Today, twice UCI World Champion Peter Sagan published his new bike’s photo on his twitter account: a custom Specialized S-Works Venge.
Tarmac is the top-of-the-line model of Specialized’s road bike series. It is developed in a partnership with the British Formula One constructor McLaren. Most recently, team Saxo Tinkoff’s Spanish rider Alberto Contador won the Vuelta a España 2014 using a Specialized S-Works Tarmac bike. The motto of the Specialized Tarmac is “Rider-First Engineered™”. Specialized explains […]
In celebration of 40th anniversary, the California based bicycle manufacturer Specialized has produced a lugged steel Allez frame, in collaboration with Mark DiNucci, one of their original frame builders. There will be only 74 pieces of the Limited Edition Specialized Allez (the company was founded in 1974), and they will be auctioned on eBay on […]
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.
Tarmac is the admiral ship of Specialized’s road bike models. According to Specialized, its stiffness-to-weight ratio is increased by 19% over the previous Tour de France winning version (refers to Andy Schleck’s 2010 Tour de France win. The original winner was Alberto Contador, he was also riding a Specialized Tarmac, but he lost his victory […]
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 Venge 2013 – Venge is one of the top-end racing bike models of Specialized (the other one is Tarmac). It is produced and optimized for better sprint performance and aerodynamics, while Tarmac is an all-round racing bike.
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.