The Allez is back, lighter, stiffer and smoother than ever before. Specialized has managed to save 450g just from the frame through SmoothWeld technology which has re-designed tube shapes for all-around better performance. Specialized also hasn't cut corners when it comes to the fork. Made from FACT carbon-fibre the fork is sure to boost your handling around tight bends and helps get you up the climbs faster. Both the frame and the fork are covered by Specialized's lifetime guarantee, ensuring it's protected from manufacturer faults no matter how many miles you put in. A Shimano Claris groupset finishes the job providing smooth and reliable 8-speed shifting in all conditions with fender mounts keeping the dirt away from your body and rack mounts keeping the weight off your back.
Even lighter, even faster
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 and this results in over a 450g (1-pound) reduction in the frame and fork alone when compared to some models of yesteryear.
A full carbon 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.
Fast and convenient
This Allez also features integrated rack and fender mounts, allowing you to get the weight of your backpack off you and onto a lightweight rack. This not only makes for a good road bike, but it also enables you to transform it into a fast commuter.
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
Fork - Specialized FACT carbon, 1-1/8" to 1-3/8" taper, fender eyelets
Front & Back Wheel - Axis Sport
Front & Rear Tyres - Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x25mm
Crankset - Shimano Claris R200
Chainrings - 50/34T
Bottom Bracket - BSA, 68mm, square-taper
Shift Levers - Shimano Claris 2000, 8-speed
Front Derailleur - Shimano Claris, clamp-on
Rear Derailleur - Shimano Claris, 8-speed
Cassette - SunRace, 8-speed, 11-32t
Chain - KMC X8 w/ Missing Link™, 8-speed
Front & Rear Brake - Tektro, alloy, dual-pivot
Handlebars - Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
Stem - Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
Saddle - Body Geometry Toupé Sport, steel rails, 143mm
Seat Binder - Bolt-type, 31.8mm