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2007 road army captained by new S-Works Roubaix SL

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The S-Works Tarmac SL

The S-Works Tarmac SL
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The S-Works Roubaix SL

The S-Works Roubaix SL
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The S-Works Roubaix SL

The S-Works Roubaix SL
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The new Zertz system

The new Zertz system
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The S-Works Roubaix SL

The S-Works Roubaix SL
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Lessons learned from the Tarmac

Lessons learned from the Tarmac
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This is about as proprietary as it gets.

This is about as proprietary as it gets.
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Specialized’s new Roval Rapide Star wheels

Specialized’s new Roval Rapide Star wheels
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Star hub bodies

Star hub bodies
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Remember this?

Remember this?
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Yup, it really is

Yup, it really is
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The new 2007 Barmac

The new 2007 Barmac
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The Pro Road shoes

The Pro Road shoes
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The new X-Link strap base

The new X-Link strap base
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The Tarzo

The Tarzo
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Specialized’s new European marketing offices find a new idyllic setting on a working farm in the Bavarian countryside. Moo.

Specialized’s new European marketing offices find a new idyllic setting on a working farm in the Bavarian countryside. Moo. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews)
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The S-Works Roubaix SL is a thorough redesign of the original, with dramatically swooping lines and an updated Zertz system for better vertical compliance.

The S-Works Roubaix SL is a thorough redesign of the original, with dramatically swooping lines and an updated Zertz system for better vertical compliance. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews)
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The new Zertz system on the 2007 S-Works Roubaix gets substantially curvier for more cush.

The new Zertz system on the 2007 S-Works Roubaix gets substantially curvier for more cush. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews)
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More Zertz can be found up here in the fork legs. Many laughed when they were first introduced, but who’s laughing now?

More Zertz can be found up here in the fork legs. Many laughed when they were first introduced, but who’s laughing now? (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews)
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The S-Works Roubaix SL utilizes plenty of carbon around the oversized bottom bracket shell which houses the integrated S-Works carbon fiber crankset. Keen-eyed readers will note the similarities between the S-Works crank and that produced by recumbent maker Lightning.

The S-Works Roubaix SL utilizes plenty of carbon around the oversized bottom bracket shell which houses the integrated S-Works carbon fiber crankset. Keen-eyed readers will note the similarities between the S-Works crank and that produced by recumbent maker Lightning. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews)
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Lessons learned from the Tarmac result in the addition of a curved top tube to the Roubaix which allegedly improves vertical compliance.

Lessons learned from the Tarmac result in the addition of a curved top tube to the Roubaix which allegedly improves vertical compliance. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews)
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The S-Works Tarmac SL is still Levi’s bike of choice and remains virtually unchanged for ’07.

The S-Works Tarmac SL is still Levi’s bike of choice and remains virtually unchanged for ’07. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews)
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This is about as proprietary as it gets. You had better be happy with your S-Works carbon fork because that’s the only one you’re ever going to have in your S-Works frame. Thankfully, S-Works models get a hybrid ceramic bearing headset upgrade that should greatly extend bearing life.

This is about as proprietary as it gets. You had better be happy with your S-Works carbon fork because that’s the only one you’re ever going to have in your S-Works frame. Thankfully, S-Works models get a hybrid ceramic bearing headset upgrade that should greatly extend bearing life. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews)
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Specialized’s new Roval Rapide Star wheels are wild-looking in person as they are in images. The enormous aluminum hub flange is heavy, but also results in an aerodynamic wheel that is less susceptible to crosswinds than deep-section aero rims.

Specialized’s new Roval Rapide Star wheels are wild-looking in person as they are in images. The enormous aluminum hub flange is heavy, but also results in an aerodynamic wheel that is less susceptible to crosswinds than deep-section aero rims. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews)
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When viewed head-on, the new Rapide Star wheel doesn’t present much for the wind to look at with it tall and narrowly spaced hub flanges.

When viewed head-on, the new Rapide Star wheel doesn’t present much for the wind to look at with it tall and narrowly spaced hub flanges. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews)
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Star hub bodies are three-piece 7000-series aluminum affairs and the double-threaded spokes are threaded directly into the flange.

Star hub bodies are three-piece 7000-series aluminum affairs and the double-threaded spokes are threaded directly into the flange. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews)
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Remember this?

Remember this? (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews)
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Yup, it really is that old, according to this decal… or “deckle”, that is, if you’re Canadian. Let’s just call it a sticker, eh?

Yup, it really is that old, according to this decal… or “deckle”, that is, if you’re Canadian. Let’s just call it a sticker, eh? (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews)
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The new 2007 Barmac features a cleaner clamp that is also adjustable for angle with a system of interchangeable wedges.

The new 2007 Barmac features a cleaner clamp that is also adjustable for angle with a system of interchangeable wedges. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews)
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For the first time, Specialized’s Barmac can be set up with a slightly positive rise to better accommodate a wider variety of riders.

For the first time, Specialized’s Barmac can be set up with a slightly positive rise to better accommodate a wider variety of riders. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews)
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The Pro Road shoes get a new upper for ’07, including a new M-Lock ratcheting main buckle and two hook-and-loop forefoot straps. Sorry, but orange is not a production color and you can’t have these!

The Pro Road shoes get a new upper for ’07, including a new M-Lock ratcheting main buckle and two hook-and-loop forefoot straps. Sorry, but orange is not a production color and you can’t have these! (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews)
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The new X-Link strap base allows for both fore-aft and foot volume adjustments for a more customized fit.

The new X-Link strap base allows for both fore-aft and foot volume adjustments for a more customized fit. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews)
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The Tarzo is a new road-specific optic for 2007, featuring a responsive Adaptalite photochromatic lens made from NXT polyurethane which is said to be stronger, lighter, and provide better optical clarity than more commonly used polycarbonate.

The Tarzo is a new road-specific optic for 2007, featuring a responsive Adaptalite photochromatic lens made from NXT polyurethane which is said to be stronger, lighter, and provide better optical clarity than more commonly used polycarbonate. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews)

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