Specialized allez elite 56cm

heathrow86 Posts: 228
edited November 2007 in Road beginners
[size=18]I went to m y local Specialized Concept store on Thursday. Anyway I tried a 56cm Allez Elite (the last one available in all sizes) Whilst the seat tube was ok I was a bit hunched up on the reach. He then showed me an Allez to try out in size 58cm now that was a perfect fit if I lowered the saddle, so I asked was it psssible for the stem to be replaced on the Elite he said no. So was he correct in this? I am 6ft 1 tall and have a 34inch leg so I am in the awkward camp. Ideally I think I would need a 57cm frame, which ain't available in the Allez.


  • Bronzie
    Bronzie Posts: 4,927
    Can't imagine why not - as far as I'm aware, the Spec has a standard A-headset type fork etc. You should be able to swap the stem for any length you want (most stems available from 90-140mm in 10mm increments).
  • richa
    richa Posts: 1,631
    Can be changed. My LBS changed mine for free when I purchased my Allez last year.

    Think that it is just the Concept Store not being 'prepared' to change it.
  • come on name and shame which concept store ?
  • sloxam
    sloxam Posts: 861
    was it last years model on sale? that may explain their reluctance to change it.
    otoh they are not an lbs, more of a showroom for the brand i believe
    i hate hills (cos i'm fat)