Trek hints that the new Specialized has been inspired by its Supercaliber

Mountain bike 21/04/23 11:00 Migue A.

The new Specialized Epic World Cup had been unveiled just a few hours ago when Trek's official Instagram account posted a few images of its Supercaliber accompanied by the caption "What's the saying? Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?"

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Trek hints that the Epic World Cup was inspired by the Supercaliber and the manager of Specialized Factory Racing invites to check which one is faster in Nove Mesto

Needless to say, many of those who saw the new Epic World Cup for the first time thought that Specialized had been inspired by the Supercaliber for this model. But as we said in our article, the Epic WC is a bike that generates many first impressions and it is enough to get to know it to realize that it is a completely different bike and concept than the Supercaliber.

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There is also no doubt that their silhouettes look similar, but they do so because any design that tries to reduce the lines as much as possible is going to try to be as close as possible to a rigid double-triangle MTB.

But far from revisiting both systems, here you can see how Trek's Isotrust and Specialized's RockShox SID WCID work, it is interesting to see how the brands act before presentations and important launches of their competitors.

Specialized Factory Racing Team Manager answers Trek and invites them to see which bike is faster in Nove Mesto

Trek did not miss the media hype of the Specialized presentation to generate debate and interaction on their social networks with the publication we mentioned at the beginning. But among the hundreds of comments that the publication has already accumulated, the one made by Benno Willeit, manager of Specialized Factory Racing, stands out, where he proposed to see which bike/team would be the fastest in Nove Mesto, the premiere of the XCO World Cup 2023.

Luckily the true test and showdown of what bike/team will be faster, the UCI MTB World Series is about to start. Can't wait to start the 2023 WC season in only 20 days! Good luck Trek Factory Racing Team XC and see you in Nove Mesto. - Benno Willeit

As we say, these comments do not seem to be serious recriminations between brands or teams, but rather a strategy to gain some of the media attention generated by a big launch like the one made by Specialized. SCOTT also did the same, presenting Nino Schurter's new Spark for 2023.



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Trek insinúa que la nueva Specialized se ha inspirado en su Supercaliber