Specialized Allez Comp Road Bike

Jun 7, 2011
Outside Magazine
Specialized Allez Comp Bike

Specialized Allez Comp Bike    Photo: Inga Hendrickson

THE SELL: A full race-ready ride for less than the cost of most high-end wheels. THE TEST: "Ate up
the road bumps. What a smooth, comfy ride," wrote one tester. That might be hard to believe about an entry-level aluminum bike, but remember that not only is the Allez shaped and formed for added shock absorption, but the successful geometry is lifted straight from Specialized's award-winning Tarmac (which tops out at $9,900). Comfort aside, the frame has plenty of pop, and several testers suggested using it for racing. The money saved on carbon went back into a respectable parts pick, including the sturdy Mavic rims, surprisingly responsive SRAMApex drivetrain, and plush Riva saddle. THE VERDICT: You don't have to blow a small fortune to get a great ride. 20.1 lbs
Handling: 4
Responsiveness: 4

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