Specialized expands Limited Edition program

Batches of 170-400 numbered models with special graphics

Specialized today announced an expanded Limited Edition program, where the company will produce between 200 and 400 frames or complete bikes with special graphics and some with one-off component builds, and each one will be numbered. The program will ultimately include 16 models, with up to three Limited Editions being released each month between May and the end of the year.

Specialized has done some LE bikes in the past, such as a Stumpjumper FSR Carbon EVO Troy Lee Designs model last year and a pink Zdenek Stybar Crux.

This year, upcoming designs include an S-Works Tarmac Nibali and an S-Works Amira Specialized Lululemon design. Each one will be numbered in series. Specialized will make 300 Nibali frames, sizes 49-61cm, and 170 Specialized-Lululemon frames, sizes 44-57cm.

Check out the huge gallery at above right for details on many of the limited edition bikes, including teasers for a Tom Boonen Paris-Roubaix edition and an Alberto Contador model.

Expect to see a tom boonen paris-roubaix model in the near future: expect to see a tom boonen paris-roubaix model in the near future

Ben Delaney

US Editor-in-Chief
Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
  • Discipline: Road (paved or otherwise), cyclocross and sometimes mountain. His tri-curious phase seems to have passed, thankfully
  • Preferred Terrain: Quiet mountain roads leading to places unknown
  • Current Bikes: Scott Foil Team, Trek Boone 5, Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL4, Marinoni fixed gear, Santa Cruz Roadster TT bike
  • Dream Bike: A BMC Teammachine SLR01 with disc brakes and clearance for 30mm tires (doesn't yet exist)
  • Beer of Choice: Saison Dupont
  • Location: Boulder, CO, USA

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