Specialized – Made for riders, by riders
After nearly 50 years of company history, today Specialized is one of the leading producers of and for bicycles – also in the UK, Ireland and continental Europe. Originally founded in 1974 to produce bicycle tubes, the company’s product range was first broadened by bike accessories and spare parts, and then by off-the-shelf bicycles.
Here from the very beginning Spezialized relied on technological innovation: the bicycles were produced from FACT Carbon frames developed in-house, while the in-house wind tunnel in all products was implemented to optimize aerodynamics. It is this focus on state-of-the-art quality that made Specialized one of the leading brands in cycling sports, not only for pro-teams but also for leisure-time cyclists and athletes.
Specialized is not only into cycling sports with their impressive product range but also with their activities such as the Specialized Foundation, meanwhile an independent foundation named Outride, and the campaign Soil-Searching: a programme which supports the creation especially of trails and puts these trails at the focus.
Today the Specialized products comprise everything a cyclist needs – below we would like to give you a brief overview thereof:
- Specialized bike clothing: für gravel, MTB, road bike and enduro
- Something special: a cycling helmet by Specialized
- Specialized road bike shoes
- Specialized accessories: water bottles, cycling bottle cages, bicycle pumps
Specialized Bike Clothing: for Gravel, MTB, Road Bike and Enduro
Clothing a lá Specialized always is the go-to functional clothing for both leisure-time cyclists and professional athletes. What is decisive is the sports discipline:
For MTB, downhill or also enduro in our online shop you will find a selection of MTB Specialized clothing. It is characterised not only by the brand logo but, above all, by its robust and breathable material. The cut offers sufficient space to be able to comfortably wear protectors under the MTB jersey or bib tights or bib shorts.
And there is a wide variety of cycling trousers, not only in terms women’s or men’s trousers. There are also differentiations in length ranging from bike shorts to knickers to cycling tights. But also with bib there are either bib shorts or bib tights. Please note our descriptions: there you can simply learn whether the trousers feature a seat pad – and if they suit your demands.
At Bobshop Spezialized for your training session on the road you will also find short and long sleeve jerseys which feature a specific fit and functional materials making them ideal for this purpose. For the more relaxed tours or cyclists there are also bike shirts available which feature a T-shirt-like cut with which you feel good either on bike or also in a circle of friends before or after your ride.
But you do not have to restrict yourself to jersey and trousers by Specialized, you can literally treat yourself with this brand quality from head to toe! For example at Bobshop you will find winter cycling socks by Spezalized featuring high quality PrimaLoft fabric for a comfortable feel and warmth, or summer cycling socks with silver ions which have a bacteriostatic effect – these socks are an absolute blessing for both your feet and your nose!
And not only for summer or winter but also for unpredictable weather in spring or autumn Specaliced offers solutions in the form of wind jackets and wind vests, and also cycling caps which perfectly fit underneath your helmet and protect your head from getting too cold. In addition, there are half finger and full finger gloves with either XRD or gel padding, for MTB, road bike or the city.
Something special: a bicycle helmet by Specialized
Holding any Specialized cycling helmet in your hands you will immediately notice the streamlined design. The company’s in-house wind tunnel really becomes visible in the design of these helmets! But, of course, aerodynamics are only one of their numerous features.
With lines such as Align, Tactic, Evade, Airnet and Prevail we offer high-quality, spezialised helmets in our selection which are continuously improved or completely redesigned by the producer and thus always remain cutting-edge. For example Mips protection (multi-directional impact protection system) is integrated in many helmets by Spezialized. Mips is a flexible, protective shell inside the helmet which in case of an impact at an oblique angle moves and by doing so offers additional protection.
And equally for enhancing the cyclist’s safety, the in-house ANGi impact sensor is either integrated in the helmet or can be retrofitted ("ANGI-Ready"). ANGI is the acronym for ANgular and G-Force Indicator. The Specialized ANG i impact sensor measures forces which can occur in case of a fall – an impact of the helmet is not necessary for the sensor to recognise an accident.
In case an accident is recognised this information is transmitted to the Ride App – this app is included when purchasing an ANGI helmet or ANGi device. Then an alarm is set and a countdown starts. If the countdown runs out a message including the current position is sent automatically to the predefined emergency contacts. The user can individually adapt the length of the countdown and other parameters in the app settings.
Which helmet suits you best in the end completely depends on what you are planning to do – you should always choose a helmet designed for your cycling discipline. This is why with us you will find a wide range starting with Specialized MTB helmets to road bike helmets to the cool city helmets.
By the way: children can also benefit from protection provided by a Specialized kid’s helmet including Mips and LED light for enhanced visibility in low-light conditions or at night.
Specialized Road Bike Shoes
Shoes are not simply shoes – there are differences not only in specialised cycling shoes.
Cycling shoes by Specialized really live up to this statement and are absolute performers. Especially cycling shoes of the S-Works series come from pros and are for pros:
The Road Bike Shoes S-Works Vent and S-Works Ares are designed for maximum performance at cycling competitions. With the FACT Carbon sole and a stiffness index of 15 the force goes directly into the pedals. The S-Works Vent shoes are aimed at very effective ventilation and thus are perfect for a hot summer.
On offroad rides the S-Works Recon shoes set new standards. For Gravel or MTB tours the sole must provide traction on the ground to guarantee the cyclists safety on rough terrain. The Carbon Stride toe-flex sole used not only provides good traction but also offers an impressive stiffness index of 13.
But please do not think cycling shoes by Spezialiced are only designed for pro-teams! Good road bike shoes for newcomers, e.g. the Torch 1.0 offer a great value for money ratio. A good choice for MTB newcomers are the Recon 1.0 also offering great performance at a reasonable price.
Specialized Accessories: water bottle, bicycle bottle cage, bicycle pump
Have you or one of your friends ever mounted a cheap bottle cage to your bike? Possibly with duck tape or something similar just to have the bottle or the entire cage come off your bike while riding? And was the frame totally scratched after that?
It simply pays off to invest in good quality at this point. As a top-of-the-range bicycle producer Spezialiced knows how to construct bottle cages and how to mount them. Due to the high quality construction a Specialized bottle cage is lightweight and robust and can easily be mounted to bikes also from other producers. The design is compatible with all conventional bottles, holds them safely in place even on demanding rides and facilitates easy introduction and removal of the bottle while riding.
For highest performance the S-Works bottle cage line is recommendable: manufactured from the same FACT Carbon which also makes top athletes so efficient, the Specialized S Works bottle cage is completely optimized for low weight and aerodynamics.
Bottles by the top brand are made from 100% food-grade plastic material without BPA plasticisers. Bisphenol A is a hormone-like substance which is used in many food packagings and water bottles and when ingested can create a hormonal imbalance. This can, among others, provoke developmental imbalances in children, fertility disorders or cardio-vascular disorders. This is why you should opt for a BPA-free bicycle water bottle by Specialized!
Of course, with us you will also find bicycle pumps by Specialized: Both in form of a bicycle mini pump which hardly takes up space due to its compact design and thus can be perfectly well taken with you on your day-long tour, as well as in form of a classic bicycle pump.
Newest Models 2023: Online at Bobshop
In our shop you will find a broad selection of brand-new articles by Specialized in different sizes which you really have been missing! Our customer service or our friendly staff at the shop will be glad to assist you in finding the right products.
Our personal tip: In the Specialized Sale you will find many articles at significantly reduced prices!