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Specialized Dealer Show Highlights

July 23, 2015

The 2016 Specialized Dealer Show was recently held and our buyers were on hand to see all the new offerings from our friends in Morgan Hill, CA. There’s so much to see and experience at these shows, not to mention work to be done and even some fun to be had. Here are a few of the buyers’ favorite 2016 bikes and pieces of equipment, many of which you’ll see soon at your favorite Bicycle Sport Shop location.

Obviously everyone wants to talk about new bikes. How about an aluminum aero road bike, called the Allez Sprint, to start?

Specialized Allez Sprint

The Allez Sprint takes the aero advantage of the Venge and the aluminum knowhow Specialized has developed over the years to create a value packed rocket ship.

Off the charts fat bikes are nothing new anymore, and there’s “seemingly” always another variant coming out. Why not one for your next ski adventure?

Heading to the slopes and want to bring your board along on your ride? Not a problem!

Heading to the slopes and want to bring your board along on your ride? Not a problem!

It’s no secret that Specialized’s cycling shoe game is tight. They’ve been the industry leader in that department for years. And there are a host of great looking new shoes for 2016, in some pretty great looking colors.

Specialized Motodiva MTB shoe

The women’s Motodiva MTB shoe is a perennial favorite

Specialized SC Tri shoe

The all new SC Tri shoe is staggering light and built for short course racing.

Specialized Sworks road shoe

The S-Works 6 road shoe comes in men’s and women’s versions and features a very refined finish.

We’re believers in ebikes as a way to get folks into cycling, back to cycling, and as a means of alternative transportation when the car is too much trouble and a regular bike isn’t quite right. The next evolution? emountainbikes.

Specialized pedal assist mountain bike. ebike

emountainbikes like these are coming. It’s no secret. But there are going to be some learning curves and growing pains to get over. We’re committed to keeping trails open and users riding responsibly. Stay tuned!

It’s not all product presentations. Sometimes you go ride bikes with mountain bike legends like our parts and accessories buyer, Kelly Oden, did with Ned Overend.

Ned Overend Specialized

Kelly takes a spin with Ned Overend on the new Specialized Sumpjumper S-Works 6fattie.

For what it’s worth, the guys said that the new Specialized Sumpjumper S-Works 6fattie–the 650b+ rig, which is new for 2016, is ridiculously fun and THE mountain bike to get.

Adventure cycling, exploring by bike, gravel grinders, whatever you call it, it’s getting bigger and more popular each year. The 2016 Specialized AWOL Evo is the bike our bike buyer, Scott Linville, was drooling over.

Priced at about $2,500 the AWOL Evo has a supernova integrated generator that doubles as a USB charger.

Priced at about $2,500 the AWOL Evo has a supernova integrated generator that doubles as a USB charger.

AWOL Evo

Front view of the AWOL Evo. The front rack and integrated light are really slick.

AWOL Evo

The AWOL Evo sports an integrated bar end switch, custom made for Specialized.

Chris Donahue, our clothing buyer, was on hand as well. Checking out all manner of soft goods, he likely did more work than Scott and Kelly put together. He was pretty excited about some of the helmet offerings for 2016.

Airnet helmet

The new 2016 Specialized Airnet. A $150 offering in a great looking shape that’s more aero than anything else in the Specialized quiver, save the Evade.

Tactic 2

The new Tactic 2 retails for $74.99 and is a great looking MTB lid.

Boels-Dolmans Specialized

Just a sample of some of the great looking kits, particularly women’s gear, that Specialized is doing for 2016.

But again, it’s not all work at these shows.

Win Tunnel wind tunnel

Scott got a chance to put his baggies to the test in the Specialized Win Tunnel.

Win Tunnel wind tunnel

To give you some perspective on how big the Win Tunnel is, Chris is 6’3″.

Like I said, I’m sure Chris did more work than Scott and Kelly.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. George Blevins permalink
    July 24, 2015 6:29 pm

    Any updates expected for the Shiv in 2016?

  2. djcurtin permalink
    July 27, 2015 4:39 pm

    Thanks for reading, George! No changes to the frame design for the Shiv for 2016. there are some slight spec changes to various models, but nothing major to report on that front. The big aero talk this year was the new Venge!

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