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BG FIT - Specialized Bicycles

EQUIPMENT PRODUCT MANAGEMENT TEAM

WE’RE RIDERS ALWAYS HAVE BEEN

“WE’RE THE ONLY COMPANY IN THE WORLD that makes a full range of bikes and equipment that

covers the rider 360°, head-to-toe,” says VP of Equipment Sean Sullivan. “It definitely keeps us

busy, but finding new and innovative ways to help people enjoy whatever kind of riding they do is

the whole reason we’re in business.” With help from an all-star squad including Carl Bird, Chris Bullock

(not pictured), Eron Chorney, Adriel Dealy, Kevin Drake, Bob Friedrich, Jon Knoll, Brendan O'Brien,

Chance Regina and Chris Wyatt (not pictured), the equipment team churns out everything you see

on these 128 pages.

Back in 1974, when Specialized was founded as a company that imported the finest bicycle components

available, if you were the kind of person who’d sacrifice everything to start a bike company—or even

a person who wanted to work with that person—you had to be absolutely crazy about bikes and riding.

That passion for riding was the secret to our early success and has been the bedrock of our business

ever since.

Stop by our headquarters in Morgan Hill some day for our lunch ride and you’ll see passionate riders

from all parts of the company roll out for a fast, friendly loop. You might think that all the effort,

expense and energy we spend improving our bicycles, equipment and apparel is a bit self-centered.

Sure, we want to make our daily rides better, but if we’re going to pursue our company’s vision and

become the Best Cycling Brand in the World, we also want to improve the ride of all types of cyclists,

regardless of the two-wheeled experience they’re seeking. We learned a long time ago that if we’re

going to improve our ride, your ride, anybody’s ride, we’ve got to focus on the rider’s needs and

develop innovative technologies that improve everyone’s time on a bike.

For 2007 we’ve developed a number innovations that will make every mile you ride more enjoyable.

BG F.I.T. (Body Geometry Fit Integration Technology) holistically combines fit training with bike

geometry and a host of components and equipment that allow you to ride faster, farther and in greater

comfort than ever before. We’ve also developed the fastest spoked wheel in the world, the Roval Star

Rapide with innovative new Star hub. Our new BG Toupe Gel saddle is flyweight and dead sexy while

retaining scientifically designed Body Geometry technology proven to enhance comfort and blood flow.

And the list goes on in a million and one smaller, but no less significant ways.

A passion for riding and a ceaseless drive to innovate—that’s what makes us Specialized, and it’s what

will allow us to make your next ride better. So what are you waiting for? Let’s ride!

WELCOME

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THE SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT TEAM from left to right:

Carl Bird, Eron Chorney, Chance Regina, Jon “Riverdance” Knoll,

Bob Friedrich, Sean Sullivan, Adriel Dealy, Kevin Drake, Brendan O'Brien

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WARNING: The actions depicted in this catalog are potentially dangerous. The riders seen are experienced experts or professionals. Refer to your owner’s manuals for instructions

regarding the safe use of your bicycle or equipment. Do not attempt to duplicate any stunts that are beyond the capabilities of your bicycle or your own capabilities.

Always wear the appropriate safety equipment.

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CONTENTS

02 Introduction

04 BG F.I.T.

06 Optics

14 Shoes

26 Footbeds

28 Roval Wheels

38 Helmets

46 Saddles

60 Tires

76 Men’s Apparel

90 Gloves

96 Designs for Women

100 Designs for Women Apparel

104 Designs for Women Gloves

106 Bar Coverings

108 Computers

110 Pumps

112 Bottles and Cages

114 Bags and Multi-Tools

116 Components

127 Tools


BG F.I.T.

(BODY GEOMETRY FIT INTEGRATION TECHNOLOGY)

DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD BE RIDING FASTER, longer, and in greater

comfort without changing a thing about your training regimen, rest, or diet?

The secret? BG F.I.T., the first totally integrated system for fitting

bike to rider.

BG F.I.T. IS part bike fit, part ergonomic geometry, and part components (including Specialized stems

and bars with differing drop and reach dimensions) that allow customization of your position to

perfectly fit your body. It’s also part scientifically developed and proven Body Geometry saddles,

shoes, gloves, and shorts. Combined in the totally integrated system that is BG F.I.T., these elements

will help you ride faster, longer, and in greater comfort.

Where can you take advantage of BG F.I.T.? Specialized dealers around

the country have been trained to properly fit bike to rider, and to

integrate all of the ergonomic elements of Specialized BG F.I.T. Call your

local Specialized dealer today to schedule an appointment.

The father of the BG F.I.T. effort, Andy Pruitt, EdD, PA, and the Director

of the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine, has been helping cyclists

ride better for more than 30 years and literally wrote the book on cycling

and medicine, Andy Pruitt’s Complete Medical Guide for Cyclists. Dr. Pruitt

has broken BG F.I.T.’s Biomechanical Integration into a few basic principles.

Here are the first two:

PRINCIPLE 1: Biomechanical Integration Is a Marriage Between Bicycle and Body.

If the two are incompatible, the marriage will fail. While a bike’s position can be adjusted in almost

limitless ways, a rider’s body can perform at a high level only within a small range of positions.

PRINCIPLE 2: Make the Bike Fit the Body; Don’t Force the Body to Fit the Bike.

Whether we’re talking about a bike, a pair of shorts or our BG-enhanced footwear, it’s now easy to

tune bike position and equipment to optimally suit a rider’s body and cycling aspirations. It’s also

essential that a rider’s position on a bike reflect his or her age, fitness, desire for comfort, and demand

for efficiency.

With BG F.I.T., a trained Specialized dealer will be able to ensure that you are in the most comfortable and

efficient position possible, and that will improve your comfort, power output, efficiency, and enjoyment.

BG F.I.T.

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ANDY PRUITT, EdD, PA, Director of the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine,

applies the principles of BG F.I.T. (Fit IntegrationTechnology).

INTELLIGENT

GEARING

BG SHORTS

APPROPRIATE

BIKE GEOMETRY

ERGONMICALLY-TUNED

HANDLEBAR

BG SADDLE

BG SHOES

APPROPRIATE

STEM


4TH DIMENSION COOLING

Premium Specialized helmets feature the optimal ventilation provided

by our 4th Dimension cooling system. Custom wind-tunnel testing

used in developed enables our helmet engineers to connect the

mouth port, in-line vents and vertical exhaust ports via deep channels

for optimized ventilation and cooling.

HELMET TECH

COOLER HEADS PREVAIL Specialized helmets

keep you cool, calm and collected.

WHETHER DIVING INTO A PYRENEAN DESCENT at 80kph or heading

to the grocery for a loaf of bread, a Specialized helmet stylishly keeps

your most important asset protected while keeping you cool and

comfortable, thanks to exclusive technologies like our ProFit retention

system, 4th Dimension ventilation and details like U-Turn strap

adjustment and Inner Matrix carbon-fortified skeleton.

HELMET TECH

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INSTRAP

Webbing straps are attached directly

to the Inner Matrix, eliminating tangles

and improving comfort.

U-TURN STRAP ADJUSTER

It may seem like a small detail, but

easy strap adjustment can make the

difference between being safe and

comfortable and being unsafe and

uncomfortable. The U-Turn is the easiest

strap-adjustment system going.

PRO FIT

Our best retention system with rear vertical adjustment allows for a totally custom

fit for maximum comfort and stability in any terrain. On-the-fly adjustability enables

you to dial in the fit as you ride.

FORM FIT

FORM Fit provides a full 360-degree interface, easily providing a comfortable fit

for a wide range of head shapes.

PATENTED CLIP-ON VISOR

CARBON INNER MATRIX

The winningest helmet in the UCI Pro

Tour, our Decibel helmet boasts the

Carbon Inner Matrix, an internal skeleton

that reinforces the helmet, enabling both

gossamer weight and hurricane-force

ventilation.


EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

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PROFILE

Robert Egger

Creative Director

“I MET EGGER IN A BIKE SHOP when I was doing a sales pitch. He was a mechanic and was

bold enough to tell me that the stuff that I was selling was no good,” says Specialized’s Founder

and President Mike Sinyard. “He said he could easily do it better, so we brought him on and with

the first project, he completely blew us away, and he has continued to impress us ever since.”

To say Egger has been working at Specialized for a long time is a severe understatement—there are

full-grown redwood forests near the office that he planted when he first started. Ask him what motivates

him to such lofty levels of dedication, and he’ll quickly tell you that he and his team are driven by the

freedom to make truly differentiated designs. “Something I always say is that a bike needs to look fast,

even when it’s just sitting there,” says Egger. “Every design should instill confidence: Our work should

help people ride better, or faster, or just more often, and in every case, our work should make you look

great when you’re riding a bicycle.”

“Robert can design bikes, equipment and just about every other kind of thing way beyond what most

people could ever dream of. We’ve been working together for almost 20 years and he still surprises

us all,” says Sinyard. “Not to mention the fact that he can still win the sprint on the lunch ride using

a single-speed mountain bike.”

No question that Egger is unabashedly competitive; he also admits to being somewhat stubborn.

“I want everything to look beautiful”, he says. “That’s a challenge when we’re chasing goals like light

and stiff,” Egger says with some visible contemplation. “But our team here is so awesome—we always

figure out a way to remember the aesthetics. We really

understand design. I feel that’s a huge advantage we “Design is about making things look

have over our competitors. And I won’t compromise right—don’t have anything extra,

that for anything.”

be efficient, and create the most

But more than anything, Egger truly understands the with the least amount of stuff.”

soul of the company and seeks to express it in every

single Specialized design. “We work hard to instill real emotion into everything we do,” says Egger.

“Think about the soul and attitude that cars like the Mustang or Camaro, or the latest F1 designs, carry

with them. That’s the level of emotional response we’re aiming to create within our bicycles. We want

to make people so emotionally involved with their bicycle that they can barely focus on anything

else.” For most people, an entire life’s work would be what Egger would consider to be a pretty tough

week. His concept of “an entire life’s work” has, so far, included having input into almost every design

Specialized has produced during Robert’s tenure with the company. And paradoxically to some, this

wealth of experience is exactly what drives him to constantly seek new innovations. “As a designer,

you have to keep looking forward and reinventing yourself. As soon as you feel comfortable, that’s the

beginning of the end,” says Egger. “You have to be willing to throw out what you know and start over

all the time. That’s how we stay current.”


EXTREMELY COOL The Decibel’s proprietary

4th Dimension cooling system guarantees maximum

ventilation during the most extreme conditions.

YOU NEED A LID THAT STAYS COOL even during extremes: broiling-hot

days, lung-busting climbs and strung-out pacelines. You need the Decibel,

with our proprietary 4th Dimension cooling system that ensures maximum

airflow from the front mouth port all the way through the rear vertical

vents. Exclusive, carbon-reinforced Inner Matrix allows for maximum vent

size while guaranteeing impact strength.

Black

DECIBEL

• Rear vertical adjustable PRO Fit retention system keeps helmet secure, and is easy to

adjust—even on the fly

• 4th Dimension Cooling System:

- Mouthport

Matte Silver

White

Silver / Pink

- In-Line vent configuration

- Deep internal vent channeling

- Rear exhaust ports

• Wind tunnel tested to verify maximum cooling

• Triple In-molded shell and foam engineered to maximize ventilation and weight savings

• Carbon-reinforced Inner Matrix enables larger, deeper channeled vents

• InStrap system minimizes strap length and reduces strap contact, improving comfort

• Light and simple U-Turn strap adjusters

• Patented Clip-on matching color visor included

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Cofidis

Davitamon-Lotto

Specialized

Milram

White

USA U23

Gerolsteiner Liberty Seguros

Black Red

DECIBEL TEAM

• New rear vertical adjustable PRO Fit retention system keeps helmet secure, and is easy

to adjust—even on the fly.

• 4th Dimension Cooling System:

- Mouthport

- In-Line vent configuration

- Deep internal vent channeling

- Rear exhaust ports

• Wind tunnel tested to verify maximum cooling

• Triple In-molded shell and foam engineered to maximize ventilation and weight savings

• Carbon-reinforced Inner Matrix enables larger, deeper channeled vents

• InStrap system minimizes strap length and reduces strap contact, improving comfort

• Light and simple U-Turn strap adjusters

• Patented Clip-on matching color visor included

AURORA

White / Plum

Blue

Much of the race-winning heart and comfortable soul of our Pro-level Decibel is

available in the new Aurora, a tamed-down combination of wind-channeling air

vents and quality construction.

• Rear vertical-adjustable PRO Fit retention system keeps helmet secure and is easy to

adjust on the fly.

• 4th Dimension Cooling System:

- Mouthport

- In-Line vent configuration

- Deep internal vent channeling

- Rear exhaust ports

• Wind tunnel tested to verify maximum cooling

• Mini Matrix internal reinforcement allows larger, more cooling vents

• Light and simple U-Turn strap adjusters

• Patented Clip-on visor included


OFF-ROAD

ABNORMAL PROTECTION The Deviant

Carbon is as breezy as many cross-country

lids, and nearly as light.

ANY TIME YOU’RE PUSHING THE EDGE of your comfort zone, you’ll

appreciate more than just a breezy XC helmet. Yet, you’ll never wear

full-face protection if it’s a certified sweatbox that’s as heavy as bag of

hammers. Luckily, the Deviant Carbon is as breezy as many cross-country

lids and, thanks to its full carbon-fiber shell, it’s the lightest in its class

at just 899 grams.

DEVIANT CARBON

• EPS foam with either carbon or fiberglass shell

• Rear vertical-adjustable PRO Fit retention system keeps helmet secure, and is easy to

adjust, even on the fly

• Inner mesh net to keep out bugs and debris

• Removable, washable liner

• CPSC-certified to the bicycle standard

• Adjustable visor

• Carrying bag

• 3 colors, including a Darren Berrecloth signature version

Team

HELMETS

Berrecloth

Black

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Flames

Silver / Black

DEVIANT

This highly ventilated full-face helmet is as breezy as many XC helmets, and is

the lightest in its class—built for riders looking for full-face protection with full

ventilation. It’s ideal for freeride, aggressive XC, or in any conditions that benefit

from the extended coverage of a full-face design.

• EPS foam with either carbon or fiberglass shell

• Rear vertical adjustable PRO Fit retention system keeps helmet secure, and is easy to

adjust, even on the fly

• Removable, washable liner

• CPSC-certified to the bicycle standard

• Adjustable visor

• Carrying bag

• 3 colors

Bronze

Black

Primer

Blue

INSTINCT

Our rugged mountain-inspired Instinct has large vents, including massive rear

exhaust ports and deeper profile for those looking for a little more coverage in trail

environments. It’s the ideal helmet for epic singletrack adventures, keeping your

head cool and vented, even in low-speed technical sections.

• Rear vertical-adjustable PRO Fit retention system keeps helmet secure, and is easy to

adjust on the fly

• Wind tunnel tested to verify maximum cooling

• In-molded shell and foam maximizes strength and minimizes weight

• Light and simple U-Turn strap adjusters

• Patented Clip-on color-matching visor included

Bronze


Red

Gerolsteiner

White / Pink

Silver

CASUAL

White

Black

KEEP YOUR HEAD TOGETHER Get proven

protection for all of your two-wheeled

adventures.

AIR-8

A great helmet for the rider looking for a balance of performance and value. Many

features from our other proven models, including our ProFit retention system.

• Rear vertical adjustable PRO Fit retention system keeps helmet secure, and is easy to

adjust on the fly

• In-molded shell and foam maximizes strength

and minimizes weight

• Light and simple U-Turn strap adjusters

• Patented Clip-On visor included

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Blue / White

White

Black

Silver

Black / Red

AIR FORCE 3

The New Air Force 3 offers all of the protection required by serious cyclists, and

many of the technical features found in our top models, all alongside great value

and our easiest fit system ever.

• Updated FORM Fit System adjusts to fit most riders with just two adult sizes

• Elegant sleek shape around wind-channeling vents

• In-molded shell and foam improves strength and reduces weight

• Light and easy-to-use U-Turn strap adjusters

• Patented Clip-on visor included

White

Black

Silver

Red

White / Lavender

Silver / Aqua

CHAMONIX

The minimalist, race-inspired shape and lightweight design of the Chamonix make

it a great racing helmet, even on hot days. Complemented by our secure FORM Fit

retention and breezy 4th Dimension cooling system, the Chamonix is as comfortable

as it is cool.

• Adjustable updated FORM Fit retention system keeps helmet secure

• 4th Dimension Cooling System:

- Mouthport

- In-Line vent configuration

- Deep internal vent channeling

- Rear exhaust ports

• In-molded shell and foam improves strength while reducing weight

• Wind tunnel testing confirms its cooling effects

• Light and easy-to-use U-Turn strap adjusters

• Patented Clip-on matching color visor included

AIR FORCE 3 WOMEN’S

Silver / Pink

White / Aqua

The New Air Force 3-W is designed for women, with all the protection required by

serious cyclists. You’ll find technical features and women’s-specific graphics and

colors, all delivered alongside great value and our easiest fit system ever.

• Updated FORM Fit System adjusts to fit most women riders with just two women’s sizes.

• Beautiful, sleek shape around wind-channeling vents

• In-molded shell and foam improve strength and reduce weight

• Light and easy-to-use U-Turn strap adjusters

• Patented Clip-on visor included


BMX / YOUTH

HARD-HEADED? Even kids who don’t want to wear a helmet

will love our stylish and CPSC-certified helmets.

SKILLET

For the aggressive rider who wants a helmet that matches his style, lifestyle, and

image. The Skillet has a tough, abuse-resistant shell and unlike many skate helmets,

it’s fully CPSC-certified for bicycle use. Worn by Darren Berrecloth and other aggro

Specialized riders.

• EPS foam with high-impact thermoplastic injection-molded shell

• CPSC-certified to the bicycle standard

• 5 colors including Darren Berrecloth, Kyle Strait and Trond Hansen signature versions

Matte Black

HELMETS

Primer

Berrecloth

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Black Flames

Lime Flames

Red Flames Blue Flames Pink Flowers

Black Flames Pink Flames White Flames

AIR FORCE 3 YOUTH

The New Air Force 3-Y matches young rider’s need for style, while still complying

with demanding CPSC standards. Technical features and youth-oriented graphics

and colors create the appeal, while the exceptional value and adjustable fit system

make it an even more sensible choice.

• Updated FORM Fit System adjusts to fit most young riders with just one size

• Stylish design with youth-oriented graphics

• In-molded shell and foam improve strength and reduce weight

• Light and easy-to-use U-Turn strap adjusters

• Patented Clip-on visor included

Frogs Super Heroes Monsters

Wrestlers

Pink Bunnies

SMALL FRY

A kid’s helmet that fits great thanks to our Form Fit adjustable fit system. It also

meets the demanding CSPC standards. You’ll care that it’s not just comfortable and

secure, but also adjustable to endure growth spurts. They’ll care when they see that

it’s the most stylish children’s helmet ever. Everyone wins.

• Updated FORM Fit System adjusts to fit most young riders with two sizes and fits

securely and comfortably, while accommodating growth

• In-molded shell and foam improve strength and reduce weight

• Integrated visor/sun brim provides shelter from sunlight

• 2 sizes: Toddler (up to 3 years of age), and Child (3–7 years of age)

• Kid-friendly graphics

• Light, easy-to-use U-Turn strap adjusters that won’t pinch skin

• Front bug-mesh-covered vents


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155 Centimeters

143 Centimeters

130 Centimeters

DIFFERENT RIDERS have different-width sit bones.

Only Specialized makes saddles in multiple widths

for optimized performance and comfort.

SADDLE TECH

KEEP EVERYONE DOWNSTAIRS HAPPY Patented Body Geometry

saddle technology is proven to improve blood flow to your most

vital parts.

EVERYBODY’S SPECIAL. AND, IN SOME WAYS, WE’RE ALL THE SAME. KUMBAYA. Body Geometry saddles

provide for the differences between individuals by offering various saddle widths while catering to our

commonality with scientifically designed V-cutouts and “windows” that enable blood to flow, thereby

minimizing numbness and the chance of erectile dysfunction. Our saddles designed specifically for women

are proven to decrease direct pressure on sensitive soft tissue by strategically shaping the base and foam

of the special Designs for Women models.

GET YOUR SADDLE FIT TO YOUR BODY

SADDLES

Body Geometry saddles are available in multiple widths, so there is one that will fit you perfectly.

Traditionally, saddle width has been determined by educated guesses based on experience, opinion and

a little pseudoscience: If a design worked for a saddle maker or his circle of friends, it was judged good.

After exhaustive scientific research, we found that the most effective way to ensure

comfort was to make saddles that, like shorts, shoes, gloves, helmets and just about

anything else that contacts your body, are available in different sizes. Investigation

showed us that few people, even those with identical waist sizes and weights,

have the same distance between their sit bones. So narrow saddles aren’t

necessarily the best for smaller people and wider saddles don’t always work for

bigger riders. Complicating matters even more is the fact that the relative position

a rider assumes on a bike affects the distance between his or her sit bones;

the more aggressive the position, the closer the sit bones taper together. To help

any rider custom-fit his or her saddle, we’ve created the Body Geometry

Saddle Fit System, which accurately measures actual sit bone width.

From there, selecting the proper lab-tested Body Geometry saddle from

any of our three widths is as simple as reading the size printed on the back.

YOUR SPECIALIZED DEALER uses our Saddle

Fit System to measure the width of your ischial

tuberosities. Then you can choose from the

Industry’s broadest selection of saddles to fit

your sit bone width.

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FEELING THE FLOW

While normal saddles compress the pudenal arteries and nerves, a Body

Geometry saddle decreases this pressure by removing the center section.

The result is a clear and proven reduction in soreness, numbness

and soft tissue damage. Studies by leading urologist

Frank Sommer at the University of Cologne

in Germany have measured and

quantified penile blood flow

while riding. The studies

have proven that pressure

from conventional saddles

significantly reduces blood

flow within just a few minutes

of riding, while blood flow

on Body Geometry saddles

is barely affected—about as much as

sitting on a padded chair.

BLOOD FLOW WHILE RIDING


ROAD

FEELGOOD FLYWEIGHT With medically tested, scientifically proven

Body Geometry technology and multiple shell widths, the Toupe Team

is the first flyweight that feels good all day.

SADDLES

YOU’D LOVE TO HAVE MORE THAN JUST A STRIP OF PLASTIC wrapped in leather sitting on the top of your seatpost, but when

every gram counts, the comfortable option usually isn’t. At just 150 grams, the Toupe Team is light and, with medically-tested,

scientifically-proven Body Geometry technology, multiple shell widths and a carbon shell with tuned flexibility, it’s the first

flyweight saddle that feels good all day.

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TOUPÉ TEAM 130/143

The Toupe Team will enhance the look and lower the weight of any race bike.

Don’t let the sleek, minimalist design fool you…this saddle is consistently a popular

high-performance race saddle because of its compliant shell comfort.

• Patented and lab-tested BG design for pressure relief

• Carbon-reinforced shell is tuned for the perfect combination of flex and stiffness

• Ultralight foam padding

• Lightweight, hollow titanium rails

• Tough, lightweight and water-resistant Micromatrix cover

• Available in 130 and 143 widths for optimum fit

• Includes matching S-logo bar tape

• Approximate weight: 130mm = 170g, 143mm = 175g (+/- 5%)

• Length: 270mm

AVATAR GEL 130/143/155

This proven saddle shape is redesigned with seamless styling for enhanced

comfort and a modern look, with 3 width options to fit any rider in a range of

seating positions. A great choice for long days in the saddle when you want the

additional comfort of gel padding.

• Gel padding and softer Tuned Density Foam for enhanced comfort

• Patented and lab-tested BG design for pressure relief

• Tough, lightweight and water-resistant Micromatrix cover

• Available in 130, 143 and 155 widths for optimum fit

• Hollow Cro-Mo rails

• Approximate weight: 130mm = 305g,

143mm = 340g, 155mm = 370g (+/- 5%)

• Length: 270mm

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TOUPÉ & TOUPE GEL 130/143

Minimalist competition road saddle with medically-tested, scientifically-proven

Body Geometry technology. The shell flexibility is tuned to offer a compliant ride

in this low-profile design. Available in 2 width options to provide optimal fit and

a Gel version for enhanced comfort.

• Patented Body Geometry design is lab tested to assure blood flow to sensitive arteries

(Sports Medicine University, Cologne, Germany, 2005)

• Carbon-reinforced shell is tuned for the perfect combination of flex and stiffness

• Hollow titanium rail

• Ultralight foam padding

• Tough, light and water-resistant Micromatrix cover

• Available in black or white

• Approximate weight: 130mm = 150g, 143mm = 155g (+/- 5%)

Gel: 130mm = 200g, 143mm = 205g (+/- 5%)

• Length: 270mm

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ALIAS 130/143/155

Our Pro-level saddle is restyled and more lightweight. This proven design is available

in 3 width options to provide optimal fit. Combined with our medically-tested

Body Geometry blood-flow technology to reduce numbness, the Alias redefines

the crossing point between ergonomic comfort and pro-level performance.

BG design is patented and lab-tested in Cologne, Germany, for pressure relief

• Available in 130, 143 and 155 widths for optimum fit for a range of riders and seating positions

• Lighter-weight Tuned Density Foam padding

• Seamless Micromatrix cover

• Lightweight, hollow titanium rails

• Lightweight, carbon-reinforced shell

• Approximate weight: 130mm = 250g,

143mm = 255g, 155mm = 265g (+/- 5%)

• Length: 270mm

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OFF-ROAD

SHRED THE TRAIL, NOT YOUR BACKSIDE

Multiple width options and Body Geometry

technology make the Rival SL the most

shred-free saddle available.

SADDLES

YOU WANNA SHRED THE TRAIL, not your backside. Yet most

saddles that offer any kind of comfort are as heavy as a Miles Davis

B Side. With multiple width options and medically proven Body

Geometry technology that reduces numbness and ensures blood

flow, the Rival SL balances ergonomic comfort and pro-level

performance.

RIVAL 130/143 SL

Performance MTB saddle is equal parts gram-shaver and all-day trail-ride comfort.

• Patented Body Geometry design is lab tested to assure blood flow to sensitive arteries

(Sports Medicine University, Cologne, Germany, 2005)

BG V-groove cutout for pressure relief in a more upright position with frequent rider

position changes

• Available in 2 widths for optimum fit and comfort

• Ti rails for strength and light weight

• Ultralight foam padding

• Abrasion-resistant shoulder panels

• Foam padding extends 1cm beyond the shell for off the back safety

• Tough, light and water-resistant Micromatrix cover

• Available in black or white/silver

• Approximate weight: 130mm = 225g, 143mm = 235g (+/- 5%)

• Length: 280mm

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RIVAL 130/143

Durable performance trail saddle with comfort for all-day trail rides.

• Patented Body Geometry design is lab tested to assure blood flow to sensitive arteries

(Sports Medicine University, Cologne, Germany, 2005)

BG V-groove cutout for pressure relief in a more upright position with frequent rider

position changes

• Available in 2 widths for optimum fit

• Synthetic upper with abrasion-resistant shoulder panels

• Strong hollow chromoly rails

• Tuned Density foam padding extends 1cm beyond the

shell for off-the-back safety

• Approximate weight: 130mm = 275g, 143mm = 290g (+/- 5%)

• Length: 280mm

INDIE 143/155

This affordable saddle blends performance contours, BG technology and our plush,

forgiving E.S.T. seating area. Ideal for road or trail riding.

• Patented Body Geometry design is lab tested to assure blood flow to sensitive arteries

(Sports Medicine University, Cologne, Germany, 2005)

BG V-groove cutout for pressure relief in a more upright position

• Available in 2 widths for optimum fit

• Elastic Shell Technology (E.S.T.) for enhanced sit-bone comfort

• Tuned Density foam padding

• Synthetic upper

• Strong, hollow Cro-Mo rails

• Approximate weight: 143mm = 330g, 155mm = 345g (+/- 5%)

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Men’s

Women’s

INDIE SPORT 143/155

This enthusiast saddle blends performance contours, BG technology and our plush,

forgiving E.S.T. seating area. Ideal for road or MTB riding.

• Patented Body Geometry design is lab tested to assure blood flow to sensitive arteries

(Sports Medicine University, Cologne, Germany, 2005)

BG V-groove cutout for pressure relief in a more upright position

• Available in 2 widths for optimum fit

• Elastic Shell Technology (E.S.T.) for enhanced sit-bone comfort

• Ultralight foam padding

• Tough, light and water-resistant Micromatrix cover

• Strong hollow Cro-Mo rails

• Approximate weight: 143mm = 265g, 155mm = 280g (+/- 5%)

BG2 SPORT

This saddle is a favorite for road or MTB riders who want BG advantages in a

comfortable sport saddle. Proven Body Geometry vascular-pressure relief, developed

for our high-end saddles, in a more affordable format.

• Proven Body Geometry technology for vascular relief

• Elastic Shell Technology for sit-bone cushioning

• Synthetic cover

• Hollow Cro-Mo rails

• 265mm long x 150mm wide

• 380 grams (production weights will vary)

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WOMEN’S

BODY ROCKIN’ The Ariel’s women’s-specific

Body Geometry padding and ergonomic cutout keep

your body rockin’ all day long.

YOU RIDE ALL DAY and, just like the guys, prefer to feel as rock

solid at the end of the trail as you did at the beginning. Our own

team of female designers and testers saw the need for a women’s

saddle with pro-level performance and fem-fit comfort. They

created the Ariel, with a trail-tested BG women’s design that

redistributes pressure along the ergonomic cutout to ensure

body-rockin’ comfort.

SADDLES

ARIEL

Inspired by the shape of the Ariel SL, this women’s-specific MTB saddle has enough

cushion for all-day riding in a more affordable design.

• Tested BG women’s shape will redistribute pressure along the ergonomic cutout to

enhance comfort

• Available in 130 and 143 widths for optimum fit

• Tuned Density Foam is slightly thicker than the SL padding for generous comfort

• Foam padding extends 1cm beyond the shell for off-the-back safety

• Hollow Cro-Mo rails

• Synthetic cover

• Approximate weight: 130mm = 300g, 143mm = 315g (+/- 5%)

• Length: 280mm

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JETT WOMEN’S 130/143/155

Completely redesigned, this is a no-compromise women’s saddle. Available in

3 different widths to ensure a comfortable fit.

• Newly developed Women’s Body Geometry cutout is medically tested to reduce soft

tissue pressure (Boulder Center for Sports Medicine, 2005).

• Race tested by the Victory Team

• Softer durometer Tuned Density Foam

• Carbon-reinforced shell and hollow Ti rails

• Tough, light and water-resistant Micromatrix cover

• Approximate weight: 130mm = 245g,

143mm = 260g, 155mm = 295g (+/- 5%)

• Length: 270mm

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DOLCE GEL 155

A great-fitting saddle with great style has ensured this saddle has all-day comfort

for women riders. Enhanced comfort with the addition of gel padding.

• Newly developed Women’s Body Geometry cutout is medically tested to reduce soft

tissue pressure (Boulder Center for Sports Medicine, 2005).

• Gel padding for pressure dispersion

• Synthetic upper

• Hollow Cro-Mo rails

ARIEL SL

This Pro-level women’s-specific MTB saddle combines a lightweight design with

enough cushion for all-day riding comfort.

• Tested BG women’s shape will redistribute pressure along the ergonomic cutout to

enhance comfort

• Tough, lightweight and water-resistant Micromatrix cover

• Available in 130 and 143 widths for optimum fit

• Ultralight Tuned Density Foam padding

• Foam padding extends 1cm beyond the shell for off-the-back safety

• Hollow titanium rails

• Approximate weight: 130mm = 245g, 143mm = 250g (+/- 5%)

• Length: 280mm

DOLCE 155

A great-fitting saddle with great style has ensured this saddle has all-day comfort

for women riders.

• Newly developed Women’s Body Geometry cutout is medically tested to reduce soft

tissue pressure (Boulder Center for Sports Medicine, 2005)

• Generous Tuned Density Foam

• Synthetic upper

• Cro-Mo rails

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PROFILE

Sondra Williamson

USA Marketing

DON’T LET THE PONYTAIL and all-American smile fool you. Sondra Williamson is a onewoman

wrecking crew. An expert-level Downhill, Dual Slalom and 4X racer, Williamson has been

known to drop trails that 98% of everyone else with a bike is deathly afraid of. Whenever she can

shake free from her job in USA Marketing long enough for a road trip, she pushes her limits in

NORBA National gravity events and on trails like Whistler’s Clown Shoes and Southern California’s

Tunnel Trail. “The 2006 NORBA at Sugar Mountain in North Carolina definitely tested my limits,”

says Williamson. “It was a mess of slippery, muddy rocks and twisted roots—it brought home the

reality of the skill it takes to race at the absolute highest level.”

But that’s not the whole story with Williamson—she shreds a whole lot more than just bikes. A former

striker for UC Santa Barbara’s soccer squad, she rides motocross, snowboards, runs marathons and has

even raced stock cars. “My cousins were really into auto racing and I figured why not give it a shot?”

says the 27-year-old of her foray into four-wheel flying.

A native of Carpinteria, California, where she picked up a love for all things outdoors, Williamson came

to Specialized in 2005 and spends her days working on marketing and communications programs with

Specialized’s independent bicycle dealer partners around the United States. “When you’re young you

learn about the stereotype of the typical 9-to-5 office

job and hope that you never find yourself down that

“Between the bikes we make and

road. So working for a company that caters to and

the organizations we support, we’re

encourages a healthy lifestyle is anything but that

9-to-5 grind,” says Williamson. “Between the bikes working hard to get more women

we make and the organizations we support, we’re out on bikes more often, and that’s

also working hard to get more women out on bikes incredibly satisfying.”

more often, and that’s incredibly satisfying.”

Williamson is also a key member of our Designs for Women product development team, a group of

women that helps to guide our vast line of Designs for Women bikes and equipment through the

creation and testing process. “Because we have an incredible mix of riders, from recreational to

the serious enthusiast and even racers on our team, we are able to make products that anticipate

the needs of all types of female riders.”

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

What does the future hold for the boundless Williamson? “At Specialized, whether by example or with

the products we make, I hope to encourage and inspire all kinds of women to ride more, especially

mountain bikes! And I hope to continue riding my bike as much as possible in as many new places

while pushing the limits of what I can do.”

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COMFORT

MORE COMFORTABLE THAN A SUV The Milano Gel has lab-tested

Body Geometry gel padding that is proven to enhance blood

flow to sensitive areas.

WITH GAS PRICES ON THE RISE and your average round-trip less

than two miles in distance, you know all too well that it makes sense

to ride a bike. And you probably would more often if the bike

hanging in your garage had a saddle that was as comfortable as the

driver’s seat in your SUV. We designed the Milano Gel with lab-tested

Body Geometry gel padding that is proven to enhance blood flow to

sensitive areas—something we’ve never heard about an SUV seat.

MILANO GEL 175

SADDLES

A redesign of our proven recreational luxury saddle is gel padded to increase comfort.

• Patented Body Geometry design is lab tested to assure blood flow to sensitive arteries

(Sports Medicine University, Cologne, Germany, 2005).

• Gel padding for increased comfort and pressure dispersion

• Synthetic upper

• Hollow Cro-Mo rail

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MILANO 175

A redesign of our proven recreational luxury saddle for comfort riders.

• Patented Body Geometry design is lab tested to assure blood flow to sensitive arteries

(Sports Medicine University, Cologne, Germany, 2005).

• Tuned-density foam padding for comfort

• Synthetic upper

• Steel rail

BG COMFORT PLUS

Saddles designed with Body Geometry Technology for protection and the ultimate

in comfort.

• Proven Body Geometry V-groove design

• Gel and foam at the sit bones—where you need it

• More padding than Comfort model

• Synthetic cover

• Steel rails

EXPEDITION

Padding and spring saddle construction for maximum comfort when riding in

a more upright position.

• Ergonomic design

• Web spring base and spring rails for instant, plush comfort

• Grid-textured, patterned synthetic leather

BG COMFORT

Saddles designed with Body Geometry Technology for protection and the ultimate

in comfort.

• Proven Body Geometry V-groove design

• Gel and foam at the sit bones—where you need it

• Synthetic cover

• Steel rails

EXPEDITION PLUS

Padding and spring saddle construction for maximum comfort when riding in

a more upright position. Like the Expedition but with more usable seating area.

• Web spring base and spring rails for instant, plush comfort

• Grid-textured, patterned synthetic leather


TIRES

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TIRE TECH

GRIPPING TECHNOLOGY

the better you ride.

The more technology we put into our tires,

LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE WE DO, WE MAKE TIRES THAT IMPROVE YOUR RIDE. How, you ask? By understanding the

demands placed on your rubber—that vital last link between you and terra firma. Then we call in the technology and

expertise that 31 years of building tires can bring to bear. Tire casing, tread design, and rubber compound are all

tuned for specific terrain, conditions, and riding aspirations until the ultimate performance is achieved.

TREAD DESIGN/PROFILE

When it comes to tread designs, we’re junkies. Whether it’s road or mountain, the design

of the tire and shape of the profile have a significant impact on its ride.

• Dual Radius tread on our Mondo and

All Condition tires, inspired by superbike

motorcycle tires, provides maximum speed

with a huge control benefit. In a straight line,

there is minimal tread contact, to decrease

rolling resistance. In a corner, more of the

rubber hits the road, providing better grip.

• Knob patterns on off-road tires are tuned

to the experience. Our Fast Trak tread, for

example, is closely spaced in the center for

fast rolling, with shoulder knobs that contact

in corners for more grip—perfect for the

Competitive XC or XC Trail rider with a

penchant for speed. Not only that, you can

get the same Fast Trak tire in SLK (super

low knob) versions if you want to roll fast

(like World cup winner Christoph Sauser).

We’re equally fanatical on our All Mountain

and Gravity tread designs.

TIRE TECHNOLOGY

RAISED CENTER CROWN

minimal straight-line contact

DUAL RADIUS TREAD increases

speed and cornering grip

CORNERING SHOULDER

maximal cornering contact

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2BLISS

Two-time World Cup champion Christoph Sauser demands the best.

To him, that means a tire that’s light and has low rolling resistance,

a supple ride and outstanding puncture resistance. So we developed

a unique construction for our S-Works Fast Trak SLK and S-Works

Fast Trak LK.

We start with our light, high-performance 127-tpi tube-type casing

and combine it with a tubeless-ready Kevlar bead, race-proven

compound and fast-rolling tread design to create the world’s best

XC race tire. Never happy with good enough, we made the Fast Trak

both tube and tubeless compatible. Ask Sauser—he’ll tell you his only

tire is the Fast Trak.

COMPOUNDS

All of our high-end road and mountain tires rely on dual-compound

rubber. Harder, faster rebound material is used for the center of the

tread to provide superior rolling efficiency and wear. Softer, slower

rebound is used for the shoulders of the tread to ensure better grip.

The durometer (hardness) and rebound characteristics are tuned

specifically to the experience the tire is intended for, assuring maximum

control and speed.

Armadillo

Elite

Armadillo

Roubaix

CASING TECHNOLOGIES

Armadillo and Armadillo Elite are proprietary casing materials that result in virtually flat-proof

tires. Found on a range of tires from mountain to road, they’ll hold air longer than a pearl diver.

Armadillo Elite offers puncture resistance with a superior ride feel at a superlow weight.

Our S-Works Roubaix tires rely on an open-tubular, high-volume casing technology. Ride quality?

None finer.

S-Works Road and XC Mountain tires rely on a 127-tpi casing that minimizes weight while delivering

a supple ride.

Pro-level Road and XC tires boast a 120-tpi casing for best-in-class weight and ride quality.

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TIRES PERFORMANCE ROAD

SUPPLENESS AND SPEED The S-Works Roubaix Open Tubular combines the suppleness

of a wide 25c casing with the low rolling resistance of a 23c tread.

TIRES

YOU LOVE TO HEAD OUT WITH BUDDIES on long, fast rides. What’s more, you like

to enjoy the miles instead of simply enduring them. Just for you, we’ve created the

S-Works Roubaix Open Tubular, a tire that combines the suppleness of a wide, 25c

casing with the low rolling resistance of a 23c tread. Speaking of tread, the Roubaix

Open Tubular features proprietary Dual Radius Tread that has a raised center for low

rolling resistance and softer shoulders for maximum cornering traction.

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S-WORKS MONDO TUBULAR

The S-Works Mondo Tubular road tire was carefully

engineered to be the fastest, best-handling race tire in

the world, with a unique, dual-density rubber compound,

extremely low rolling resistance, suppleness, puncture

resistance and light weight. The slick tread incorporates

motorcycle-inspired Dual Radius Tread design to minimize

contact in straight lines, and its wider cantilever shoulder

increases contact surface and traction while cornering.

• New for 2007

• Tubular design

• 700x23c 290 tpi Gossamer Spun Casing

• DRT design for low rolling resistance and great cornering

• Dual compound 70/60

S-WORKS MONDO OPEN TUBULAR

The S-Works Mondo Open Tubular road tire was designed

for those who want the performance and features of our

S-Works Mondo Tubular with the convenience of a clincher.

The only Open Tubular available with a Dual Radius Tread,

this is the best-handling Open Tubular available. Lightweight

and supple 290 tpi Gossamer Spun Casing ensures

a fast-rolling tire with impeccable corning ability.

• New for 2007

• Open Tubular Design

• 700x23c 290 tpi Gossamer Spun Casing

• Kevlar bead

• DRT design for low rolling resistance and great cornering

• Dual compound 70/60

MONDO

The Mondo road tire was carefully engineered to be

the fastest race clincher in the world, with a unique

dual density rubber compound, extremely low rolling

resistance, puncture resistance, and extremely light

weight. The slick tread incorporates motorcycle-inspired

radius design to minimize contact in straight lines, and

its wider cantilever shoulder increases contact surface

and traction while cornering.

Size Casing (Bead) Compound* Protection Colors

S-Works Mondo Tubular 700x23c 290 tpi Aramid C70 S60 Black/Silv

S-Works Mondo Open 700x23c 290 tpi Aramid C70 S60 Black/Silv

700x23c 290 tpi Aramid C70 S60 Black/White

700x23c 290 tpi Aramid C70 S60 Black/Red

S-Works Mondo 700x23c 127 tpi Aramid C75a S64a Flak Jacket Black/Blue

700x23c 127 tpi Aramid C75a S64a Flak Jacket Black/Yel

700x21c 120 tpi Aramid C75a S64a Flak Jacket Black

700x23c 120 tpi Aramid C75a S64a Flak Jacket Black

700x23c 127 tpi Aramid C75a S64a Flak Jacket Red/Black

700x23c 127 tpi Aramid C75a S64a Flak Jacket Silv/Black

Mondo Pro 700x21c 120 tpi Aramid C70a S60a Flak Jacket Black

700x23c 120 tpi Aramid C70a S60a Flak Jacket Black

700x23c 120 tpi Aramid C70a S60a Flak Jacket Black/Silv

700x23c 120 tpi Aramid C70a S60a Flak Jacket Black/Red

700x23c 120 tpi Aramid C70a S60a Flak Jacket Black/Blue

*center/shoulder

ALL CONDITION

Our All Condition road tire does absolutely everything

well, making it one of the best all-around tires available

anywhere. The lightweight, dual-compound siped tread

blends all-condition traction with exceptional wear and

puncture resistance. Our exclusive siped tread pattern finds

traction in even wet conditions, and is combined with our

motorcycle-inspired Dual Radius Tread design that minimizes

contact in straight lines, while maximizing contact

surface and traction in corners. Adding just 35 grams

to achieve the ultimate in puncture resistance, the All

Condition Armadillo Elite is a lightweight and race-ready

dual-compound tire.

ROUBAIX

There are riders who feel that fast and long rides should

be enjoyed, and not merely endured. For these riders,

we’ve introduced the new S-Works Roubaix Open Tubular,

with its comfortable, large-volume 25c, 290 tpi Gossamer

Spun Casing, merged with a fast-rolling 23c-width

dual-compound Dual Radius Tread (DRT). Super-supple,

lightweight, and fast-rolling, the Roubaix S-Works is the

perfect match for the rider who wants the ultimate in

performance tires without the harsh ride. The Armadillo

Elite version only adds 35 grams to this lightweight, raceready,

dual-compound tire.

Size Casing (Bead) Compound* Protection Colors

S-Works All Condition 700x23c 127 tpi Aramid C70a S60a Flak Jacket Black

700x25c 127 tpi Aramid C70a S60a Flak Jacket Black

All Condition Armadillo Elite 700x23 127 tpi Aramid C70a S60a Armadillo Elite Black

700x23 127 tpi Aramid C70a S60a Armadillo Elite Black/Red

700x23 127 tpi Aramid C70a S60a Armadillo Elite Black/Silv

All Condition Pro 700x21c 120 tpi Aramid C70a S60a Flak Jacket Black

700x23c 120 tpi Aramid C70a S60a Flak Jacket Black

700x23c 120 tpi Aramid C70a S60a Flak Jacket Black/Red

700x23c 120 tpi Aramid C70a S60a Flak Jacket Black/G-Blue

700x23c 120 tpi Aramid C70a S60a Flak Jacket Black/Blue

700x23c 120 tpi Aramid C70a S60a Flak Jacket Blue/White

700x23c 120 tpi Aramid C70a S60a Flak Jacket Blue/Yellow

700x25c 120 tpi Aramid C70a S60a Flak Jacket Black

26x1.0 120 tpi Aramid C70a S60a Flak Jacket Black

All Condition Sport 700x23 60 tpi wire 70a Flak Jacket Black

700x25 60 tpi wire 70a Flak Jacket Black

700x28 60 tpi wire 70a Flak Jacket Black

All Condition Sport Reflective 700x25 60 tpi wire 70a Flak Jacket Black

700x28 60 tpi wire 70a Flak Jacket Black

All Condition Armadillo 700x23c Armadillo 68a Armadillo Black

700x25c Armadillo 68a Armadillo Black

700x28c Armadillo 68a Armadillo Black

27x1.25 Armadillo 68a Armadillo Black

All Condition Armadillo 700x25 Armadillo 68a Armadillo Black

Reflective

*center/shoulder

Size Casing (Bead) Compound* Protection Colors

S-Works Roubaix 700x23/ 25 290 tpi C70 S60 Black/Silv

Open Tubular 700x23/ 25 290 tpi C70 S60 Black/G-Blue

700x23/ 25 290 tpi C70 S60 Black/Red

Roubaix Armadillo Elite 700x23/ 25 120 tpi C70 S60 Flak Jacket Black

Roubaix Pro 700x23/ 25 120 tpi C70 S60 Flak Jacket Black/Silv

700x23/ 25 120 tpi C70 S60 Flak Jacket Black/G-Blue

700x23/ 25 120 tpi C70 S60 Flak Jacket Black/Red

*center/shoulder


TIRES MULTIUSE

FROM BELGIUM WITH LOVE Inspired by the world’s harshest racing environment,

this cyclocross tire thrives on adversity.

WHEN IT RAINS IN BELGIUM—which is every day—there

are only two things to do: ride bikes and drink Trappist

ale. Fittingly, the Houffalize (named in honor of a town in

Southern Wallonia) is a cyclocross tire designed to thrive

in the worst possible conditions. Exclusive dual-compound

tread provides excellent traction even in off-camber or

rocky conditions, while the 127-tpi casing guarantees

suppleness and dependable flat resistance.

HOUFFALIZE CX

Inspired by the harsh racing environments of Belgium,

where races are often rain-soaked and muddy, the

Houffalize CX S-Works is designed for cyclocross racers

who persevere through the toughest conditions. Its unique,

fast-rolling tread pattern cleans well and provides great

traction in off-camber situations with its unique camber

bar tread.

TIRES

Size Casing (Bead) Compound* Protection

S-Works Houffalize CX 700x32 127 tpi C70 S60 Flak Jacket

Houffalize CX Pro 700x32 120 tpi C70 S60 Flak Jacket

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BOROUGH CX

From paved road, to dirt road, to no road at all, this wide

array of potential settings allows a wide array of rider

motivations: urban/transportation, adventure riding/touring,

and even cyclocross racing. The Borough CX can suit all

these conditions in a single tread, with its smooth-running

center section and minimal array of hard-biting shoulder

knobs. Armadillo Elite armor technology adds just 35 grams

to this fast-rolling, high-traction tire.

BOROUGH XC

Available only in a 29x1.9, the Borough XC is definitely the

big brother to the Borough CX. With a wider and smoother

center section, the Borough XC rolls fast on paved or dirt

roads. Adding some larger shoulder knobs to the trusted

Borough patterned tire also allows it to perform better

when there is no road at all.

TRISPORT

A lightweight, economical, and durable street tire. Ideal for

recreational riding, with a textured tread for traction.

Size Casing (Bead) Compound* Protection

Borough CX Armadillo Elite 700x32 120 tpi Aramid C70 S60 Armadillo Elite

Borough CX 700x32 120 tpi Aramid C70 S60 Flak Jacket

700x42 120 tpi Aramid C70 S60 Flak Jacket

Borough XC 29x1.95 120 tpi C70 S60 Flak Jacket

*center/shoulder

Size Casing (Bead) Compound* Protection

Trisport 700x23c 60 tpi wire 70a Flak Jacket

26x1.375 60 tpi wire 70a Flak Jacket

27x1.25 60 tpi wire 70a Flak Jacket

INFINITY

The Infinity is a long-wearing, long-lasting, incredibly

durable tire that’s ideally suited to commuting, trekking and

street use. The deep recessed tread provides excellent traction

through water and debris, while the rounded profile

ensures stable, predictable handling in corners.

NIMBUS

This fast-rolling tread has a rounded profile and recessed

tread for great traction, and is designed for speedy

commutes and the ever-changing conditions of city streets.

Size Casing (Bead) Compound Protection

Infinity 700x28c 60 tpi wire 70a Flak Jacket

700x32c 60 tpi wire 70a Flak Jacket

700x35c 60 tpi wire 70a Flak Jacket

700x38c 60 tpi wire 70a Flak Jacket

700x47c 60 tpi wire 70a Flak Jacket

Infinity Armadillo 700x28c 60 tpi wire 70a Flak Jacket

700x32c Armadillo wire 70a Armadillo

700x35c Armadillo wire 70a Armadillo

700x38c Armadillo wire 70a Armadillo

Infinity Reflect 700x38 60 tpi* wire 70a Flak Jacket

*with high-visibility reflective sidewall stripes

Size Casing (Bead) Compound Protection

Nimbus 700x28 60 tpi 70a Flak Jacket

700x38 60 tpi 70a Flak Jacket

26x1.5 60 tpi 70a Flak Jacket

Nimbus Armadillo 700x28 Armadillo wire 70a Armadillo

700x38 Armadillo wire 70a Armadillo

26x1.5 Armadillo wire 70a Armadillo

Nimbus Reflect 26x1.5 60 tpi* 70a Flak Jacket

*with high-visibility reflective sidewall stripes

HEMISPHERE

The smooth-rolling 26" Hemisphere EX excels on streets

and bike pathways, with a comfortable large-volume

rounded profile, and a moderately recessed tread.

CROSSROADS

From unpaved paths to city streets, the Crossroads

performs reliably and consistently with a smooth centertread

section and substantial side knobs for traction and

off-road stability.

Size Casing (Bead) Compound Protection

Hemisphere 26x1.95 60 tpi wire 70a Flak Jacket

Hemisphere Armadillo 26x1.95 Armadillo wire 70a Armadillo

Hemisphere Reflect 26x1.95 60 tpi* wire 70a Flak Jacket

*with high-visibility reflective sidewall stripes

Size Casing (Bead) Compound* Protection

Crossroads Armadillo Elite 700x38 120 tpi C70 S60 Armadillo Elite

26x1.95 120 tpi C70 S60 Armadillo Elite

Crossroads 700x38 60 tpi wire 70a Flak Jacket

26x1.95 60 tpi wire 70a Flak Jacket

Crossroads Reflect 26x1.95 60 tpi** 70a Flak Jacket

Crossroads Armadillo 700x38 Armadillo 70a Flak Jacket

26x1.95 Armadillo 70a Flak Jacket

Crossroads Armadillo Reflect 26x1.95 Armadillo** 70a Flak Jacket

*center/shoulder

**with high-visibility reflective sidewall stripes


TIRES MTB

SEEN ON A PODIUM NEAR YOU Based on feedback from the world’s best riders,

we’ve made the S-Works Fast Trak SLK the best high-performance race tire available.

IF YOU STUDY PRO RACERS’ BIKES looking for the latest go-fast hardware, you may have seen a set of the S-Works

Fast Trak SLKs (Super Low Knob) sitting in front of a World Cup podium. Based on feedback from racers like World

Cup Champion Christoph Sauser, we refined our original Fast Trak design by trimming down knob heights to lower

rolling resistance and shortening side knobs for squirm-free cornering. We also made the S-Works Fast Trak SLK

sealant-friendly for the ultimate in flat protection.

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S-WORKS FAST TRAK SLK

How do you make the best mountain bike race tire in the

world? Listen to the world’s best racers. They asked us to

start with the Fast Trak 2.0+ and clip the center knobs for

lower rolling resistance, shorten the side knobs for a more

secure bite, reduce the weight and make it sealant-friendly.

We gave them the S-Works Fast Trak SLK (Super Low Knob)

1.9 with a 50% reduction in knob height and a 127 tpi casing

that’s also sealant-friendly.

S-WORKS FAST TRAK LK

Even the best mountain bikers in the world need a largevolume

tire that rolls fast, and the S-Works Fast Trak LK

(Low Knob) 2.0 is that tire. With a 30% reduction in the

knob height from our previous year’s model, this tire still

has all the speed a rider like Christoph Sauser needs

without sacrificing any traction. The large footprint with

reinforced side knobs hooks up in the fastest turns without

slowing you down. Combined with a 127 tpi casing and a

tube-type casing with a BWB tubeless bead, this is a World

Cup racer’s best friend.

FAST TRAK ARMADILLO ELITE

The world’s fastest mountain bike race tire now gains the

world’s best puncture-resistant technology. The Fast Trak

has proven itself on the World Cup XC circuit time and time

again, and our new, lightweight Armadillo Elite armored

casing fends off nearly all punctures while adding less than

40 grams to this already-light tire.

FAST TRAK LK

The Fast Trak LK 2.0 was designed specifically for the

world’s premier mountain bike racers. Its exceptionally light

weight, low rolling resistance, and large volume combine to

make this the fastest cross-country tire on earth. Its tightlyspaced

center tread with ramped edges guarantees speed,

while well-spaced shoulder knobs and the large cornering

footprint guarantee traction.

Size Casing (Bead) Compound* Protection

S-Works Fast Trak LK 2BLISS 26x2.0 127 tpi Aramid 62a —

S-Works Fast Trak SLK 2BLISS 26x1.9 127 tpi Aramid 62a —

Fast Trak LK Armadillo Elite 26x2.0 120 tpi Aramid C70 S60 Armadillo Elite

Fast Trak Armadillo Elite 26x2.2 120 tpi Aramid C70 S60 Armadillo Elite

Fast Trak LK Pro 26x2.0 120 tpi Aramid C70a S60a —

Fast Trak Pro 26x2.2 120 tpi Aramid C70a S60a —

29x2.0 120 tpi Aramid C70a S60a —

Fast Trak LK Pro Tubeless 26x2.0 120 tpi Aramid C70a S60a —

Fast Trak Pro Tubeless 26x2.2 120 tpi Aramid C70a S60a —

Fast Trak LK Sport 26x2.0 60 tpi wire 70a Flak Jacket

*center/shoulder

HOUFFALIZE

This fast tire is designed to hook up in slightly muddy

conditions. Its narrow casing and tread design allow the

Houffalize to cut through thin layers of mud, and bite into

hard pack underneath. Tightly-spaced directional knobs

ensure speed, while allowing the tire to self-clean in the

worst of conditions.

Size Casing (Bead) Compound* Protection

Pro Tubeless 26x1.8 120 tpi Aramid C60a S55a —

*center/shoulder


TIRES MTB

STORM PRO

There are days when Mother Nature doesn’t want you to

ride, so she throws out wind, rain, sleet, or whatever kind

of nasty weather fits the season. The Storm is the tire for

those conditions, and for the riders who don’t shy away

from an environmental challenge.

The Storm has a soft rubber compound that sticks to wet

roots and rocks, and large, well-spaced knobs that allow

the tread to drain. This tire offers the traction needed for

sections that most riders wouldn’t even consider hiking.

Size Casing (Bead) Compound* Protection

Storm Pro Tubeless 26x1.7 120 tpi Aramid C50 S60 —

Storm Pro 26x2.0 120 tpi Aramid C50 S60 —

*center/shoulder

TIRES

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ENDURO PRO D2

We engineered the Enduro to be a tire that you can pedal

to the top, and then completely rely on to hold your line

during the descent. The deep, widely-spaced tread allows

this tire to work well in both loose sections and on big

slabs, with large shoulder lugs to provide plenty of bite

in high-speed turns.

ROLL X

The high-volume Roll X cross-country tire has an aggressive

collection of small, biting knobs that provide extremely

positive traction and low rolling resistance. An excellent

race-day choice, with a slightly squared profile, chamfered

leading edges on center and intermediate knobs, and

generous braking and corner knobs.

Size Casing (Bead) Compound* Protection

Enduro Pro 26x2.2 120 tpi Aramid C60a S50a —

26x2.4 120 tpi Aramid C60a S50a —

Enduro Pro Tubeless 26x2.4 120 tpi Aramid C60a S50a —

Enduro Sport 26x2.2 60 tpi wire 70a Flak Jacket

*center/shoulder

Size Casing (Bead) Compound* Protection

S-Works Roll-X 26x2.0 127 tpi Aramid 62a —

S-Works Roll-X Tubeless 26x2.0 127 tpi Aramid 62a —

Roll-X Pro 26x2.0 120 tpi Aramid C70a S60a —

Roll-X Pro Tubeless 26x2.0 120 tpi Aramid C70a S60a —

26x2.2 120 tpi Aramid C70a S60a —

Roll-X Armadillo 26x2.0 Armadillo wire 70a Armadillo

Roll-X Sport 26x2.0 60 tpi wire 70a Flak Jacket

*center/shoulder

PINN’ER

For DH racers seeking the ultimate in speed, we’ve introduced

the new Pinn’er S-Works—our fastest DH tire ever.

Traction and control are delivered via our proprietary

Umma Gumma DH-specific compounds, and we’ve stiffened

the sidewalls to prevent pinch flats and improve cornering

ability, using our S-Works dual-ply casing with butyl inserts

around the bead.

RESOLUTION

An update to the previous year’s model sees the most

versatile trail tire in our line get a faster-rolling center

section with a wider center knob. We have also improved

traction when you first lean this tire by adjusting some of

the knob positioning. If you liked the Adrenaline, you will

love the new Resolution.

Size Casing (Bead) Compound* Protection

S-Works Pinn’er 26x2.3 Dual Ply** C42 S40*** Butyl Inserts

Pinn’er Pro 26x2.3 Dual Ply 60a —

*center/shoulder

**with butyl-stiffened sidewalls

***with Umma Gumma dual compound

Size Casing (Bead) Compound* Protection

Resolution Pro 26x2.1 120 tpi Aramid C65a S55a —

26x2.3 120 tpi Aramid C65a S55a —

29x2.3 120 tpi Aramid C65a S55a —

Resolution Pro Tubeless 26x2.1 120 tpi Aramid C65a S55a —

26x2.3 120 tpi Aramid C65a S55a —

Resolution Sport 26x2.1 60 tpi wire 70a Flak Jacket

*center/shoulder

CHUNDER

Extreme conditions typically include a wide variety of

terrain, from wet, loamy sections of rocks and roots, to

high-speed sections of fire road. The Chunder S-Works was

designed to be our most versatile DH tire ever, utilizing our

proprietary Umma Gumma DH-specific compounds to

provide the absolute best in traction and control. We also

incorporated our reinforced S-Works dual-ply casing with

butyl inserts around the bead to stiffen the sidewall,

preventing pinch flats and improving cornering ability.

CHUNDER PRO (1 PLY)

Extreme conditions typically include a wide variety of

terrain, from wet, loamy sections of rocks and roots, to

high-speed sections of fire road. The Chunder Pro (1 ply)

is designed for those who love the DH version of the

Chunder but want a better-rolling and lighter-weight tire

for their trail bikes. By lowering the knob heights, using

a different compound and only a single-ply casing, we can

offer exactly what those riders want, a tire with predictable

drift, reasonable weight, large volume, pedal-ability and

surefooted traction.

Size Casing (Bead) Compound* Protection

S-Works Chunder 24x2.5 Dual Ply** C42 S40*** Butyl Inserts

26x2.3 Dual Ply** C42 S40*** Butyl Inserts

26x2.5 Dual Ply** C42 S40*** Butyl Inserts

Chunder Pro 24x2.5 Dual Ply 60a —

26x2.3 Dual Ply 60a —

26x2.5 Dual Ply 60a —

*center/shoulder

**with Butyl stiffened sidewalls

***with Umma Gumma dual compound

Size Casing (Bead) Compound* Protection

Chunder Pro 26x1.9 120 tpi Aramid C65a S55a —

26x2.2 120 tpi Aramid C65a S55a —

26x2.3 120 tpi Aramid C65a S55a —

*center/shoulder


TIRES MTB & ACCESSORIES

TIRES

YOUR TRAIL + OUR TIRES = ONE HELL OF A GOOD TIME More than

25 years ago, we made the first mountain bike tire ever; today we make

tires for every kind of riding and every condition.

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PIN’IT

Railing high-speed turns requires stability as well as speed,

so we designed both into the Pin’it S-Works, with its unique

moto-inspired tread pattern and our proprietary Umma

Gumma DH-specific compounds. Combined with our

pinch-resistant S-Works dual-ply casing, The Pin’it S-Works

provides the absolute best in high-speed cornering traction

and control.

RHYTHM

Your terrain can vary from skate parks to city streets,

and seems invariably to end up with a session at the trails.

That requires a tire like the Rhythm with a fast-rolling

center section, similar to our Compound tread but with a

larger and deeper knob on the shoulders for better traction

in the dirt.

Size Casing (Bead) Compound* Protection

S-Works Pin’it 26x2.5 Dual Ply** C42 S40*** Butyl Inserts

Pin’it Pro 26x2.5 Dual Ply 60a —

*center/shoulder

**with Butyl stiffened sidewalls

***with Umma Gumma dual compound

Size Casing (Bead) Compound* Protection

Rhythm 26x2.3 120 tpi Aramid C60 S50 Flak Jacket

Rhythm BMX 20x2.1 — C60 S50 Flak Jacket

24x2.1 — C60 S50 Flak Jacket

*center/shoulder

COMPOUND PRO

Simply the best urban-assault tire on the market. The

Compound 26" is a single tire that’s great for street, vert, or

trails, with the perfect mix of high-pressure capability, dualcompound

traction, low rolling resistance, and a rounded

profile with bead-to-bead tread.

FATBOY

Our classic mountain bike “slick” rolls fast, making it ideal

for road and trainer use.

Size Casing (Bead) Compound* Protection

Compound Pro 26x2.2 120 tpi Aramid C60a S50a —

Compound Pro BMX 20x2.0 60 tpi wire**** C70a S60a Flak Jacket

24x2.0 60 tpi wire** C70a S60a Flak Jacket

Compound Sport BMX 20x2.0 30 tpi wire*** C70a Flak Jacket

24x2.0 30 tpi wire*** C70a Flak Jacket

*center/shoulder

**max inflation 125psi

***max inflation 85psi

Size Casing (Bead) Compound* Protection

Fatboy 26x1.25 60 tpi wire 70a Flak Jacket

*center/shoulder

HARDROCK’R

This long lasting recreational mountain bike tire features

a smooth-rolling tread with ample traction for trails and

bike paths.

Size Casing (Bead) Compound* Protection

Hardrock’r 26x1.95 60 tpi wire 70a Flak Jacket

*center/shoulder

QUIVER

The Quiver is the answer for the serious XC racer, with three sets of tires conveniently

packaged in a custom-made Specialized metal carry case. Travel with the

limited edition Quiver and you will be ready for any conditions Mother Nature

throws at you.

Limited edition

One pair each of:

• Storm Pro tubeless 26x1.7

• Houffalize Pro tubeless 26x1.8

• Fast Trak S-Works tubeless 26x2.0

• Custom Specialized metal carry case


TIRES BMX & ACCESSORIES

B-M-X Street, park, trail, dirt jump, vert; we’ve got the right rubber

for any occasion.

RHYTHM

ROLLER

An aggressive kid’s tire for all-condition riding.

Your terrain can vary from skate parks to city streets,

and seems invariably to end up with a session at the trails.

That requires a tire like the Rhythm with a fast-rolling

center section, similar to our Compound tread but with

a larger and deeper knob on the shoulders for better

traction in the dirt.

TIRES

Size Casing (Bead) Compound* Protection

Roller Sport 20x2.125 60 tpi wire 70a Flak Jacket

24x2.125 60 tpi wire 70a Flak Jacket

12x2.125 60 tpi wire 70a Flak Jacket

16x2.125 60 tpi wire 70a Flak Jacket

*center/shoulder

Size Casing (Bead) Compound* Protection

Rhythm 26x2.3 120 tpi Aramid C60 S50 Flak Jacket

*center/shoulder

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COMPOUND PRO

Our best all-around BMX tire available, designed for street,

park or trail riding.

COMPOUND SPORT

Simply the best urban assault tire on the market. The

Compound 26" is a single tire that’s great for street, vert,

or trails, with the perfect mix of high-pressure capability,

dual compound traction, low rolling resistance, and a

rounded profile with bead-to-bead tread.

SPANKY

An exceptionally fast BMX racing tire, with a tread optimized

for dirt and track environments.

Size Casing (Bead) Compound* Protection

Compound Pro BMX 20x2.0 60 tpi wire** C70a S60a Flak Jacket

24x2.0 60 tpi wire** C70a S60a Flak Jacket

Compound Sport BMX 20x2.0 30 tpi wire*** C70a Flak Jacket

24x2.0 30 tpi wire*** C70a Flak Jacket

*center/shoulder

**max inflation 125PSI

***max inflation 85PSI

Size Casing (Bead) Compound* Protection

Spanky Sport 12x2.125 60 tpi wire 70a Flak Jacket

16x2.125 60 tpi wire 70a Flak Jacket

24x1.8 60 tpi wire 70a Flak Jacket

20x1.8 60 tpi wire 70a Flak Jacket

20x2.125 60 tpi wire 70a Flak Jacket

Spanky Armadillo 20x1.8 Armadillo wire 70a Armadillo

20x2.125 Armadillo wire 70a Armadillo

*center/shoulder

AA MAIN

Our best BMX race tire, blending multiple biting edges to

provide traction in the holeshot with a fast-rolling rounded

tread profile for ultimate speed.

FLATBOY

Set of six self-adhesive patches plus sandpaper

and instructions in a snap-shut kit.

50 to a case.

Size Casing (Bead) Compound* Protection

AA Main 20x1.75 60 tpi wire 70a Flak Jacket

20x2.125 60 tpi wire 70a Flak Jacket

24x1.75 60 tpi wire 70a Flak Jacket

20x1-1/8 60 tpi wire 70a Flak Jacket

*center/shoulder

RIM STRIPS

Ultimate protection between rim and tube

for mountain and road applications.

• Proven to be durable even at road pressures

TURBO ULTRALIGHT WITH TALC

The cheapest way to ditch 40 grams of

rotating weight.

• Talc in the pack for a better ride and fewer flats

AIRLOCK

Best performing self-sealing tubes available. The in-tire solution for

flat prevention.

• Non-toxic, non-separating formula

• Coats the tube for permanent protection

• Works with road or mountain tubes

• Works continuously to prevent slow leaks

• Completely homogenous, doesn’t “puddle”

• Desert protection combines thorn-resistant tubes with Airlock sealant

for the best puncture protection


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