Test the Future

The future is now.

Specialized’s Future Shock suspension system is a game-changer.

Higher Gear’s own Joe “Pepe” Sullivan tells us:

“I ride a Venge. I ride aggressive, I need something responsive. I also need some compliance over all the Belgian cobbles. The Roubaix has lived up to it’s expectations. It’s like the handling of a race car, but the comfort of riding on a cloud. I’m a believer in the #FutureShock.”


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Higher Gear customer, Aaron Sherrick, says:

“The shock in front… absorbs all kinds of road noise and makes real bumps in the road feel distant–and a lot easier on the arms, shoulders, and neck. When hitting bumps/broken concrete/rough roads on my Tarmac, I normally grip harder to keep from bouncing off the handlebars, but with the new Roubaix I could keep the same light grip I normally use without fear of losing control. Pretty awesome.”


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Don’t take our word for it! If you’re riding in our fourth annual Gran Fondo Hundo this Sunday, you’ll have your chance to test the best and ride the Future (Shock).  The Specialized Demo Truck will be onsite Sunday morning, with a fleet of bikes for you to test ride for the duration of our metric century ride.


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The Specialized Demo Truck will be here with a selection of Roubaix, Ruby and Diverge bikes, all equipped with Specialized’s Future Shock suspension technology. Don’t miss this opportunity to test the best and ride the future.


Reserve your test bike today >>


Test rides are on a first-come-first-served basis. Sign up online for the best selection and then arrive early Sunday so there’s time to install your pedals and make adjustments to the bike before the fourth annual Gran Fondo Hundo.

Join us this Sunday for a ride “too fun to fail” and a chance to ride the future!


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Learn more about our 4th annual Gran Fondo Hundo >>

Register now to ride with us this Sunday >>

Reserve your Specialized test bike for Sunday >>




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Highland Park | 847-433-2453
Wilmette | 847-256-2330

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