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Specialized make limited edition Deceuninck–Quick-Step Tarmac Disc frameset

To celebrate a stellar year for the team including a whole two weeks in yellow for Julian Alaphilippe, Specialized have produced just 200 Quick-Step edition Tarmac framesets, with 199 of them available to buy globally

Deceuninck–Quick-Step have chalked up a grand total of 66 victories in 2019 - and to celebrate their stellar year, the team's bike sponsor Specialized have made a special Tarmac Disc frameset that tells the story of the victories with its detailed paint job.  

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Each win is etched somewhere on the frame, with highlights being Philippe Gilbert's victory at Paris-Roubaix and Alaphilippe's Tour de France time trial triumph on stage 13 against the odds, not to mention the latter's 14 days in the yellow jersey.

Quick-Step actually claim their year has been "one of the most incredible seasons any team has had in the history of the sport"; make of that what you will, but Specialized certainly thought it was worthy of a special edition frame to celebrate the team ranked number 1 by the UCI after an 11 year partnership. 

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Based on the Quick-Step's 2019 colourways, the first edition frameset was presented to the team at the Giro d’Lombardia last weekend and will hang in Deceuninck–Quick-Step’s Belgian Service Course. 

Only 200 of the framesets will be made, and the other 199 will be available to buy globally through Specialized retailers priced at $5,500. Pre-orders will be taken from the 17th October at 5pm UK time, and you can sign up for more info if you have some cash to burn on the Specialized website here

Arriving at in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.  

Latest Comments

  • Calc 14 min 57 sec ago

    Why the hole?  It's so you are forced to buy their special seatpost.

  • Brauchsel 3 hours 13 min ago

    +1 for finding a therapist, with experience of eating disorders. Cycling is probably fairly incidental to whatever's going on here: that will be...

  • d_jp 3 hours 19 min ago

    'that was "grippy" / a "grippy" stage' 'i love echelons' ... Adam Blythe

  • Lemonyhills 3 hours 32 min ago

    These would be ideal for security in the garage, and out and about for our bikes lost two in the past.

  • Brauchsel 3 hours 34 min ago

    But if it doesn't look like a car's going to pull up, you find someone in the same-coloured top as you and make them give you their bike. 

  • dabba 4 hours 9 min ago

    I bought an Anker 15w solar panel set to try for touring in Australia. It wasn't a success for me. I tried draping it over the rear panniers while...

  • TheBillder 4 hours 35 min ago

    I'm running a mid 90s chainset (originally had a 6 speed freewheel) with a 10 speed chain and cassette and it all works very well. I might be wrong...

  • capedcrusader 4 hours 50 min ago

    Re: Early morning raid on BV....

  • 11waterloo 5 hours 3 min ago

    Agreed on that, he was definitely part of my first week plans! Not to mention my French riders team - that is in tatters without Le Coq! 

  • biker phil 5 hours 12 min ago

    I'm sure that the reason the Belgian team didn't take him is so that he doesn't take the crown from a Belgian.