2012 Specialized S-Works Epic Carbon 29 XTR is GONE, but the Epic Comp 29 can be yours for 1/3 the price

Posted: April 1st, 2012 | Filed under: Featured, Mountain Bikes, Products, Specialized | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

 

The Specialized S-Works Epic Carbon 29 XTR is such an amazing bike that it’s hard to describe, in large part because there’s nothing you can really compare it to. I mean really, name another full suspension 29er XC Race bike that weighs just over 20 lbs and has won multiple world championships. I dare you. They just don’t exist.

You know what else doesn’t exist? ANY 2012 S-Works Epics. Specialized just isn’t making any more, and we just got rid of the last one available. In the country. Until 2013. Yup. We know.

But don’t worry, we’ve got the Epic Comp 29 (1/3 the price of the S-Works) in stock, in your size. Check out more info after the jump.

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2012 Specialized Tarmac SL4: Nothing is Stiffer and Lighter. Now at Bicycle Therapy

Posted: November 12th, 2011 | Filed under: Featured, Products, Road Bikes, Specialized | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

2012 is shaping up to be quite the year for Specialized. The Venge was introduced on a Wednesday this past spring and was promptly ridden to victory at Milan-San Remo, the Amira got a complete redesign to make the best women’s race bike even better, and now we’ve got the 2012 Tarmac SL4.

The Tarmac has won the Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia, the Tour of Flanders, and hundreds of other races since it’s debut half a dozen years ago. It’s gone through a lot of changes since 2005, but the Tarmac has always distinguished itself has being the best combination of the most sought-after attributes. Specialized, as it so often does, distilled the description of the bike down to its essence: Nothing is Stiffer and Lighter.

The new 2012 Tarmac SL4 continues the tradition of innovation by increasing overall torsional stiffness, decreasing the total weight of the frameset, but the icing on the cake is that the engineers in California somehow managed to do all that while make the bike more vertically compliant, aka more comfortable.

If you’re into numbers and graphs, check out the info below. You can find a lighter bike, you can’t find a stiffer bike, and definitely can’t find a lighter and stiffer bike. Combine this winning combo with handling that’s second to none and comfort rarely seen on a competition bike, and you’ve got what might be the best road bike, ever. If you want to find out what this kind of performance feels like, stop by the shop for a test ride and/or spend a day one of our demo Tarmacs.


2012 Specialized Amira: a true race bike, built for women from the ground up

Posted: June 21st, 2011 | Filed under: Featured, Products, Specialized, Video, Womens Bikes | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

2012 Specialized S-WORKS Amira, all black

The Specialized Amira – a true race bike, designed for women from the ground up – debuted in 2010, but it’s getting some big time changes for 2012. Taking cues from both the Roubaix SL3 and the Tarmac SL3, the new Amira is lighter and stiffer that the first generation.

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Lord Vader, your bike is in stock.

Posted: May 9th, 2011 | Filed under: Featured, Products, Specialized | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

We know it’s a tired reference, but c’mon: if Darth Vader had a bike, it’d be a Project Black 2012 Specialized S-WORKS Venge. Hopefully in a 56, cuz that’s what we have in stock. Read More »


Matt Goss wins Milan-San Remo on the new S-WORKS + McLaren Venge

Posted: March 19th, 2011 | Filed under: Featured, Products, Race, Road Bikes, Specialized | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

So, uh, remember that bike that Specialized announced on Wednesday? Well, Matt Goss from HTC-Highroad just rode it to victory in the 2011 Milan-San Remo Spring Classic! We’ll check the record books, but this might be the first time a bike was ridden to victory in it’s debut race. One-for-one, batting 1000, however you want to say it, the new Venge is off to an amazing start.


Specialized S-WORKS Venge: Complete Performance

Posted: March 17th, 2011 | Filed under: Featured, Products, Road Bikes, Specialized | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

This doesn’t happen often, so you’ll have to excuse our unbridled enthusiasm; SPECIALIZED JUST ANNOUNCED A COMPLETELY NEW ROAD BIKE! The S-WORKS Venge – developed with McLaren Racing (F1, anybody?) and soon to debut at Milan-San Remo – is not just a new bike, it’s a whole new category of bike: Complete Performance. The Venge will be offered four ways initially: SRAM ($8800, pictured below), Dura-Ace ($9200), Frameset ($3800), and for the first time ever, an above S-WORKS version, the S-WORKS + McLaren ($TBA, pictured above).

 

Blending the stiffness-to-weight supremacy of the Tarmac SL3 with the aero-dynamic wizardry of the Shiv, the Venge gives riders the best of both worlds. Check out the link, tune into Milan-San Remo, and add the word “Venge” to your cycling vocabulary.


2011 Specialized S-WORKS Prevail Helmet: “Top-Notch Lid”

Posted: March 5th, 2011 | Filed under: Featured, Product Reviews, Products | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

In case you haven’t heard, Specialized has released their new S-WORKS helmet for 2011: the Prevail, as in, “cooler heads prevail.” We’re really stoked on the new S-WORKS lid, and apparently CyclingNews and BikeRadar are pretty happy too; 4.5 out of 5 stars!

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Specialized S-WORKS Road Shoes

Posted: January 12th, 2011 | Filed under: Featured, Products, Shoes Apparel Helmets, Specialized | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

There’s a special moment when a rider tries on a pair of S-WORKS shoes for the first time. After snugging down the enclosure, they sit back, smile, and usually say something like, “Wow. I mean…wow. That’s cool.” We know exactly what they mean, even if they can’t articulate it. Read More »