SPECIALIZED Allez Elite 2019
|Options||58 Satin Black / White / Clean -
61 Satin Black / White / Clean -
There's no denying it we're still in love with aluminium road bikes and when it comes to transforming this passion into a labour of love we make a bike like the Allez Elite. If you're just finding your cycling legs this is the best place to start.
Not only does a light bike feel better when you're climbing up a hill but itâs also essential when youâre carrying your bike up to the 5th floor and this was at the forefront of the frame design. With a redesigned E5 Alloy frame the Allez features a class-leading weight. Aggressively thin-walled yet tough tubes have been implemented to save weight as well resulting in over a 450g (1lb) reduction in the frame and fork alone when compared to models of yesteryear.
Speaking of the fork entry-level road bikes often times feature either alloy or cheap carbon fibre forks that greatly detract from the overall ride quality. But with a full FACT carbon fibre fork the Allez is better handling smoother riding and lower in weight - floating over rough chip-seal and carving through corners like a slalom skier. For the geometry we developed the Allez by utilizing our vast RetÃ¼l fit database. This meant creating a geometry thatâs sure to cover a broad range of positions while still providing the performance-minded handling youâd expect from your first bike.
This Allez also features integrated rack and fender mounts allowing you to get weight out of your backpack and on to a lightweight rack when you need it. This not only makes for a good road bike but it also enables you to transform it into a fast commuter. Along these lines you'll find plenty of clearance for 28mm tires so longer rides become far more bearable and city streets much smoother.
For the build we went with a no-nonsense approach opting for reliable Shimano Claris shifting durable Axis sport alloy wheels and brilliant Espoir Sport tires.
|Frame||Specialized E5 Premium Aluminum, fully manipulated tubing w/ SmoothWelds, 1-1/8"- 1-3/8" tapered head tube, internal cable routing, threaded BB, 130mm spacing|
|Forks||Specialized FACT full Carbon, 1-1/8" to 1-3/8" Taper w/ fender eyelets|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 105, 11-speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 105 Ez, clamp-on|
|Chainset||Praxis Alba 2D 50/34T|
|Bottom Bracket||Included w/ crankset|
|Chain||KMC X11EL, 11-speed w/ Missing LinkTM|
|Freewheel||Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11-32t|
|Stem||Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise|
|Handlebars||Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp|
|Front Brake||Tektro Axis caliper|
|Rear Brake||Tektro Axis caliper|
|Rims||WheelsetF: DT R460, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 20h
R: DT R460, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h
|Tyres||F: Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x25mm
R: Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x25mm
Tubes: 700x20/28mm, 40mm Presta valve
|Saddle||Body Geometry ToupÃ© Sport, steel rails, 143mm|
|Seatpost||Alloy, 2-bolt clamp|
|Pedals||Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors|