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Old 09-11-19, 04:48 PM
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Would it be weird to wear Specialized glove/helmet/kit without a Specialized bike? I like some of their stuffs but I don't own one of their bikes.
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Old 09-11-19, 05:20 PM
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No it would not be weird.
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Would it be weird to wear Specialized glove/helmet/kit without a Specialized bike? I like some of their stuffs but I don't own one of their bikes.
Nope, not weird at all IMHO. Wear what works for you and enjoy riding
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Originally Posted by blakcloud View Post
No it would not be weird.
Beat me to it
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Old 09-11-19, 05:23 PM
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Nope, not weird. I've never owned a Spec bike, but their helmets and shoes fit me better than any alternatives that I've come across (I also used to ride their saddles, but I like the Pro Stealth more these days).
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Old 09-11-19, 05:27 PM
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Do it! I really like the fit, feel, and finish of their products. I also happen to own a Spesh bike, but that is beside the point (I have brand loyalty to them since they were founded near my childhood home and my dad once worked for them in the 80s).
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Old 09-11-19, 05:31 PM
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Do what works for you. You also don't have to be color coordinated.
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Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
You also don't have to be color coordinated.
Whoa, whoa, whoa - let's not get too crazy here.
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Old 09-11-19, 05:44 PM
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I ride Trek frames, Enve wheels, Specialized saddles and shoes. I choose the best tool for the job.
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Old 09-11-19, 06:51 PM
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Nope, I wear Spec gloves and an EvadeII helmet on my Giant and Fuji. Altho...I am currently building a Tarmac, so now I'll match.
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Originally Posted by greenpea View Post
Would it be weird to wear Specialized glove/helmet/kit without a Specialized bike? I like some of their stuffs but I don't own one of their bikes.
Not at all, especially considering Specialized didn't sell bikes in the beginning, just parts and accessories. Founded in 1974, they didn't sell their first bike until 1981.
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Better question, would it be weird not to?
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I wanted to post something silly related to this a while back, asking how mixed up people's gear were brandwise. I sometimes ride my Giant with Specialized stem and saddle wearing a Trek helmet and Scott shoes. The stem was free, saddle is great, helmet was best rated aero road style and fit my head, and shoes were a great price for double-Boa. I would expect other people's mashups to similarly have good reasons.

I think the only item I'd be reluctant to wear because of brand mismatch are jerseys, e.g., I see Giordana Michelton-Scott replica pro jerseys discounted online, but would feel wrong wearing one without a Scott bike in my stable. Or maybe it's just that I'm not a super fan, although I like them.
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For a few years my team was sponsored by a Specialized shop but that relationship ended and we got a Cannondale deal, so the logos on our jerseys changed, but I kept on riding my Tarmac. No one cares.
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Old 09-12-19, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by greenpea View Post
Would it be weird to wear Specialized glove/helmet/kit without a Specialized bike? I like some of their stuffs but I don't own one of their bikes.
Only if you get a beat down from the group that approves what you wear. And then you have the "Velominati" zealots You're an adult, right?

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Old 09-12-19, 09:48 AM
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Negative. Wear the Specialized clothes and enjoy.
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Old 09-12-19, 11:18 AM
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I wear Specialized gloves and have Specialized cages on my Colnago, because they feel/work/look the best.
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Old 09-13-19, 01:21 AM
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Do what works for you. You also don't have to be color coordinated.
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Whoa, whoa, whoa - let's not get too crazy here.
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Old 09-13-19, 02:41 AM
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I've had a Specialized stand pump for over 10 years now.


We recently got a Hardrock for the kids to graduate from striders. The 12" wheels on the Hardrock are to small to allow the chuck for the Spesh pump in between the spokes, so I've had to pump their tires with the mini pump. The only ever Specialized bike that any of our family has owned is the only one in our stable that can't be pumped with the Specialized pump.



I did rent a Roubaix once, it was a nice bike.
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Old 09-16-19, 08:42 AM
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Use their shoes and gloves exclusively.
I also have one of their pumps, which works very well.
Another Colnago rider.
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Old 09-16-19, 10:20 AM
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I'm going against the grain here. Not because I think it's a big No-No, but because I don't do it. I ride a Specialized and their helmets and gloves are top notch. May try their shoes the next time I have the need. I think the rest of their clothing is over priced, so I stick mostly with PI clothing from Amazon. That said, I personally would not wear a kit for a bike I don't ride. This is my own preference. I do this with a lot of things. Once I started owning cars, I would not wear a t-shirt of a car I didn't drive. That's just me.

So, go ahead, wear what you want.
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Old 09-16-19, 01:06 PM
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I'm going against the grain here. Not because I think it's a big No-No, but because I don't do it. I ride a Specialized and their helmets and gloves are top notch. May try their shoes the next time I have the need. I think the rest of their clothing is over priced, so I stick mostly with PI clothing from Amazon. That said, I personally would not wear a kit for a bike I don't ride. This is my own preference. I do this with a lot of things. Once I started owning cars, I would not wear a t-shirt of a car I didn't drive. That's just me.

So, go ahead, wear what you want.
I'll wear a helmet/shoes/gloves from any brand, but I wouldn't wear a jersey for a bike I didn't own, or wasn't actually riding for that matter. I own a Giant, and now a Specialized, but I wouldn't wear a Specialized jersey while riding my Giant, or vice versa. I also wouldn't wear a team jersey for a team that I'm not on, but that's just me.
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Would it be weird to wear Specialized glove/helmet/kit without a Specialized bike? I like some of their stuffs but I don't own one of their bikes.
I will boldly go against the grain. I, personally, would feel weird donning a Specialized helmet / kit without a Specialized bike. Gloves, no big deal -- the logos usually fall off Specialized gloves pretty quickly anyway. (I've thought about it, but couldn't bring myself to wear an Evade helmet without a Specialized bike.) But that's just me.

To paraphrase Al Czervik, "Oh, but it looks good on you, though."
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Old 09-16-19, 04:46 PM
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Ive been wearing Specialized shoes as they make them in wide widths. But now as owner of a Roubaix, my dealer carries their stuff and I now have gloves, helmet and socks as well. They make quality accessories.
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Old 09-16-19, 06:56 PM
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I wear Spec shoes on my Trek bike. While I like their bikes too I hate the local Spec dealer so ended up with the Trek since I really like the dealer.
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