The Specialized Allez has been completely redesigned for 2018 and features an E5 aluminium frame with full carbon fork and is an impressive 500 grams lighter than last year’s model. The frame tubes feature innovative manipulation that allows incredibly smooth welds while increasing stiffness as well as shaving off the grams. Dropped seat stays also give a little more rear end compliance for a smoother ride while still being very stiff laterally, so all your pedalling power is transferred to the road.
Offering a slightly more upright, endurance style riding position the head tube on the Allez is slightly taller for 2018. This makes the Allez ideal for long distance adventures and sportives as well as club rides. Hidden mudguard and rack mounts add utility without compromising the slick lines and opens the Allez up to commuting and even light touring duties. Tyre clearance has also been increased so you can fit up to 28c tyres for a little extra cushioning.
The full carbon monocoque fork features a tapered steerer for increased front end stiffness. This really sets the Allez apart from its competitors as most bikes at this price point only get carbon fork blades with an alloy steerer. With a full carbon fork, you get precise handling characteristics, especially at speed, as well as a smoother ride.
The Shimano Sora 2×9 speed drivetrain is combined with a Praxis Alba compact chainset and 11-32t cassette so you get a wide range of gears that is ideal for cycling over varied terrain.
The Specialized Allez Sport is a great road bike for new riders and experienced cyclists alike.
E5 aluminium frame is incredibly lightweight
- Full FACT carbon monocoque fork for precise steering control
- Internal cable routing and hidden rack mounts for a slick look
- Shimano Sora 2×9 speed drivetrain offers a wide gear range