Specialized Allez - 2016

Get on Specialized's Allez and go! This great road machine features Specialized's E5 Premium aluminum frame and a carbon fork for a sweet balance of low weight, comfort, and quickness. The fast-shifting, wide-range 16-speed Shimano drivetra ...(Read More)

Specialized Allez
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Get on Specialized's Allez and go! This great road machine features Specialized's E5 Premium aluminum frame and a carbon fork for a sweet balance of low weight, comfort, and quickness. The fast-shifting, wide-range 16-speed Shimano drivetrain provides all the gears you need for the road's ups and downs, while the powerful dual-pivot brakes offer total control. And, you'll love the fast-rolling aluminum wheels, Specialized tires, and components, too.

Specs

Frame Specialized E5 Premium aluminum
Fork Specialized FACT carbon
Rims/Wheels Axis Classic
Hubs See Rims/Wheels
Spokes See Rims/Wheels
Tires Specialized Espoir Sport w/double BlackBelt Puncture Protection, 700 x 25c
Crankset Shimano Claris
Chainrings 50/34
Front Derailleur Shimano Claris
Rear Derailleur Shimano Claris
Rear Cogs Shimano, 8-speed: 11-32
Shifters Shimano Claris
Handlebars Specialized, aluminum
Tape/Grips Specialized S-Wrap
Stem Aluminum
Brake Levers Shimano Claris
Brakes Tektro dual-pivot
Pedals Nylon platform
Saddle Specialized Body Geometry Toupe Sport
Seatpost Specialized Sport, aluminum

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5.0

(based on 7 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight  (3)
  • Durable  (2)
  • Versatile  (2)
  • Fast 
  • Looks good 

Cons

  • Unconfortable Saddle 
  • Uncomfortable 

Best Uses

  • Road Biking  (3)
  • Commuting/City  (2)
  • Recreation 
  • Road biking 
  • Beginning Road Cyclist 

REVIEWS

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5

Excellent bike for the price

By 

from Irvine, CA

About Me

Pros

  • Smooth shifting
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Beginning Road Cyclist
    • Recreation

    Comments:

    I bought this to do around town biking and bike trails since my mountain bike wasnt geared highly enough to do the job when the miles piled on. The difference is incredible. While it takes a little bit to get used to the different position and hard ride of a road bike, it makes the rides much faster and easier. For the price you are getting a well crafted bike which should keep any cycling novice happy. I can't speak to more expensive models being better but you cant go wrong with this bike. Was also a pleasant buying experience at rock n road, I wasnt pressured to buy a more expensive model and they took time to understand my needs and explain the benefits vs my current bike. I had been a Trek guy but the service at the trek store was poor, and this bike looks better IMO.

     
    5

    Gets me riding!

    By 

    from MA

    About Me

    Comments:

    This bike is so much fun to ride it gets me up and out everyday. Don't let the fact that this is an "entry level" bike fool you - this thing is fast and solid. For someone like me that rides for fun, it's such a joy to pedal. My first time out with this bike after riding a hybrid was amazing - I set all personal record times on my usual route. Stop reading and get riding - you'll love this bike!

     
    5

    A spectacular upgrade

    By 

    from MD

    About Me

    Pros

    • light
    • Stiff
    • Fast
    • Precise Steering
    • Looks good
    • High quality parts

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road biking

      Comments:

      Similar to a few others who have reviewed this particular product, I have also upgraded to this from a lower-end, <$300 bicycle. The Shimano Claris groupset coupled with the light, stiff frame gives me the capability to ride faster for longer distances. After indexing, the gear changes are crisp and effortless. The Shimano STI brake lever/shift design is a drastic improvement to other types of gear lever applications as it is highly ergonomic. The bike is fitted with high quality components from tip to tip and the availability and ease of upgrading or replacing these components is a high note for me. The seat fits me well, however, this shouldn't be mentioned since it will be a case by case situation. Overall, the price is right and I have no regrets on this purchase yet. So far this bike feels like an extension of my body. Remember that prior to purchasing your bike that you have it fitted to you. The helpful Spokes Persons will assist you in your journey.

       
      5

      Excellent bike !

      By 

      from Flint Michigan.

      About Me

      Pros

      • Handles well
      • Light Weight
      • Shifts well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        Comments:

        I ride about 20 miles a day and love my new Allez ! It shifts and brakes very nicely and even the seat draws praise . The frame is stiff and handles very good, and it's light weight helps it roll with very little effort ! This bike was worth every penny,totally satisfied with it !!!!

         
        5

        Awesome Entry Bike

        By 

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Versatile
        • Great All Around Geometry
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking

          Comments:

          I put about 25 miles, 3 times a week on this bike. Used to ride an aggressive geometry fixed gear, aluminum track bike w/ carbon fork. The Allez has been much more comfortable, practical, fast and most importantly fun to ride. I found this to be a great affordable entry road bike. All the components have been solid and work really well. I upgraded the pedals to clipless shimanos, bought a pair of cycling shoes/cleats and that was really the only thing the bike needs to increase performance. Hard to find a bike that looks and functions this well at this price point. Pretty sure I won't need to upgrade for a very very long time, extremely happy with the Allez. Outside of minimizing weight for racing, I don't understand why you would pay more for a road bike when the Allez is an option.

           
          5

          Great Bike

          By 

          from St. Cloud, FL

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Durable
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Unconfortable Saddle
          • Uncomfortable

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking
          • Commuting/City

          Comments:

          I got this to replace the boat anchor I was riding. the bike is light and fast. My only complaint is the seat. It was way too narrow and I'm not a big guy.

           
          4

          First road bike

          By 

          from Akron OH

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Agile
          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City
            • Road Biking

            Comments:

            This is my first road bike bought about 2 months ago and have put well over 250 miles on the bike so far. Started out riding my usual 10 mile route and took over 5 minutes off my average time the first ride. Very fast and agile although a bit rough on bad roads. I did have to put on a gel seat cover and would recommed bicycle shorts for the longer rides. Overall a very very good entry level road bike.

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