Collection of New Components, Parts, Accessories, Gear and Apparel From Specialized(article originally posted on Bikeradar.com)
Above, the new 4th generation S-Works mountain bike cranks get hollow carbon construction and a 30mm spindle only. They’ll work with any 104BCD chainring, single or double only. Spin past the break for lots more…
What?!? No 172.5?
The S-Works Aerofly Carbon handlebar isn’t brand new, but darn is it good looking. It makes an appearance on several of their road bikes.
A new standard S-Works Carbon seatpost borrows the S-Works Pavé post’s single-bolt clamp design.
The EMT Top Cap Chain Tool isn’t brand new either, but we hadn’t seen it before. It replaces your standard steerer top cap with something a little more useful while only adding about 25g. Retail is $30 to $35 and there are versions for both alloy and carbon steerer tubes.
The Roval wheel line is as strong as ever with what looks like carbon Rapide rims in the 30-to-40mm depth with Centerlock hubs for disc brake equipped bikes. Further back are models that look like they may have the new SRAM Predictive Steering hub for the RS-1 built into carbon rims.
A Specialized branded 700×30 tubular made by FMB for Tour de France riders.
Roubaix Pro gains a wider 700×30/32c size using their Endurant casing. Not quite sure what a 30/32 width is – maybe it depends on the rim width.
The Armadillo All Condition gets a new, wider 700x30c size.
The new Turbo Allround is a textured version of their performance oriented tire line, offering a bit of traction for those that still want to go fast in inclement conditions.
An overview of their 2015 apparel line. If you don’t mind having an “S” on your kit, Specalized makes some very well thought out, comfortable clothing.
Several new shoes are coming this fall. The Cadet is a multisport model for fitness riders that may or may not want to clip in.
The 2FO Flats look to be rather breezy for a gravity oriented kick, yet still provide the grippy bottom and high ankle support needed for hucking ones self down the mountain at full speed. Inside ankle cuff sits slightly higher than outside edge.
A new carbon-soled Pro level road show will use a ratchet buckle plus offset center Velcro strap above a more traditionally placed bottom Velcro strap.
The TdF Red Star colorway finds it way to the Evade aero road helmet.
Produced in limited editions in early 2013, a McLaren developed TT helmet was available to lucky few. Now, it looks like an S-Works model may be more widely available. Compared to the current TT2 lid, this one gets side vents and a more streamlined exhaust port at the back.
"All photos courtesy of Cycles de Oro except the Turbo Allround, which comes from Mikes Bikes. Huge thanks, guys!"
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