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Specialized Road Bikes - Ridden By Champions, Enjoyed By Many!

Specialized road bikes have different models for what your cycling desires might be.

You can find a bike for the competitive, endurance or fitness/commute rider.

Each category of rider will be choosing from a different range of options.

You will find out more about the competitive and endurance categories, instead of the fitness/commute category.

Which are Their Competitive Bikes?

Specialized has made four models for their competitive bike line. specialized road bikes
  • Tarmac
  • Amira (women only)
  • Allez
  • Langster (single speed, will not be covered) 
The Tarmac is the most expensive model in the competitive category.

Your Tarmac is a carbon fiber frame road bike.

Depending on how much you want to pay you can get Dura-Ace, Ultegra or 105 Shimano components.

The highest end S-Works Tarmac comes with Dura-Ace components and ceramic bottom bracket bearings. Along with other top dollar upgrades!

Tarmac is a great bike to upgrade to or a high quality entry level road bike. Your Tarmac is a great handling, high-performance bike.

For you strong women riders, the Amira is made especially for your needs! Amira is also a carbon fiber frame bike!

specialized road bikesYou will not get as many choices as you would if you chose another model. Other models are not made with your needs in mind either.

You ladies can also choose from Dura-Ace, Ultegra or 105 Shimano components.

The highest end S-Works Amira comes with Dura-Ace components and ceramic bottom bracket bearings. Along with other top dollar upgrades!

Your Specialized Amira is engineered for your demands as a women while giving you a stiff, fast, light and efficient frame.

The Allez is a less expensive version of the Tarmac. You will find the frame is very similar in design, yet the components are not as high quality.

Allez comes with 105, Sora or 2300 Shimano components. You will not have as many gear options with the Sora and 2300 components.

They only offer 8 or 9 speed capability in the back instead of 10 like the 105 or above offers.

Your Allez comes in an aluminum frame with a carbon fiber front fork. Allez is a great bike for the price, it would make a great entry level bike.

Which Specialized Road Bikes are for Endurance?

Specialized also made four models for the Endurance road bike category.specialized road bikes
  • Roubaix
  • Ruby (women only)
  • Secteur
  • Dolce (women only) 
The Roubaix is a light, comfortable, smooth and fast bike! Roubaix is a full carbon fiber bike.

You will be able to choose from the following component groups: Dura-Ace, Ultegra, 105 Shimano and SRAM.

Dura-Ace is a very consistent component set, meaning it works well for long periods of time with little or no maintence required.

Ultegra and 105 components also work well for many people. They are not as consistent for long periods of time.

Your Roubaix can be a very high quality starting bike or it can be a great bike to upgrade to.

For all you hard riding ladies out there, Ruby is a bike to look at closely!

Your Ruby with shock-absorbing Zertz inserts will be a stable, comfortable and high performance road bike.

specialized road bikesYour Ruby is a full carbon fiber bike!

With endurance-focused, women specific geometry and your choice of Dura-Ace, Ultegra or 105 Shimano components your Ruby bike will serve you well.

Like other Specialized road bikes mentioned, Ruby can be a very high quality entry level bike or an exceptional upgrade.

You get more choices with the Ruby road bike than you do with the Amira competitive road bike.

The Secteur and Dolce are very similar versions to the Roubaix and Ruby.

Your Secteur and Dolce come with less expensive components and the frame is made of aluminum instead of carbon fiber.

Both models make very good bikes for the recreational rider.

You will want to start with these bikes if you just want to ride to stay in shape and join your yearly charity ride.

Secteur and Dolce are good entry level Specialized road bikes!

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