New S-Works shoes spotted at Saudi Tour: could these be the S-Works 8?

Already seen on Daniel Oss at the TotalEnergies training camp, they've now made a splash at the Saudi Tour

Cian Uijtdebroeks of Bora - Hansgrohe
(Image credit: Getty Images)

You might have thought Specialized already had enough models in its flagship S-Works range. We make the total eight, with five being road-specific.

Still, it seems that the R&D department is working overtime and yet another model has broken cover. 

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Stefan Abram
Tech features editor

After winning the 2019 National Single-Speed Cross-Country Mountain Biking Championships and claiming the plushie unicorn (true story), Stefan swapped the flat-bars for drop-bars and has never looked back. 

Since then, he’s earnt his 2ⁿᵈ cat racing licence in his first season racing as a third, completed the South Downs Double in under 20 hours and Everested in under 12.

But his favourite rides are multiday bikepacking trips, with all the huge amount of cycling tech and long days spent exploring new roads and trails - as well as histories and cultures. Most recently, he’s spent two weeks riding from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia

Height: 177cm

Weight: 67–69kg