Specialized's colour-changing paintjob now available to buy
A range of bikes, clothing and equipment now available in orange and yellow look
A lot of different brands have brought out specially painted bikes for their athletes to ride at Rio 2016, with Canyon and Merida unveiling green and yellow bikes, while Pinarello has given Wout Poels a very nice Dogma F8 with orange decals. But our favourite of the lot is Specialized's Torch paintjob, which will change colour from orange to yellow when the temperature hits 22ºC.
And now you can get your hands on bikes and equipment with this snazzy look, with Specialized rolling out the look to many of its most popular lines.
>>> Is this the nicest looking kit in the Olympics road race?
You can see the complete collection here, but on the road side of things (there's a colour-changing FSR mountain bike frame if that's the sort of thing you're into) there are two colour-changing framesets to choose from: the men's S-Works Tarmac and the women's S-Works Amira, priced at £2,800 and £2,500 respectively.
If this is a little outside your budget for a frame, then you can also get Tarmac Comp and Amira Comp complete bikes with Shimano Ultegra for £2,400 and £2,100 respectively, although these won't change colour.
The other colour-changing piece of kit is the S-Works Evade helmet, but you can also get orange and yellow versions of the S-Works 6 shoes and SL-Pro jersey and shorts to complete the look.
Now all you need is some decent weather over 22ºC to see if it all works.
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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
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