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My 2011 Specialized Allez Elite

SDK2007SDK2007 Posts: 782
edited January 2011 in Your road bikes
Today my new road bike arrived.
I'll be using it for training during the remaining winter months, races & sportives and commuting to work in the Spring & Summer.

2011 Specialized Allez Elite - Size 58

Key Features
E5 smooth welded aluminium frame
Carbon Fork
Tapered head tube : 1-1/8" upper and 1-1/5" lower
Shimano Tiagra groupset
Double chain ring - 50 x 34
Weight around 9.2kg

I'm keeping the bike standard for a couple of months, In June I have a 130 mile Sportive so will get some lighter Shimano RS80 wheels for that.

Pics

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Posts

  • LagavulinLagavulin Posts: 1,688
    Fine looking machine. You appear to have already replaced the main stumbling block of my Allez, the wafer-thin sh!te tyres it was supplied with.

    Current Allez frame with it's nice bowed toptube looks-wise is a real improvement on my ye olde uber sloping model.
  • denty85denty85 Posts: 48
    Gorgeous bike. I think the arched top tube is a stroke of genius. What tyres are they?
  • SDK2007SDK2007 Posts: 782
    Thanks for the comments :)
    I took the bike out for 24 mile shakedown ride yesterday and it is amazing; smooth, stable and fast.
    I have swapped the standard tyres for some Michelin Speedium 2's.

    I'm going out for a 40 mile hilly training ride today - can't wait !! :)
  • bazbadgerbazbadger Posts: 553
    That is very, very nice.

    I would say that the Allez design has 'come of age'. The shape is different and from the one I saw in a shop, the tubes look beefed up too.

    And red and white is THE Allez colour!

    Good choice :)
    Mens agitat molem
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  • niblueniblue Posts: 1,387
    Fine looking bike - the last few I've seen reviewed in the mags seem to have had great write ups as well.
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