Specialized http://www.stuff.tv/specialized/reviews en-GB This Specialized S-Works is the McLaren P1 of the two-wheeled world http://www.stuff.tv/specialized/specialized-s-works-mclaren-p1-two-wheeled-world/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £16,000 carbon fibre stunner makes a mockery of the rusted old Raleigh sat in your shed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Specialized S-Works" alt="Specialized S-Works" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mclaren-specialized-01.jpg?1404899333" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/leonpoultney" title="View user profile.">Leon Poultney</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What makes a bicycle worthy of a house deposit? </strong><br />You&rsquo;re paying for the expertise of McLaren engineers over at its Special Operations Center in Woking &ndash; the same place where the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/icon-%E2%80%93-mclaren-p1/news" target="_blank">McLaren P1</a> is hand finished &ndash; who have reduced weight and optimised every element for aerodynamic performance. Oh, and the frankly ludicrous amounts of carbon fibre that have been meticulously shaped and moulded to make this one lightweight, sportive-smashing missile.</p> <p><strong>Just how light is it?</strong><br />Positively featherweight, considering boffins have managed to shave around 10 per cent of excess fat from the already anorexic S-Works Tarmac model. Expect this bike to hover under the 6kg mark.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I presume the components are top notch, too. </strong><br />We&rsquo;re talking Tour de France-spec components on this speed machine. Specially crafted S-Works Aerofly handlebars (tested in a wind tunnel for aerodynamic performance), Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 gears, high performance eeCycleworks brakes, a diamond-like coated chain and an S-Works carbon crankset with CeramicSpeed coated bearings. Chris Froome wouldn&rsquo;t complain if you handed him one of these on the Grand Départ.</p> <p><strong>The paintjob looks menacing, tell us more&hellip; </strong><br />The team over at McLaren Special Operations Centre have employed exactly the same painting techniques used on the awesome P1 hypercar. That means numerous coats for a rich hue and hours spent hand polishing to ensure it sparkles in the sunlight. It even sports the iconic shade of orange that&#39;s bespoke to McLaren super cars.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Specialized S-Works" alt="Specialized S-Works" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/07_0.jpg?1404899333" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Specialized S-Works" alt="Specialized S-Works" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/06_0.jpg?1404899333" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Specialized S-Works" alt="Specialized S-Works" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/02_2.jpg?1404899333" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Specialized S-Works" alt="Specialized S-Works" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/03_2.jpg?1404899333" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Ok, I&rsquo;m sold &ndash;&nbsp;but I expect a few freebies if I&rsquo;m parting with &pound;16,000 </strong><br />You&rsquo;re in luck, because you&rsquo;ll not only be the proud owner of one of just 250 S-Works McLaren Tarmacs in existence but Specialized will also throw in a pair of custom made S-Works Road Shoes and an S-Works Prevail helmet, both painted to match the frame. All that&rsquo;s left for you to do is invest in a heavy-duty lock.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bike-week-five-good-affordable-road-bikes/feature" target="_blank">Bike Week: five great, affordable road bikes</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Specialized S-Works" alt="Specialized S-Works" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/01_2.jpg?1404899333" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Specialized S-Works" alt="Specialized S-Works" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/04_0.jpg?1404899333" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Specialized S-Works" alt="Specialized S-Works" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/05_0.jpg?1404899333" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/specialized/specialized-s-works-mclaren-p1-two-wheeled-world/news#comments Bikes Hot Stuff Specialized Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:26:03 +0000 Stephen Graves 1441413 at http://www.stuff.tv Exclusive – Specialized Turbo unveiled as the world's fastest electric bike http://www.stuff.tv/specialized/exclusive-%E2%80%93-specialized-turbo-unveiled-worlds-fastest-electric-bike/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We’ve just been on a 30mph electric bicycle. It&#039;s the future of transport. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Specialized-Turbo_0.jpg?1364396381" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_845.jpg?1364396381" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Most electric bikes are slow, heavy and look like something your gran would ride, but Specialized has just given us an exclusive blast around Valencia on its top-secret Turbo, a new high-performance ebike capable of nearly 30mph. </p> <p>Packing a 250W high-torque brushless motor in the rear hub and a 36V, 324Wh li-ion battery, the Turbo is so fast Specialized has teamed up with the British Cycling Association to lobby for an increase in the UK's archaic 15mph limit on unlicensed powered transport. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/life-etc/news-nugget/exclusive-%E2%80%93-specialized-turbo-unveiled-as-the-worlds-fastest-electric-bike </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/specialized/exclusive-%E2%80%93-specialized-turbo-unveiled-worlds-fastest-electric-bike/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/specialized/exclusive-%E2%80%93-specialized-turbo-unveiled-worlds-fastest-electric-bike/news#comments Specialized Turbo Wed, 28 Mar 2012 14:58:07 +0000 Luke Edwards 420592 at http://www.stuff.tv Specialized Stumpjumper FSR 2010 http://www.stuff.tv/specialized-stumpjumper-fsr-2010/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Stumpjumper is the world&#039;s best-known mountain bike. But can it finally get its brainy rear shock right? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="4796" height="3300" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/9705-01_SJ_FSR_SW_Carbon_NatCarbonChar-2.jpg?1364299330" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Specialized Stumpjumper is the most famous mountain bike in the world. But that doesn't mean it's stuck in the mud. This year, the rear suspension on the full suspension FSR goes from a vertical shock to a more horizontal one, and its “Brain” rear shock technology (available on the Expert version) finally works.</p> <p><strong>Shocking stuff</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £1,800.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Superb-riding full suspension trail eater. But the Brain's an unnecessary extra complexity </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/specialized-stumpjumper-fsr-2010 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/specialized-stumpjumper-fsr-2010/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/specialized-stumpjumper-fsr-2010/review#comments Specialized Sport Stumpjumper FSR 2010 Fri, 15 Jan 2010 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 13901 at http://www.stuff.tv Specialized Roubaix Expert http://www.stuff.tv/specialized/specialized-roubaix-expert/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Road bikes normally provide acceleration and power at the expense of comfort but the Roubaix trades a little of that speed for a ride that you’ll happily rack up the miles on </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1600" height="1200" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/D2M9093-21_rbx_exp_whtblk_s3_0.jpg?1364300150" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Most bike riders are looking for the perfect combination of power and comfort. The majority of rides offer either one or the other, but not Specialized’s Roubaix Expert.&nbsp;</p> <p>This bike will sprint off the line almost as fast as the zingiest and harshest of rides. Yet miles later, whether in a race or on the streets, you won’t be faced with aching joints or, more importantly, numb plums.&nbsp;</p> <p>Specialised tricks</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £2,000.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Designed for long hours in the saddle – a perfect balance of speed and comfort </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/specialized-roubaix-expert </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/specialized/specialized-roubaix-expert/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/specialized/specialized-roubaix-expert/review#comments Roubaix Expert Specialized Sport Wed, 24 Oct 2007 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 8051 at http://www.stuff.tv Specialized S-Works Tarmac http://www.stuff.tv/specialized/specialized-s-works-tarmac/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Specialised S-Works Tarmac costs a mint, but then its carbon monocoque frame does weigh less than 1kg and the whole bike a mere 7.6kg… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="407" height="336" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/9790-02_SW_TMSL_Red_l_0_0.jpg?1364300747" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This is the kind of bike that’ll set you off down the road like a whippet on speed, if only because you’ll want to get your money’s worth. The £3600 price tag certainly inspires shock and awe.</p> <p>There’s enough carbon in the Specialized S-Works Tarmac to spawn a whole new ecosystem, if we only knew in what order to rearrange the molecules and how much water to use – we’d grow an acre of them. </p> <p>Thanks to all that science the carbon monocoque frame weighs less than 1kg, and the whole bike a mere 7.6kg. Absolutely, saliva-drippingly beautiful.&nbsp; </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £3,600.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> To see is to love – at the risk of looking like a rich idiot in front of your £500 bike buddies </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/specialized-s-works-tarmac </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/specialized/specialized-s-works-tarmac/review#comments S-Works Tarmac Specialized Transport Tue, 10 Oct 2006 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 2202 at http://www.stuff.tv