Specialized’s global headquarters in Morgan Hill, California, was broken into last Sunday and a total of 18 bikes with an estimated value of $160,000 were stolen from the lobby area. Among personal employee bikes, the theft included several one-of-a-kind and irreplaceable bikes from the lobby’s museum. According to Specialized those included:
- Robert Egger’s one-off, custom prototype full-suspension road bike dubbed the “Scrambled Egger”
- Peter Sagan’s Paris-Roubaix winning S-Works Roubaix
- An S-Works Shiv ridden by Tony Martin at the 2012 Olympics
- Peter Sagan’s custom painted S-Works Venge from the 2019 Tour de France
- Fabian Cancellara’s yellow S-Works Tarmac from the 2010 Tour de France
- A custom painted S-Works Tarmac belonging to multi-time World and Olympic champion triathlete Gwen Jorgensen
- An S-Works Epic ridden by 2000 Olympic bronze medalist and 2008 world champion cross-country mountain biker Christoph Sauser
- The S-Works Epic Jaroslav Kulhavý rode to a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics mountain bike event
- Ned Overend’s Fat Bike National Championship winning S-Works Fat Boy
The bikes listed above are so extremely unique that if the thieves attempt to sell them each one will be easily identifiable. If you see any of these in any capacity or have any information please report it through an anonymous tip line at 408-947-7867 or directly to Morgan Hill Police Department detective corporal Mindy Zen at 669-253-4917 or email@example.com
The office was empty at the time of the theft so there are no witnesses but surveillance video shows the bikes being loaded into a white box van. If you know of its location please report it using the contact information above.
For the record, this isn’t the first time in recent years that Specialized has been the victim of bicycle theft. in 2015 its same headquarters was broken into and last year its Boulder, Colorado, based Specialized Experience Center was broken into and bikes were stolen.