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Custom bikes stolen from Specialized designer’s home

Published February 16, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — On Monday, someone stole six custom, one-of-a-kind bikes from the San Francisco home of Erik Nohlin, Specialized's creative leader for equipment. As of Friday afternoon, the bikes were still not recovered. 


"Each bike is extremely unique and easy to recognize so we are trying to get the word out far and wide in hopes that someone will see something and help get Erik his beloved bikes back," said Specialized's Sean Estes. 

The bike are: a custom 56 cm Allez Track bike, and Allez '74 40th Anniversary Edition, an AWOL Transcontinental, a Turbo e-bike with an aero seattube and split seatstays, an S-Works Diverge, and a Sequoia Expert. Details and photos of the bikes are in the attached pdf. The bikes are registered with Bikeindex.

Anyone with information on the bikes can contact Nohlin at 415-696-1434 or Or contact the San Francisco Police at

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