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Trying to find the year and specific model of Specialized Tarmac SL2 [closed]

Trying to sell my brothers specialized tarmac sl2 to help with his funeral expenses but cannot find the Bill of Sale to determine what he bought it for. For now, just identifying the year and if there ...
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Replacement crankset for a Specialized Sirrus X 3.0

I am looking for a replacement crankset for my Sirrus X 3.0, preferably a cheaper option. The stock crankset appears to have a spindle diameter of 24mm, spindle length of 107mm and 40 teeth. I have ...
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I'm told this is a Specialized Bike. But what model?

I stumbled upon this bike in a local shop. The shop guy told me it was Specialized but could not say exactly which year or model. He says it was going to be repainted but the owner changed his mind ...
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Retul bike fitting - for Frame Make and Size?

My question is about a retul bike fitting. It is my understanding that the retul fitting bike will help me determine the correct frame size and the rough dimensions I can use to build my bike. Will ...
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Help identifying my 2000s Specialized FSR Elite

I'm trying to resuscitate my stumpjumper FSR ELITE. I'VE SEARCHED the interwebz and it's just confused me. I need to have the shock rebuilt or replaced, and the forks need a rebuild or replace. I need ...
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Specialized bike - Can you help identify? [closed]

[![660 4th St, #107, San Francisco, CA 94107, USSays "Crosstrail" on it with a serial number starting with "wsbc." Also, can you give me estimated resell value?
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What paniers' rack for my bike?

I own a Specialized Diverge E5 gravel bike and want to mount a rack on it. The bike unfortunately only has mounting points on the rear dropout, not on the seatstays unlike many other bikes. Apparently ...
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How to Carry My Large Step Through Bike Down Stairs?

I just got a new Specialized Roll 3 Low Entry step through today. It weighed a bit more than I like, in at around 31 pounds (14 kilograms). I managed to get it up about 6 concrete stairs without too ...
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For my Specialized Expedition Sport, which would provide a greater boost in speed: increasing the stock 26" tires or changing the cassette?

The Sport is a 21 speed configuration. I purchased it used. It is impeccable in maintenance. I am just a bit disappointed in top speed on flat rails to trails. I usually ride about 30 miles. I reach ...
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I am 182cm with an inseam length of 82cm. Will Specialized Tarmac road bike size 54 fit?

I am about to invest in a used Specialised Tarmac SL4 but I am unsure whether to go for a size 54 or 56. Been riding a size 58 and found it to be too long for me. Was wondering if I could go for a ...
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Specialized Roubaix 2012 vs 2021 FujiSportif 1.1? [closed]

What is the tradeoff between a used Carbon bike vs a new aluminum bike? Would the answer be different if the carbon bike is less cost with better components?
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More Speed Needed - Hybrid Bike

I initially bought a MTB which has 29x2.4" MTB tyres, then I noticed this is really hard to use on roads. My best average speed was 16Km/h from it. Then I bought a second-hand 2016 Specialized ...
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What is this black residue remaining on damper body of rear shock after rides?

About a month ago, I bought a used 2009 Stumpjumper FSR similar to this. It was not used heavily and remains in great condition. Recently however, after medium to long rides, a black residue is left ...
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Tyre recommendation [closed]

I recently purchased a second hand Specialized Enduro Bike model. Anyway the tyres are pretty worn out, and I was wondering what would you recommend for a full suspenison bike. I plan to ride on ...
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Serivce Manual for Specialized full sealed bearing thru axle hub

I have a Specialized Tarmac SL6 which comes with "Specialized full sealed bearing thru axle hub". I tried searching for the hub specifically but cannot find any number or series on the back ...
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How do I tell what parts are compatible with a new frame?

When I graduated college, I was given a pretty nice bike: a 2009 Specialized Allez Elite(I think that's roughly correct. 105 parts all round, double front chainring, but I don't think the rear ...
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Which part(s) has the greatest slope of price per pound(kg)?

Just pulled the trigger on a Specialized Allez (61 frame) road bike, since I am getting back into riding. While the Allez does have a carbon-fiber fork and aluminum frame, I think the wheels could be ...
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Cranksets: Altus with "wrong" chain line, or Tourney with right chain line?

I have a Specialized Sirrus Sport (2010). The Shimano Altus FC-M171 chainset is worn and needs replacing. It's 48/38/28 with 170mm cranks, and Shimano says its ideal chain line is "47.5 / 47.5+t&...
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Remove letterings from Specialized Sirrus 4.0

I'm planning to get myself a Specialized Sirrus 4.0 and really like the overall look of the Specialized lettering and painting. But what really bothers me are the '4.0' and 'Sirrus' letterings on the ...
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Specialized Turbo “LO BAT” error with torque loss

My Specialized Turbo has started showing momentary (5 second) “LO BAT” errors on the display, and at the same time the motor switches from torque to a stuttering high drag condition. This only ...
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Carbon fiber aesthetics vs. poor craftsmanship vs. possible repair? [duplicate]

Today a N.O.S. 2016 Stumpjumper FSR carbon frame set arrived, and I'm not impressed with some aspects of the way the carbon fiber front triangle appears. My CF experience is limited having only owned ...
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Does it makes sense to buy a women's seat for man's mountain bicycle?

We are buying an electric mountain bike, a Specialized Turbo Levo SL, for my wife. It's a men's bike, and I see, for example, the SCOTT Contessa differs from men's models by having a women's seat, ...
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Choice of Crankset

I recently bought a Specialized Sirrus 3.0 and it came with a Shimano MT-210-2 crankset and a rear Shimano Sora 9 speed 11-34T. The left crank arm fell off twice, stranding me while riding, so I asked ...
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My bike keeps making this grinding noise around the back wheel/casette/chainring area when I get speed on a tech/ jump trail

It is an older bike that hasn't been used in years and I recently got it serviced and began using it on the trails. It is a specialized stumpjumper from around the 2004/2005 era and everything seems ...
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Electronic gears, how do they work?

As I happen to be endowed with the honor to use a Specialized S works road bike that was lying in a friend's basement, I decided to go for a ride until swift realization of the gears being electronic ...
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Size of clamp for Fizik Vento Argo R1 saddle on Specialized CG-R seat post

I have a 2015 Specialized Roubaix SL4 Disc with a CG-R seatpost, and recently bought a Fizik Vento Argo R1 short-nose saddle for it. Knowing it has ovalised carbon rails and not the standard 7 mm ...
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Specialized Tricross Sport size guide?

I have an old Specialized from 2009, it seem pretty fine across the year, but I think the frame is too big for me. I adapt my body other the year, ride a lot, and doesn't make discomfort. After a big ...
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What would be the modern equivalent for 2001 Specialized RockHopper?

My beloved and dependable 2001 Specialized RockHopper A1 were stolen by some lowlife about two weeks ago. After filing a complaint with the local police dept. I filed a claim with my insurance company....
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Which chain should I buy to replace the one on my Specialized Rockhopper 2016?

I own a Specialized 2016 Rockhopper Expert and the chain is slightly twisted and needs to be replaced. This bike has 10 rear gears and 2 front gears. The specifications indicate the chain is a "KMC ...
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Voodoo Bakka or Specialized Hotrock (kids mountain bike) [closed]

New bike for my son, (8). Torn between Voodd Bakka moutnin bike 24'' or Specialized Hotrock 24'' (both 2020) both similar price at £320. towpaths, parks, woods and odd trial. Kent based. Open to ...
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Bike lookup: Is this the bike I ordered or a women's model?

I just received the bike I ordered last week and it looks much different from the 2018 model that I tried at my local bike shop. I ordered the latest model of "Specialized Rockhopper Base" but the ...
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MTB size for a tall guy

I'm out looking for a new full suspension XC bike. I've had an Epic 3-4 years ago. I've had a little break until now. Normally I would choose a size XL any day, but I've seen some pro's sizing down. ...
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Shimano 105 rear derailleur issue

I have a specialized roubaix of 10 years old. With shimano 105 group. I’m having trouble with my rear derailleur. I want to adjust it so i start on the smallest gear at the back and change gear one by ...
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Changing a crankset on a Specialized sirrus step through

I have an issue with pedals to crankset connection on a 1 month old Specialized Sirrus Step Through. Probably connection was done wrongly and they are just falling out of the connection holes. Looks ...
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Crankset and arm fitting issue

I have 2008 Specialized Rockhopper Comp. I bent my crank arm but can't find the same model online which is a Shimano FC-442/443 crank arm. If I wanted to replace my crankset what could fit onto my ...
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Swapping parts from old bike to new frameset

I have a Piave (around 2009-ish year) road bike with a frame that has become to small for me. It has pretty good components i.e Shimano Ultegra and threadless stem etc. There is a 2014 S-Works Venge ...
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New shifters on MTB

I would like your pro advice with a bike upgrade. Please refer for details: Specialized Hardrock Disc SE 26 (2014) Specs Why the upgrade? 5-year-old shifters, displays are cracked up and yellow. ...
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Need help identifying this Specialized bike

Looking to purchase this bike, but wanted to verify what kind of specialized bike it is. Thanks in advance!
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Is the 2019 Specialized Diverge meeting sales projections? [closed]

I recently acquired a lower end 2019 Specialized Diverge (carbon fiber) as a frame replacement for a 5 year old cracked Secteur frame (aluminum). Needless to say, this is a HUGE upgrade for me. In ...
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Help Identifying This Custom Sprayed Specialized...?

Can anyone from the pictures identify this specilized frame? Im assuming its a Specialized FSR of some description as its been re-stickered at some point? Serial number has been sprayed over so cant ...
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Does this bike use hydraulic brakes?

Hi. I want to buy this bike. Is it hydraulic?
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How difficult is it to install internal seatpost drop cable housing in 2018 Specialized Epic Comp?

My 2018 Specialized Epic Comp (Aluminum) has a 24 mm threaded bottom bracket. If I remove the bottom bracket will I be able to route the cable housing down the down tube (there is an opening in the ...
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Is SRAM RED AXS Power Meter, 48/35T compatible with Tarmac Pro Disc – SRAM ETAP

I am interested in purchasing specialized "Tarmac Pro Disc – SRAM ETAP" bicycle that comes with "SRAM Force AXS, 48/35T" crankset. I want a crank power meter and want to know if the "SRAM RED AXS ...
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Identifying Specialized bike

I need help identifying the specs of this Specialized bike. The frame is carbon fiber and has a Diverge logo, it's a mens bike. Bought mid last year. The tires were thinner track tires but changed for ...
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Tips for a novice cyclist wanting to get fit with a turbo trainer before summer

I have decided to have a dalliance into cycling since a lot of people I know are quite into it themselves. I have bought myself a bike (Specialised Tri Cross). Only a cheap, used one for now as I can ...
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Front derailleur cable keeps snapping, change of riding habits perhaps?

My front derailleur cable has snapped within three months of changing. As a result I’m seeking advice on good biking practice. I ride a Specialized Hardrock Disc SE 26 from 2014. I ride on a college ...
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Can anyone identify which Specialized Diverge model this is? It was built in 2017

I I am thinking about buying this bike, but the owner has no information about it. No specification sheet. Can anybody identify which bike model this is?
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Can I upgrade my Specialized Epic Comp 29er 2x10 to a 1x11?

I have a 2016 Specialized Epic comp 29er mountain bike that has a 2x10 drive train. I’d like to upgrade to a 1x11 (instead of a 1x10 wide ratio) drivetrain to drop the front derailer and also make ...
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Identify year of specialized s-works tarmac?

Can anyone identify this specialized s-works tarmac? The seller says it's a 2013, but I haven't found it.
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Which exact version of the Secteur is this bike?

I recently bought a used bike off CL but it is too big for me, so I am trying to identify it to figure out a fair-market value for reselling/trade-in. Alternatively, if I could figure out how to make ...
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