Specialized is synonymous with quality and innovation. Producing an extensive range of bikes, components, clothing and accessories. The Specialized product line caters for bike riders across a broad spectrum, from someone looking to ride to the shops, all the way through to the most dedicated racer, with much of it available from Independent retailers or private sellers here on BikeExchange.
Specialized believes that bikes have the power to change lives, and that belief inspires them to constantly strive to do better. Innovation and technology lie at the forefront of Specialized. Their Body Geometry Fit, a tailoring service that ensures a bike is bespoke fitted to its owner, is testimony to this level of innovation. Specialized works with the Boulder Centre for Sports Medicine “to use anthropometric testing to scientifically dial” their bikes in, ensuring equipment and apparel is already predisposed for a perfect fit.
In 1981 Specialized released the Stumpjumper, the world’s first mass production mountain bike. It was a hardtail and full suspension mountain bike and is still produced even now.
Specialized delivered again in 1989 with the release of Epic, their second mass production carbon mountain bike.
The S-Works range incorporates some of the best-known bikes on the market, including Shiv, Roubaix, and Tarmac. These are the pinnacle of what Specialized offers and is what their pro riders use.
Pro teams racing with Specialized include:
Amongst other elite athletes, Specialized sponsors British World Champion cycling Lizzie Armistead.
In the world of mountain biking, Specialized sponsors world-class athletes such as Loic Bruni and Troy Brosnan.