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Allez elite

Thinking of getting this bike I’ve put a few posts on here about carbon bikes I’ve bought and sent back to supplier after reading an article on internet about carbon vs aluminium is there much difference between the cube gtc I returned than the allez elite for someone of my level 47 and fat wishing I was 28 and thin
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  • webboowebboo Posts: 3,126
    You pay a lot for the name with Specialised.
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 6,448
    Everyone likes an allez.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 1,927
    Red Hook crit Allez.

    oh
    my
    dizzy
    aunt

    flippin' beautiful



  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 3,973
    I've got an Allez in the shed. About 5 years old and not done 100miles I reckon.

    It's not mine, it's my bro's.

    Maybe I should sell it?
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame ??
    Tall....
  • Are they an ok bike they’ve got good reviews for what I need it for it sounds it will be good enough I’m no pro and I could always upgrade it over time if the frames worth upgrading
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 3,973

    Are they an ok bike they’ve got good reviews for what I need it for it sounds it will be good enough I’m no pro and I could always upgrade it over time if the frames worth upgrading

    Yeah, they are well regarded. You might not get as high a spec as with some brands, but will be fine.
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame ??
    Tall....
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,838
    Good frames spoilt by fitting mediocre finishing kit and wheels in order to maximise profit. As already mentioned your paying extra for the name. Plenty of people love them and loads of review's. The kind of bike that will end up as a winter bike or gets nice parts fitted to improve it.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Cheers I’m thinking already 105 brakes not sure about the chainset I think it’s as good as105 but a tad lighter then perhaps some better wheels than the dt Swiss r460s
  • Basically what I’m trying to say is it worth upgrading
  • joe_totale-2joe_totale-2 Posts: 1,183

    Cheers I’m thinking already 105 brakes not sure about the chainset I think it’s as good as105 but a tad lighter then perhaps some better wheels than the dt Swiss r460s

    Just ride the thing for a while!

    Or if you're already looking at upgrading stuff then maybe buying a frameset like a Bowman Palace then building it up with the components that you want is a better idea.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,838
    The usual early upgrade targets are saddle if not comfortable and wheels.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • webboowebboo Posts: 3,126
    What are you riding at the moment.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 1,927

    Cheers I’m thinking already 105 brakes not sure about the chainset I think it’s as good as105 but a tad lighter then perhaps some better wheels than the dt Swiss r460s

    Just ride the thing for a while!

    Or if you're already looking at upgrading stuff then maybe buying a frameset like a Bowman Palace then building it up with the components that you want is a better idea.
    Bowman Palace.

    Just flipping gorgeous and brilliant reviews.



    One of those with Force/Corus, some sweet wheels, stem and 'bars.....

    Ridiculously cool, far nicer and probs not far off the cost of an Allez....
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,130
    Have you sent back the second Cube, Peter?

    I think you need to decide what you want from your bike, if I'm honest. Although not super-aggressive, the Allez is longer and lower than the Cube Attain when looking at the toptube and headtube lengths, but also the reach and stack dimensions.
    Ben

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  • Yes Ben I’ve sent it back I’d never be happy with it with the marks on frame and weird seat tube bit at the top as regards the allez elite I think for my level it will be fine apart from the axis brakes the rest of the spec doesn’t seem to bad later on I might change the wheels but that’s it
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 1,927
    Ok, so its already a tad expensive now you want to change the brakes and wheels that will be more £s, so its starting to add up.

    Are you really sure this is the route you want to cycle?

    Planet X Pro Carbon (new version) could also be an option.....

    #expenditure
  • dannbodgedannbodge Posts: 943
    edited 18 January
    Loved my Allez and that was a base model from 2010 (ended up on Ultegra and Ksyrium Elites with loads of carbon bits). It was very comfortable in the end. Had something that I really liked when I rode it.

    Decent geometry and fairly well made frames. Not the lightest but not ridiculously heavy.
  • Conti gp5000s and front and rear 105 callipers ads up to £120 then that’s it for a while for upgrades so in total £1360 I’m happy with that it will suit all my needs and be plenty quick enough for my standard of riding
  • joe_totale-2joe_totale-2 Posts: 1,183

    Conti gp5000s and front and rear 105 callipers ads up to £120 then that’s it for a while for upgrades so in total £1360 I’m happy with that it will suit all my needs and be plenty quick enough for my standard of riding

    As mentioned above, keep a few quid spare for a saddle in case you don't get on with the one it comes with. That's the most important thing IMO when buying a new bike.

    Also you'll need pedals, bottle cages...
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 1,927
    perhaps new 'bars and stem that fit you ......

    #expenditure
  • I’ve got my old 105 pedals of my last bike bars will be fine there 420mm and the stem is 100mm so all good
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 1,927
    So all looking good then.

    buy it. buy it. buy it. buy it. buy it now.

    #purchases
  • Cheers matt I’ve took the plunge bought it fro the specialized concept store I was struggling to find any in a 56 it’ll do me for what I need I’ve got my cyclocross bike for going out in censored weather so I’ll use this for Zwift and nice days
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 1,927
    Excellent stuff - many congrats on new purchase

    Remember we expect pics as soon as it arrives.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 3,973

    Cheers matt I’ve took the plunge bought it fro the specialized concept store I was struggling to find any in a 56 it’ll do me for what I need I’ve got my cyclocross bike for going out in censored weather so I’ll use this for Zwift and nice days

    What's the wait/delivery times like?
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame ??
    Tall....
  • Harry182Harry182 Posts: 1,086
    MattFalle said:

    Excellent stuff - many congrats on new purchase

    Remember we expect pics as soon as it arrives.

    +1 fir photos.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 3,973
    Just looked at it on the concept store.

    Tell me you got the gloss green one? Its really lovely in that colour.


    Otherwise, in a while when you see everyone else on their black bikes you'll think to yourself "i wish i got the green one".
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame ??
    Tall....
  • I was thinking of the green one but went for the black satin and blue reflective but in the flesh it looks like all black satin the specialized decals look stealth it only shows up blue when reflected

  • New allez elite
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 1,927
    nifty ride dude - congrats!

    #niftyride
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