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The straight handlebars are your first hint that this bike and its upright riding position is best suited for a race to the office rather than to a finish line.On this bar, you'll find an SRAM Double Tap thumb shifter for clicking through the Turbo's 10-forward gears, brake levers, a cycling computer, and thumb controls for the e-assist system, which we'll get back to in a bit.Many riders in recent years have used Specialized bicycles in the North American and European professional cycling circuits.In 2016, the professional road teams sponsored by Specialized are Etixx–Quick-Step, Astana Pro Team, Tinkoff, Boels–Dolmans and Axeon–Hagens Berman.A customized version of the Specialized Rockhopper mountain bike is currently used by the London Ambulance Service to equip their Cycle Response Units which operate in congested areas of the city. In 2006 Specialized sued Mountain Cycle over its use of the model name "Stumptown" (nickname for Portland), alleging it resembled the Specialized model name Stumpjumper. In 2009 Specialized had a trademark dispute with a manufacturer of bicycle bags, Epic Designs, now Revelate Designs.
In Turbo mode, the electric motor gives its full 250 watts of available assistance.
Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc., commonly called Specialized, is a United States-based company that designs, manufactures and markets bicycles, bicycle components and related products under the brand name "Specialized".
The Morgan Hill, California-based company was founded in 1974 by Mike Sinyard — and since 2001 has been 49% owned by Taiwan-based Merida Bikes.
That's because the downtube houses the 342Wh (watt-hour) battery pack.
The first is on-bike charging, achieved by removing a magnetic cap from the downtube and connecting a proprietary charging cable directly to the bike.