Acceptable in the 80s - Specialized reveals heritage-inspired colorway for Unbound Gravel 2023

The US bike giant has 9 riders in the 2023 races, and has pulled out all the stops with its new show-stopping paint scheme

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(Image credit: Specialized)

With the highly anticipated Unbound Gravel race just around the corner, riders from all across the globe are revving up the excitement by showcasing their personalized race machines. Among them is ex-WorldTour professional and former Unbound Ian Boswell, who'll be racing gravel's marquee event on a custom painted Specialized Diverge STR.

All Specialized riders will be using a pretty bling set of components alongside that new standout paintwork. One thing is for sure, any morale you can get will be needed for the grueling 200-mile race on the infamous flint rock gravel of Kansas.

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Joe Baker
Tech Writer

Joe is Cycling Weekly's tech writer. He's always had a love for bikes, since first riding a two wheeled steed before the age of four. Years down the line, Joe began racing at 16, and enjoyed great experiences internationally, racing in Italy, Spain and Belgium to name a few locations. Always interested in tech, Joe even piloted his Frankenstein hill climb bike to a Junior National Title in 2018.  After taking a step back from elite level racing in April 2022, Joe joined our team as a freelancer, before becoming Tech Writer in May 2023.