Specialized bikes have added another World Championship to their trophy case with Christoph Sauser taking the World Marathon title in Verviers Belgium. Sauser rode to victory on his Specialized S-Works Epic dual suspension Mountain Bike.
The Specialized Epic has been the choice of endurance mountain bikers for a number of years. With the unique brain shock Specialized are able to provide hardtail like pedaling in sprints and on flat sections but still give you suspension over the rough stuff. The special inertia valve switches the shock between locked out and fully active so quickly you barely notice the transition.
To celebrate Sauser's win on the Epic we have a special team offer for anyone buying an Epic bike before the end of August who mentions this story. Not only will you take home your brand new Epic bicycle we will also include a free Specialized jersey and Specialized Decibel helmet so you can follow in Christoph's winning ways. This is a great offer for anyone doing the Flight Centre Epic marathon event this weekend as there is no better bike for an event like this then a Specialized Epic.
Carbon S-Works Epic, in store now.
FULL STORY ON SAUSER'S WIN
August 13, 2007. Morgan Hill Ca. 31-year-old Swiss star Christoph Sauser captured his first World Marathon title this weekend in Verviers Belgium “The feeling of being World Champion is indescribable,” said Sauser after the finish of the nearly four-and-a-half hour race. “There were tears in my eyes when I crossed the line.” Since 1999 the man from Windigen has been Mr.Consistant, with 11 World Cup wins, 2 overall World Cup titles and an Olympic medal. However a world championship title is the one goal that had eluded him.
From the start of the race Sauser knew that he was on good form. “Right for the beginning I had it right away,” said Sauser. The race was decided after front runner Ralf Naf experienced a technical problem that took him out of the lead group. Naf’s demise was the signal for Sauser to distance himself from the rest of the field and he ultimately went on to win by over five minutes.
Sauser, a known equipment freak, was full of praise for his Epic bike that carried him to victory “The bike was so good on a day where it was really challenged. The course took us from dry to dirt, to dry to dirt over-and-over again. Still, the Epic rose above it all,” said Sauser after the finish. “Although, most riders opted for a mud tire my Specialized Fast Trak SLK’s were the perfect. They felt so light and responsive. I am so happy with the way my Epic performed—I know for sure that nobody had a better bike than the Epic.”
From here Sauser begins his preparation for the World Championships in Fort William Scotland September 4th-9th.