It’s a week since Specialized debuted its new 2021 Tarmac SL7 flagship race bike and, just in case the hype was threatening to die down, the brand has followed it up with the launch of the latest Sagan Collection.
As in previous years, the 2021 Sagan Collection comprises special-edition versions of the brand’s halo products, all designed to honour one of the most successful riders ever to sit on a Specialized bike, one Peter Sagan, who currently rides for team Bora–Hansgrohe.
It includes a Sagan Collection S-Works Tarmac SL7, an SL7 frameset, an S-Works Roubaix, an Allez Sprint Disc frameset, plus S-Works shoes, a helmet and kit.
All feature unique colour schemes and come at a modest price premium over their counterparts in the standard range.
Sagan Collection 2021: “Deconstructivism”?
Specialized calls its new Sagan Collection “Deconstructivism” because its designers have apparently “taken the rainbow and smashed it to symbolise a rider defined by a lot more than his unprecedented back-to-back-to-back world championships”.
The S-Works Tarmac and Roubaix complete bikes in the collection feature a “chameleon” style design that Specialized Equipment Design Leader Erik Nohlin reverently describes as looking “like a render in real life, it has such depth. I’m still stunned every time I look at it”.
Based on the images supplied by the brand, the Sagan S-Works Tarmac SL7 in particular does look seriously lovely.
We appreciate dazzling paintjobs at BikeRadar, and some brands have really gone to town in recent years, such as Trek with its incredible ICON designs for the Madone SLR.
As well as the two key complete bikes, the Sagan Collection includes a Tarmac SL7 frameset in Sagan’s black and green Bora–Hansgrohe livery, plus an Allez Sprint Disc frameset, perhaps hinting that the blue-collar aluminium racer will be putting in the odd appearance in the pro ranks, as it did in both 2019 and 2020.
On the kit front, Sagan completists will delight in new editions of the S-Works Evade helmet with ANGi crash sensor and lairy S-Works 7 shoes.
Naturally, there’s a matching jersey and bibs too, although we won’t be getting these in the UK, sadly.
2021 Sagan Collection range and pricing
UK pricing for the 2021 Sagan collection is below, with other territories to be confirmed. The range is available from now.
S-Works Tarmac SL7
Sagan Collection S-Works Tarmac SL7. Specialized
S-Works Tarmac SL7 frameset
Sagan Collection S-Works Tarmac SL7 frameset. Specialized
S-Works Roubaix Di2
Sagan Collection S-Works Roubaix. Specialized
Allez Sprint Disc frameset
Sagan Collection Allez Sprint Disc frameset. Specialized
S-Works Evade II ANGi MIPS helmet
S-Works 7 shoe