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Questions tagged [specialized-bikes]

Questions about bikes made by the US company Specialized.

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Entry level hardtails: Talon 2 GE vs Specialized Rockhopper 2018 [on hold]

Bike season is coming and I am trying to pick a good entry-level hardtail pick a bike. The options are: Giant Talon 29er 2 GE - https://www.giant-bicycles.com/int/talon-29er-2-ge Specialized ...
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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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Change light switch on Supernova E3 Pure (Specialized AWOL Evo)

I bought a second hand Specialized AWOL Evo a while ago. I have problems with my wrist so I bought it as a last try on dropped bars with the backup plan to change the bars to a flat bar or maybe a ...
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In shop maintenance - Specialized

I have been riding less than 6 months, mainly commuting to and from work. I got a Specialized Crosstrail Sport 2017. Now, when I bought the bike, they suggested I bring it in every 3 months for ...
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Pedal and Cassette Shake

I really need your suggestions. The situation is bellow: I have bought brand new one "Specialized Rockhopper Sport 29" 2017 satin navy-hyper" in a official dealer of Specialized. When i arrived at ...
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Will mountain bike front derailleur work with Shimano Tourney index shifter?

I am having trouble getting my Shimano Deore DX front derailleur to work with a Shimano Tourney index shifter. I would like to know if anyone else has made this setup work and am interested if anyone ...
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Shimano FH-6800 rebuild or replace?

I just bought a used 2016 Specialized Diverge Pro. The guy that sold it to me told me that he'd recommend replacing the bearings in the rear hub. I believe the free hub is an FH-6800 (Ultegra). Any ...
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What S Works model is this?

I can't find a serial number or anything and don't know much about bikes so sorry for lack of info... was told the frame was from year 1999.
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What happened to the Specialized Stumpjumper HT?

I have always been a fan of Specialized, especially the Stumpjumper hardtail. I was browsing the Specialized website when I noticed that they no longer have the Stumpjumper Hardtail listed, only the ...
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2010 Specialized Tricross BB size

I have a 2010 Specialized Tricross Sport Triple. I want to know what type and size of Bottom Bracket I need to replace the original one. Specialized's archived page for this bike lists the BB as a "...
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Is this just the paint cracks?

It is on the dropout of my new tarmac, one month old. The shop owner said "It's normal for this side to crack it might be from the chain" But when I did test the chain it didn't touch the frame (...
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Removing stuck front brake caliper from a modern road bike

I'm trying to remove the front brake caliper from my Specialized Allez. It took me a long time, a lot of effort, and plenty of 3-in-1 to finally loosen and remove the recessed nut that screws onto ...
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Shimano 8515 question

I was wondering if this was a good derailleur, found a specialized bike on Craigslist with this on it.
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Pedal extensions for one-legged bikers

I have tried the classical plastic pedal extensions as in the picture. I have tried riding with one foot, but it was a little bit hard pulling up. I was wondering if anyone knows of an extension for a ...
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Use a KMC X10 SL chain on an 11 Speed cassette?

I have two KMC X10 SL chains that I never ended up using. I got my new bike, which came with a KMC X11 chain (the bike is Specialized Diverge Comp). I am wondering if I can use the X10 chain on this ...
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How can I tell what brand/make/year of bike I have

I'm trying to find what kind of brand/year my bike is so I can find more information about it. It might help me determine if I should buy a new bike or just wait. The only information I got now is ...
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Is Specialized brain something unique or are its variations common?

I am looking into getting a full suspension mountain bike. Specialized touts their brain system and I'm wondering if is this some unique technology that they have or are at least more advanced at ...
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What are these holes in my frame for?

I have two threaded holes on the inside of my frame on my 2007 Stumpjumper FSR and I don't know what they are for. Can anyone tell me why they're there?