On early Saturday morning, we flew from Christchurch to Auckland to check out the new 2018 Specialized range. These bikes have already been announced, so there weren't any big secrets going into the event, but it was pretty cool to see these new bikes in person and test ride a few. Specialized puts a ton of effort into their retailers with these events, shop signage, demo trailers, dig days, etc. Everyone was real excited to get together and talk about the new stuff.
We made a video of the day, just to show you guys what it's all about. To see more detailed info about the new 2018 bikes, click the models below for a summary.
2018 Releases & Updates
Redesigned for 2018, the Epic is lighter and faster, its geometry has been updated for today's technical XC courses and the Brain 2.0 is smarter than ever.
The all-new Rider-First Engineered Tarmac frame is 200g lighter and Win Tunnel tested to be 45 seconds faster over 40km.
Just recently introduced, the Kenevo is a pedal-assist, 180mm travel, Ohlins coil sprung, DH trail weapon.
Now available in carbon! And with a more powerful motor, handlebar remote and 150mm front travel, the 2018 Turbo Levo is the best pedal-assist trail bike available.
The 2018 Enduro received some geometry and specs tweaks to make it a further capable enduro rig.
New for 2018, the Chisel is a premium alloy hardtail with D'Aluisio Smartwelds for a lighter weight alloy frame with superior ride characteristics.
The most fun, easy bike to ride. Essentially a Turbo Roll, the new Como is a pedal-assist lifestyle bike that is just fun to ride.
Busy lives call for faster bikes. The new Turbo Vado is a proper commuter bike that gets you there fast and fun.