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12th Annual Commuter Cup Challenge

12th annual commuter cup challenge 300x103   12th Annual Commuter Cup ChallengeMay is National Bike Month and to start off the campaign, Specialized continues its 12th year of celebrating the Bike to Work Day Industry Commuter Cup Challenge on May 14, 2010.

Specialized encourages industry leaders to take part in the Bike to Work campaign with hopes that society will soon make it a habit to ride a bike when commuting daily. Renowned personalities among the industrial leader, bike dealers and all bike lovers will be encouraging one another to enjoy living in one carless day. Aside from promoting the Bike to Work movement, it will launch a friendly competition. This is in line with the celebration of the National Bike to Work Month.

“Each year’s Bike to Work effort creates such a visible presence of cyclists on the road that motorists actually take notice, slow down and make room for riders, creating an improved commute for everyone,” said Ian Dewar, manager…

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Cancellara TT Bike Banned by UCI

cancellara tt bike banned by uci   Cancellara TT Bike Banned by UCI

It turns out that Fabian Cancellara has to cancel his plans for using his Specialized time trial bike, since the UCI has banned it from the races. Needless to say, this news is not going down well for unhappy Team Saxo Bank owner Bjarne Riis.

Riis claims that the UCI’s decision to ban the TT bike is “very disturbing” and “beyond contempt”, and that the rules are so complicated, no one can understand them. Riis also insists that the Specialized bike they were planning on using for their time trials this season is “both durable and safe”.

Fans may remember that Tour de France winner Alberto Contador was also prevented from riding a Specialized TT bike at the Volta ao Algarve. This is the same model that World TT champ Fabian Cancellara wanted to ride, before the UCI also closed the door on him.

Bjarne Riis complains that “it is…

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Specialized Silverstone Sportive

specialized silverstone sportive   Specialized Silverstone Sportive

Specialized and VoTwo, an events management company, have come up with a new sportive that will take place on the Porsche Experience Centre and towards the Northamptonshire countryside on July 4, 2010.

Richard Hemington of Specialized is proud to announce that registration is now open at He adds, “Sportives are increasingly popular and we wanted to give these riders a great landmark for a new endurance challenge. It all came together when we met up with VoTwo.” Last day of registration will be on May 20, 2010.

Aptly called the Specialized Silverstone Sportive, this will be the first sportive hosted by Specialized and the organizers are all hopeful for its success. The sportive will be perfect as it coincides with one of the most awaited weekends in the cycling world, the start of the Tour de France 2010. VoTwo is banking on all the riders’ enthusiasm…

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Team Astana Specialized Tarmac SL3 Road Bike

team astana specialized tarmac sl3 road bike   Team Astana Specialized Tarmac SL3 Road Bike

Specialized is one of Team Astana’s sponsors, and with Alberto Contador being on the team, plus he signed a contract with Specialized, it was only a matter of time before a Specialized road bike would show up. Moving forward, here are the official photos of Team Astana Specialized Tarmac SL3 Road Bike, and a nice choice by using Specialized top tier road bike. As we can see, the Team Astana Tarmac SL3 uses the colors yellow, sky blue, black, and white, which are all located on Team Astana’s jersey. Other small details make the SL3 Tarmac Road Bike Team Astana edition more desirable, like the designs at the rear plus “Astana” decals. We can not wait to see this bike built up!

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Specialized Atlas T – Long Sleeve

specialized atlas t long sleeve   Specialized Atlas T   Long Sleeve

The Specialized Atlas T – Long Sleeve is a great base layer for the cooler weather, and can also be worn casually off the bike. It wicks away moisture thanks to its channeled yarn construction. Lightweight and hydrophobic polyester helps keep you dry, and is comfortable as well. The raglan sleeve design with yoke shoulder ensures freedom of movement, and the versatile and functional style lends itself to a myriad of other sports and activities besides cycling. The Specialized Atlas T – Long Sleeve is available for purchase at the Specialized online shop for $55….

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Specialized Women’s Roulette Road Optics

specialized womens roulette road optics   Specialized Womens Roulette Road Optics

The Specialized Women’s Roulette Road Optics are the first non-hinged, metal sunglasses specifically designed for female cyclists. A lightweight, stainless steel, non-folding frame makes up the most of the Specialized Women’s Roulette Road Optics. They features exclusive Specialized Adaptalite lenses, which automatically adjust to existing lighting conditions. Front lens vents are present to prevent fogging. A molded megol nosepiece and covered ear tabs help hold the shades comfortably in place. They also come with a Specialized hard case for storage. The Specialized Women’s Roulette Road Optics are available for purchase at the Specialized online shop for $160….

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Specialized Aqua Veto Jacket

specialized aqua veto jacket   Specialized Aqua Veto Jacket

The Specialized Aqua Veto Jacket has but one main purpose in life: to keep you dry while cycling. It is made with lightweight polyester/polyurethane bonded fabric, which is noted for its waterproof performance. The material is stretch-woven, ensuring a form-fit. There are pockets in the back, and even they are protected from the outside elements, so your goods can stay dry too. Velcro closures at the cuff help keep the water out of your sleeves, and a zippered chest pocket allows easy access to your stuff. You can purchase the Specialized Aqua Veto Jacket at the Specialized online shop for $140….

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