Specialized and three-time UCI World Road Race Champion Peter Sagan have announced the third run of top-of-the range bikes, helmets and shoes in the Sagan Collection.
The latest limited-edition collection is entitled Chasing Rainbows and, says Specialized, the colour schemes reflect the two sides of the six-time Tour de France green jersey winner.
Specialized and Sagan team up again
Sagan is the ‘star of the show’ in his Overexposed line Courtesy
According to Specialized, the Overexposed side of the collection shows the Bora-Hansgrohe rider’s “…star of the show side, with loud silvers and rainbows. Underexposed represents his ‘below the radar’ side with blacks, greys and rainbows.”
The Chasing Rainbows collection follows on from the first Sagan Collection — launched just before the Tour of Flanders in March 2018 — and the follow up which arrived at the start of last year’s Tour de France.
An Evade from the Underexposed side of the collection Courtesy
This latest collection sees swanky Sagan-styled silvers with touches of rainbows on the ‘Overexposed’ versions of S-Works Tarmac Disc and S-Works Venge Di2 complete bikes alongside ‘Mirror’ finish framesets of the same machines.
An Overexposed version of the Allez Sprint Disc frame that Sagan and his teammates raced at this year’s Tour Down Under Classic is also available.
If you can’t stretch to one of Sagan’s bikes, then how about a helmet? Over- and Underexposed iterations of the innovative S-Works Evade with ANGi head up the non-bike section of the collection — ANGi (Angular and G-force indicator) is a safety device that, thanks to a gyroscope and an accelerometer, can tell if you’ve crashed and, via an app, let your emergency contacts know.
Sagan Collection S-Works 7 road shoes representing Sagan’s more reserved side Courtesy
S-Works 7 shoes are also available in the two themed colourways, two T-shirts (one grey, one black) with added UV protection are available with ‘Sagan’ written across the chest, and sock dopers are catered for too with pink, magenta, black and white Road Tall socks.
There’s even a Sagan version of Specialized’s Turbo Cotton tyre. Because this is black, we assume it sits on the Underexposed side of the collection.
Collaborating is messy, fun and exhausting it would appear Courtesy
We’re pretty sure that Chasing Rainbows refers to Sagan’s pursuit of world titles, but here at BikeRadar we are holding out hope that Sagan, or someone at Specialized, is actually just a massive fan of the song of the same title by 1990s Britpop band Shed Seven. Either way, as this is a Peter Sagan thing, there are also some rather excellent images of the Slovakian star being a bit daft. Mainly with paint.
Specialized – Sagan Chasing Rainbows Collection prices
Blend in ready to pounce a la Sagan with this Overexposed Tarmac SL6 Disc Di2 Courtesy
S-Works Tarmac Disc — Sagan Collection Overexposed Ltd: SRP £10,000 / $TBC / AU$14,000
S-Works Venge Di2 — Sagan Collection Overexposed Ltd: £10,250 / $TBC / AU$15,000
S-Works Venge Frameset — Sagan Collection Mirror Ltd: £3,900 / $TBC / AU$6,100
Allez Sprint Disc Frameset — Sagan Collection Overexposed Ltd: £1,350 / $TBC / AU$2,000
S-Works Evade with ANGi — Sagan Collection Ltd: £240 / $TBC / AU$450
S-Works 7 Road Shoes — Sagan Collection Ltd: £350 / $TBC / AU$550
Turbo Cotton tyre — Sagan Collection Ltd: £61 / $TBC / AU$120
Tri-Blend Crew Tee — Sagan Collection Ltd: £35 / $TBC / AU$50
Road Tall Socks — Sagan Collection Ltd: £17 / $TBC / AU$20