Our first gallery from the 2015 Specialized Dealer Event showed off a lot of bikes. Now, we’ve got a collection of new components, parts, accessories, gear and apparel for your perusal.

Above, the new 4th generation S-Works mountain bike cranks get hollow carbon construction and a 30mm spindle only. They’ll work with any 104BCD chainring, single or double only. Spin past the break for lots more…



What?!? No 172.5?


The S-Works Aerofly Carbon handlebar isn’t brand new, but darn is it good looking. It makes an appearance on several of their road bikes.


A new standard S-Works Carbon seatpost borrows the S-Works Pavé post’s single-bolt clamp design.


The EMT Top Cap Chain Tool isn’t brand new either, but we hadn’t seen it before. It replaces your standard steerer top cap with something a little more useful while only adding about 25g. Retail is $30 to $35 and there are versions for both alloy and carbon steerer tubes.


The Roval wheel line is as strong as ever with what looks like carbon Rapide rims in the 30-to-40mm depth with Centerlock hubs for disc brake equipped bikes.  Further back are models that look like they may have the new SRAM Predictive Steering hub for the RS-1 built into carbon rims.


A Specialized branded 700×30 tubular made by FMB for Tour de France riders.



Roubaix Pro gains a wider 700×30/32c size using their Endurant casing. Not quite sure what a 30/32 width is – maybe it depends on the rim width.


The Armadillo All Condition gets a new, wider 700x30c size.


The new Turbo Allround is a textured version of their performance oriented tire line, offering a bit of traction for those that still want to go fast in inclement conditions.


An overview of their 2015 apparel line. If you don’t mind having an “S” on your kit, Specalized makes some very well thought out, comfortable clothing.


Several new shoes are coming this fall. The Cadet is a multisport model for fitness riders that may or may not want to clip in.


The 2FO Flats look to be rather breezy for a gravity oriented kick, yet still provide the grippy bottom and high ankle support needed for hucking ones self down the mountain at full speed. Inside ankle cuff sits slightly higher than outside edge.



A new carbon-soled Pro level road show will use a ratchet buckle plus offset center Velcro strap above a more traditionally placed bottom Velcro strap.



The TdF Red Star colorway finds it way to the Evade aero road helmet.


Produced in limited editions in early 2013, a McLaren developed TT helmet was available to lucky few. Now, it looks like an S-Works model may be more widely available. Compared to the current TT2 lid, this one gets side vents and a more streamlined exhaust port at the back.


All photos courtesy of Cycles de Oro except the Turbo Allround, which comes from Mikes Bikes. Huge thanks, guys!


  1. “Not quite sure what a 30/32 width is – maybe it depends on the rim width.”

    30/32 indicates that the tire tread is 30mm and the casing is 32mm. Same applies to 23/25 and 25/28.

  2. Why in hell would I want a chain tool stuck into my steer tube? Wouldn’t it be easier to keep in in your pocket? You know, where you keep the wrenches you need to access your chain tool.

  3. Woah what s-works bikes in the tdf can fit 30mm fmb tires? I actually use fmb 25mm tires on zipp 404s but it’s a pretty close fit.

  4. CJ– Why not throw something useful in that unused space? (I think I saw something from Salsa using the steer tube as well to hide a tool for their bikes)

    I was skeptical as well, and actually had to try it out today for the first time when I blew my chain apart. It works quite well for the size, and the since it holds a spare magic link, I was able to finish my ride with no issues.

    Yes, all of this could get accomplished with tools in a jersey pocket, but what I like about the SWAT concept is the stuff is always on the bike (can’t be lost or forgotten). I had forgotten most of my normal biking equipment today, so the SWAT tools bailed me out from a long walk back to the car. Worth it to me…

  5. Why would you have a casing width wider then the tread? A stupid idea that allows the sidewall to be easily damaged.

  6. I’ve run the 23/25 tires on dirt roads that are barely suitable for cars with no side wall issues. 40-45 mph rips down dirt roads with no issues. It works.

  7. Theses new cranks :
    -do not allow custom directmount rings
    -do not allow 28T rings (29er in the mountain)
    -do not come in 180mm

    What a drawback ! Please keep the old model available !

  8. I have nothing against Specialized, (or Trek, or Cannondale, or Giant for that matter) but the bike shops are starting to become more and more boring places with all of the same stuff. Yes it makes it easier for the dealer to deal with less and less brands (which they have to because 60% to 80% of their floor is now with a single brand), just do not be surprised that you do not see the growth that these brands expect you to have or that you yourself expect to have because you might be losing customer you do not even know you are losing.

    What I mean by this is customers that are not looking for something just from one of these big brands may never even enter your store because there are looking for choice and with this model it is very easy to not be able to offer choice since your all of your open to buy dollars are all going to one place.

  9. DK,

    There is a huge difference. Almost everyone on the planet owns a smart phone. There are only an estimated 45million people in the USA that ride a bike (someone that rides 7 times in a year is considered a cyclist). With that how many do you think buy a new bike each year. Not that many. And you may or may not have noticed that the concept store or elite store more times than not does not work out that well for the owner. Not saying each and every time but you can see how many shops fail with this model.

    When we have 300 million people riding bikes in this country then all will do well but until that time it is not best to put all of your eggs in one basket.

  10. @Dave You’re making non-parallel comparisons to buttress your argument. I really don’t have much desire to debunk your hollow logic, but it’s evident you’re not going to be convinced. On matter what’s thrown at you.

    As a note, if it’s been working for this long for most, maybe you should buy an ad in Bicycle Retailer to let everyone in on what only you know.

  11. Interesting moves big Spesh this year. For example ESI grips on some bikes and XTR cranks on the top level Epic. Usually they force their house brand on you.

  12. They have wide shoes now, which in my experience were no different then the regular shoes. The last is definitely not any wider.

  13. @Mark
    That’s a huge disapointment! Spec makes it just like Shimano. Had high hopes for a wide last, cause otherwise the S-Works shoes are perfect…

  14. @DK, I don’t know if you noticed but cyclists are a bit more individualistic than the average Apple consumer, they might all want a 160mm travel ‘Enduro’ bike or whatever’s in fashion, but they all want theirs to be somehow unique, or at least a bit different from their riding buddy’s.

  15. Awesome. According to one poster, it’s not okay to generalize about the bike population because they’re “a bit more individualistic”, but it is okay to generalize about other populations. Cool! That completely blows away the need to think critically! No doubt there are facts supporting that claim otherwise the guy or gal wouldn’t have said it! There’s no way his or her assumptions and biases were confused with facts!

  16. To answer the question abut tyre width/casing width the 23/25c tyre is a 25c depth tyre with 23c width, giving a smoother ride without the added contact patch and therefore rolling resistance and drag.
    They work really well, been using a set of roubaix armadillo’s all last winter and can’t wait to see if there’s a 25/28c available for even more comfort and confidence in the wet on my winter training bike.

What do you think?