At Specialized, building bikes isn’t a job. It’s a full-bore, hardcore religion. A religion that’s helped us evolve as a company and as riders over the last 20 years. To some, our obsession may seem a little sick in the head. But then, those people probably don’t ride. They don’t understand that, to be the best at something, you need to be a fanatic. And believe us, there’s plenty of those wandering around our hallways.
People like our product designers, who pursue innovations like they were well-hidden single tracks. Or the masochistic group down in R&D, who probably have more scar tissue than the entire NHL combined. Even our founder, Mike Sinyard, has been known to cancel meetings just so he could spend more time on the trail. Weird? Not to us. We started Specialized for two major reasons: Number one: We love the sport. Number two: We want to build products that help people like you enjoy the sport as much as we do. Period.
Leading our pros to victory at races like Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Tour of Flanders, and countless others, the Tarmac® proves itself to be the best handling, most high-performance bike on the road. Thanks to the integration of critical components, an extremely rigid FACT carbon frame, and proprietary Body Geometry extras, we can proudly say that nothing is lighter and stiffer.