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Dario DiGiulio    Jul 2, 2024
First Ride: The 2025 Specialized Stumpjumper Has a First Ride: The 2025 Specialized Stumpjumper Has a New Dual Chamber Air Shock
The fifteenth iteration of the Stumpjumper now has 145mm of travel and an interesting air shock design.
Dario DiGiulio    Jun 1, 2024
Santa Cruz Bikes Founder Rob Roskopp is Joining Sp Santa Cruz Bikes Founder Rob Roskopp is Joining Specialized Bikes
Once fierce competitors, two visionary founders are now sharing ideas under the same roof.
Specialized-Germanic    May 28, 2024
Video: Experiencing Mountain Biking in the Andes i Video: Experiencing Mountain Biking in the Andes in 'Peaks & Pueblos'
Vanessa and Hannes spent two months travelling through Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, and Uruguay.
Outside Online    May 15, 2024
Specialized Names Armin Landgraf CEO Beta MTB logo Specialized Names Armin Landgraf CEO
Former CEO Scott Maguire to lead the brand's new innovation and technology division.
Sarah Moore    May 14, 2024
Video: Loïc Bruni Finally Gets the Best of Fort W Video: Loïc Bruni Finally Gets the Best of Fort William
13 years after his first race in Fort William, Superbruni finally gets a win on the track.
I Am Specialized    Apr 30, 2024
How Specialized E-Bikes are Being Used for Conserv How Specialized E-Bikes are Being Used for Conservation in South Africa
Specialized eMTBs are being used for fence patrols and anti-poaching activities in South Africa.
Sarah Moore    Apr 26, 2024
Video: Specialized Gravity Team Camp in Portugal Video: Specialized Gravity Team Camp in Portugal
Follow the Specialized Gravity crew as they hit the trails of Portugal for their 2024 team camp ahead of the UCI World Cup Downhill Season.
Alvin Holbrook    Apr 2, 2024
Review: Specialized's New Search ‘All-Road’ Helmet & Recon 2.0 Shoes Beta MTB logo Review: Specialized's New Search ‘All-Road’ Helmet & Recon 2.0 Shoes
The Recon 2.0 shoes add new features and a svelte look, while the new Specialized Search helmet ticks all the boxes.
Dario DiGiulio    Mar 12, 2024
First Ride: 2024 Specialized Epic EVO 8 First Ride: 2024 Specialized Epic EVO 8
The Epic EVO gets a longer travel fork and a burlier build kit compared to its more XC race oriented sibling.
Matt Beer    Feb 12, 2024
Review: 6 Months Aboard the Specialized Levo SL eM Review: 6 Months Aboard the Specialized Levo SL eMTB
The Levo SL weighs a touch under 40 pounds and puts out 50 Nm of torque.
liamlace    Feb 5, 2024
Video: Smashing Queenstown MTB Trails with David M Video: Smashing Queenstown MTB Trails with David McMillan, Sam Gale & Finn Hawkesby-Browne
Three of New Zealand's best gravity riders take to the Queenstown mountain bike trails.
TheCactusCup    Nov 22, 2023
Specialized Cactus Cup & the Belgian Waffle Ri Specialized Cactus Cup & the Belgian Waffle Ride Combine Forces For 'Duel in the Desert' Event
Taking place on consecutive Saturdays in March, the event will combine mountain biking and gravel racing.
Jessie-May Morgan    Nov 8, 2023
First Look: Specialized Kenevo SL 2 with SL 1.2 Mo First Look: Specialized Kenevo SL 2 with SL 1.2 Motor
The frame's the same, but the new Kenevo SL has a quieter, more powerful motor.
Christie Fitzpatrick    Nov 6, 2023
Video: Samy Mercado's Journey So Far in 'Lobo Soli Video: Samy Mercado's Journey So Far in 'Lobo Solitaire Urbano'
The Red Bull Rampage Digger Award recipient and Soil Searching ambassador also crushes on a bike.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 24, 2023
Is This the New Enduro? Specialized Patent Shows 1 Is This the New Enduro? Specialized Patent Shows 170mm Bike With UBB Suspension Design
A recent patent application details the suspension design first seen on Specialized's prototype DH bike.
Felix LE BLANC    Oct 14, 2023
Video: What Makes A Racer in 'Unveiling Loic Bruni Video: What Makes A Racer in 'Unveiling Loic Bruni'
Behind the handlebars and deep into the mind of the French athlete.
flag Revolution Enduro    Sep 18, 2023
Race Report & Video: REV Enduro Series Final a Race Report & Video: REV Enduro Series Final at Powderhorn
Good times and great racing at the Colorado Western Slope's Powderhorn Mountain Resort.
flag Revolution Enduro    Aug 28, 2023
Race Report & Video: Revolution Enduro at Snow Race Report & Video: Revolution Enduro at Snowmass, CO
Snowmass played host to seven stages of all-out enduro racing this past weekend.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 10, 2023
Welcome to the 2023 Value Bike Field Test Welcome to the 2023 Value Bike Field Test
Five capable bikes all priced below (in some cases well below) $3,500 USD.
Christie Fitzpatrick    Jul 4, 2023
Martin Söderström Signs with Scott Sports Martin Söderström Signs with Scott Sports
The stylish Swede dropped that he was leaving Specialized a few days ago, and is now sharing a new partnership with Scott.
flag The Free Radicals    Jun 29, 2023
The Free Radicals Are Giving Away A Soil Searching The Free Radicals Are Giving Away A Soil Searching Specialized Levo
The fresh Turbo Levo will be given away in support of the Pemberton Valley Trails Association.
Henry Quinney    Jun 27, 2023
Video: 5 High-Performance DH Bikes - 3 Prototypes Video: 5 High-Performance DH Bikes - 3 Prototypes and 2 Custom Frames
We see the latest bikes of the fastest downhill riders in the world... plus several inventive ways to hide suspension linkages.
I Am Specialized    Jun 16, 2023
Video: 'Where the Wild Things Are' Showcases Famil Video: 'Where the Wild Things Are' Showcases Family & Conservation in Patagonia
This is the story of Gabo, his family & his crew, applying his values of mountain biking to conservation efforts.
I Am Specialized    Jun 4, 2023
Video: Rebuilding The Damaged Trails of the U.K. i Video: Rebuilding The Damaged Trails of the U.K. in 'Winds of Change'
Soil Searching aims to shed light on the unsung heroes of mountain biking.
flag Revolution Enduro    Jun 2, 2023
Race Report: Peterson and Dougherty Victorious at Race Report: Peterson and Dougherty Victorious at Revolution Enduro in Glorieta, NM
The Specialized Revolution Enduro Series, presented by Fat Tire, started the season with an all-backcountry race in Glorieta, NM.
Matt Beer    May 18, 2023
Revisited: The Specialized Status 140 After One Ye Revisited: The Specialized Status 140 After One Year With a Guest Editor
The Status 140 even made a trip to the Southern Hemisphere during its extended test period.
Outside Online    May 6, 2023
Video: Blake Hansen's First Trip to Crankworx - Outside Watch Beta MTB logo Video: Blake Hansen's First Trip to Crankworx - Outside Watch
Episode three of Outside Line takes Blake to Canada for the first time to race dual slalom.
Matt Beer    May 5, 2023
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Which Saddles Pin The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Which Saddles Pinkbike's Editors Put on Their Own Bikes
Why work when you could be reading about the saddle choices of strangers on the internet?
Mike Kazimer    May 4, 2023
First Ride: Specialized Turbo Levo SL - The Electr First Ride: Specialized Turbo Levo SL - The Electric Stumpjumper EVO
The Levo SL now has more power, more torque, and a wide range of geometry possibilities.
Matt Beer    Apr 10, 2023
Review: 6 of the Best Gravity-Oriented Mud Tires Review: 6 of the Best Gravity-Oriented Mud Tires
A half dozen worthy options for handling the nastiest, muddiest conditions.
Dario DiGiulio    Mar 28, 2023
Interview: Talking About Tires With Maxxis, Schwal Interview: Talking About Tires With Maxxis, Schwalbe, Continental, WTB, & Others
Representatives from 8 different brands chime in on their thoughts on inserts, favorite tread patterns, and 36" wheels.
Pinkbike Staff    Mar 22, 2023
Specialized's New Epic Uncovered Specialized's New Epic Uncovered
Previously seen under wraps on an XC race course, the new Epic has been partially revealed.
Jake    Mar 16, 2023
Online Deals - March, 2023 Online Deals - March, 2023
Corporate muckety-mucks told me I have a mandate to help empty your wallets. Fortunately that aligns with my own moral imperative.
Moritz Ablinger    Feb 3, 2023
Video: A Mountain Bike Road Trip Through Slovenia Video: A Mountain Bike Road Trip Through Slovenia in 'Road to Trieste'
Specialized Ambassadors Sara Bassano and Paula Zibasa get together with photographer Moritz Ablinger, and set off on a mountain bike trip through Slovenia.
Felix LE BLANC    Jan 14, 2023
Video: Rising Star Cecce Camoin Shows Us the Good Video: Rising Star Cecce Camoin Shows Us the Good Life in the Mediterranean
Follow along with Cecce Camoin, one of the four members of the Specialized Enduro Team.
Ed Spratt    Jan 12, 2023
Specialized Lays Off 8% of its Employees in "Organ Specialized Lays Off 8% of its Employees in "Organization Adjustment"
Specialized says the layoffs will allow it to be "adaptive, whilst still investing in innovation."
Betsy Welch    Dec 13, 2022
Specialized Cuts Global Ambassador Program Specialized Cuts Global Ambassador Program
Dozens of paid ambassadors will no longer be riding for Specialized.
Outside Online    Oct 29, 2022
VeloNews Tech Week: 4 New Gravel Bikes for Fall 2023 Beta MTB logo VeloNews Tech Week: 4 New Gravel Bikes for Fall 2023
Didn't have "reverse Slingshot makes a comeback on gravel bikes" in our 2022 predictions.
Matt Wragg    Oct 14, 2022
It’s Time to Recalibrate Our Ideas About Chainst It’s Time to Recalibrate Our Ideas About Chainstay Length
As reaches have grown, what we think of as "short" and "long" chainstays needs to start shifting as well.
Matt Beer    Sep 20, 2022
13 Bikes That Could See An Update In 2023 13 Bikes That Could See An Update In 2023
A baker's dozen worth of bikes that could be due for a revision in the next year or so.
Alicia Leggett    Sep 2, 2022
Specialized Expands Recall of 1st Gen Levo & K Specialized Expands Recall of 1st Gen Levo & Kenevo Battery Packs
The recall affects an estimated 15% of battery packs on the first-generation Levo and Kenevo eMTBs.
flag Alicia Leggett    Aug 2, 2022
Specialized Helmet Art Auction Raises Funds for Sq Specialized Helmet Art Auction Raises Funds for Squamish First Nations Communities
The event raised $6,000 for the Indigenous Life Sport Academy and the Squamish Nation Youth MTB Program
Downtime Podcast    Jul 12, 2022
Podcast: Finn Iles and Kev Joly Chat Putting a Pro Podcast: Finn Iles and Kev Joly Chat Putting a Prototype Bike on the Podium
A top rider-mechanic duo chats about their process of setting up a fast race bike.
rasoulution    Jun 15, 2022
Alma Wiggberg Joins the Global Specialized Bicycle Alma Wiggberg Joins the Global Specialized Bicycles Program
The 19-year-old freerider has officially joined the global Specialized Bicycles program, with a long-term commitment from the Californian based brand.
I Am Specialized    Jun 1, 2022
Video: The K2N Stage Race Aims to Help Local Tanza Video: The K2N Stage Race Aims to Help Local Tanzanian Communities
The mountain bike stage racewas created for the sole purpose of funding community development work in Tanzania.
Mike Kazimer    May 20, 2022
Review: Specialized's New Cannibal Tire is DH Race Review: Specialized's New Cannibal Tire is DH Race Ready
The Cannibal was developed for Specialized's World Cup racers, but it turns out it's also a great option for mere mortals.
Alicia Leggett    May 6, 2022
Specialized Hires Former Canyon CEO Armin Landgraf Specialized Hires Former Canyon CEO Armin Landgraf as Chief of Worldwide Markets
After running Canyon since 2019 and Pon.Bike before that, Armin Landgraf has been brought on to help Specialized "create a modern ecosystem."
Alicia Leggett    Apr 26, 2022
Field Test: 2022 Stumpjumper Alloy - As Versatile Field Test: 2022 Stumpjumper Alloy - As Versatile As Ever
The base model Stumpjumper is a workhorse of a trail bike with a frame that's worth upgrading with nicer parts.
Sarah Moore    Apr 26, 2022
Specialized Announces Trail-Ready Version of 3D Pr Specialized Announces Trail-Ready Version of 3D Printed Mirror Saddle with Titanium Rails
The less expensive Specialized Pro saddle with Mirror uses the exact same 3D printed pad as the pricier model, but with titanium rails and a different base.
Pinkbike Originals    Apr 13, 2022
Video: 5 Custom Freeride Bikes From Darkfest - Dar Video: 5 Custom Freeride Bikes From Darkfest - Darkfest 2022
Kicking things off at this year's Darkfest we dive into the specifics on 5 freeride bikes that are tuned specifically for hitting massive jumps.
James Smurthwaite    Mar 18, 2022
Manon Carpenter to Mentor Izabela Yankova on Gen S Manon Carpenter to Mentor Izabela Yankova on Gen S Team
The current Junior World Champion will be mentored by the 2014 Elite World Champion
Sarah Moore    Mar 17, 2022
Video: Specialized Announces USA Enduro Racing Tea Video: Specialized Announces USA Enduro Racing Team with Cody Kelley, Max Sedlak, Porsha Murdock, Jake Keller & Jakob Snow
The team will focus on the Big Mountain Enduro Season, North American EWS’s, California Enduro Series, NAEC, Specialized market activations, and National Championships.
Brian Park    Mar 16, 2022
Mike Sinyard Steps Down as CEO of Specialized Mike Sinyard Steps Down as CEO of Specialized
Sinyard will stay on as Founder, Chairman and Chief Rider Advocate, while Dyson's Scott Maguire has been appointed as CEO.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 8, 2022
Review: Specialized Ambush 2 Helmet Review: Specialized Ambush 2 Helmet
Specialized's popular Ambush helmet underwent a complete overhaul for 2022.
Sarah Moore    Feb 28, 2022
Christian Rigal Signs with Specialized Christian Rigal Signs with Specialized
Inspired by his BMX background, Christian Rigal is hoping to bring fresh ideas and a new perspective to mountain biking.
Matt Beer    Feb 1, 2022
Review: 2022 Specialized Status 140 - The Slope-Du Review: 2022 Specialized Status 140 - The Slope-Duro-Cross Weapon
Specialized has gone consumer direct with the Status, which packs a serious punch for $2,999.
I Am Specialized    Feb 1, 2022
Video: Status Bike Park Jam at Spider Mountain Bik Video: Status Bike Park Jam at Spider Mountain Bike Park
Good times sessioning the best zones at Spider Mountain Bike Park with local shredders.
Alicia Leggett    Jan 27, 2022
Updated: Specialized Plans to Add Consumer-Direct Updated: Specialized Plans to Add Consumer-Direct Sales February 1
Specialized is the first major traditional sales brand to offer a consumer-direct option.
Ed Spratt    Jan 13, 2022
Izabela Yankova Riding for Specialized in 2022 Izabela Yankova Riding for Specialized in 2022
Izabela Yankova has revealed that she will be racing on Specialized bikes for the 2022 season.
Mike Levy    Dec 23, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 98 - Field Test Trai The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 98 - Field Test Trail Bike Debrief
Six aluminum, carbon, and steel trail bikes, varying ideas of what that even means, and liberal use of purple and toothpaste. Plenty to talk about, including a bunch of your questions from each review.
stilspoke    Nov 26, 2021
Video: Christopher Blevins Establishes a New FKT R Video: Christopher Blevins Establishes a New FKT Route in California in 'The Long Traverse'
America's next great hope in XC mountain biking, Christopher Blevins, introduces the cycling community to a new FKT route in the Los Padres National Forest of Central California.
Ed Spratt    Nov 19, 2021
6 Environmental Initiatives in the Bike Industry: 6 Environmental Initiatives in the Bike Industry: Recycled Batteries, Carbon Neutral Production & More
Take a look at the recent announcements that move the industry forward in reducing its impact on the environment.
Kasen Schamaun    Nov 14, 2021
Video: Kelsey Urban & Jimmy Smith Ride Picture Video: Kelsey Urban & Jimmy Smith Ride Picturesque Fall Time Trails
World Cup XC racer Kelsey Urban and multi-discipline athlete Jimmy Smith take on the Marquette Fall enduro.
Matt Beer    Oct 26, 2021
Review: Specialized Gambit - A New Lightweight Ful Review: Specialized Gambit - A New Lightweight Full Face Helmet
Specialized's new full-face is one of the lightest DH certified option on the market.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 26, 2021
Specialized Announces New Riprock Kids' Bikes Specialized Announces New Riprock Kids' Bikes
The new Riprocks have updated geometry and components selected especially for smaller riders.
Matt Beer    Oct 12, 2021
First Ride: 2022 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO Alloy First Ride: 2022 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO Alloy - Adaptability Meets Affordability
There's now an aluminum version of the Stumpjumper EVO, complete with a SWAT box for snack storage.
Matt Beer    Oct 12, 2021
Review: Specialized's Updated Tactic Helmet Review: Specialized's Updated Tactic Helmet
The new Specialized Tactic sees major updates in terms of looks and safety all at a moderate price point.
Matt Beer    Sep 17, 2021
Video: Meta Power 29 vs 160E vs Range VLT vs Kenev Video: Meta Power 29 vs 160E vs Range VLT vs Kenevo SL - Field Test Roundtable
You have seen all the reviews, but now its time to decide which one is our favorite. From Norco's monster truck Range VLT to Specialized's lightweight Kenevo SL, join Mike Levy, Henry Quinney, and Matt Beer to find out which eMTB came out on top.
James Smurthwaite    Aug 10, 2021
Video: A Lake District Epic on eMTBs Video: A Lake District Epic on eMTBs
Specialized UK ambassadors Reece Langhorn and Henrik Jensen tackle some classic Lakes trails.
Pinkbike Originals    Aug 3, 2021
Video: The Everyday Bikes From The Whistler Bike P Video: The Everyday Bikes From The Whistler Bike Park
There's no shortage of unique bikes in the Whistler Bike Park and Christina Chappetta was out and about hunting them down.
Alicia Leggett    Jul 28, 2021
Spotted: A Lightweight Full Face Helmet from Speci Spotted: A Lightweight Full Face Helmet from Specialized
It’s been a while since Specialized released a new full face, but it looks like that’s about to change.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 27, 2021
Review: Specialized's New Ground Control Grid T7 T Review: Specialized's New Ground Control Grid T7 Tire
The updated Ground Control tires hit the sweet spot when it comes to price and performance.
Matt Wragg    Jun 15, 2021
Interview: Specialized's Sponsorship Boss Benno Wi Interview: Specialized's Sponsorship Boss Benno Willeit Speaks Candidly About Losing Athletes, Fewer World Cup Teams, & More
"Aaron Gwin was expensive, but he was even more expensive when he left Specialized. At that stage, we said enough is enough, we cannot afford or justify that amount of money."
Sarah Moore    Jun 8, 2021
Specialized Announces New Ultra-Lightweight 232 Gr Specialized Announces New Ultra-Lightweight 232 Gram MTB Shoe
The new S-Works EXOS EVO shoe is the lightest off-road shoe Specialized has ever created.
Daniel Sapp    Jun 8, 2021
Specialized Announces Updated XC Tires Specialized Announces Updated XC Tires
Specialized's XC tires receive new rubber compounds and motocross-inspired tread.
Nick Bentley    Jun 4, 2021
Bike Check: Scott Beaumont's Specialized Enduro SX Bike Check: Scott Beaumont's Specialized Enduro SX
Scott believes this out of production frame is still the best tool for winning 4X races
Matt Wragg    Jun 2, 2021
Bike Check: Loic Bruni's 'Not Quite Standard' Spec Bike Check: Loic Bruni's 'Not Quite Standard' Specialized Demo
Claimed to be one of the quietest bikes on the mountain, Bruni's Demo sports custom sizing and suspension.
Ed Spratt    May 31, 2021
8 Environmental Initiatives in the Bike Industry: 8 Environmental Initiatives in the Bike Industry: SRAM's Fiber Recycling Patent, Sustainable Production, & More
The cycling industry gets away with some pretty wasteful practices, so it's great to see people working on these initiatives.
James Smurthwaite    May 28, 2021
Loic Bruni Unlikely to Race With an Idler-Equipped Loic Bruni Unlikely to Race With an Idler-Equipped Demo in Leogang
Despite the forum hype, it sounds like Bruni won't be on a new suspension configuration... yet.
Mike Kazimer    May 27, 2021
Specialized Announces Voluntary Recall of Some Gen Specialized Announces Voluntary Recall of Some Gen 1 Levo & Kenevo Battery Packs
A small number of batteries found on the 1st gen Levo and Kenevo have been recalled due to the potential for a 'thermal runaway event.'
Mike Kazimer    May 13, 2021
First Ride: 2022 Specialized Kenevo SL - The Elect First Ride: 2022 Specialized Kenevo SL - The Electric Enduro
The new Kenevo SL takes the popular Enduro chassis and adds on a motor and a 320 Wh battery.
I Am Specialized    May 13, 2021
Specialized Kenevo SL Launch Video - Monsters vs B Specialized Kenevo SL Launch Video - Monsters vs Bikes
Specialized continues their run of over-the-top launch videos.
Ed Spratt    Apr 26, 2021
Manon Carpenter Announces Move to Specialized &amp Manon Carpenter Announces Move to Specialized & Sustainable Trails Project
Manon Carpenter will now be riding for Specialized while she explores the topic of creating a sustainable future for our trails.
Alicia Leggett    Apr 21, 2021
Bike Check: Specialized Enduro Racer Cecce Camoin' Bike Check: Specialized Enduro Racer Cecce Camoin's Enduro
Cecce Camoin is a rider to watch over the next few years. In anticipation of the season, check out the bike he'll race at EWS rounds with the revamped Specialized Enduro Team.
Sarah Moore    Apr 13, 2021
Women's Apparel Randoms from TLD, Specialized, Ion Women's Apparel Randoms from TLD, Specialized, Ion & IXS - Pond Beaver 2021
You'll find everything from mild to wild options in this roundup of new women's mountain bike clothing.
James Smurthwaite    Apr 6, 2021
Video: Specialized Returns to the EWS with Kevin M Video: Specialized Returns to the EWS with Kevin Miquel, Charles Murray & More
Despite a sprinkling of clues over social media, Specialized has been able to keep most of the details around its new enduro team under wraps, until now.
Ed Spratt    Mar 19, 2021
Specialized Partners with Tesla Co-Founder for a N Specialized Partners with Tesla Co-Founder for a New Battery Recycling Solution
Specialized is looking to offer recycling for all of its e-bike batteries by the end of the year.
Matt Wragg    Mar 18, 2021
Burning Question: What Constitutes Value From a Sp Burning Question: What Constitutes Value From a Sponsored Athlete?
These days only a fortunate few have contracts that list their goal as just "winning races."
Alicia Leggett    Mar 16, 2021
Kevin Miquel Appears To Have Signed with Specializ Kevin Miquel Appears To Have Signed with Specialized
Kevin Miquel hasn't officially announced his new bike sponsor, but training in a Specialized kit with Loic Bruni is pretty suggestive...
Mike Kazimer    Mar 11, 2021
Specialized Launches New 2FO DH Shoes Specialized Launches New 2FO DH Shoes
Specialized adds two gravity oriented shoes to their 2FO lineup.
Alicia Leggett    Feb 19, 2021
Specialized Releases Artsy Limited-Edition Chisel Specialized Releases Artsy Limited-Edition Chisel Framesets
If you are looking for a unique frame that's more than just a pretty bike, the new Specialized Chisel LTD frameset might be for you.
Dan Roberts    Feb 18, 2021
Review: 2021 Specialized Demo Race - DH Bike Week Review: 2021 Specialized Demo Race - DH Bike Week
Rainbow stripes aren't required to make the most of this DH machine.
Daniel Sapp    Jan 19, 2021
Bike Check: Max Chapuis' Specialized Levo SL Bike Check: Max Chapuis' Specialized Levo SL
Max Chapuis has been spending winter riding and filming in the mountains near his home on a souped up Levo SL.
I Am Specialized    Jan 15, 2021
Video & Photo Story: The Trail Builders of Kam Video & Photo Story: The Trail Builders of Kamloops
No dig; no ride. The builders at Landmark Trailworks do both.
Mike Kazimer    Jan 11, 2021
Review: Specialized  2FO Roost vs Pearl Izumi X-Al Review: Specialized 2FO Roost vs Pearl Izumi X-Alp Launch Mid Flat Pedal Shoes
Two new flat pedal shoe models go toe to toe, with a classic thrown into the mix for good measure.
James Smurthwaite    Jan 8, 2021
Bike Check: Jordan Sarrou's World Champion Custom Bike Check: Jordan Sarrou's World Champion Custom Specialized Epic
Sarrou will be on Specialized for 2021, and they welcomed him to the team with a custom painted Epic.
Mike Kazimer    Dec 23, 2020
Pinkbike Awards: 5 Products That Have Stood the Te Pinkbike Awards: 5 Products That Have Stood the Test of Time
From sticky rubber soles to pedals that just won't quit, these products have delivered proven performance for multiple years.
Mike Levy    Dec 20, 2020
Field Test: Searching Out the Best Values in the T Field Test: Searching Out the Best Values in the Trail Bike Category
We take a closer look at the five Field Test trail bikes to see which model gives you the most bike for your buck in each range.
James Smurthwaite    Dec 17, 2020
$160,000 Worth of Unique, Historical Bikes Stolen $160,000 Worth of Unique, Historical Bikes Stolen in Specialized Break In
Winning bikes from Kulhavy and Overend among those stolen from the Specialized in-house museum.
Mike Levy    Dec 1, 2020
Field Test: 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper - The Do Field Test: 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper - The Do It All 'Er
The 2021 Stumpjumper gets an all-new frame design, and that translates to a big difference out on the trail.
Mike Levy    Nov 23, 2020
Welcome to the 2021 Field Test: Trail & Enduro Welcome to the 2021 Field Test: Trail & Enduro Bikes
The 10 trail bikes featured in this Field Test are revealed, as well as a look at how we tested.
Sarah Moore    Nov 10, 2020
First Look: Specialized's New 2FO Roost Flat and C First Look: Specialized's New 2FO Roost Flat and Clip Shoes
Specialized have added new flat pedal and clipless shoes to their lineup.
I Am Specialized    Nov 3, 2020
Specialized Announces New Trail-Series Apparel Col Specialized Announces New Trail-Series Apparel Collection
Specialized's latest apparel collection is designed to keep you warm and dry throughout the fall and winter.
Nick Bentley    Oct 21, 2020
Bike Check: Tom Reynolds' Specialized P-3 Bike Check: Tom Reynolds' Specialized P-3
Far from "off the shelf", Tom Reynolds' P.3 is molded to his taste.
James Smurthwaite    Oct 16, 2020
Bike Check: Loic Bruni's Specialized Demo Bike Check: Loic Bruni's Specialized Demo
The Specialized Gravity team keep their set up details pretty close to their chest, but here's what we were able to get them to reveal about Bruni's bike.
Mike Levy    Oct 13, 2020
First Look: Specialized's New Carbon Stumpjumper D First Look: Specialized's New Carbon Stumpjumper Ditches the Horst Link
There's been a BIG change, even if the newest Stumpy doesn't look all that different.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 13, 2020
Specialized Announces New Tire Compounds & Cas Specialized Announces New Tire Compounds & Casings
Specialized's more gravity-oriented tires are now available with a slower rebounding T9 rubber compound.
Pinkbike Staff    Oct 12, 2020
Interview: The Team Behind Specialized's Wild Stum Interview: The Team Behind Specialized's Wild Stumpjumper Evo Video Talks Acting, Gender Reveal Bonfires, & Bill Clinton
Scott Secco interviews Matt Hunter, Matty Miles, and the production team about what went into making one of the best launch videos of the year.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 6, 2020
Review: 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO - More Tr Review: 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO - More Travel & More Adjustability
The new Stumpjumper EVO gets a little more travel and a lot more adjustable. There's also extra snack space.
Ross Bell    Sep 30, 2020
8 XC Bikes From The Nove Mesto World Cup Pits 8 XC Bikes From The Nove Mesto World Cup Pits
The Pinkbike photographers have been snooping around the pits (socially distant of course) and managed to grab a selection of bikes that were lurking in the team tents.
Daniel Sapp    Aug 19, 2020
Review: Specialized Recon 3.0 Shoes Review: Specialized Recon 3.0 Shoes
Not into the aqua blue? The Recon 3.0 shoes also come in black or 'rocket red.'
Matt Wragg    Aug 8, 2020
Bike Check: JP Bruni's Specialized Demo - DH Maste Bike Check: JP Bruni's Specialized Demo - DH Masters World Champion
JP Bruni holds more DH titles than his son with 9 Masters Worlds titles and 12 national masters titles.
James Smurthwaite    Aug 5, 2020
Everything We Know About the 2021 Specialized Stat Everything We Know About the 2021 Specialized Status
Specialized is doing things a bit differently with the launch of their new Status.
Outride    Jul 24, 2020
Outride Announces July 31 Public Research Summit o Outride Announces July 31 Public Research Summit on How Cycling Impacts the Brain
Dedicated to improving the lives of youth through cycling, their summit is (virtually) open to the public this year.
Daniel Sapp    Jul 23, 2020
Check Out: 16 New Hardtails for 2020 Check Out: 16 New Hardtails for 2020
4130 chromoly, titanium, carbon, and aluminum frames designed for any style riding you can imagine - there are a lot of new hardtails this year.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 8, 2020
Specialized Begins Selling Equipment Through Backc Specialized Begins Selling Equipment Through Backcountry & CompetitiveCyclist.com
Specialized is expanding its e-commerce footprint with the addition of Backcountry.com and Competitive Cyclist as equipment dealers.
I Am Specialized    Jun 29, 2020
Video & Photo Story: Shred Hard Summer Camp at Video & Photo Story: Shred Hard Summer Camp at Sun Peaks Resort
Matt Hunter, Dylan Sherrard, and Matty Miles help out the next generation of shredders.
Dan Roberts    Jun 9, 2020
Specialized Launches Mixed Wheel Size Demo Specialized Launches Mixed Wheel Size Demo
Mullet as standard and loads of adjustability on the latest Demo.
I Am Specialized    May 27, 2020
Video: Nomads, Riders, Storytellers & Trail Bu Video: Nomads, Riders, Storytellers & Trail Builders in 'Soil Searching: Free Radicals'
Will and Mark of the Free Radicals are riders, storytellers, trail builders, and their very own, unique, rolling media house.
Mike Levy    May 26, 2020
First Look: Roval's 1,240 Gram Wheels Are Designed First Look: Roval's 1,240 Gram Wheels Are Designed to Protect Your Tires
The latest Roval wheels are said to be stronger and less likely to cut your tire, all while weighing just 1,240-grams for the set.
I Am Specialized    May 19, 2020
Video: Building Trails That Make the Stoke Meter G Video: Building Trails That Make the Stoke Meter Go Into the Red Zone in 'Soil Searching: Tales from Tasmania'
Australia is home to some of the best mountain bike trail builders in the world, including Rhys Atkinson and Ryan De La Rue.
I Am Specialized    May 12, 2020
Video: Building Trails to Help Grow Mountain Bikin Video: Building Trails to Help Grow Mountain Biking in Brazil in 'Soil Searching: For the Love of Flow'
Caio Suzarte and Eduardo Arruda are two incredibly talented builders crafting trails in Brazil
Mike Levy    May 8, 2020
Specialized Diverge EVO: Gravel Shredder, High-End Specialized Diverge EVO: Gravel Shredder, High-End Hybrid, or Just a Rigid Mountain Bike?
Does a flat-bar gravel bike appeal to you, or is this just a mountain bike with not enough tire clearance?
James Smurthwaite    May 4, 2020
Spotted: Is This a New Specialized Status? Spotted: Is This a New Specialized Status?
It looks like a new Status trail bike is on the way...and it's running two different wheel sizes.
I Am Specialized    Apr 28, 2020
Video: Soil Searching in Whistler - Good Old Manua Video: Soil Searching in Whistler - Good Old Manual Labour
'Sunset is to moonrise as trail building is to riding.'
Ed Spratt    Apr 28, 2020
Video Round Up: 20 Unconventional Bike Launch Edit Video Round Up: 20 Unconventional Bike Launch Edits
With the new YT Izzo launching with one of the most unique launch videos we have ever seen, we decided to look through the archives and find some other unconventional edits.
I Am Specialized    Apr 21, 2020
Video: Soil Searching in Japan - Guardian of the M Video: Soil Searching in Japan - Guardian of the Mountains
Ryo Hazuma dedicates himself completely to developing and maintaining trails at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Minami Alps in Japan.
Nikki Rohan    Apr 15, 2020
A Sneak Peek at 8 Flat Pedal Shoes - Pond Beaver 2 A Sneak Peek at 8 Flat Pedal Shoes - Pond Beaver 2020
A glimpse of some of the flat pedal shoes that will be reviewed after some semblance of normalcy returns to society.
Daniel Sapp    Apr 8, 2020
3 Ultralight Packable Jackets - Pond Beaver 2020 3 Ultralight Packable Jackets - Pond Beaver 2020
Endura, Specialized, and Pearl Izumi all have an ultra-lightweight and packable jacket, ideal for stow-n-go any time of the year.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 13, 2019
First Ride: The 2020 Specialized Enduro is Bigger First Ride: The 2020 Specialized Enduro is Bigger & Burlier Than Ever
The new Enduro has 170mm of travel and a suspension design borrowed from the Demo downhill bike.
Dan Roberts    Mar 31, 2020
Behind the Numbers: Enduro Bikes Compared - Specia Behind the Numbers: Enduro Bikes Compared - Specialized vs Marin vs GT vs Orange vs Santa Cruz
All the numbers for the Specialized Stumpjumper EVO, Marin Mount Vision, GT Force, Orange Stage 6, and the Santa Cruz Megatower gathered in one place.
Daniel Sapp    Mar 27, 2020
Bike Check: Maxime Chapuis' Specialized S-Works En Bike Check: Maxime Chapuis' Specialized S-Works Enduro
Max is coming into 2020 hungry for some top-ten finishes when racing finally gets underway.
I Am Specialized    Mar 13, 2020
Must Watch: Matt Hunter's Family is All Smiles in Must Watch: Matt Hunter's Family is All Smiles in 'Little Trail Hunter - Part 2'
After a week of rough news, cancellations, and general global anxiety, it's nice to head into the weekend on a ridiculously positive note.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 7, 2020
Check Out: Enduro Goggles, Flat Pedals, Oil Slick Check Out: Enduro Goggles, Flat Pedals, Oil Slick Gloves, & More
A round-up of the latest gear to cross our desks, everything from smaller sized flat pedals to goggles and gloves.
James Smurthwaite    Feb 5, 2020
Cody Kelley Confirms His Return to Specialized Cody Kelley Confirms His Return to Specialized
Kelley returns to the brand that first gave him a shot in 2010.
Nikki Rohan    Feb 5, 2020
10 of the Best Mountain Bike Saddles Ridden & 10 of the Best Mountain Bike Saddles Ridden & Rated
Ten saddles get put through the wringer to find which offer the most comfort and durability.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 4, 2020
First Ride: The 2020 Specialized Turbo Levo SL Wei First Ride: The 2020 Specialized Turbo Levo SL Weighs Only 38 Pounds
The new Levo SL uses the same lightweight motor as Specialized's Creo e-road bike.
Sarah Moore    Jan 31, 2020
Industry Insider: Andy Pruitt Retires, Vernon Felt Industry Insider: Andy Pruitt Retires, Vernon Felton to Canyon, & More
It's not just racers making move this off season, here's a roundup of the most significant hires and retires from the past month.
Ralf Hauser    Jan 20, 2020
Review: Specialized Turbo Kenevo Expert - An Elect Review: Specialized Turbo Kenevo Expert - An Electrified Freeride Machine
With 180mm of travel, a dual crown fork, and a powerful motor the new Kenevo is ready for anything.
Daniel Sapp    Jan 14, 2020
Field Test: Affordable Hardtails - Marin San Quent Field Test: Affordable Hardtails - Marin San Quentin 3 vs Specialized Fuse Comp 29
The final two bikes from this year's Field Test are capable hardtails that won't break the bank.
Daniel Sapp    Dec 28, 2019
Jared Graves & Specialized Part Ways Jared Graves & Specialized Part Ways
Graves thanks Specialized for their support through challenging times.
SpecializedUK    Dec 16, 2019
Video: Joel Anderson Hits a Field Full of Big Jump Video: Joel Anderson Hits a Field Full of Big Jumps on his eMTB
It's amazing what you can do with a field and some dirt. Joel goes huge on his dreamline on his e-mtb.
James Smurthwaite    Dec 11, 2019
Sam Gaze Parts Ways With Specialized Sam Gaze Parts Ways With Specialized
The Kiwi World Cup winner is rumoured to be joining Van Der Poel at Corendon Circus.
James Smurthwaite    Nov 20, 2019
Specialized Hint at New Rider for 2020 Specialized Hint at New Rider for 2020
Will a third rider be joining Loic and Finn next year?
James Smurthwaite    Nov 21, 2019
Study Suggests eMTBs Provide a Similar Workout to Study Suggests eMTBs Provide a Similar Workout to Regular Mountain Bikes Even Though They Feel Easier
A limited BYU study suggests that eMTBs still provide an intense workout even if it doesn't feel like it.
Daniel Sapp    Oct 16, 2019
Review: Specialized's 2FO Clip 2.0 Shoes Are Desig Review: Specialized's 2FO Clip 2.0 Shoes Are Designed for Descending
The gravity-oriented 2FO Clip 2.0 shoes were designed with input from Loïc Bruni and Finn Iles.
Sarah Lukas    Oct 14, 2019
Where Have All the Women's Bikes Gone? A Look Insi Where Have All the Women's Bikes Gone? A Look Inside an Ever-Changing Market
As we approach 2020, the industry is saturated with options, but companies still teeter on the fence, deciding how to market to women.
James Smurthwaite    Oct 8, 2019
5 Bikes Stolen From Adam Brayton in Overnight Brea 5 Bikes Stolen From Adam Brayton in Overnight Break In
2 Hope HB 160s, a custom painted Scott Gambler, a Vitus Sommet ebike and a Specialized Stumpjumper stolen from the Keswick Kestrel.
Daniel Sapp    Oct 7, 2019
Check Out: Aftermarket Suspension Links to Customi Check Out: Aftermarket Suspension Links to Customize Your Bike's Ride Characteristics
World Cup racers are constantly trying new suspension links, and a cottage industry has sprung up around providing regular riders with custom links too.
Brian Park    Sep 30, 2019
Former Specialized Director of Graphics Joins Kali Former Specialized Director of Graphics Joins Kali Protectives
Alain Lanusse spent 17 years at Specialized, and will now turn his attention to Kali helmets' aesthetics.
Mike Levy    Sep 27, 2019
First Look: Specialized's Limited Edition Stumpjum First Look: Specialized's Limited Edition Stumpjumper Inspired by Pemberton, BC
The new, Pemberton-approved spec for the Stumpjumper includes a coil-sprung shock and Magura brakes
Daniel Sapp    Sep 18, 2019
Specialized to Close its Website this Friday in Su Specialized to Close its Website this Friday in Support of Global Climate Strike
Sinyard encourages staff to join the strike and calls bikes "a huge part of the solution".
Sarah Moore    Sep 11, 2019
Review: 8 of the Best 2019 Women's XC Race Kits - Review: 8 of the Best 2019 Women's XC Race Kits - Tested at the BC Bike Race
Sarah tested kits from Pearl Izumi, 7mesh, Giro, Liv, Specialized, Bontrager, Assos and Rapha during the gruelling BC Bike Race.
Daniel Sapp    Aug 27, 2019
First Look: Specialized's Custom 3D Printed Mirror First Look: Specialized's Custom 3D Printed Mirror Saddle
Specialized's Mirror saddle is rider-specific, 3D printed and designed to improve comfort.
UCI Mountain Bike World Series    Aug 23, 2019
Video: Curtis Keene’s New Specialized Enduro Video: Curtis Keene’s New Specialized Enduro
Find out more about the Specialized Enduro's development, Curtis’ role in that process and how he sets up his ultra-pro S-Works workspace.
James Smurthwaite    Aug 23, 2019
10 of the Weirdest MTB Marketing Videos Ever 10 of the Weirdest MTB Marketing Videos Ever
Sometimes the weirdness works, and sometimes it really, really doesn't. Here are some of the weirdest of all time.
James Smurthwaite    Aug 15, 2019
Randoms: Special Edition Stem, Throwback Bikes &am Randoms: Special Edition Stem, Throwback Bikes & More - Crankworx Whistler 2019
New products, new colors, and unique bikes are all floating around the village at Whistler as the excitement of Crankworx builds prior to the weekend competitions.
Ross Bell    Aug 7, 2019
Tech Randoms: Lenzerheide DH World Cup 2019 Tech Randoms: Lenzerheide DH World Cup 2019
Less than a week after Val Di Sole's brutality, World Cup DH teams rally in the pits to battle again in Lenzerheide
Oliver Paton    Aug 3, 2019
Replay: Rookies Cup Round 5 Replay: Rookies Cup Round 5
Catch all the action from the fifth round of the Specialized Rookies Cup presented by iXS at Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis.
Eddie Clark    Jul 15, 2019
7 Bikes of the Tour Divide 7 Bikes of the Tour Divide
What would you pick to ride from Canada to Mexico? Here are the rides equipped for one of mountain biking's most grueling races.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 9, 2019
First Ride: The 2020 Demo 29 - Specialized's New A First Ride: The 2020 Demo 29 - Specialized's New Aluminum DH Race Machine
You've seen the prototypes, now it's time to check out the production version of the new Demo.
Daniel Sapp    Jul 8, 2019
Bike Check: Sam Gaze's S-Works Specialized Epic - Bike Check: Sam Gaze's S-Works Specialized Epic - Vallnord World Cup XC 2019
Kiwi Sam Gaze's S-Works Specialized Epic has a mix of lightweight parts, RockShox suspension, and a stem slammed to the max.
flag Chris Lanaway    Jul 8, 2019
Trail Days 2019 - Glentress, Scotland Trail Days 2019 - Glentress, Scotland
Specialized Trail Days returns for 2019 with a weekend of camping, music and bikes.
James Smurthwaite    Jun 28, 2019
Video: MacAskill, Wibmer and Soderstrom Street Rid Video: MacAskill, Wibmer and Soderstrom Street Riding in Innsbruck
The kings of mountain bike YouTube were all in Innsbruck for Crankworx so took some time away from the racing to go for a wild street session
James Smurthwaite    Jun 19, 2019
First Look: The New Specialized Fuse is a Hardtail First Look: The New Specialized Fuse is a Hardtail, Built for Fun
Rock simplicity with an aluminum frame, modern numbers, big wheels and single-speed friendly dropouts,
James Smurthwaite    Jun 13, 2019
15 Short Travel Slalom & Slopestyle Bikes - Cr 15 Short Travel Slalom & Slopestyle Bikes - Crankworx Innsbruck 2019
With practice for dual slalom, dual speed and style and slopestyle all going off in Innsbruck yesterday, there were plenty of short travel, big fun bikes rolling around the pits.
flag SpecializedUK    May 17, 2019
Support the Trails & Win a Custom Specialized Support the Trails & Win a Custom Specialized Stumpjumper
Soil Searching is looking for volunteers to donate a few hours at one of the many Dig Days around the United Kingdom.
Daniel Sapp    May 2, 2019
Review: Specialized S-Works Recon Shoe Review: Specialized S-Works Recon Shoe
The S-Works Recon shoes are stiff, comfortable, and super expensive.
Richard Cunningham    Apr 26, 2019
Poll: Does Your Trail Bike Have a Weight Problem? Poll: Does Your Trail Bike Have a Weight Problem?
The average all-mountain trail bike weighs upwards of 30 pounds. Is there an acceptable weight limit for the basic, do-it-all trail bike?
Pinkbike Originals    Apr 17, 2019
Video: Mike vs Mike: Geometry Battle - Specialized Video: Mike vs Mike: Geometry Battle - Specialized Stumpjumper vs EVO
Long and slack, or short and steep? Mike Levy and Mike Kazimer enter the ring for a heated debate about modern mountain bike geometry.
Hannah Barnes    Apr 5, 2019
Video: Hannah Barnes Shows Off Her One-of-a-Kind E Video: Hannah Barnes Shows Off Her One-of-a-Kind Epic EVO
Hannah Barnes' custom Specialized Epic Evo pays tribute to a few of her favourite things, including yoga, camping, music.
Daniel Sapp    Mar 18, 2019
Spotted: Prototype ‘Project Black’ 27.5/29 Spe Spotted: Prototype ‘Project Black’ 27.5/29 Specialized DH Bike - Crankworx Rotorua 2019
With UCI rule updates, the team at Specialized seem to be wasting no time testing mixed wheel sizes and a new suspension design on their DH bike.
Daniel Sapp    Mar 12, 2019
Bike Check: Christopher Grice's Specialized Demo - Bike Check: Christopher Grice's Specialized Demo - 2019 Windrock Pro GRT
This weekend Chris won the Junior Expert 15-16 category at Windrock by nearly 20 seconds in absolutely treacherous conditions.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 5, 2019
First Ride: Specialized Stumpjumper EVO Pro Carbon First Ride: Specialized Stumpjumper EVO Pro Carbon
The Stumpjumper EVO is now available with a carbon frame. And yes, it has a SWAT box.
I Am Specialized    Mar 2, 2019
Video: Fast Fun on the Specialized Epic EVO Video: Fast Fun on the Specialized Epic EVO
Because racing is all about how much fun you're having, right?
James Smurthwaite    Feb 15, 2019
Ken Block's Glow in the Dark Specialized S-Works S Ken Block's Glow in the Dark Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper
Gymkhana star's lean, mean and sometimes green machine.
Sarah Moore    Feb 13, 2019
Video: Anneke Beerten Back on Specialized for 2019 Video: Anneke Beerten Back on Specialized for 2019
Anneke's planning on racing the full Crankworx Series, the Sea Otter Classic, and some CES and EWS races.
James Smurthwaite    Feb 7, 2019
Killian Callaghan, Max Chapuis & Francescu-Mar Killian Callaghan, Max Chapuis & Francescu-Maria Camoin Form New Look Specialized Enduro Team
Graves and Keene step aside to allow a new team of young pinners to take the reigns on Specialized's enduro race team.
Paul Aston    Jan 2, 2019
Review: 700 Kilometers of Monster-Trucking the Spe Review: 700 Kilometers of Monster-Trucking the Specialized Turbo Kenevo
This poor Kenevo has taken over 700 kilometers of abuse, but how did the electrified downhill monster truck compare to its competition?







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