Following previous looks at the new S-Works Roubaix SL4 and Allez, and the revamped S-Works shoes, we take a look at the best of the rest on show at Specialized’s 2013 road launch in Snowbird, Utah.
Specialized Shiv Comp
While the superb Shiv has made waves as a halo product and internationally been a hugely successful time trial and triathlon machine, it’s always been priced at a level not many of us can afford. That’s all set to change with the carbon Shiv Comp. This £2,500 model is built with a SRAM Rival drivetrain, paired with a BB30 FSA Gossamer chainset, DT Swiss wheels and a smattering of Specialized’s own finishing kit. An entry level aluminium framed Shiv will also be available for £1,200.
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Specialized branded components dominate the cockpit on the Shiv Comp
Specialized Secteur Sport Disc
At the Cycle to Work price point, the new Secteur disc looks like a winner. With a frame that has clearances for huge tyres (it comes with already big volume 28in tyres) and still plenty of room for guards – plus braze-ons for a rack too – the Secteur could be a great commuter choice.
Specialized secteur sport disc, which comes in under the cycle to work price point, will appeal to many: Warren Rossiter/BikeRadar.com
Specialized Roubaix Expert Disc
Sitting below the Ultegra Di2-equipped, standard braked Expert is this innovative and serious epic sportive machine. Using a 135mm rear spacing which looks set to become road’s disc brake standard, the Expert comes with Roval disc wheels, Ultegra mechs and shifters, an FSA SL-K BB30 chainset and mechanical discs from Avid. The Expert Disc comes at a retail price of £3,300.
The specialized roubaix expert disc comes with roval disc wheels, ultegra mechs and shifters, fsa sl-k bb30 chainset and mechanical discs from avid, at a retail price of £3,300: Warren Rossiter/BikeRadar.com
Specialized Roubaix Expert Di2
The £4,000 Ultegra Di2 Roubaix has a wholly different frame to the Disc version, though it shares much the same equipment.
The £4,000 ultegra di2 roubaix has a wholly different frame to the disc version, though it shares much the same equipment: Warren Rossiter/BikeRadar.com
Specialized are one of the few companies that take women’s bikes seriously, with three models – the Amira (think Women’s Tarmac), Ruby (women’s Roubaix) and Dolce (women’s secteur) – all having strong line-ups. We like the look of this £1,500 carbon Amira, and with a Shimano 105 drivetrain, DT Swiss 2.0 wheels, carbon seatpost and all-carbon fork it looks to be great value, too.
The £1,500 amira sport comes with a shimano 105 drivetrain, dt swiss 2.0 wheels, carbon seatpost and all-carbon fork it looks to be great value: Warren Rossiter/BikeRadar.com
The massively successful Allez gets a price drop for 2013 and while it still has Tiagra 10-speed, the £100 price drop has seen a couple of cuts elsewhere.
The allez elite gets a £100 price drop for 2013 but still maintain tiagra 10-speed: Warren Rossiter/BikeRadar.com
S-Works Venge EPS
A real halo bike if ever there was one. It comes complete with Campagnolo’s flagship Super Record EPS, Zipp Firecrest 404’s and top flight kit, so while its retail price of £8,500 is a huge amount, no punches have been pulled with the hefty spec. The real story for UK riders is an imminently available ‘more affordable’ Venge; we’ll have more details as soon as we get them.
The s-works venge gets a no holds barred spec upgrade for 2013, here with campagnolo’s flagship super record eps, zipp firecrest 404’s and top flight kit: Warren Rossiter/BikeRadar.com
The women’s version of the classic Roubaix features the same size-specific tubing and carbon lay-up characteristics. This £4,000 version comes with a full Ultegra Di2 groupset, Specialized finishing kit and DT Swiss wheels in a sportive ready race machine.
This £4,000 ruby elite, the women’s version of the roubaix, comes with a full ultegra di2 groupset, specialized finishing kit and dt swiss wheels in a sportive ready race machine: Warren Rossiter/BikeRadar.com
The aluminium women’s bike with a full complement of Zertz vibration damping is a cost effective alternative to the Ruby. The Dolce Elite has a highly competitive spec and with its £,1050 price tag looks like a winner for 2013.
Dolce elite, the aluminium women’s bike with a full complement of zertz vibration damping, is a cost effective alternative to the ruby at £1,050: Warren Rossiter/BikeRadar.com
Quarq Power Meter
The S-Works crankset now has a cost effective upgrade to power measurement thanks to this Quarq Power Meter. Available in both standard and compact BCD’s, the ANT+ ready connectivity offers pro-level power measurement at a fraction of the cost of a standard system.
The s-works crankset now has a cost effective upgrade to accurate power measurement thanks to the quarq power meter. available in both standard and compact bcd’s, the ant+ ready connectivity offers pro-level power measurement at a fraction of the cost of a standard system: Warren Rossiter/BikeRadar.com
Specialized’s all-new Expert computer offers all the features you’d expect from a bike computer with the added bonus of ANT+ compatibility, allowing additional display info for compatible power meters, heart rate monitors and more.
The expert computer offers ant+ compatibility for hrm and power meters: Warren Rossiter/BikeRadar.com
The all new S-Works COBL.GOBL-R seatpost, designed for the SL4 Roubaix, is also available as a standalone product. This lightweight carbon post with 18mm of carbon leaf spring movement is said to add comfort over rough terrain.
The cobl.gobl-r seatpost was designed for the sl4 roubaix but is also available as a standalone product: Warren Rossiter/BikeRadar.com
Specialized’s impressive range of saddles now includes the Chicane, originally designed for Omega Pharma – Quickstep star Tom Boonen. With Its carbon rails and a carbon reinforced hull combined with BG Fit designs, it looks similar in profile and dimensions to the classic Fizik Aliante.
Originally designed for omega pharma – quickstep star tom boonen, here’s the s-works chicane saddle: Warren Rossiter/BikeRadar.com
Specialized’s impressive mid-range Echelon lid gets a great new hi-viz colourway
A new hi-viz colour for the mid-range echelon lid: Warren Rossiter/BikeRadar.com