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Specialized Allez Elite
  • Color: Cyan/Hyper Green/Black
  • Color: Metallic White/Red/Black

Specialized Allez Elite

2014

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (24 Reviews)
$1,050.00
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Product Details

2014 Specialized Allez Elite

Specialized's Allez Elite is a great bike for fitness and distance riders as well as aspiring racers. It boasts an A1 Premium aluminum frame and a carbon fork for a quick, light, and fun ride. It boasts a 20-speed Shimano Tiagra drivetrain for reliable, fast gear changes, lightweight Axis wheels for easy speed, puncture-resistant Specialized tires and a comfy Specialized BG saddle.

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    Specification Description
    Frame Specialized A1 premium aluminum
    Fork Specialized FACT-carbon w/aluminum steerer
    Rims/Wheels DT Swiss Axis 1.0
    Hubs See Rims/Wheels
    Spokes See Rims/Wheels
    Tires Specialized Espoir Sport w/double BlackBelt puncture protecton, 700 x 25c
    Crankset FSA Tempo
    Chainrings 50/34
    Bottom Bracket OSBB
    Front Derailleur Shimano Tiagra
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Tiagra
    Rear Cogs Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed: 12-28
    Shifters Shimano Tiagra
    Handlebars Specialized Comp
    Tape/Grips Specialized S-Wrap, w/ bar shapers
    Stem Aluminum
    Brake Levers Shimano Tiagra
    Brakes Tektro, dual-pivot
    Saddle Specialized Body Geometry Riva Road
    Seatpost Specialized Sport, aluminum

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Store SKU
    Cyan/Hyper Green/Black / 49cm 00719676564784 90014-4149
    Cyan/Hyper Green/Black / 52cm 00719676566191 90014-4152
    Cyan/Hyper Green/Black / 54cm 00719676564715 90014-4154
    Cyan/Hyper Green/Black / 56cm 00719676565200 90014-4156
    Cyan/Hyper Green/Black / 58cm 00719676562483 90014-4158
    Cyan/Hyper Green/Black / 61cm 00719676564401 90014-4161
    Metallic White/Red/Black / 49cm 00719676563367 90014-4049
    Metallic White/Red/Black / 52cm 00719676563848 90014-4052
    Metallic White/Red/Black / 54cm 00719676565910 90014-4054 240
    Metallic White/Red/Black / 56cm 00719676564074 90014-4056 126
    Metallic White/Red/Black / 58cm 00719676565989 90014-4058 124
    Metallic White/Red/Black / 61cm 00719676566351 90014-4061
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    4.5 stars

    (based on 24 reviews)

    91%

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    Pros

    • Handles well  (22)
    • Comfortable  (20)
    • Good geometry  (20)
    • Lightweight  (17)
    • Responsive  (11)

    Cons

    • Heavy  (3)
    • Brakes Could Be Better  (2)
    • Too Rigid 
    • None 
    • Seat 

    Best Uses

    • Casual Riding  (18)
    • Serious Training  (14)
    • Climbing  (13)
    • Racing  (11)
    • Exercising  (10)

    Reviewed by 24 customers

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    5.0

    GREAT BIKE!!!

    By sandi

    from mesquite, texas

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Handles Well
    • Lightweight
    • Fast
    • Good Geometry
    • Responsive
    • Comfortable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Exercising
      • Climbing

      Comments:

      i have been riding a red Cannondale SL_4 to get back into shape for a year now. walking hurts so biking was the perfect alternative. hubby had gotten a Cannondale SL_4 2yrs ago. and then found a used 2007 Specialized Allez Elite online. he's been riding that for a year now. i enjoy riding trail but my Cannondale just couldn't keep up with his roadie. i struggled to keep even close to him. so i set a goal this yr of dropping 50lbs to get a good road bike so i could ride with him. well, the weather decided to be active and limited my pedal time. but i got on Red when i could. well, April 26, 2014, hubby wanted to check out Plano Cycling & Fitness. he had a coupon from Specialized and wanted to pick up something for his bike. as we walked around exploring the store, he went looking for what he wanted. and me, i looked at the bikes. i wanted a bike with red and guess what! i found it! it was on the top row of bikes. hubby encouraged me to get a bike fit. with a little hesitation i agreed. the gentleman that helped me was knowledgeable and explained everything. i fit a 52. so i was encouraged to ride that size but there were none on the bottom for easy reach. so the bike i decided on was retrieved and out the door we went. i rode the bike for about 15 minutes. not comfortable with brifters i played with them and the brakes. as i got more comfortable, i noticed the bike really fit me. i was quite comfortable in the saddle. when i finished, hubby took me off guard when he asked if that's the bike i want. he then said, i can have it. guess the price was right cuz normally i have to wait on items that high. not only did i get the bike, but i got all the accessories too. even found the perfect helmet to match. so now Red and Roadie have a place in the garage. i am still awed that i have such a nice bike. the associates that helped us were exceptional. no one tried to sell us anything we didn't want. thanks for having good people and great prices.

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      5.0

      Best bike in it's price range

      By JM

      from Rancho Penasquitos

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Versatile
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments:

          This was my first bike and it is absolutely amazing. I did my research on all the best entry level bikes and this one was on the top. And I can definitely see why. Great for climbing hills. Absolutely satisfied with my purchase

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          4.0

          Great bang for your buck!

          By Brian

          from Pasadena

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Sexy
          • Handles Well
          • Responsive
          • Good Geometry
          • Comfortable

          Cons

          • Brakes Could Be Better

          Best Uses

          • Exercising
          • Commuting
          • Serious Training
          • Casual Riding

          Comments:

          As Joseph said, the heavy weight is easy to fix. My 54cm weighed 22.4 lb when I first took it home. Swapping to lightweight clinchers and folding tires dropped it to 19.5 right there, and 105 clipless pedals brought it down to 19.1. A Toupe saddle was good for another half pound, and just for fun, I took the full carbon fork off my old bike (frame cracked) and that took another pound off. Seventeen and a half pounds means it's not the frame or drivetrain that makes it porky. It would have been nice to have 105 brakes instead of the weak generic ones, but it is otherwise a very worthy bike for me, and I have been riding avidly, including centuries and races, for 18 years. If you want a decent bike that will last a long time and be fun to ride, get the last one left at this store!

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          5.0

          Couldn't be happier!!! :)

          By JosephSTRONG

          from Winchester, Ca

          About Me Competitive Cyclist

          Pros

          • Fast
          • Responsive
          • Handles Well
          • Comfortable
          • Good Geometry

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Riding
            • Climbing
            • Serious Training
            • Exercising
            • Racing

            Comments:

            People con the bike as heavy yet still buy it anyway. (Hmmmmm, makes you wonder huh?) 20.68 lbs for metal is outstanding. I prefer all around quality at an affordable price, which is why I went with my 2010 Specialized Allez Elite. Tarmac frame similarities, quality components and a great name on the side. Plus it looks cool. I upgraded my wheels to Mavic Ksyrium Equipe's and my stem to a pro-set Specialized. I now own an 18 pound non carbon bike and saved tons of money. After I purchase my TRP 950sl brake calipers and carbon bars she'll be in the mid 17 lb range. A 17 lb bike under $2k, [...] you make the call. This bike has done me right in every way and I'm confident that you will not be disappointed, plus your wallet won't hurt as much. LOL.

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            4.0

            Great bike!

            By Brookenz

            from Livermore, CA

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Responsive
            • Handles Well
            • Comfortable
            • Good Geometry
            • Lightweight
            • Fast

            Cons

            • Too Rigid

            Best Uses

            • Casual Riding
            • Serious Training
            • Climbing
            • Exercising

            Comments:

            Probably the least expensive, name-brand bike you can get that has Shimano 105 components all-around. This is the first road bike I've purchased and it's great. The original tires got tons of flats but I switched to all-condition Armadillo tires and haven't had any problems since. The ride is a bit stiff and I have to shake my hands a lot from the vibration. Looks great and would recommend to anyone.

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            4.0

            Great Bike

            By Scott

            from St. Louis, MO

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Handles Well
            • Comfortable
            • Responsive
            • Good Geometry

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Casual Riding
            • Exercising
            • Racing
            • Serious Training

            Comments:

            I just got back into cycling and was looking for a good solid bike without Tour de France prices. After looking at more bikes that I can count and trying several with the help of specialist, I chose this one. I have not been dissapointed. While it is a little heavy and I will probably upgrade components in a few years, this back has served my purposes great. Mainly using it for health training (which the little extra weight helps), the bike has met all expectation. I will ride this frame until either I or it breaks.

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            4.0

            great bike!

            By dondada73

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Good Geometry
            • Fast
            • Comfortable
            • Handles Well
            • Responsive

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Racing
            • Exercising

            Comments:

            The Allez Elite is my first "real" road bike after coming from a Giant FCR flat bar bike. This is a great all around bike. Response is very quick and the 105 components are excellent. It's a touch on the heavy side for me, but will do until i (inevitably) upgrade to a Tarmac. I've upgraded many of the stock components, but even so, this is a great bike out of the box. Highly recommend!

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            4.0

            Love this Bike

            By 1-2

            from Naples, Fl

            About Me Competitive Cyclist

            Pros

            • Responsive
            • Fast
            • Handles Well
            • Good Geometry
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Uncomfortable Seat

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Serious Training
            • Climbing
            • Exercising
            • Casual Riding
            • Racing

            Comments:

            This is my first Road/Competition Bike and I am very pleased with it. It works great for triathlons, training, going to and from work, it does it all. So glad I invested in it. Only slightly bad side is, that the seat is a little uncomfortable. But it isn't horrible. For a beginner biker i'd definitely recommend this bike.

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            5.0

            Great 1st roadbike

            By LZG

            from Short Hills, NJ

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Looks great
            • Comfortable
            • Good Geometry

            Cons

            • Harsh ride
            • Cheap brake pads

            Best Uses

            • Casual Riding
            • Exercising

            Comments:

            My first road bike. Very, very happy with it. If you do not want to pay up for a carbon frame (with its more compliant ride and lighter weight)and you want Shimano 105 components then you should seriously consider the Allez Elite. I found the geometry more comfortable than with similarly equipped bikes from Cannondale, Trek and Jamis, and the handling more responsive than with the larger "comfort" bikes (e.g., Trek Synapse, Specialized Roubaix). The ride can get a bit harsh over rough pavement, but that will be true for any aluminum frame bike. Only complaint was with the break pads that came with the bike (they disintegrated on contact with the rims). Replaced the pads and now the brakes worked perfectly.

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            5.0

            Excellent bike for the dollar!

            By aboss3

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Good Geometry
            • Fast
            • Responsive
            • Lightweight
            • Handles Well
            • Comfortable
            • Cheap

            Cons

            • Brakes Could Be Better

            Best Uses

            • Racing
            • Commuting
            • Climbing
            • Exercising
            • Serious Training
            • Casual Riding

            Comments:

            I was deciding between Specialized Allez Elite (2010), Treck 2.5 and Cannondale (carbon), and I'm glad I went with Specialized. Having previously owned an Allez Elite (2008), I was pleasantly surprised by how well the geometry was adjusted from the previous models. The bike is equipped with a nice saddle - comfortable enough for long rides, Mavic wheels with Specialized tires/tubes, carbon-wrapped seatpost, and a full Shimano 105 groupo. The bike is lightweight, considering its aluminum frame, and handles like a charm. It looks great too, and I've gotten a lot of compliments towards my bike. The only Con i see is that the brakes could've been better. My wheels kept squeeking and making a lowd noise whenever the brakes were fully engaged. I'm not sure if it's due to the Mavics having a 'special thread' for braking, or my stock brake-pads, but after using sand paper on the break pads it fixed the issue. I've paid [$] ant Incycles, and am completely satisfied with the purchase. Can't go wrong with the Specialized!P.S. The resale value of Specialized is also quite high when compared to Giants and Felts. So if you want to upgrade in future, you won't lose as much money by selling it.

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