Specialized ALLEZ 2009

crouchy100 Posts: 3
edited April 2013 in Road buying advice

Looking to buy my son his first road bike and have seen a Specialized Allez 2009 for £200. Is this a good price or is there anything else I should be looking at?



  • Bobbinogs
    Bobbinogs Posts: 4,841
    The Allez is a very good bike and will suit a wide range of riders from those starting out to those racing at a decent level. However, the spec varies through the range so you would need to bear in mind the actual model (Elite?, etc.), the condition and the current equipment level (as in, are the wheels still the stock ones supplied or has someone stuck Aksiums on, etc.).
  • pkripper
    pkripper Posts: 652
    Probably a bit overpriced unless mint in my opinion. This is based on the fact that the basic allez could be hand brand new for £450 towards the end of last year and the year before, so would expect you could pick one of those up now for around £250-£300 which would likely have a better frame.
  • iPete
    iPete Posts: 6,076
    If it doesn't need any work and you don't want to throw money at upgrading, snap it up.
  • Haughjd
    Haughjd Posts: 93
    Around that price New these are hard to better.

    http://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-3-red ... 74036.html
  • xtc_special
    xtc_special Posts: 130
    Just bought a 2009 Allez for £200.00 yesterday and it is minted, will do nicely for now. 8)
    2014 Ribble Gran Fondo
    2009 Rockhopper Comp