Thursday, February 21, 2013


Today we are going to look at a high end commuter bike with hub generator lights and internal hub gearing as well.  The price is up there but the reliability factor of this is uncomparable!  Enjoy the Specialized Source Eleven.

Let's see what Specialized has to say about the Source Eleven:

A true multi-tasker for anything from commuting to a loaded weekend camping trek down the coast, the Source Eleven does it all anytime, anywhere. Equipped with disc brakes and integrated lights, rack, and fenders, plus 11-speed Shimano Alfine internal gearing with belt drive for the ultimate in low-maintenance efficiency and ultimate reliability.

  • All-new, super light E5 fully-manipulated alloy frame is built for high speed, low-fuss, and great versatility, with tapered head tube, internal routing, rack/fender mounts, and wide tire clearance; Plus open rear triangle for belt drive.
  • Sturdy alloy fork with Cr-Mo steerer and fender/rack mounts and internal light cable routing for the ultimate multi-purpose bike
  • Shimano Alfine 11-speed internal hub is the epitome of quality, versatility, and simplicity
  • Body Geometry Targa gel grips lock on and help alleviate hand pain and tingling fingers. Integrated bar ends for changing hand position included.
  • Strong, reliable Shimano dual-piston hydraulic disc brakes for sure stopping and control in any weather with any load
  • New Gates Centerline 24t sprocket for Shimano Alfine 11-speed belt drive with 55T chainring
  • Supernova E3 Pro headlight supplies over 300 lumens of light, plus a minimal but superbright taillight to keep you safe on the road anytime, both powered with a on/off switchable Supernova Infinity 8 hubdynamo
  • Supernova Infinity 8 hub-dynamo is superlight and can be switched off for a drag free option
  • Super light and compact Racktime Ultra hollow alloy rack lets you carry supplies without adding a lot of bulk; max load 10kg

Technical Specifications
FRAME:  Specialized E5 aluminum, fully manipulated tubing, smooth weld, compact design, internal cable routing, integrated headset, fender/rack eyelets, center kickstand plate, eccentric BB adjuste
FORK:  Aluminum legs/crown, Cr-Mo steerer, 52mm fully integrated headset, fender/rack eyelets, internal light cable routing
HEADSET:  1-1/8" sealed Cr-Mo bearings integrated w/ headset, 15mm alloy cone spacer with 25mm of spacers
STEM:  Specialized Elite-Set, 3D forged alloy, 4-position adjustable, 4-bolt 31.8mm clamp
HANDLEBARS:  Specialized butted alloy flat bar, 6-degree back sweep, 31.8mm
GRIPS:  Body Geometry Targa, lock on for bar ends
FRONT BRAKE:  Shimano BRM-446 hydraulic disc, dual-piston, 160mm rotor
REAR BRAKE:  Shimano BRM-446 hydraulic disc, dual-piston, 160mm rotor
BRAKE LEVERS:  Shimano BLM-505 hydraulic 3-finger alloy lever
SHIFT LEVERS:  Shimano Alfine 11 Rapidfire
CASSETTE:  Custom Gates Centerline sprocket for Alfine 11, 26t
CHAIN:  Gates Centerline belt
CRANKSET:  Single ring, forged, 130BCD, 170mm length, w/o chainring
CHAINRINGS:  50T Gates Centertrack belt drive chainring
BOTTOM BRACKET:  GXP, external bearing
PEDALS:  Sirrus pedal, nylon body, symmetric alloy cage, low profile bearing system, toe clip capable
RIMS:  DRX300 Disc, alloy double-wall, sleeved, CNC machined, 32h
FRONT HUB:  Supernova Infinity 8 dynamo hub, Freespin technology, switchable drag, QR
REAR HUB:  Shimano Alfine 11, 32h
SPOKES:  Stainless, 2mm
FRONT TIRE:  Specialized Espoir Sport Reflect w/ double BlackBelt, 60 TPI, wire bead, 700x30c
REAR TIRE:  Specialized Espoir Sport Reflect w/ double BlackBelt, 60 TPI, wire bead, 700x30c
INNER TUBES:  Presta Valve
SADDLE:  Body Geometry Targa Comp, 143mm wide
SEATPOST:  Alloy, 2-bolt forged head, 27.2mm, 350mm
SEAT BINDER:  31.8 clamp ID, superlight forged and machined alloy
HEADLIGHT:  Supernova E3 Pro, w/ multimount
TAILLIGHT:  Supernova E3 tail light, black
DYNAMO:  Supernova Infinity 8 dynamo hub, 32h
CHAINCASE:  Aluminum for single chainring
KICKSTAND:  Specialized extra light, aluminum
RACK:  Racktime Ultra, Specialized custom, hollow alloy, max. load 10kg
FENDERS:  Specialized aluminum, anodized finish, aluminum struts, "hidden" rack mount bracket
BELL:  Nuvo aluminum mini bell
MSRP: $2750.00

We do not have one in stock currently but that can be arranged if you are interested in adding the Source Eleven to your arsenal for commuter/touring bikes.  Yes it would work as a touring rig as well.  Stop by the shop to ask any questions or to place an order!

Tom's Pro Bike Service
3687 Walden Avenue
Lancaster, New York 14086
F: (716)651-0858

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