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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 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 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 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. 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.
FRAMESpecialized E5 Premium Aluminum, fully manipulated tubing w/ SmoothWelds, 1-1/8"- 1-3/8" tapered head tube, internal cable routing, threaded BB, 130mm spacingFORKSpecialized FACT full Carbon, 1-1/8" to 1-3/8" Taper w/ fender eyeletsFRONT WHEELDT R460, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 20hREAR WHEELDT R460, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24hINNER TUBES700x20/28mm, 40mm Presta valveFRONT TYREEspoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x25mmREAR TYREEspoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x25mmCRANKSETPraxis Alba 2DCHAINRINGS50/34TBOTTOM BRACKETIncluded w/ cranksetSHIFT LEVERSShimano 105FRONT DERAILLEURShimano 105 Ez, clamp-onREAR DERAILLEURShimano 105, 11-speedCASSETTEShimano 105, 11-speed, 11-32tCHAINKMC X11EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™FRONT BRAKETektro Axis caliperREAR BRAKETektro Axis caliperHANDLEBARSSpecialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clampTAPESpecialized S-WrapSTEMSpecialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree riseSADDLEBody Geometry Toupé Sport, steel rails, 143mmSEATPOSTAlloy, 2-bolt clampSEAT BINDERBolt type, alloy, 31.8mmPEDALSNylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors