo Nibali’s Tour de France 2014 victory. Only 300 pieces will be made, and all items labeled with the Shark logo, referencing the 29-year-old Italian rider’s nickname (“the Shark of Messina” or simply “The […]
Astana Team’s Italian star Vincenzo Nibali has won the Italian national road title recently. The Kazakh team prepared for him a new jersey. And the “Shark” has a new bike – a dangerous-looking Specialized Tarmac.
Specialized Roubaix, named after Paris-Roubaix, “the queen of the classics”, the famous classic race over the cobbles, the bike was designed to soak up the worst of the bumps through its innovative Zerts inserts. The Zerts are essentially a damper placed in the rear stays and the forks that absorb road vibration. Specialized Roubaix is […]
Specialized Tarmac may be the most successful racing bike in recent years. Only in 2012, Spring Classics Amstel Gold Race and Ronde Van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders), Monumental Spring Classic Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Vuelta a España and Olympic Men Road Race are won by the cyclists riding Specialized Tarmac.