Specialized Allez 16 2011 Road Bike
A tried and true speedster at an exceptional value, the Allez family delivers all the light weight, precision handling and unrequited efficiency deman...
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Review of "Specialized Allez 16 2011 Road Bike"
I have always been a fan of the allez, and decided to get one as a winter training bike. However what i didn't expect was to fall back in love with aluminium frames which i have. great rigiity, good strength and a sense of been part of the bike rather than on top, bouncing around, which can happen sommetimes on a carbon frame.. the gears are functional without being overly smooth an everything works like it should.
recommended to a friend who now also bestalls its virtues. and all this from a non thoroughbred racer with pannier mounts.. would say the only problem with the bike is the geometry doesn't quite fit my riding style an that is a very personal thing, i adopt a very tri style position and this is a more upright racer.
FRAME Specialized Allez A1 Premium aluminium, fully manipulated tubing, smooth weld compact race design, integrated headset
FORK Allez carbon, carbon fibre legs, aluminium crown and steerer
Head Set Cage bearings integrated w/ headset, 20mm of spacers w/ top cap
STEM Alloy, CP bolt, 31.8mm
HANDLEBARS Specialized Elite, 6061 aluminium, short drop, 31.8mm
Tape / Grips Specialized S-Wrap, cork ribbon w/ gel
FRONT BRAKE Light dual pivot brake, Teflon pivots, forged alloy, w/ standard pads
REAR BRAKE Light dual pivot brake, Teflon pivots, forged alloy, w/ standard pads
BRAKE LEVERS Shimano 2300 STI, flight deck compatible
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano 2300
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano 2300
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano 2300 STI, flight deck compatible
CASSETTE Shimano HG-50, 8-speed, 12-25t
CHAIN KMC Z-51
Crank Set Shimano 2300
Chainwheels 52 x 39T
BOTTOM BRACKET Cr-Mo axle, 68mm x 113mm
PEDALS Silver cage/black body, w/ black toe clips and strap
Front Rim Alex S500, aluminium, sleeve joint, CNC machined sidewalls
FRONT HUB Forged aluminium, sealed, QR, 32h
REAR HUB Forged aluminium, double-sealed, cassette, QR, 32h
SPOKES Stainless 14g
FRONT TYRE Specialized Mondo Sport, 700x23c, wire bead, 60TPI, w/ Flak Jacket protection
REAR TYRE Specialized Mondo Sport, 700x23c, wire bead, 60TPI, w/ Flak Jacket protection
INNER TUBES Standard presta valve
SADDLE Body Geometry Rival road, w/ steel rails
SEAT POST Alloy, two-bolt clamp, 27.2mm
Seat Post Clamp / Binder Alloy, 31.8mm
If you've read this far and i doubt it that means you want to know what it all means... which is that the frame is cheap but well designed , the groupset (think gears and brakes) is the cheapest that money can buy, the carbon used is prob rubbish chinese stuff and you could get a better bike.. hell ive got five better on paper.But that doesn't matter because a genuine reader of this reveiw would have a reason for reading... winter trainer, budget bike, starter bike, aand in my opinion look no further.. unless you look at a pre 2004 Dawes 400 GR.
Product Information : Specialized Allez 16 2011 Road Bike
Manufacturer's product descriptionA tried and true speedster at an exceptional value, the Allez family delivers all the light weight, precision handling and unrequited efficiency demanded by expert road riders everywhere.
Long Name: Allez 16 2011 Road Bike
MPN: EV136334-49-RED; EV136334-52-RED; EV136334-54-RED; EV136334-56-RED; EV136334-58-RED; EV136334-61-RED; EV136335-49-BLK; EV136335-52-BLK; EV136335-54-BLK; EV136335-56-BLK; EV136335-58-BLK; EV136335-61-BLK
Type: Road Bike
Listed on Ciao since: 27/06/2011