Specialized 2018 Allez Sport 54cm £800

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, as well, resulting in over a 450g (1lb) reduction in the frame and fork alone when compared to models of yesteryear.

Speaking of the 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. 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 out of your backpack and on to a lightweight rack when you need it. This not only makes for a good road bike, but it also enables you to transform it into a fast commuter. Along these lines, you'll find plenty of clearance for 28mm tires, so longer rides become far more bearable and city streets much smoother.

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.

 

  • E5 Premium Aluminium 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 STI 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 full Carbon, 1-1/8" to 1-3/8" Taper w/ fender eyelets
FRONT WHEEL
Axis Sport
REAR WHEEL
Axis Sport
INNER TUBES
700x20/28mm, 40mm Presta valve
FRONT TYRE
Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x25mm
REAR TYRE
Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x25mm
CRANKSET
Praxis Alba 2D, threaded
CHAINRINGS
50/34T
BOTTOM BRACKET
Included w/ crankset
SHIFT LEVERS
Shimano Sora
FRONT DERAILLEUR
Shimano Sora, clamp-on
REAR DERAILLEUR
Shimano Sora, 9-speed
CASSETTE
Sunrace, 9-speed, 11-32t
CHAIN
KMC X9, 9-speed w/ Missing Link™
FRONT BRAKE
Tektro Axis caliper
REAR BRAKE
Tektro Axis caliper
HANDLEBARS
Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
TAPE
Specialized S-Wrap
STEM
Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
SADDLE
Body Geometry Toupé Sport, steel rails, 143mm
SEATPOST
Alloy, 2-bolt clamp
SEAT BINDER
Bolt type, alloy, 31.8mm
PEDALS
Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors