Tag Archives | Specialized

Sinyard said what?

On the Specialized Twitter account @Iamspecialized was tweeted a Vine video of their CEO Mike Sinyard saying, “It’s going to be be incredible. This is going to be more powerful than a tailwind. End of story!” with the hashtag #AEROISEVERYTHING. What the hell was he talking about? On the head of Mark Cavendish and other […]

Automobile influence on the bike industry

With air slicing design, coupled with a mechanical beauty and visually pleasing color schemes, it’s no wonder that several bike companies have used automobiles as inspiration. Ferrari has been a muse to Colnago for several years. According to the Colnago site the first Ferrari badged Colnago was the CF-1 with a limited production run of […]

Cancellara’s Shiv is a non-starter

First Alberto Contador’ Specialized Shiv was banned, now Fabian Cancellara’s Shiv has also been declared illegal by the UCI. Team Saxo Bank team manager Bjarne Riis was furious. “It is very annoying,” said Riis to Sporten.dk. “Fortunately we have not really had a major time trial, but it will not be long before we do […]

Astana will ride Specialized in ’10

It’s official— after ALBERTO CONTADOR requested the support of Specialized Bicycles in his bid to win his third Tour de France, the California brand will be the complete bike sponsor for Team Astana in 2010.

In a video conference with Specialized Founder and President, Mike Sinyard, Contador said, “I am very excited. I want to have the best bike. It is very important to have the best if you want to win the Tour de France. This is why I made it a requirement to have Specialized as the team bike for my return to Astana.”

Tour de France horn ringtone

I’ll say this right away, ringtones are stupid and nine times out of ten very embarrassing. However this all changed very recently. On my last press junket I went to the A2 wind tunnel to check out the aerodynamics of the Specialized helmets and bikes. During the Tour, Nic Sims from Specialized had his film […]