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Specialized Allez Range Guide 2021 - Which model is for you?

Words by Kathryn Dickinson

on 27/01/2021 09:26:00

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Specialized Allez - Which Model to buy in 2021?

Redefining the term entry level is the classic, well-loved Aluminium road racer - the Specialized Allez range! Equipped with a range of high performing componentry alongside a lightweight, stiff and reliable frame, the Allez range is no stranger to being a modern day, tarmac tearing, all rounder road bike.

In 2018, we saw the frame shape altered from a more aggressive styled geometry into a more relaxed but ready all rounder to smash miles out on the weekend. The Allez also offers a sturdy geometry for cycling to work needs. If you are in need of a bike for commuting, the Allez has all the lugs in order for you to attach your pannier and commuting equipment onto making it a fast yet comfortable steed.

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Overview -

Discipline: Entry Level Road Cycling

Usage: All round, Aluminum dream machine

Models : 2 Frame Variations, 4 Models, 9 Paintworks

Features

  • - Lightweight E5 Aluminium frame + FACT Carbon Fork
  • - Sprint Comp Edition for Eager Alloy Racers
  • - Refined and Developed using Retul fit rider database
  • - Integrated rack and fender mounts
  • - High performing componentry from the best manufacturers
Shop the Specialized Allez Range here! Shop all of our Specialized Road Bikes here!

The Frameset -

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The Allez is famous using a lightweight, refined and redefining alloy frame. Specialized have succeeded again this year in ensuring that this frame is lightweight to accelerate up hills at ease as well as being able to carry it upstairs into your apartment. However, lightweight doesn’t mean that this bike isn’t stiff thanks to the refinements made using the Retul bike fit database. With access to the database, Specialized has ensured that the measurements and geometry of the Allez has exceptional overall ride quality.

Returning for 2021, we also see the Sprint comp design making an appearance as a “carbon performance without the carbon price” bike. With a slightly more aggressive geometry but still constructed from Aluminium - the Allez Sprint Comp makes for a good all round road racer. This has been achieved thanks to a rear stiff triangle making each pedal stroke efficient and effective throughout a race. The frame is also very lightweight yet strong as it uses smart welding technology to reinforce fragile areas.

High performance componentry -

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The frame isn’t the only aspect of the allez that makes it the ultimate aluminium dream machine! Specialized have equipped the Allez range with a range of high componentry to keep you powering, effortlessly, through the miles on your way to work. In the classic Allez we can expect the 8-Speed Claris drivetrain whereas the Allez Elite and the Sprint Comp come equipped with Shimano 105 which is one of their most reliable and renowned drivetrains.

Furthermore, the Allez Sprint Comp are the only models in the range to be equipped with Hydraulic disc brakes in order for precision braking throughout a race and in poor weather. The original Allez has been fitted with traditional V-brakes that clamp around the rim to slow you down.

Wheels -

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The entry-model Allez comes with Axis Sport wheels, built for dependability and many miles. Whereas from the Allez Elite and upwards there is a move to DT Swiss R460 wheels which deliver fantastic rolling performance.

The Allez, Allez Sport and Allez Elite come with 25mm tyres but these can be switched to 28mm depending on your preference and cycling. All tyres come with BlackBelt protection, meaning you can ride with knowledge that you're increased protected from punctures than you would with normal tyres.

A model breakdown -

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Specialized Allez E5 2021 Road Bike

Whether you're a new roadie or just looking for a speedy commuter, the Allez is pefect for it all. The focus when designing the Allez was on keeping weight down as well as reliability of performance, the result being an 'entry-level' way beyond what those words suggest.

  • Frame - Specialized E5 Premium Aluminum, fully manipulated tubing w/ SmoothWelds
  • Fork - Specialized FACT carbon, 1-1/8" to 1-3/8" taper, fender eyelets
  • Drivetrain - Shimano Claris, 8-speed
  • Brakes - Tektro, alloy, dual-pivot
£798.99 - Shop now
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Specialized Allez Sport 2021 Aluminium Road Bike

E5 Premium Aluminum frame features fully manipulated tubing with Smooth Welds that increase stiffness and efficiency, while looking just as good as it performs. With a Specialized FACT carbon, full monocoque fork, the Allez is designed for high-speed handling. Plus, Shimano Sora shifters are reliable, and worry free, making sure to keep you riding without hassle of maintenance.

  • Frame - Specialized E5 Premium Aluminum, fully manipulated tubing w/ SmoothWelds
  • Fork - Specialized FACT carbon, 1-1/8" to 1-3/8" taper, fender eyelets
  • Drivetrain - Shimano Sora, 9-speed
  • Brakes - Axis 1.0 caliper
£998.99 - Shop now
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Specialized Allez Elite 2021 Aluminium Road Bike

For the build, this Allez features Shimano's legendary 105 shifting that delivers tremendous performance and value, durable DT R460 alloy wheels, new super-comfy Body Geometry Bridge saddle, and well-protected Espoir Sport tires. Not only does a lightweight bike feel better when you're climbing up a hill, but it's also essential for carrying your bike. With a redesigned E5 Alloy frame, the Allez features a class-leading weight.

  • Frame - Specialized E5 Premium Aluminum, fully manipulated tubing w/ SmoothWelds
  • Fork - Specialized FACT carbon, 1-1/8" to 1-3/8" taper, fender eyelets
  • Drivetrain - Shimano 105 R7000 GS, medium cage, 11-speed
  • Brakes - Axis 1.0 caliper
£1,248.99 - Shop now
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Specialized Allez Sprint Comp Disc 2021 Road Bike

The Allez Sprint Comp is the most advanced alloy road bike that Specialized have ever made-carbon performance without the carbon price. Whether you're crushing climbs, flying round corners or pushing it on the sprints, the Allez will do it all with ease. The best bit? Its an alloy bike which means it far outperforms the price.

  • Frame - Specialized E5 Premium Aluminum Disc frame w/ D'Aluisio Smartweld Sprint Technology
  • Fork - Tarmac SL6 fork, full carbon, flat-mount, 1-1/8" to 1-1/2" taper
  • Drivetrain - Shimano 105 R7000 GS, medium cage, 11-speed
  • Brakes - Shimano 105 R7070, flat-mount disc
£2,199.99 - Shop now
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Specialized Allez Sprint Comp Disc 2021 Road Bike

Thanks to the increased stiffness you know the energy you put it will be efficiently converted into forward momentum, particularly with the Allez Sprint's short chainstays that create an extremely rigid rear triangle. The tubes have not only been designed to be stiff, but also aero as well as compliant. The fork is constructed of Specialized's top tier FACT carbon too which will soak up rougher roads to provide you with a comfortable ride and prevent arm fatigue.

  • Frame - Specialized E5 Premium Aluminum Disc frame w/ D'Aluisio Smartweld Sprint Technology
  • Fork - Tarmac SL6 fork, full carbon, flat-mount, 1-1/8" to 1-1/2" taper
  • Drivetrain - Shimano 105 R7000 GS, medium cage, 11-speed
  • Brakes - Shimano 105 R7070, flat-mount disc
£2,199.99 - Shop now
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