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EQUIPMENT PRODUCT MANAGEMENT TEAMWE’RE RIDERS ALWAYS HAVE BEEN“WE’RE THE ONLY COMPANY IN THE WORLD that makes a full range of bikes and equipment thatcovers the rider 360°, head-to-toe,” says VP of Equipment Sean Sullivan. “It definitely keeps usbusy, but finding new and innovative ways to help people enjoy whatever kind of riding they do isthe 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 seeon these 128 pages.Back in 1974, when Specialized was founded as a company that imported the finest bicycle componentsavailable, if you were the kind of person who’d sacrifice everything to start a bike company—or evena 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 businessever since.Stop by our headquarters in Morgan Hill some day for our lunch ride and you’ll see passionate ridersfrom 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 andbecome 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’regoing to improve our ride, your ride, anybody’s ride, we’ve got to focus on the rider’s needs anddevelop 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 bikegeometry and a host of components and equipment that allow you to ride faster, farther and in greatercomfort than ever before. We’ve also developed the fastest spoked wheel in the world, the Roval StarRapide with innovative new Star hub. Our new BG Toupe Gel saddle is flyweight and dead sexy whileretaining 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 whatwill allow us to make your next ride better. So what are you waiting for? Let’s ride!WELCOME2 | 3THE 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'BrienThis catalog is printed on recycled paper. Please recycle it again. For Warranty information, please visit www.specialized.com.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 instructionsregarding 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.www.specialized.com


CONTENTS02 Introduction04 BG F.I.T.06 Optics14 Shoes26 Footbeds28 Roval Wheels38 Helmets46 Saddles60 Tires76 Men’s Apparel90 Gloves96 Designs for Women100 Designs for Women Apparel104 Designs for Women Gloves106 Bar Coverings108 Computers110 Pumps112 Bottles and Cages114 Bags and Multi-Tools116 Components127 Tools


BG F.I.T.(BODY GEOMETRY FIT INTEGRATION TECHNOLOGY)DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD BE RIDING FASTER, longer, and in greatercomfort without changing a thing about your training regimen, rest, or diet?The secret? BG F.I.T., the first totally integrated system for fittingbike to rider.BG F.I.T. IS part bike fit, part ergonomic geometry, and part components (including Specialized stemsand bars with differing drop and reach dimensions) that allow customization of your position toperfectly 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 elementswill help you ride faster, longer, and in greater comfort.Where can you take advantage of BG F.I.T.? Specialized dealers aroundthe country have been trained to properly fit bike to rider, and tointegrate all of the ergonomic elements of Specialized BG F.I.T. Call yourlocal Specialized dealer today to schedule an appointment.The father of the BG F.I.T. effort, Andy Pruitt, EdD, PA, and the Directorof the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine, has been helping cyclistsride better for more than 30 years and literally wrote the book on cyclingand medicine, Andy Pruitt’s Complete Medical Guide for Cyclists. Dr. Pruitthas 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 almostlimitless 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 totune bike position and equipment to optimally suit a rider’s body and cycling aspirations. It’s alsoessential that a rider’s position on a bike reflect his or her age, fitness, desire for comfort, and demandfor efficiency.With BG F.I.T., a trained Specialized dealer will be able to ensure that you are in the most comfortable andefficient position possible, and that will improve your comfort, power output, efficiency, and enjoyment.BG F.I.T.4 | 5www.specialized.com


ANDY PRUITT, EdD, PA, Director of the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine,applies the principles of BG F.I.T. (Fit IntegrationTechnology).INTELLIGENTGEARINGBG SHORTSAPPROPRIATEBIKE GEOMETRYERGONMICALLY-TUNEDHANDLEBARBG SADDLEBG SHOESAPPROPRIATESTEM


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ADAPTALITE LENSES automatically adapt to varyingUV levels, changing from light to dark tint in less than15 seconds, while providing full-time 100% UVA andUVB protection, and exceptional optical clarity.OPTICS TECHSEEING IS BELIEVING Exclusive Adaptalite lenses—now they’re dark,now they’re not. Believe it!WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF YOUR RIDING KIT? A serious argumentcould be mounted that it’s your optics. Think about it. How well can you ride ifyou can’t see clearly? How much better could you ride if your glasses ensuredthe optimal tint for the varied conditions youencounter during every ride? What about protection?Eyeballs aren’t all that tough. Luckily, theNXT polymer used to cast Specialized lenses isunsurpassed at protecting those ojos of yours.And then there’s fogging. What if you had thebest antifogging protection available? If you ridewith Specialized Optics, you do.OPTICSLENS LIGHT TRANSMISSION VS SOLAR INTENSITY for our Adaptalite Photochromic lenses8 | 9www.specialized.com


ADAPTALITEIn a given ride, you encounter a rangeof light conditions. Before Specializedintroduced Adaptalite lenses, youneeded to either change your lensesduring a ride (hey, wait up, guys!) ormake do with a compromised singlelens. Adaptalite lenses automaticallyadapt to varying levels of light,changing tint from light to dark inseconds. For 2007, our lens tint rangeis greater and the transition time isfaster. Don’t change your lenses;change your eyewear.TERRAIN-SPECIFIC TINTSWhether you ride the dirt or the road,we’ve got you covered with specifictints. Road models feature a tint thataccentuates warning colors like yellowand reds (think center lines and taillights).The amber tint of the off-roadmodels enhances terrain contrast andexcels in low-light conditions, like underthe tree canopy, so that you can alwaysread the varied terrain you’re traversing.NXTOur unique Specialized Adaptalitelenses are made from a material calledNXT, a revolutionary, unbreakableoptical polymer originally developedto be bulletproof for military applications.As a result, our lenses providebetter visual clarity, superior protectionand are lighter in weight than thecompetition.ANTIFOGGINGSpecialized frames and lenses havebeen designed together as a system tomaximize air flow at low speeds (whichminimizes fogging) while still providingoptimal wind protection at high speeds(which lets you save your tears for thenext chick flick).


ROADBECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHATWILL HAPPEN The Arc’s exclusive SpecializedAdaptalite lens adjusts to existing lightconditions—no matter what they are.A BIG PART OF THE REASON THAT ANY OF US RIDE is becausewe never know what will happen. Rain? Fog? Glaring sun? On anygiven day in the saddle, you might experience one or all of these,so we’ve built our 17-gram Arc optics with Adaptalite photochromicdye that enables the lenses to automatically adapt to almost anylight condition. Thanks to the Arc, you need only one pair ofoptics for all conditions.OPTICS10 | 11www.specialized.com


ARC & ARC SMALLThe incredible Arc models redefine performance-cyclingeyewear with cutting-edge materials and design. Simplyput, there is nothing else like them on the planet.• Ultralightweight design sets a new standard at under17 grams• Exclusive Specialized Adaptalite Lens (Road formula)adjusts to existing light conditions• Updated Adaptalite Lens formula provides a wider tintrange and faster shift• NXT lens material is more shatterproof and lightweightthan polycarbonate• NXT Adaptalite lens in a shield construction• Non-folding titanium temples for cutting edge styling andperformance• Molded Megol nosepiece and ear tabs hold comfortably• Includes Specialized Hardcase for safe storage• Available in two sizes for a variety of riders* Arc and Arc Small are offered only in Adaptalite models.HELIXDestined for greatness, the Helix provides the incredibleperformance of our unique lenses in a silhouette thatcyclists of all types can appreciate.• Available in both Adaptalite Photochromic models ornon-shifting dark state NXT• Exclusive Specialized Adaptalite Lens (Road formula)adjusts to existing light conditions• NXT configuration in darkened state• Unique filters in the Road formula enhance reds forimproved safety• Superior, lightweight, shatterproof NXT lens material• Lens is a shield construction for panoramic performance• Molded Grilimid frames• Molded Megol nosepiece and ear tabs hold comfortably• Adaptalite model includes molded Hardcase• Prescription insert available as a separate itemPhotochromicNon-PhotochromicSAN REMOOne of our most versatile models, the San Remoprovides excellent coverage and a unique look for thosewanting a larger-sized road silhouette.• Available in Adaptalite Photochromic or non-shifting darkstate NXT• Exclusive Specialized Adaptalite Lens (Road formula)adjusts to existing light conditions• Unique filters in the Road formula enhance reds forimproved safety• Superior, lightweight, shatterproof NXT lens material• NXT lens in a standard configuration for a more traditionallook and performance• Molded Grilimid frames are strong and durable• Molded Megol nosepiece and ear tabs hold comfortablywithout slipping• Adaptalite model includes molded HardcasePhotochromicNon-PhotochromicPhotochromicTARZOThis aggressively styled model is already showing up inbreakaways and sprints in the European peloton. With itsunique look and fantastic function, it redefines our roadOptics collection.• New for Spring 2007• Available in Adaptalite Photochromic or non-shiftingdark state NXT• Exclusive Specialized Adaptalite Lens (Road formula)adjusts to existing light conditions• Updated Adaptalite Lens formula provides a wider tintrange and faster shift• NXT version is non-shifting, allows 12% light transmission• Unique filters in the Road formula enhance reds forimproved safety• Superior, lightweight, shatterproof NXT lens material• Molded Grilimid frames are strong and durable• Molded Megol nosepiece and ear tabs hold comfortably• Adaptalite model includes Hardcase for safe storageCORTINAOne of the original members of our Optics collection,the Cortina is a great option for those with smaller facesor who desire less coverage on their face.• Available in Adaptalite Photochromic or non-shifting darkstate NXT• Exclusive Specialized Adaptalite Lens (Road formula)adjusts to existing light conditions• Unique filters in the Road formula enhance reds forimproved safety• Superior, lightweight, shatterproof NXT lens material• NXT Adaptalite lens in a standard configuration fora more traditional look and performance• Molded Grilimid frames are strong and durable• Molded Megol nosepiece and ear tabs hold comfortablywithout slipping• Adaptalite model includes molded Hardcase forsafe storagePhotochromicNon-PhotochromicPhotochromicNon-Photochromic


OFF-ROADHEY, SPORT! The world’s highest-performingoptics make the choice for you.SPORTS SHIELDS ARE PROBABLY NOT YOUR KINDA THING. You’ve alwaysliked eyewear that’s just as sporty off the bike as on, but until now you’veprobably had to give up some level of performance to get just the rightstyling. Thanks to exclusive NXT lens material—light and still tough enoughto be used for windshields in military helicopters—and a string of late nightsby our design team, you no longer need to make the choice between lookingsporty off the bike and seeing clearly on it.ARCTERRAThe ArcTerra gives lightweight performance with a bitmore body and rigidity for top performance duringrigorous off-road use. With our updated Mtn. FormulaAdaptalite Lens in a shield for the first time, theArcTerra is our highest-end off-road model.OPTICS• New for 2007• Lightweight design, stainless steel non-folding frame• Exclusive Specialized Adaptalite Lens (Mtn. formula)adjusts to existing light conditions• Updated Mtn. formula lens starts lighter and shifts faster• NXT lens material is more shatterproof and lightweightthan polycarbonate• NXT Adaptalite lens in a shield construction• Frontal bridge provides rigidity and sweat management• Molded Megol nosepiece and ear tabs hold comfortably• Includes Specialized Hardcase for safe storage• ArcTerra is only available in our Adaptalite configuration(Mtn. lens formula)Photochromic12 | 13www.specialized.com


HALF TIMEThe Half Time combines an open frame design withour Adaptalite lens to create a great-fitting and greatperformingcross-country model that is lightweightand fully ventilated.• Available in Adaptalite Photochromic or non-shiftingdark state NXT• Exclusive Specialized Adaptalite Lens (Mtn. formula)adjusts to existing light conditions• NXT lens material is superior in its light weight andshatterproof qualities• Frame design is open on the bottom for even moreweight savings• Molded Grilimid frame is light and durable• Molded Megol nosepiece and ear tabs hold comfortably• Adaptalite model includes Specialized HardcaseCHICANEOne of our original models, the Chicane is still a topperformer due to its incredible fit and great looks.• Available in Adaptalite Photochromic or non-shiftingdark state NXT• Exclusive Specialized Adaptalite Lens (Mtn. formula)adjusts to existing light conditions• NXT lens material is superior in its light weight andshatterproof qualities• Frame design is open on the bottom for even moreweight savings• Molded Grilimid frame is light and durable• Molded Megol nosepiece and ear tabs hold comfortably• Adaptalite model includes Specialized Hardcase forsafe storageENDOThis stylish new addition to our Optics line provides astriking look for those who like to mix some fashion intotheir riding.• New for 2007• Available in Adaptalite Photochromic or non-shifting darkstate NXT• Exclusive Specialized Adaptalite Lens (Mtn. formula)adjusts to existing light conditions• Updated Mtn. formula lens starts lighter and shifts faster• NXT lens material is more shatterproof and lightweightthan polycarbonate• Molded Grilimid frame is light and durable• Molded Megol nosepiece and ear tabs hold comfortably• Adaptalite model includes Specialized Hardcase forsafe storagePhotochromicNon-PhotochromicPhotochromicNon-PhotochromicPhotochromicNon-PhotochromicSINGLETRACKEL TOROSHIFTYAnother of our original designs, the Singletrack has asmaller frame that’s more suitable for those who preferor need less coverage on the face.• Available in Adaptalite Photochromic or non-shiftingdark state NXT• Exclusive Specialized Adaptalite Lens (Mtn. formula)adjusts to existing light conditions• NXT lens material is superior in its light weight andshatterproof qualities• Frame design is open on the bottom for even moreweight savings• Molded Grilimid frame is light and durable• Molded Megol nosepiece and ear tabs hold comfortably• Adaptalite model includes Specialized Hardcase forsafe storageThis fun and exciting new model combines our provenlens technology and optics into a style that is suitablefor any situation or event.• New for 2007• Available in Adaptalite Photochromic or non-shiftingdark state NXT• Exclusive Specialized Adaptalite Lens (Mtn. formula)adjusts to existing light conditions• NXT lens material is superior in its light weight andshatterproof qualities• Frame design is open on the bottom for even moreweight savings• Molded Grilimid frame is light and durable• Molded Megol nosepiece and ear tabs hold comfortably• Adaptalite model includes Specialized Hardcase forsafe storageIts style influence is from the street, but its function isfor the trail. The unique performance of our exclusivelens formula and its up-to-date look create a greatcombination.• The Shifty is only available as an Adaptalite model.• Exclusive Specialized Adaptalite Lens (Mtn. formula)adjusts to existing light conditions• NXT lens material is superior in its light weight andshatterproof qualities• Styled for a great look on or off the bikePhotochromicPhotochromicNon-PhotochromicPhotochromicNon-Photochromic


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SHOES16 | 17 2004 GIRO WINNER Damiano Cunego charging hard in BG Pro Road Shoeswww.specialized.com


SHOE TECHTHE MATCHMAKERS Specialized shoes with patentedBody Geometry technology happily wed body to bike.The human body has evolved (or was created, if you prefer) for walking, not riding a bike.Luckily for those of us who enjoy clipping in, Dr. Andy Pruitt and our in-house developmentposse, lead by Carl Bird, have developed BG shoes and High-Performance footbeds thatensure a happy matrimony between body and bike, increasing efficiency and comfort.Now that’s an intelligent design.VARUS WEDGEBuilt into every BG outsole is a 1.5mm angle that results in better alignmentof the knee over the foot throughout the pedal stroke, boostingefficiency and comfort. Most people’s feet are naturally canted so thatthe big toe is higher than the little piggy. This is good for walking andrunning, as it prevents us from stumbling. On a bike, this angulationcauses collapse of the foot on the downstroke of every pedal rotation,causing the knee to move inward, eroding efficiency and creatingpotentially damaging knee pressure.LONGITUDINAL ARCHBG shoes provide proven efficiency benefits thanks in part to thelongitudinal arch support built into our footbeds and outsoles. Forpedaling efficiency, the arch of the foot must be supported. The foot works well for walkingbecause is absorbs shock forces. When you take a step, your heel strikes the ground, thearch compresses (like a leaf spring, absorbing shock), then rebounds, returning the storedenergy to the forefoot to finish the stride. If the arch flexes this way duringpedaling, you’ll lose energy with every downstroke. By supporting thefoot with arch support in the outsole and footbed, our BG technologytransmits every watt you generate straight to the pedal.METATARSAL BUTTONIn the quest for a snug, efficient fit, some riders experience “hot foot,”or numbness in the forefoot. BG shoes employ an ergonomicallydesigned metatarsal button that lifts and separates the long bonesof the forefoot, the metatarsals, so that the nerves and arteriesbetween them don’t get compressed, eliminating hot footand numbness.Metatarsal ButtonLongitudinal Arch


ROADTHE NEW TOUR CHAMPION The 240-gram S-Works shoe is light enough to tamethe Tour and comfortable enough to be worn for three weeks straight.WORN TO VICTORY IN THE 2006 TOUR DE FRANCE,the S-Works shoe is feathery light, but thanks to ourexclusive Body Geometry technology, including the HighPerformance BG+ footbed, it fits so well that the shoescan be worn hour after hour, day after day. What’s more,when tested in clinical trials, Body Geometry shoe andfootbed technology resulted in a measurable increase ina rider’s time to exhaustion.SHOES18 | 19www.specialized.com


S-WORKS ROADOur completely redesigned S-Works shoe is feathery light, but with the positiveretention and maximum comfort required by Pro-level racers. It’s race proven in theEuropean peloton.• Lightest production road shoe: approx. weight 240g—1/2 pr #42• Full BG features in the footbed and outsole: Exclusive metatarsal button and longitudinalarch support reduce hotspots and swelling, and Varus Wedge adjustment angles footslightly for improved ergonomics and knee/foot alignment• Second-generation Boa rotary-closure upper with new, braided-steel lacing• “Set and forget” front strap adjusts forefoot width• Stiff and light full FACT carbon sole• Limited-edition orange model raced by select Specialized riders at the Tour, with weldedchrome graphic and chrome-plated FACT carbon soleCOMP CARBON ROADBody Geometry design with a FACT sole make for an incredible combination ofperformance and superior comfort for the enthusiast road rider.• Patented Body Geometry technology increases comfort and efficiency with VarusWedge, metatarsal button, medial arch support• Lightweight and stiff FACT carbon/glass-fiber sole• Three straps for improved fit• Two-density performance-tuned Body Geometry insole• Engineered MicroMatrix® synthetic leather is extremely supple, durable and lightweight• Three-bolt cleat pattern fits Shimano SPD®-SL, Look® and Speedplay® pedals• 590 gm/pr for size #42 (production weights will vary)COMP ROADPRO ROADThe choice of top pro riders.• Patent pending X-link closure system• New M-lock Pro buckle for secure closure• Lightweight FACT full carbon sole—10.0 stiffness• Engineered Micromatrix upper is light, durable and supple-fitting• Performance-enhancing BG contours in the outsole and BG+ High-Performance Footbed• Approximate weight: 560g pair (#42)Features and fit like our Pro shoes but at an affordable price.• Stiff, injection-molded and carbon-plate-reinforced sole with generous vent ports at thefront and rear—7.0 stiffness index• Microadjusting M-Lock buckle for secure closure• Performance-enhancing BG features in the outsole and BG footbed• Real leather upper• Three-bolt cleat pattern fits Shimano SPD-SL, Look, Time, and Speedplay• Approximate weight: 605g pair (#42)TRIVENT TRIATHALONOur collaboration with three-time Ironman World Champion Peter Reid resulted inthe Trivent. Its venting system floods the shoe with cooling airflow, keeping yourfeet dry and cool no matter how hot the course.• The patented Body Geometry outsole and footbed design is scientifically proven tomeasurably increase performance in elite riders• FACT carbon outsole is directionally rigid for outstanding power transfer• The chromed fibers of our FACT carbon outsole work as a heat shield, reflectingroad heat• Ergonomic Body Geometry footbed is fully perforated for ventilation• Ultra wide opening and wide main strap for fast shoe changes in the transitions.• Approximate weight: 590g pair (size 42)SONOMA 2 MEN’SThis sleek shoe feels great on the bike and is styled to look good cruising aroundthe city. A great-fitting comfort shoe that is ideal for everything from touring tospinning.• Secure 3-strap closure• TrailTraction midsole plate is stiff for cycling but flexible for walking• Real suede leather and vented mesh upper• Comfort tuned BG footbed• SPD compatible, but walkable smooth rubber sole• Reflective toe and heel• Approximate weight: 930g pair (#42)


ROAD CASUALRIDE LIKE A GIRL The Pro Women’s Road packs high performanceand patented Body Geometry technology into a package designed to fityou and the way you ride.SHOESTHERE’S NO SENSE IN BELABORING THE POINT, but the fact is that 51% of all the people onEarth ride like girls. Seeing a great opportunity to enhance the ride of the majority of people, wecreated the most high-performance women’s shoe ever, the Pro Women’s Road. With a full FACTcarbon sole, new X-link closure system and High Performance BG+ footbeds, the other 49% willbe a little jealous they can’t ride like a girl, too.20 | 21www.specialized.com


PRO WOMEN’S ROADA high-performance road race shoe contoured to fit a women’s foot.• Patent pending X-link closure system offers secure ankle control and unmatchedadjustability• Women’s lasted fit• Lightweight FACT full carbon sole—10.0 stiffness• New M-lock Pro buckle for secure closure• Performance-enhancing BG contours in the outsole and BG+ High Performance footbed• Light and durable Micromatrix upper for supple fit• Three-bolt cleat pattern fits Shimano SPD-SL, Look, Time and Speedplay• Approximate weight: 505g pair (#39)TRIVENT WOMEN’SThe ultimate woman’s tri shoe is a favorite of riders for its venting system, whichfloods the shoe with cooling airflow to keep your feet cool and dry. Even the FACTcarbon sole is vented and reflects heat. Featuring our patented and scientificallyproven Body Geometry ergonomic technologies.• Women’s lasted fit• FACT carbon / glass-fiber sole uses chromed fibers to act as a heat shield and reflectroad heat• Ultra-wide opening and wide main strap for fast shoe changes in transitions• Shoe-horn-style heel-pull for easy on and off• Fully mesh lined for barefoot comfort• Ergonomic BG footbed is fully perforated for ventilation• Approximate weight: 530g pair (#39)TORCH WOMEN’SDesigned to properly fit women, the Torch combines proven performance-enhancingBody Geometry ergonomics and our form-fitting M-lock ratchet closure. The softupper and specially contoured sole ensure the Torch is a perfect match with theunique shape of a woman’s foot.• Women’s lasted fit• Stiff injection-molded and glass-reinforced sole with generous vent ports at the frontand rear—5.0 stiffness index• Microadjusting M-Lock buckle for secure closure• Performance-enhancing BG features in the outsole and BG footbed• Light and durable Micromatrix upper for supple fit• Approximate weight: 550g pair (#39)SONOMA 2 WOMEN’SLeave the mountain and road shoes at home and slide into the stylish Sonomafor those casual days around town. Features a women’s-specific fit, and isSPD-compatible with a smooth, walkable sole.• Secure 2-strap closure• TrailTraction midsole plate is stiff for cycling but flexible for walking• Real leather and vented mesh upper• Supportive BG footbed• Approximate weight: 795g pair (#39)ELITE ROADAll-new road shoe model offers the performance and fit of a high-end shoe ina more-affordable design.• Stiff injection molded and carbon-plate-reinforced sole with generous vent ports atthe front and rear—7.0 stiffness index• Performance-enhancing BG features in the outsole and BG footbed• Real leather upper• Secure-fitting 3-strap Velcro closure• Three-bolt cleat pattern fits Shimano SPD-SL, Look, Time and Speedplay• Approximate weight: 640g pair (#42)SPORT ROADThe performance and fit of our high-end road shoes, but in a more casual design• Full BG features in the footbed and outsole: Exclusive metatarsal button and longitudinalarch support reduce hot spots and swelling, and Varus Wedge adjustment angles footslightly for improved ergonomics and knee/foot alignment• Secure-fitting 3-strap Velcro closure• Glass-reinforced nylon sole• Real leather and mesh upper• Approximate weight: 690g pair (size 42)


OFF-ROADBUILT TO WIN The S-Works Mountain is light, durable, and the most efficientmountain shoe ever made.SHOESOUR WORLD CUP-WINNING PRO MOUNTAIN BIKE TEAM—including two-time World Cup championChristoph Sauser—pushed us to create a shoe that was as stiff and light as a pair of road kicks, buttough enough to take a season of high-speed abuse. We gave them the 350-gram S-Works road: light,durable and, because it’s packed with our exclusive Body Geometry technology, the most efficientmountain shoe ever made.22 | 23www.specialized.com


S-WORKS MTB SHOEThe great fit of our S-Works road shoe with enough protection for bouncing alongsingle-track, combined with our FACT carbon midsole.• Full BG features in the footbed and outsole: Exclusive metatarsal button and longitudinalarch support reduce hot spots and Varus Wedge adjustment angles foot slightly forimproved ergonomics and knee/foot/hip alignment• Second-generation Boa rotary-closure upper uses a Dynamic Fit System for most positiveretention and maximum comfort, with new braided-steel lacing• Welded toe and side panel protection• Light, tough, water-resistant Micromatrix upper is mesh lined for comfort• Full FACT carbon midsole• Light and durable: approx. weight 350g—1/2 pr #42PRO MTBOur best-fitting high-performance XC shoe is redesigned for Christoph, Liam, andthe entire Specialized MTB race squad.• Patent pending X-link closure system offers secure ankle control and unmatchedadjustability• Microadjusting M-lock buckle for secure retention• Durable thermoplastic sole for confident traction• Lightweight, full-length FACT carbon midsole• Hard, molded toe kick protector• Engineered Micromatrix upper is light, durable and supple fitting with welded reinforcementin high-wear panels• Performance-enhancing BG contours in the outsole and BG+ High Performance footbed• Approximate weight: 730g pair (#42)EXPERT MTBAll the WC level performance of our Pro shoes in a Ultra light 3 strap closure.• Lightweight, full-length FACT carbon midsole• Hard, molded toe kick protector• Durable thermoplastic sole for confident traction• Engineered Micromatrix upper is light, durable, and supple fitting, with welded reinforcementin high-wear panels• Performance-enhancing BG contours in the outsole and BG+ High Performance footbed• Approximate weight: 680g pair (#42)PRO MTB WOMEN’SHigh-performance, no-compromise women’s XC shoe.• Women’s lasted upper and narrow straps for enhanced fit• Patent pending X-link closure system offers secure ankle control and unmatchedadjustability• Microadjusting M-lock buckle for secure retention• Durable thermoplastic sole for confident traction• Lightweight, full-length FACT carbon midsole• Hard, molded toe kick protector• Engineered Micromatrix upper is light, durable, and supple fitting with welded reinforcementin high-wear panels• Performance-enhancing BG contours in the outsole and BG+ High Performance footbed• Approximate weight: 635g pair (#39)MOTODIVA WOMEN’S MTBA no-compromise women’s MTB shoe that combines Body Geometry ergonomicswith our secure M-lock ratchet closure. The soft upper and women’s-specific fitensure the Motodiva will fit the unique shape of a woman’s foot.• Microadjusting M-lock buckle for secure retention• Lightweight nylon sole with sturdy co-molded lugs for off-the-bike traction• Hard, molded toe kick protector• Engineered Micromatrix upper is light, durable, and supple fitting, with weldedreinforcement in high-wear panels• Performance-enhancing BG contours in the outsole and footbed• Approximate weight: 700g pair (#39)RIATA WOMEN’S MTBRedesign of the popular women’s sport-level shoe with a subtle yet stylish suedeleather upper.• Women’s lasted fit and unique upper is contoured for a women’s foot• Lightweight nylon sole with sturdy co-molded lugs for off-the-bike traction• Suede leather and mesh upper is supple and breathable• Performance-enhancing BG contours in the outsole and footbed• Reflective heel accent for visibility• Approximate weight: 630g pair (#39)


OFF-ROADFRANKENSHOE The BG Trail 120 SL matches the weightand efficiency of a cross-country shoe with the protectionand durability you need for gravity riding.YOU TAKE YOUR BIKE to places that few people everwalk, let alone ride. So you need a shoe that’s tough asnails, yet light and efficient enough to make pedalingto the Back 40 easy. Weighing little more than evenour best road shoes, but with enough protection forthe most aggressive trail riding, the Trail 120 SL isa soft and cuddly Frankenstein for your foot.TRAIL 120 SLAn inspired combination of XC weight and efficiency with DH protectionand durability.SHOES• Super lightweight: approx. weight 380g—1/2 pr #42• Full BG features in the footbed and outsole: Exclusive metatarsal button andlongitudinal arch support reduce hot spots and Varus Wedge adjustment angles footslightly for improved ergonomics and knee/foot/hip alignment• 3/4-cuff ankle protects without inhibiting mobility• Light, tough, water-resistant Micromatrix upper with strategic welded protection• Full FACT carbon midsole• Anthracite dark blue24 | 25www.specialized.com


TRAIL 110Inspired by the Trail 120, this shoe is the marriage of XC weight with DH durabilityin a more affordable model. The 3/4 collar offers lightweight protection that doesn’trestrict ankle mobility.• Lightweight nylon sole with sturdy co-molded lugs for off-the-bike traction• Hard, molded toe kick protector• Engineered Micromatrix upper is light, durable, and supple-fitting, with weldedreinforcement in high-wear panels• Performance-enhancing BG contours in the outsole and footbed• Approximate weight: 810g pair (#42)COMP CARBON MTBAll the World Cup-level performance of our FACT carbon Pro shoes, in a versionfor those who prefer 3-strap closures.• Microadjusting M-lock buckle for secure retention• Lightweight nylon sole with sturdy co-molded lugs for off the bike traction• Hard, molded toe kick protector• Engineered Micromatrix upper is light, durable, and supple-fitting, with weldedreinforcement in high-wear panels• Performance-enhancing BG contours in the outsole and footbed• Approximate weight: 810g pair (#42)SPORT MTBA redesign of our classic high-performance yet affordable mountain shoe. Light,durable and ergonomically enhanced with BG technology.• Full BG features in the footbed and outsole: Exclusive metatarsal button and longitudinalarch support reduce hot spots and Varus Wedge adjustment angles foot slightly forimproved ergonomics and knee/foot/hip alignment• Secure-fitting 3-strap Velcro closure• Real leather and mesh upper• Compatible with 2-bolt SPD-style systems• Approximate weight: 790g pair (size 42)BUZZSAWBest All Mountain Freeride shoe with optional SPD compatability.• Durable nubuck leather upper with high-protection 3/4 collar• Umma Gumma rubber outsole uses DH tire technology for best traction and durability• TrailTraction outsole is stiff for pedaling, flexible in front of the cleat for hiking• Compatible with 2-bolt SPD-style systems• Full BG features in the footbed: Exclusive metatarsal button and longitudinal archsupport reduce hot spots and swelling• Lace-up closure with LaceLock to keep laces out of the chainringsTAHO MTBThe Taho is designed for cycling, but inspired by a lightweight hiking shoe, so it’struly trail-ready, whether you’re in the saddle or hiking off the bike.• The patented Body Geometry footbed design will increase comfort• Rubber sole inspired by an MTB tire tread pattern• TrailTraction cycling plate is stiff for cycling but flexible in front of the cleat for comfortwhen walking• Padded Body Geometry insole for ergonomic comfort• Suede leather upper with breathable mesh panels• A single top strap keeps laces safely out of the chainrings• Two-bolt SPD-style cleat pattern, compatible with all major MTB pedals• Approximate weight: 840g pair (size 39)TAHO MTB WOMEN’SSister to our Taho men’s shoe, this is a stable riding shoe for women MTB riderswho also need a stable off-the-bike hiking shoe.• Our women’s sole uses a reduced-width heel, deeper heel cup, and lower forefootvolume for an optimal fit• The patented Body Geometry footbed design will increase comfort• Rubber sole inspired by an MTB tire tread pattern• TrailTraction cycling plate is stiff for cycling but flexible in front of the cleat for comfortwhen walking• Padded Body Geometry insole for ergonomic comfort• Suede leather upper with breathable mesh panels• A single top strap keeps laces safely out of the chainrings• Two-bolt SPD-style cleat pattern, compatible with all major MTB pedals• Approximate weight: 840g pair (size 39)


FOOTBED TECHBG HIGH-PERFORMANCE FOOTBEDS:Dr. Ruth and Superman rolled into one.A happy marriage that results in increasedpower and efficiency.BG F.I.T. (FIT INTEGRATION TECHNOLOGY) is all aboutmaking a happy marriage between your bike and yourbody. To do that, we adjust the bike and equipment toaccommodate the unique attributes of your body. Thisresults in more efficiency, more power, less pain andmore enjoyment out of every ride. One of the keyelements that allows a totally custom fit between bodyand bike are BG High-Performance Footbeds.SHOES26 | 27www.specialized.com


THAT’S RIGHT, THE LOWLY FOOTBED. It’s as unassuming asmild-mannered Clark Kent, so who knew the footbed couldbe the Superman of cycling, unleashing astounding power,efficiency and comfort? Here’s the deal: Your foot is the linkbetween your body and your bike. Our BG High-PerformanceFootbeds help optimize this link in two ways. First, they allowa custom fit to the shape of your foot, providing excellentsupport. Second, shims that are included with each footbedallow you to align your knee directly over your foot toenhance power transmission and help eliminate discomfort.In order to support your foot and deliver optimized efficiencyand comfort, BG High-Performance Footbeds come in threelevels of contour. Discovering which contour is right for you isas easy as standing up: Your Specialized dealer has a specialArch-o-Meter tool that measures the contours of your footand allows the appropriate match of footbed to anatomy.BG High-Performance Footbeds come with shims that gobetween the footbed and the inside of toe box of the shoe.Each shim is slightly wedge-shaped. Some have a 1.5mmVarus Wedge (thicker on the inside of the foot); othershave a 1.5mm Valgus Wedge (thicker on the outside ofthe foot). Using the correct combination of these shims,your Specialized dealer can achieve the best alignmentof your knee over the pedal. This means power goes directlyto the pedal, for greater efficiency and power output whilesimultaneously eliminating the side-loading of your kneethat is the most common cause of cyclists’ knee pain.BG HIGH PERFORMANCE FOOTBEDDeveloped with Andy Pruitt from the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine, the BGFootbed system improves efficiency, increases comfort, and reduces potential injury.This system allows any rider to achieve a semi-custom fit in his or her cycling shoes,combining advanced insoles with Varus/Valgus Wedge shims to align cant angle.• By standing on the Specialized Arch-O-Meter, a rider can determine the optimumlevel of foot contour:+ = minimal++ = moderate+++ = significant• By combining the correct contour insole with an appropriate number of BG Shims,the rider can alter forefoot angle to optimize biomechanical foot/knee/hip alignment(+/- 1.5mm Varus/Valgus Wedges included)


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ROVAL WHEELSROVAL WHEEL TECHSHOOTING STAR The Roval Rapide Star is the fastest spoked wheelin the world.30 | 31www.specialized.com


WHEELS MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE in a rider’s experience,which is why we have developed Roval wheels.French engineer Claude Lehanneur created the first complete wheel systems in the 1970s.Lehanneur’s systems approach proved that by intelligently pursuing aerodynamics,light weight, ride quality and durability would follow.Examples of this philosophy (that you’ll see in our 2007 wheels) include:• Aerodynamic rim profiles• Bladed, straight-pull spokes• Hidden nipples with unique alignment systemLet us make it simple:F D = C D Apv 2 12What, you need an explanation? This equation quantifies what you already know:It’s a lot harder to go 30 mph than 15 mph. This force-of-drag equation tells usthat it’s four times harder. That’s right: To double your speed takes four times theeffort. If it sounds to you like the wind is getting the better end of this deal, wehave a way to settle the score.ROVAL STAR HUB profile vs.conventional wheel presentsa narrow frontal area tocheat the wind.When you’re pedaling (and you’re not on a hill) the primary force you’re fighting is the wind resistance(or the force of drag, FD in our equation). The force of drag is the result of the density of the air (p),the coefficient of drag (C D ), the velocity of the rider through the air (v) and the frontal area (A).Our R&D facility can’t do much for you on any of these elements, except frontal area. Which is wherethe Roval Star hub comes into play.The Roval Star hub results in wheels with half the fontal area of standard wheels. This meansthat they provide huge reductions in the force of drag, so you go faster with the sameeffort. In fact, if you rode a 40km course at 250 watts on a still day, you would be30 seconds faster on a pair of Roval Rapide Star wheelsthan if you had been on Mavic Ksyriums.Take that, wind!Not only that, but the Star hub results in thehighest drive efficiency of any spoked wheel.So any power you put to the pedal goesimmediately and efficiently tomoving you forward.WIND TUNNEL TESTS offerconclusive proof that with the sameeffort you’ll simply go faster onRoval Rapide Star wheels.


ROVAL RAPIDE STAR CARBON• Intended use: high-performance race and all-around riding• Aerodynamically superior design yields 50% less frontal area,dramatically reduces wind drag• 100% FACT composite Mid V profile clincher rims• Superstiff and strong cold-forged 7075 Al 5-point star hubs20 front / 20 rear 2-Into-1 extreme spoke-lacing pattern maximizespower transfer• Custom DT Aerolite butted spokes, 2.0mm round / 2.3x0.9mm bladed• Roval custom self-aligning hidden nipples with nylon threadlock• Titanium quick-release axles, forged-alloy levers• Comes with Shimano Dura-Ace 10-spd-compatible cassette body• Weight: wheels 1,750g / pr, QRs 91g / prROVAL WHEELSLE SYSTEM A systems approach to design yields the fastestand best-riding wheels in a wide range of conditions.ROVAL WHEELSIF YOU EVER BOUGHT A COMPONENT SIMPLY BECAUSEIT WAS LIGHT, you probably ended up disappointed withits performance. Roval’s founder, French engineer ClaudeLehanneur, was the first person in the cycling universeto think of wheels as a complete system. His systemsapproach allowed him to make Roval wheels not only thelightest and most aerodynamic, but also the best-ridingand most durable in a wide range of conditions. Relyingon the same systems approach to design and cutting-edgematerials, Specialized engineers have created a completeline of Roval wheels with just the right balance of aerodynamics,weight, strength and compliance.ROVAL FUSÉE STAR• Intended use: High-performance race and all-around riding• Aerodynamically superior design yields 50% less frontal area, dramatically reduceswind drag• E5 alloy low-profile seamless aero rim (21mm W x 24mm H), precision-machinedbraking surface• Superstiff and strong cold-forged 7075 Al 5-point star hubs• 20 front / 20 rear 2-Into-1 extreme spoke-lacing pattern• Custom DT Aerolite butted spokes, 2.0mm round / 2.3x0.9mm bladed• Roval custom self-aligning hidden nipples with nylon threadlock• Titanium Quick-release axles, forged-alloy levers• Comes with Shimano Dura-Ace 10-spd-compatible cassette body• Weight: wheels 1,750g / pr, QRs 91g / pr32 | 33www.specialized.com


ROVAL RAPIDE II CARBON• Intended use: High-performance race and all-around riding• Aerodynamic, fast and lightweight wheelset design• 100% FACT composite Mid V profile clincher rims• Cold-forged low-profile hubs, adjustable aluminum axles• DT Aerolite butted spokes, 2.0mm round / 2.3x0.9mmbladed, 20 front / 24 rear• DoubleDrive rear pattern balances spoke tension, increasereliability and maximizes power transfer• Roval custom self-aligning hidden nipples with nylonthreadlock• Titanium quick-release axles, forged-alloy levers• Comes with Shimano Dura-Ace 10-spd-compatiblecassette body• Weight: wheels 1,500g / pr, QRs 91g / prROVAL ÉCHAPPÉE• Intended use: High-strength and durability trainingwheelset, designed for heavier riders• Aerodynamic rim profile, fast and high-strengthwheelset design• E5 alloy mid-profile seamless aero rim (21mm W x 28mm H),precision-machined braking surface• Cold-forged low-profile hubs, adjustable axles (aluminumfront / steel rear)• DT New Aero butted spokes, 2.0mm round / 3.0x1.25mmbladed, 20 front / 24 rear• DoubleDrive rear pattern balances spoke tension, increasesreliability and maximizes power transfer• Roval custom self-aligning hidden nipples with nylonthreadlock• Titanium quick-release axles, forged-alloy levers• Comes with Shimano Dura-Ace 10-spd-compatiblecassette body• Weight: wheels 1,695g / pr, QRs 91g / prROVAL PAVÉ• Intended use: High-strength and durability trainingwheelset, designed for heavier riders. Ideal for cyclocross• Anti-pinch rim edge with stainless steel eyelets• Cold-forged five-spoke high-flange hubs, adjustablealuminum axles• DT Competition Round DT 2.0mm round spokes,20 front / 24 rear• DT Pro Lock brass nipples• Comes with Shimano 9- or 10-spd-compatible cassette body• Weight: wheels 1,815g / pr, QRs 91g / prROVAL BRAKE PADS• Excellent for wet or dry conditions• Quiet and durable compound• Recommended for Roval composite rimsROVAL FUSÉE• Intended use: High-performance race and all-around riding• E5 alloy low-profile seamless aero rim (21mm W x 24mm H),precision-machined braking surface• Cold-forged low-profile hubs, adjustable aluminum axles• DT Aerolite butted spokes, 2.0mm round / 2.3x0.9mmbladed, 20 front / 24 rear• DoubleDrive rear pattern balances spoke tension, increasesreliability and maximizes power transfer• Roval custom self-aligning hidden nipples with nylonthreadlock• Titanium quick-release axles, forged-alloy levers• Comes with Shimano Dura-Ace 10-spd-compatiblecassette body• Weight: wheels 1,500g / pr, QRs 91g / prROVAL PAVÉ SL• Intended use: High-strength and durability trainingwheelset, designed for heavier riders. Ideal for cyclocross• E5 alloy mid-profile seamless aero rim (21mm W x 28mm H),precision-machined braking surface• Cold-forged five-spoke high flange hubs, adjustablealuminum axles• DT New Aero butted spokes, 2.0mm round / 3.0x1.25mmbladed, 20 front / 24 rear• DT Pro Lock brass nipples• Titanium quick-release axles, forged-alloy levers• Comes with Shimano 9- or 10-spd-compatible cassette body• Weight: wheels 1,625g / pr, QRs 91g / prCAMPY 10-SPD CASSETTE BODIES• Available for all wheels• Roval wheels come standard with Shimano Dura-Ace10-spd-compatible cassette body (unless otherwise noted)and padded cordura nylon double wheel bag


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