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October 2017 BOM: Specialized Diverge

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We all know the poem with the two roads diverging in a wood. That poor guy had to pick just one, but with the new Specialized Diverge, you can KOM the well-trodden path and then switch gears to explore the …

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Bringing You More of the Best

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Just a couple of week’s ago, we shared with you about our most recent visit to Morgan Hill, California for the Specialized Dealer Event. It’s a special time of year when we get to drool over test ride the newest …

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Hello, Fall!

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Friday marked the first day of fall, 2017. Remarkably, it didn’t feel much like fall at all. As temps soared throughout the Midwest, a few brave souls overlooked the less-than-cx-friendly weather and ventured to Waterloo, Wisconsin for the Trek CX …

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Specialized Ingredients

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We just reported on our most recent visit to Specialized’s headquarters in Morgan Hill, which served as a reminder to us that, by offering Specialized at Higher Gear, we continue to offer the best and most innovative bikes and cycling …

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Bringing You the Best

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Yes, we gush on Specialized. We feature their bikes month after month. We talk about the ways they are constantly improving, the good they’re doing in communities and just how awesome they are all around. If you’ve figured out that …

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One Pedal, Two Options

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Casual cyclist? Commuter? Weekend warrior? Around-town rider? Don’t paint yourself into a corner. There’s no need to define what kind of rider you are. And now you can give yourself more options when it comes to riding and dressing for …

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