Photo Gallery: 2015 Specialized Road & Mountain Bikes Overview
This year, Specialized skipped their major press event where we usually get to weigh and photo everything and get all the nitty gritty. But, their dealers still had their event, and thanks to the legendary Dale Brown over at Cycles de Oro, we’ve got a huge gallery of images and a few details.
From what we’re seeing, there’s a bit more excitement on the road side, even with the new 650B version of the Enduro that was just shown in detail. The pavement, or, rather, off-pavement, side is being led by the Diverge gravel bike. At least for those two, we have some pretty solid information and spec.
There’s plenty more to see though, starting off with the new Venge LR (Lunch Ride), shown above. It’s built up with SRAM Force CX1 mechanical shifters for a 1×11 build around Specialized’s carbon crank arms. Retail is around $5,500. That pic’s from Scott at Mike’s Bikes, everything that follows is from de Oro…
Many more 2×11 Venge aero road bikes remain in the line.
The Tarmac line is headed by the limited edition McLaren version that comes with it’s own matching helmet, shoes and stand.
It’s spec’d with some high zoot bits like eeBrakes. Full story on this bike here.
The new Tarmac Disc was also announced earlier this year and has a few different models available.
The whole “rider centric” design is largely based off entirely different tube, layup and shape designs for every size frame. This cutaway shows just how different they really are. Click to enlarge and you can just make out the text.
A matte black Roubaix S-Works Disc with Di2 and hydraulic brakes joins the lineup.
A new S-Works Dura-Ace mechannical/rim brake Roubaix is also available.
The Allez S-Works D’Aluisio Di2 model combines electronic shifting with their top of the line alloy road racing frame.
An alloy race bike for eight grand? Yep. After all, there was already a $7,000 mechanically shifted model for 2014, so why not?
For young espoirs just starting out (or really short folks), the new Allez 650 combines a straight 1-1/8″ steerer with and 650c wheels with their A1 premium butted, formed alloy tubing for a great entry to the sport. The complete bike’s only $770.
The new Diverge gravel/adventure/all conditions road bike got an informal debut already, but here are a few extra looks.
Nice to see rack/fender mounts on a high end carbon bike.
How much do you want to spend to get away from it all?
Fortunately, the design trickles down to less expensive carbon…
…and alloy versions. Note the hydroformed head tube with Smartweld-looking design. Not quite as smooth as the Allez, but still pretty.
Lots of disc brake Crux cyclocross bike options. Graphics scheme looks the same as before, just different colors, and a new Di2/Hydraulic brake build at the top of the heap.
The 2015 Shiv Elite gets a budget friendly Shimano 105 build with plenty of adjustability built into the handlebars. Note the drinking tube coming out of the frame and up toward the front, making it easier to drink while in the aero position. Just mount your favorite aero wheels and you’re ready to race.
2015 SPECIALIZED MOUNTAIN BIKES
The S-Works Epic FSR 29 World Cup might seem like the top of the line…
…what with this spec and all. But it’s not likely to be the most expensive:
That honor almost assuredly goes to the S-Works Epic 29 with the new Rockshox RS-1 inverted fork with their Predictive Steering hub laced to Roval Control SL carbon, hookless rims.
It also gets their new XCP short travel dropper post that’s borrowed by the Diverge. It has 35mm of drop with a carbon body and internal cable routing only. That valve at the top is likely to adjust air pressure to affect return speed.
The new Camber Grom brings their FSR suspension and all-mountain travel to a 24″ wheel for the kids. It’s running Maxxis Snyper tires, a 24″ dirt BMX tire with a 1x drivetrain. Kids these days – they’ve got all the best toys.
Just ignore all that stuff about 29er geo and wheels.
The Crave 29er hardtail gets some new colors and likely the usual spec updates.
COMMUTER, E-BIKE AND MORE
The Specialized Turbo e-bike gets a lower priced model.
This new version comes in $2,100 less than the original and likely sees smaller batteries and less powerful motors. (We’re getting details and will update shortly)
The Vita Carbon Disc provides the ladies with a lightweight, fast and modern city bike.
The Sirrus Disc Carbon does the same for the gents and ladies with the added comfort of Zertz inserts on the fork and seatstays.
If you’re gonna ride to work, you may as well do it in comfort and style.
Lastly, we have a throwback to the early days of Specialized bikes. This steel, lugged Allez has obviously seen some hard miles over the years.
Next up, 2015 Specialized gear, apparel and components. Stay tuned!