Roubaix

Client:
Specialized
  • Roubaix

    One of the crown jewels of Specialized Bicycle’s offerings is the Roubaix, a men’s bike built for the hellish one-day Paris–Roubaix race, which Philippe Gilbert won in 2019. But, in a momentous shift: the new Roubaix has been designed as a gender-neutral bike and will launch a category-defining departure from gendered frames altogether.

    To announce the news, Specialized released a powerful spot the week of the Paris–Roubaix itself. The spot is told from the point of view of the road—and not just any road, but the most grueling section of cobblestone in the race, the Trouée d’Arenberg.

    In the film we hear the menacing voice of the road explain how it lives to inflict pain on its riders, irrespective of gender. The film’s climax then reveals that the Roubaix riders are in fact women—a poignant act on this stage of the all-male race. 

    The equality-championing brand ends the film with a call to open up the Paris–Roubaix race to all genders, just as Specialized has done with the Roubaix bike.

    Released: April 2019

    Tags:
    San Francisco, Specialized

Outride ADHD

Client:
Specialized
  • Outride ADHD

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    One in nine kids is diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Research shows that a bike ride a day can help such kids slow down their racing minds and focus. See what happens when kids seeking to break the frustrating cycle of ADHD take to the streets on their bikes in this fast-moving film from the Specialized Foundation, an offshoot of Specialized that touts cycling’s positive effects on health and well-being.

    Released: July 2017

    Tags:
    San Francisco, Specialized, Film
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    One in nine kids is diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Research shows that a bike ride a day can help such kids slow down their racing minds and focus. See what happens when kids seeking to break the frustrating cycle of ADHD take to the streets on their bikes in this fast-moving film from the Specialized Foundation, an offshoot of Specialized that touts cycling’s positive effects on health and well-being.

    Released: July 2017

    Tags:
    San Francisco, Specialized, Film
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    One in nine kids is diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Research shows that a bike ride a day can help such kids slow down their racing minds and focus. See what happens when kids seeking to break the frustrating cycle of ADHD take to the streets on their bikes in this fast-moving film from the Specialized Foundation, an offshoot of Specialized that touts cycling’s positive effects on health and well-being.

    Released: July 2017

    Tags:
    San Francisco, Specialized, Film
  • Outride ADHD

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    One in nine kids is diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Research shows that a bike ride a day can help such kids slow down their racing minds and focus. See what happens when kids seeking to break the frustrating cycle of ADHD take to the streets on their bikes in this fast-moving film from the Specialized Foundation, an offshoot of Specialized that touts cycling’s positive effects on health and well-being.

    Released: July 2017

    Tags:
    San Francisco, Specialized, Film
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    Outride ADHD

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    One in nine kids is diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Research shows that a bike ride a day can help such kids slow down their racing minds and focus. See what happens when kids seeking to break the frustrating cycle of ADHD take to the streets on their bikes in this fast-moving film from the Specialized Foundation, an offshoot of Specialized that touts cycling’s positive effects on health and well-being.

    Released: July 2017

    Tags:
    San Francisco, Specialized, Film

Peter vs. Grandma

Client:
Specialized
  • Peter vs. Grandma

    To demonstrate the power of the third generation of its Turbo electric bike, Specialized announced on the Tour de France an epic face-off on the hills of San Francisco between the world’s fastest cyclist, three-time world champion Peter Sagan, and Grandma Joan, an 81-year-old on a Turbo. The campaign also appears on social media in which Grandma Joan challenges Peter to a race. A 60-second TV spot revealed the outcome on day 7 of the Tour. 

    Released: July 2018

    Tags:
    San Francisco, Specialized