"Bicycle Sales and Service for the Family"
Gilbert N/E Corner Gilbert and Guadalupe 480-892-1315
Chandler #1 S/E Corner Arizona Ave. and Pecos 480-782-8342
Chandler #2 S/E Corner of Ray and the 101 480-899-3625
Open 10-7pm Monday-Saturday 10-5pm Sunday
Page updated: October 30, 2014
Global Bikes is a top rated Specialized bicycle dealer located in the Phoenix Valley. While there are many bicycle shops in the phoenix area Global Bikes is among the fastest growing Specialized dealers in the nation. Global Bikes has carried Specialized bikes since 2002 and has grown with Specialized over the years and in fact Global Bikes now stocks 1000's of Specialized bikes locally, not many Specialized dealers in Arizona stock as much inventory for you to swing on by and check out. So if you are looking for any specific Specialized brand product, may it be a new Specialized Tarmac to a Specialized Epic we would like you to give us a shot, we would love it if Global Bikes bike shops became your number one source for all that is Specialized.
If you are not familiar with Specialized bikes below we have compiled a bit of history
in regards to the founder and Origin of Specialized Bicycle Components. We love Specialized and we know you will too! Thanks for checking us out, we hope to see you soon at one of our four valley locations.
Specialized Bicycle Components
1974: Specialized was founded by Mike Sinyard.
1976: Specializes produces and sells their first self-made product, a tire designed for the touring market.
1981: Specialized introduces the Stumpjumper, the first mountain bike sold to the general public.
1982: Specialized moves from its small warehouse space in San Jose to a 60,000 square foot space in Morgan Hill.
More Specialized Bicycle Components Company History:
Specialized Bicycle Components Inc. is the United State's second-largest maker of high-end bicycles. Specialized is a leading innovator in the bicycle industry, consistently striving to create new and better bicycle technologies. In 1981, Specialized revolutionized the biking industry by introducing mountain bikes to the general public. The mountain bike Specialized sold in 1981, the StumpJumper, was such an important and groundbreaking product that an original model is on display in the Smithsonian Institute. Since 1981, Specialized has not backed off from its company motto, "Innovate or Die." The company, led by founder and CEO Mike Sinyard, has continued to create and introduce cutting-edge bicycle products such as lightweight helmets, physician-designed bicycle seats, a three-spoke wheel designed to cut bike racers' times, and bike frames made of high-tech materials. A minority share in the company was acquired by Merida, the Taiwan-based bicycle manufacturer in 2001
Specialized's founder and CEO Mike Sinyard's special contribution to the sport of mountain biking was honored in 1998 when he was inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. During this year, Specialized released a few notable products--including the first affordable carbon fiber mountain bike, the StumpJumper Epic and the Body Geometry bike seat. The Body Geometry bike seat was designed in response to growing concern that bicycling was linked to male impotence. The possibility of male impotence being liked to bicycling was not news to many long-distance cyclists, and Specialized was working on a solution when the scientific study, written by Dr. Irwin Goldstein asserting the impotence connection, was released. Specialized's Body Geometry seat was designed by a physician and intended to shift the bulk of the rider's weight from the perineal area to the seat. Cycling enthusiasts and recreational riders alike made the switch from the traditional seat to the new design.