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  • Writer's pictureChristopher Durand

Mainely Bicycle is proud to be part of the Specialized Bicycle Components family!

Discover the world of specialized bicycle components at Mainely Bicycle! Join us as we integrate the renowned Specialized brand into our bike shop in Kennebunk, ME.

Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc., commonly known as Specialized, is one of the largest and most well-known bicycle manufacturers in the world. Here are some key points about the company:

  1. Founding and History: Specialized was founded in 1974 by Mike Sinyard in Morgan Hill, California. Sinyard began importing high-end Italian bike components that were not readily available in the United States, initially focusing on handlebars and stems. Over the years, the company expanded its product range to include complete bicycles and accessories.

  2. Product Range: Specialized manufactures a wide range of bicycles, including road bikes, mountain bikes, hybrid bikes, electric bikes (e-bikes), and specialized models for disciplines like triathlon and cyclocross. They also produce a variety of cycling accessories, components, and apparel.

  3. Innovation: Specialized has a reputation for innovation and has introduced several groundbreaking technologies and designs to the cycling industry. Notable examples include the Body Geometry Fit system for bike fitting, the Stumpjumper, which is often credited as the world's first mass-produced mountain bike, and the Roubaix, known for its vibration-dampening features.

  4. Sponsorship and Partnerships: Specialized sponsors professional cycling teams and athletes across various disciplines, including road racing, mountain biking, and triathlon. They have partnerships with prominent riders and teams, which helps to showcase their products and technologies in high-profile competitions.

  5. Community Engagement: Specialized is actively involved in promoting cycling as a sport and lifestyle. They support various initiatives and events aimed at encouraging people to ride bicycles, including advocacy efforts for cycling infrastructure and safety.

  6. Global Presence: While Specialized is based in California, the company has a global presence, with distribution and retail partners around the world. Their products are sold through authorized dealers, as well as directly through their website.

Overall, Specialized has established itself as a leader in the cycling industry, known for its high-quality products, commitment to innovation, and support for the cycling community. Mainely Bicycle is proud to be a part of the Specialized Bicycle Components family!

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