Specialized Bicycle Components didn't set out to make a museum piece, but the company's original Stumpjumper (the first mass-produced mountain bike) is now permanently parked inside the Smithsonian Institution. The 1981 introduction of the Stumpjumper established Specialized as a top-seller in bike shops, where it ranks with other big manufacturers, such as Trek, for high-end cycles. The company also makes road bikes, hybrid bikes, BMX bikes, and children's bikes. In addition to cycles, Specialized offers branded apparel and shoes, bags, eyewear, helmets, and bike parts and accessories (such as crank sets, saddles, and tires). It sells selected merchandise through its website.
Along with the Stumpjumper, the company sells a wide variety of bikes such as the Amira, Crux, Dolce, Langster, Roubaix, and the Tricross.
Mike Sinyard founded Specialized in 1974. He owns a majority stake in the company. – less