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Specialized Allez Elite
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Allez Elite

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Specialized Allez Elite

Specialized's Allez Elite is a great bike for fitness and distance riders as well as aspiring racers. It boasts an A1 Premium aluminum frame and a carbon fork for a quick, light, and fun ride. It boasts a 20-speed Shimano Tiagra drivetrain for reliable, fast gear changes, lightweight Axis wheels for easy speed, puncture-resistant Specialized tires and a comfy Specialized BG saddle.

 
Specification Description
Frame Specialized E5 aluminum w/Smartweld
Fork Specialized FACT-carbon w/aluminum steerer
Rims/Wheels DT Swiss Axis Classic
Hubs See Rims/Wheels
Spokes See Rims/Wheels
Tires Specialized Espoir Sport w/double BlackBelt puncture protecton, 700 x 25c
Crankset Shimano Tiagra
Chainrings 50/34
Bottom Bracket Threaded OSBB
Front Derailleur Shimano Tiagra
Rear Derailleur Shimano Tiagra
Rear Cogs Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed: 12-28
Shifters Shimano Tiagra
Handlebars Specialized, shallow drop
Tape/Grips Specialized S-Wrap, w/ bar shapers
Stem Specialized 3D forged
Brake Levers Shimano Tiagra
Brakes Axis 1.0
Pedals Plastic test ride
Saddle Specialized Body Geometry Toupe Sport, 143mm wide
Seatpost Specialized Sport, aluminum

* Subject to change without notice.

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5.0 stars

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Pros

  • Handles Well  (22)
  • Comfortable  (21)
  • Good Geometry  (20)
  • Lightweight  (17)
  • Responsive  (11)

Cons

  • Heavy  (3)
  • Brakes Could Be Better  (2)
  • Too Rigid 
  • Zero cons 
  • None 

Best Uses

  • Casual Riding  (18)
  • Serious Training  (14)
  • Climbing  (13)
  • Racing  (11)
  • Exercising  (10)

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5.0

Great 1st Road Bike

By Chad

from Cincinnati, OH

About Me

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Easy Maintenance

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments:

      My 1st road bike. I've rode over 1k miles on it and is still works like new.

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      5.0

      Great Value

      By fitdan

      from San Francisco, CA

      About Me

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Entry Road Bike

          Comments:

          I was looking for a road bike that would be sturdy enough for a daily commute and enough features to be a strong introduction in longer weekend rides. This bike fit the bill perfectly. The frame seems lighter than its Allez sister or hybrid cousins but not at the carbon gram cutting level. It's sturdy and hosts a good set of parts that certainly feel like a big upgrade from other entry level bikes. The Tiagra set does feel a little heavy after taking it out after a few rides and it doesn't shift as smoothly as I would expect. As a first road bike, it's more than sufficient to hold up and build my strength before upgrading to a dedicated road bike.

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          5.0

          Amazing bike

          By danforyou

          from Canyon Country, Ca.

          About Me

          Comments:

          My wife tried the Dolce and was not impressed, so i have her try the elite and she loved it! She said the bike handles real well and every time we ride I can see that she really enjoying riding this bike. I'm so happy that I purchased this bike for her birthday!

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          5.0

          How did I fall into such a great bike.

          By Onlyspeed

          from Denver, Co

          About Me

          Comments:

          Got this about four days ago. Rode MB for about 15 years and then took up running for the last eight. When I just didn't want to run through the pain any more I turned to a road bike. This is my first ever. This thing is fast, fun, responsive up hill or down. My first ride was 26 miles, then the next day was 15, then rest day (it has been eight years since my seat has been on a seat). That one day is all it took to miss being on this bike. Today rode to work and will from now on. I can not wipe the smile off my face for hours each time I have rode this Bike. You will love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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          Originally posted on Specialized - BV's website
           
          5.0

          GREAT BIKE!!!

          By sandi

          from mesquite, texas

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Fast
          • Comfortable
          • Handles Well
          • Lightweight
          • Responsive
          • Good Geometry

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Climbing
            • Exercising
            • Commuting

            Comments:

            i have been riding a red Cannondale SL_4 to get back into shape for a year now. walking hurts so biking was the perfect alternative. hubby had gotten a Cannondale SL_4 2yrs ago. and then found a used 2007 Specialized Allez Elite online. he's been riding that for a year now. i enjoy riding trail but my Cannondale just couldn't keep up with his roadie. i struggled to keep even close to him. so i set a goal this yr of dropping 50lbs to get a good road bike so i could ride with him. well, the weather decided to be active and limited my pedal time. but i got on Red when i could. well, April 26, 2014, hubby wanted to check out Plano Cycling & Fitness. he had a coupon from Specialized and wanted to pick up something for his bike. as we walked around exploring the store, he went looking for what he wanted. and me, i looked at the bikes. i wanted a bike with red and guess what! i found it! it was on the top row of bikes. hubby encouraged me to get a bike fit. with a little hesitation i agreed. the gentleman that helped me was knowledgeable and explained everything. i fit a 52. so i was encouraged to ride that size but there were none on the bottom for easy reach. so the bike i decided on was retrieved and out the door we went. i rode the bike for about 15 minutes. not comfortable with brifters i played with them and the brakes. as i got more comfortable, i noticed the bike really fit me. i was quite comfortable in the saddle. when i finished, hubby took me off guard when he asked if that's the bike i want. he then said, i can have it. guess the price was right cuz normally i have to wait on items that high. not only did i get the bike, but i got all the accessories too. even found the perfect helmet to match. so now Red and Roadie have a place in the garage. i am still awed that i have such a nice bike. the associates that helped us were exceptional. no one tried to sell us anything we didn't want. thanks for having good people and great prices.

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            5.0

            Great all around

            By Ethan

            from NYC

            About Me

            Comments:

            I just got this bike 3 weeks ago, it is truly a great ride

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            Originally posted on Specialized - BV's website
             
            5.0

            Best bike in it's price range

            By JM

            from Rancho Penasquitos

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Versatile
            • Lightweight
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments:

                This was my first bike and it is absolutely amazing. I did my research on all the best entry level bikes and this one was on the top. And I can definitely see why. Great for climbing hills. Absolutely satisfied with my purchase

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                5.0

                Awesome bike!!!

                By Boof

                from Auckland, New Zealand

                About Me

                Comments:

                Seriously love this frame - have done a full custom build with this frame great feeling ride If you can get one at a reasonably price - strip it - put a new 105 groupset on it and some new wheels and it will compete with anything on the market at double the price or even triple. Bring it back Specialized as a limited edition

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                4.0

                Great bang for your buck!

                By Brian

                from Pasadena

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Handles Well
                • Responsive
                • Good Geometry
                • Sexy

                Cons

                • Brakes Could Be Better

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Exercising
                • Serious Training
                • Casual Riding

                Comments:

                As Joseph said, the heavy weight is easy to fix. My 54cm weighed 22.4 lb when I first took it home. Swapping to lightweight clinchers and folding tires dropped it to 19.5 right there, and 105 clipless pedals brought it down to 19.1. A Toupe saddle was good for another half pound, and just for fun, I took the full carbon fork off my old bike (frame cracked) and that took another pound off. Seventeen and a half pounds means it's not the frame or drivetrain that makes it porky. It would have been nice to have 105 brakes instead of the weak generic ones, but it is otherwise a very worthy bike for me, and I have been riding avidly, including centuries and races, for 18 years. If you want a decent bike that will last a long time and be fun to ride, get the last one left at this store!

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                5.0

                Couldn't be happier!!! :)

                By JosephSTRONG

                from Winchester, Ca

                About Me Competitive Cyclist

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Fast
                • Handles Well
                • Responsive
                • Good Geometry

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Racing
                  • Climbing
                  • Exercising
                  • Casual Riding
                  • Serious Training

                  Comments:

                  People con the bike as heavy yet still buy it anyway. (Hmmmmm, makes you wonder huh?) 20.68 lbs for metal is outstanding. I prefer all around quality at an affordable price, which is why I went with my 2010 Specialized Allez Elite. Tarmac frame similarities, quality components and a great name on the side. Plus it looks cool. I upgraded my wheels to Mavic Ksyrium Equipe's and my stem to a pro-set Specialized. I now own an 18 pound non carbon bike and saved tons of money. After I purchase my TRP 950sl brake calipers and carbon bars she'll be in the mid 17 lb range. A 17 lb bike under $2k, [...] you make the call. This bike has done me right in every way and I'm confident that you will not be disappointed, plus your wallet won't hurt as much. LOL.

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