ROUBAIX AND FLANDERS. WIN ONE AND YOU'RE A STAR. WIN TWO IN A ROW AND YOU'RE A LEGEND.
In April, Specialized helped two Quick Step teammates enter the history books. Stijn Devolder won his second straight Tour of Flanders aboard the Tarmac SL2 and Tom Boonen repeated his win at Paris-Roubaix on the Roubaix SL2. Be sure to check out the Specialized bicycles that brought these two greats to victory!
27 sections of brutal cobblestone roads make it the most intimidating race in cycling.
The laterally stiff, yet vertically compliant Roubaix SL2 front end yields precise handling on rough surfaces and helped Boonen avoid the crashes that took out his rivals at the Carrefour de l’Arbre section of Paris-Roubaix. Engineered as a system to maximize stiffness, the Roubaix’s midsection improves pedaling efficiency, which is extremely valuable for 6+ hour races and every one of your rides too. Plus, the seatstays with Specialized's vibration-damping Zertz inserts absorb impacts from the cobbles, and also stand up to Boonen’s exceptional power output. Swing a leg over a Roubaix today and experience the speed and smoothness it adds to all your cycling adventures.
TOUR OF FLANDERS
In cycling's Belgian heartland, not even the Tour de France is more important.
Its oversize head and down tubes give the Tarmac SL2 best-in-class front end torsional rigidity for improved steering precision on the winding roads of the Flemish countryside or wherever you happen to live. Its ultra-stiff bottom bracket helped make Devolder’s sharp attack on the Muur-Kapelmuur the decisive move of the race. And although not as plush as the Roubaix, the Tarmac’s vertically compliant rear end kept him fresh over the Ronde’s many cobbled sections. Ride a Tarmac today and prepare to be amazed.