On Sunday, April 27th 2014 the Specialized Test the Best truck is rolling into town! Grab your helmet and shoes and join us at Turkey Mountain Park from 9am to 3pm to test ride the latest performance road and mountain bikes from Specialized!
What should I bring?
What to expect?
Upon arriving check in with the Field Marketing Rep. They will have fill out a waiver, collection your credit card and ID, and set you up on your bike.
What bike should I test ride?
Chat up your field marketing rep! They have a plethora of knowledge and will be happy to assist you in finding the perfect bike for you. See below for a full list of available bikes.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Anyone can test a bike. Children under the age of 18 will require a legal parent or guardian present. Parent or guardian must accompany the minor during the ride. You will need a valid photo ID and credit card.
What bikes will be available?
S-WORKS ROUBAIX SL4 RED DISC
Smoother is faster. The more comfortable and less fatigued you are at the end of a 4 hour ride, the stronger you'll be. Like shocks on a race car, the Zertz vibration damping inserts on the S-Works Roubaix SL4 help absorb road impact and keep power planted firmly on the road - couple that with a FACT carbon 10r frame and it's still plenty stiff to thrash around in a sprint. Just ask four time Paris-Roubaix champion Tom Boonen
VENGE PRO RACE FORCE
The Venge is fast. Plain and simple. Behind it sits a myriad of science, testing, aerodynamic tweaking and design. What does all this mean for you? A bike that's faster in the flats, faster over rollers, and faster in sprints. The Venge will save you 22 watts over 40kp/hr compared to a Tarmac. Couple that with FACT carbon that's nearly as light as it is stiff and the only excuse you have for going slower are those things you're standing on.
S-WORKS TARMAC SL4 RED
The S-Works Tarmac SL4 is a pure and unbridled race machine. It climbs effortlessly, descends confidently, and sprints ferociously. It's the lightest, stiffest frame we make and it shows as soon as you push on the pedals. Bottom line, you'll be faster on this bike. There's a reason it's the weapon of choice for the Saxo-Tinkoff, Astana and Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Pro Tour teams.
The S-Works Ruby is a quick and efficient, FACT carbon bike, with OSBB and Zertz vibration dampers in the frame and fork, designed to cover long distances with maximum control, efficiency, and comfort. Top-of-the-line Dura-Ace compact drivetrain and Shimano Tubeless Carbon wheels are ready for a gran fondo or local race.
AMIRA SL4 PRO RACE
For women who live to race—whether it's a pro-level crit or a city-line sprint with the local club—the Amira Pro SL4 features an all-new, incredibly light and stiff FACT 10r carbon frame with women's-tuned geometry; plus FACT carbon crank, SRAM Force components, and Roval Rapide CL40 wheels.
ALIAS PRO TRI
The Alias Pro Tri features a FACT 10r carbon frame using women’s Alias geometry and carbon lay-up, with OSBB, plus aerodynamic tube shapes for a fast, efficient ride. A Shimano Dura Ace drivetrain and Roval Rapide CL 40 wheels keep performance high and weight down.
EPIC EXPERT CARBON
With 29-inch wheels, carbon fiber frame, and Brain inertia valve damping technology in both the Fox/Specialized shock and custom RockShox SID fork, the Epic Expert Carbon 29 has the speed to tame any cross-country terrain.
EPIC EXPERT CARBON WORLD CUP
With 29-inch wheels, carbon fiber frame, and Brain inertia valve damping technology in both the Fox/Specialized shock and custom RockShox SID fork, the Epic Expert Carbon 29 has the speed to tame any cross country terrain.
S-WORKS STUMPJUMPER HT
This purpose-built S-Works Stumpjumper hard tail features a frame dedicated to its SRAM XX1 drivetrain and a full complement of top-of-the-line components. Light, minimalist, and fast.
STUMPJUMPER HT EXPERT 29 WORLD CUP
The Stumpjumper HT Expert Carbon is a purpose-built cross-country race machine with a 1x10 drivetrain and a mega-light Chisel carbon fork.
STUMPJUMPER EXPOERT FSR EVO 29
Aggressive trail riding meets 29” wheels in the form of the Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon EVO 29. The 135mm-travel Expert EVO 29 features a Fox Float CTD Factory shock with AUTOSAG and Kashima coating, RockShox Pike RC 29 fork, and Roval Traverse 29 142+ wheelset mounted to 2Bliss Ready Specialized Butcher and Purgatory Control 29 2.3” tires.
The Rumor is true; the ultimate women's full-suspension trail bike has arrived. From flowing singletrack trails to technical terrain, the Rumor is designed and engineered to give active-lifestyle riders the best-fitting and most-capable bike in the sport. With 110mm of FSR suspension, AUTOSAG tuning, Command Post dropper seatpost, and dialed geometry, the Rumor puts riders in complete control of their summertime mountain adventures.
FATE EXPERT CARBON 29
The all-new Fate Expert Carbon 29 features Women’s Performance XC 29er Geometry and is equipped with an 80mm-travel RockShox SID Brain fork and Magura MTS brakes for premium cross-country performance.
Sexy. Clean. Smart. Integrated. You want it all. Not a bike with a gas tank tacked on—a truly innovative electric bike with the soul of a commuter and the heart of a sports car. The Turbo. You like to think all those people are looking at you, breezing down the street on your way to work, but you know deep down, it’s the bike. It turns heads whenever it rolls by with its speed, agility and downright sexiness. Turbo. It’s you, only faster.
Questions, comments, concerns?
Shoot us an email at TestTheBest@Specialized.com. Make sure to include which event you are attending so we can better answer your questions.
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