Tag Archives: Specialized

Roval releases new Rapide CL II wheelset at more affordable price 

US wheel brand Roval has released its latest wheelset, which aim to offer WorldTour level performance at a lower price point.  Roval, which is part of the Specialized Bikes business, has released the all new Rapide CL II road wheels, with a focus on speed, efficiency, and stability. The wheels …

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Specialized UK acquires Rutland Cycling as part of expanding retailer network 

Specialized UK has announced Rutland Cycling will now become part of its expanding retailer network.  Rutland Cycling, founded in 1981, currently has 12 stores in operation, spread from Nottingham to Milton Keynes, including a number of Giant specialist dealer stores.  Having worked as partners for many years, Specialized will now …

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Specialized releases three new helmets – Evade, Prevails and new S-Works TT

Specialized has released three new performance helmets in its range, updating its Prevail, Evade and TT models.  The new S-Works Evade 3 is an aero road helmet but with improved breathability, as Specialized has increased ventilation by 10% on the previous model, while still offering wind-tunnel aerodynamics. Testing has resulted …

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BikeBiz’s guide to the latest helmets

BikeBiz takes a look at the latest helmets from some of the leading brands in the sector, including Safety Labs, Bern, Nutcase, Raleigh, TSG, Urge, Giro, Specialized, Alpina, Met, Oxford, Kali, Bell, Cube, Isadore x HJC, Lazer, Proviz, Bluegrass, Mavic, ABUS, Alpinestars, 100%, Sweet Protection, Limar, Hornit, Smith Optics, SixSixOne …

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Munich’s Alpha Bikes announces switch from Specialized to Giant

Munich bike retailer Alpha Bikes has announced it is parting ways with Specialized, switching to Giant from July 2022. Since it was founded in 1992, Alpha Bikes has been the contact point for cyclists in the Munich area, with the team around owners Gerhard Wagner and Daniel Ciasto opening a …

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Armin Landgraf joins Specialized as chief of worldwide markets

Armin Landgraf has been appointed as Specialized’s chief of worldwide markets, founder Mike Sinyard has announced. Landgraf will report to CEO Scott Maguire and will be responsible for driving excellence and innovation in rider and retailer engagement to create a modern ecosystem that amplifies benefits to riders, retailers, and the brand. …

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Durham bike shop Infinity Cycles joins Specialized team

Specialized UK has shared the next stage of investment in its ecosystem, announcing that Infinity Cycles has joined the Specialized team. Infinity Cycles, which opened its doors in July 2009 and serves the cycling community in and around Durham, is already a close partner of Specialized. Specialized’s investment in “secures and …

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Cycle Revolution set to open new Specialized Concept Store in Norwich

Ipswich-based family run business Cycle Revolution is set to open a new Specialized Concept Store in Norwich this Thursday, 14th April. This will be the latest instalment of its partnership with global cycle giant Specialized, located on Hall Road. The new 5,800 square foot store will include a range of …

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Specialized launches “world’s first alloy superbike” – the new Allez Sprint

Specialized has introduced the new Allez Sprint – which it says is the “world’s first alloy superbike”. Allez was the first performance road bike created by Specialized in 1981. The then steel racer has since had a variety of iterations – in 1988, the Allez Epic with carbon-tubed, steel lugged machine …

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Mike Sinyard steps down as Specialized CEO 

The founder and long-standing CEO of Specialized, Mike Sinyard, has stepped down from his role at the company.  After 48 years in charge, Sinyard has stepped away from his CEO position, as he hands over the reigns to Scott Maguire, the former chief operating officer of Dyson.  Sinyard, who founded …

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