Specialized is one of the largest bike brands in the world and has long been respected for their design work. Established in 1974, the brand got its start selling components for high-end bicycles before moving into the production of complete bicycles a few years later. They made one of the first production mountain bikes, and have been one of the major innovators in mountain bike design ever since.
Today, Specialized makes everything from bikes ridden at the Tour de France to kids’ bikes. They also produced one of the first e-bikes made by one of the big U.S.-based brands. Their early entry into e-bikes made them well-positioned to produce everything from commuters to eMTBs.
Specialized has also been recognized as a leader in making bikes and e-bikes that fit a broad range of riders by offering their designs in more different sizes than most other manufacturers; some of their e-bikes are made in as many as six different sizes, welcome news to shoppers of the petite and big-and-tall departments.
With one of the deepest dealer networks in the U.S., Specialized e-bikes can be purchased online and assembled and serviced by a local dealer, giving buyers terrific flexibility and simplifying support. One factor contributing their deep success is their willingness to produce multiple iterations of a model in order to meet different price points, giving more buyers access to their products.
In addition to serving a dealer network reaching most communities in the U.S., Specialized also offers one of the best warranties available to e-bike buyers.