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Specialized is one of the best-known quality bike brands in the world. Started by a group of riders in 1974. A fact which has guided their decision making ever since. ” Made for riders, by riders.” They strove to make the best quality tires when quality tyres weren’t around. When people wanted to ride cruisers in the dirt, they made the first production mountain bike. When roadies wanted to go faster, Specialized doubled down on…

Specialized did a voluntary recall on some 2019 and 2020 Sirrus and Sirrus X Models in September 2020. The recall was related to the two-piece slotted cranks originally equipped on these bikes. Based on a small number of warranty reports, Specialized are now expanding the scope of the recall to include 2021 and 2022 Sirrus X 3.0 and 4.0 bicycles. The cranks may not have been installed to factory specification. This could cause the non-driveside…

Specialized are doing their popular helmet amnesty again. Specialized run this scheme every few years. You can get 40% off a new Specialized helmet when you trade in an old helmet from any brand. Helmets do deteriorate over time and gradually lose some of their integrity. This is commonly due to UV exposure. Minor knocks when helmets get transported in your car, accidentally dropped at the cafe or in minor crashes can also cause damage.…

Specialized have been gradually expanding their electric bike range over the last few years. For 2022 they have introduced new mountain bikes and updated a big chunk of their hybrid bike range. This guide will give you a quick overview of the electric bikes Specialized make to help you pick the right one for your style of riding. Mission Control One of the best, and least well known, features of Specialized electric bikes is their…

Specialized have been making mountain bikes for nearly as long as there have been mountain bikes. Models like the Rockhopper and Stumpjumper have been staples of the range for decades with the technology being updated and refined every year. The 2022 Specialized mountain bike range has bikes for all kinds of mountain bikers with prices ranging from £500 to over £10,000. All Specialized mountain bikes are ‘beyond gender’. Although they are technically unisex, Specialized tend…

Specialized have just launched their new kids bike platform. The Specialized Jett is a kids bike designed To Last 3 Summers. It comes in 16”, 20” and 24” wheel versions to suit kids from 95cm to 147cm tall. The key selling point of the new Jett bikes is that they are designed to be as adjustable as possible. So each size will last kids for up to 3 summers. Kid’s bikes are not cheap these…

Specialized are one of the few manufacturers on the market making their own electric bike systems. Pretty much everyone else uses the same Bosch or Shimano motors, batteries and display units. Designing their own motors, batteries and software allows Specialized to do things a little differently and their latest innovation is the Turbo Levo SL. Most electric mountain bikes are big and heavy. The numbers that people talk about on them are the torque, battery power and…

Meet Sirrus X. When we heard that Specialized was planning to stop making their Crosstrail bikes the reaction was that it was a bit ‘brave’. The Crosstrail has been one of Specialized’s best-selling bikes for years, and one of our best-selling bikes at Cycles UK. The replacement for the Crosstrail is the new Sirrus X which takes the idea of ‘hybrid’ bikes in a whole new direction. The old Specialized Crosstrail was a pretty standard hybrid bike. It came with road…

Specialized 2020 Beyond Gender Allez range guide. Specialized Announced earlier in the year that they were going to go beyond gender. The first beyond gender bike we saw was the Roubaix. The Beyond Gender philosophy has trickled down into the 2020 Allez range, one of the most popular bikes around; we were keen to take a look at them. What does Beyond Gender actually mean? Put simply Specialized are no longer making male and female…

It’s Paris-Roubaix this weekend and Specialized has launched a brand new version of their Roubaix bike. Previous versions of the Roubaix have notched up six Paris-Roubaix wins and the new bike is both lighter and faster. The pro teams will be racing it in the 2019 edition. Specialized originally designed the Roubaix for racing the cobbled classics of Northern Europe. Over the years the Roubaix bike developed into a more general purpose ‘comfortable’ road bike. If…