Road Bikes - Ridden By Champions, Enjoyed By Many!
road bikes have different models for what your cycling desires might
You can find a bike for the competitive, endurance or fitness/commute
Each category of rider will be choosing from a different range of
You will find out more about the competitive and endurance categories,
instead of the fitness/commute category.
Which are Their Competitive Bikes?
made four models for their competitive bike line.
is the most expensive model in the competitive category.
- Amira (women only)
- Langster (single
speed, will not be covered)
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!
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
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
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
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
Which Specialized Road Bikes are for Endurance?
also made four models for the Endurance road bike category.
is a light,
comfortable, smooth and fast bike! Roubaix is a full
carbon fiber bike.
- Ruby (women only)
- Dolce (women
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.
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.
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.
Dolce are good
entry level Specialized road bikes!
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