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There's no denying it, we're still in love with aluminum road bikes, and when it comes to transforming this passion into a labor 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 it's also essential when you're 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 fiber forks that greatly detract from the overall ride quality. But with a full FACT carbon fiber 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 Retül fit database. This meant creating a geometry that's sure to cover a broad range of positions, while still providing the performance-minded handling you'd 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.
|CHAIN||KMC X11EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||Included w/ crankset|
|CRANKSET||Praxis Alba 2D|
|FRONT DERAILLEUR||Shimano 105 Ez, clamp-on|
|SHIFT LEVERS||Shimano 105|
|CASSETTE||Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11-32t|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano 105, 11-speed|
|REAR WHEEL||DT R460, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h|
|INNER TUBES||700x20/28mm, 40mm Presta valve|
|FRONT TIRE||Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x25mm|
|REAR TIRE||Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x25mm|
|FRONT WHEEL||DT R460, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 20h|
|SADDLE||Body Geometry Toupé Sport, steel rails, 143mm|
|SEATPOST||Alloy, 2-bolt clamp|
|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|
|PEDALS||Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors|
|SEAT BINDER||Bolt type, alloy, 31.8mm|
|FORK||Specialized FACT full Carbon, 1-1/8" to 1-3/8" Taper w/ fender eyelets|
|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|
|Top Tube Length, Horizontal||515mm||542mm||552mm||564mm||579mm||591mm|
|Seat Tube Angle||75.25°||73.25°||73.25°||73.25°||73.25°||73.25°|
|Head Tube Angle||72.25°||73°||73°||73.5°||73.5°||74°|
|Seat Tube Length||460mm||490mm||510mm||530mm||550mm||580mm|
|Head Tube Length||120mm||135mm||155mm||180mm||215mm||235mm|
|Bike Standover Height||740mm||755mm||775mm||795mm||826mm||850mm|
|Fork Length, Full||375mm||375mm||375mm||375mm||375mm||375mm|