2019 Specialized Allez Sport
All too often, corners are cut to meet price-points in the entry-level road bike market, but the Allez Sport redefines what it means to be “entry level.” Focusing on weight, refinement, and reliability like nothing else in its class, the Allez strays from the norm. And while these things are expected in bikes that cost thousands, it’s the first to make these technologies accessible to everyone.
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 and this results in over a 450g (1-pound) reduction in the frame and fork alone when compared to some 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 of your backpack of 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. And with Shimano Sora components, Axis Sport wheels, and a stiff Praxis Alba 2d crankset, the Allez Sport is not only your perfect first road bike, but one that you’ll be able to ride for years to come.
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– E5 Premium Aluminum frame features fully manipulated tubing with Smooth Welds that increase stiffness and efficiency, while looking just as good as it performs.
– Specialized FACT carbon, full monocoque fork designed for high-speed handling.
– Shimano Sora shifters are reliable, and worry free—making sure to keep you riding without hassle of maintenance.
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
HANDLEBARS: Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
STEM: Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
TAPE: Specialized S-Wrap
SADDLE: Body Geometry Toupé Sport, steel rails, 143mm
FRONT BRAKE: Axis 1.0 caliper
REAR BRAKE: Axis 1.0 caliper
SHIFT LEVERS: Shimano Sora, 9-speed
FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano Sora, clamp-on
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Sora, 9-speed
CASSETTE: SunRace, 9-speed, 11-32t
CRANKSET: Praxis Alba M30
BOTTOM BRACKET: Included w/ crankset
CHAIN: KMC X9, 9-speed w/ Missing Link™
FRONT WHEEL: Axis Sport
REAR WHEEL: Axis Sport
FRONT TIRE: Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x25mm
REAR TIRE: Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x25mm