Specialized Allez Sport

2019
 
5.0 stars
 (5 Reviews)
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Description

All too often, corners are cut to meet price-points in the entry-level road bike market, but the Allez Sport redefines what it means to be "entry level." Focusing on weight, refinement, and reliability like nothing else in its class, the Allez strays from the norm. And while these things are expected in bikes that cost thousands, it's the first to make these technologies accessible to everyone.

Not only does a light bike feel better when you're climbing up a hill, but it's also essential when you're carrying your bike up to the 5th floor, and this was at the forefront of the frame design. With a redesigned E5 Alloy frame, the Allez features a class-leading weight. Aggressively thin-walled, yet tough, tubes have been implemented to save weight, as well, resulting in over a 450g (1lb) reduction in the frame and fork alone when compared to models of yesteryear.

Speaking of the fork, entry-level road bikes often times feature either alloy or cheap carbon fiber forks that greatly detract from the overall ride quality. But with a full FACT carbon fiber fork, the Allez is better handling, smoother riding, and lower in weight—floating over rough chip-seal and carving through corners like a slalom skier. For the geometry, we developed the Allez by utilizing our vast Retül fit database. This meant creating a geometry that's sure to cover a broad range of positions, while still providing the performance-minded handling you'd expect from your first bike.

This Allez also features integrated rack and fender mounts, allowing you to get weight out of your backpack and on to a lightweight rack when you need it. This not only makes for a good road bike, but it also enables you to transform it into a fast commuter. Along these lines, you'll find plenty of clearance for 28mm tires, so longer rides become far more bearable and city streets much smoother.

With Shimano Sora components, Axis Sport wheels, and a stiff Praxis Alba 2d crankset, the Allez Sport is not only your perfect first road bike, but one that you'll be able to ride for years to come.

- E5 Premium Aluminum frame features fully manipulated tubing with smooth welds that increase stiffness and efficiency, while looking just as good as it performs.

- Specialized FACT carbon, full monocoque fork designed for high-speed handling.

- Shimano Sora STI shifters are reliable, and worry free—making sure to keep you riding without hassle of maintenance.

Features & Info

Pedals sold separately

Consumer Reviews

 
5.0 stars

(5 reviews)

100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight  (3)
  • Durable  (2)
  • Comfortable  (2)
  • Good Geometry  (2)
  • Handles Well  (2)
  • Color 

Cons

  • Stiff Seat 
  • Gears 
  • 1 flat in 50 miles 

Best Uses

  • Exercising  (2)
  • Casual Riding  (2)
  • Road Biking  (2)
  • Concrete 
  • Serious Training 
  • Long Distance 

 
5.0
Sep 04, 2016

Great ride for distance.

Pros:
Color, Well-built, Light, Nice Grip, Sizing
Cons:
Stiff Seat, Gears
Best Uses:
Smooth Surfaces, Long Distance, Concrete
This is my first road bike with a drop bar and first one under the Specialized brand, and I can say that its a great option! I really like the build of the bike, as it has a sleek, good-looking finish that allows the bike to look nice and not too flashy. The drop bars have strong tape on them, and the gears are easy to change for the most part, although they could use some lubrication. The seat felt stiff to me but my last bike had a more cushioned seat so I'm sure I will get used to it. Overall its a great option for bikers who want a nice road bike for a price that isn't too crazy, and its light enough to carry around stairs or wherever you need to go in order to put it away.
by DF from New York, NY

 
5.0
Jul 26, 2014

Awesome Bike!

Pros:
Durable, Lightweight
Cons:
Best Uses:
Road Biking
This is my first road bike and absolutely love it! I've done about 200 miles so far and can't get enough. The only thing against it is that I've noticed that shifting is a little rough. And down shifting on the front can be difficult at times. I guess I could always upgrade the components later on. But completely satisfied with this product and the service at Spokes IS EXCELLENT!!!!
by LanceBlackStrong from Upper Marlboro, MD

 
5.0
May 27, 2014

Great Bike!

Pros:
Versatile, Durable, Lightweight
Cons:
Best Uses:
Road Biking
This is my first road bike after not having ridden in over 20 years. It is a fantastic entry level bike. I have had it for just about a month and have logged 210 miles. It's light and fast, the Shimano Sora STI shifters are great for the price. Seat is a tad uncomfortable, but working to get the right adjustment, would have loved a bit more gearing, (a 10 speed cassette) but given my budget the 9 speed works, jut have to work harder on the hills. Overall I am elated with the purchase.
by Mad Man from New York, NY

 
5.0
Jun 21, 2009

Great Bike even after 2000 miles!

Pros:
Responsive, Good Geometry, Lightweight, Handles Well, Fast, Comfortable
Cons:
Best Uses:
Climbing, Casual Riding, Exercising, Serious Training
I bought this bike so I could participate in the AIDS Lifecycle. It performed flawlessly on the 7 day 550 mile ride and I also enjoyed it on all my training rides. It came with a very comfortable seat and top quality Shimano 105 components. I wore out the first set of tires and purchased a set of Specialized Armadillos that made it through the 7 day ride over some very rough roads without a flat. There was one warranty issue with the front shifter that was handled by the bike shop and replaced however it took some doing as Shimano wanted the defective part returned before they'd ship a new one. I had to get the bike shop to swap a new one in so I could keep riding which they did for me. Bottom line is the bike is a super value and the most bike for the money you could ever buy. Specialized incorporates some of their high end technology into their low end bikes thus giving you the most bike for the money.
by Spirit42 from Palm Springs, CA

 
5.0
May 20, 2009

A great bike, very light and responsive!

Pros:
Comfortable, Good Geometry, Handles Well
Cons:
1 flat in 50 miles
Best Uses:
Casual Riding, Exercising
I use this bike on the bike trails and to commute to work on occasion. I really appreciate the "compact" front sprocket for hills, and the quality shimano 105 components.
by mongo from sacramento

Specifications

Frame
Specialized E5 Premium Aluminum, fully manipulated tubing w/ SmoothWelds, 1-1/8"- 1-3/8" tapered head tube, internal cable routing, threaded BB, 130mm spacing
Fork
Specialized FACT full Carbon, 1-1/8" to 1-3/8" Taper w/ fender eyelets
Rims/Wheels
Axis Sport
Tires
Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x25mm
Crankset
Praxis Alba 2D, threaded
Chainrings
50/34
Front Derailleur
Shimano Sora
Rear Derailleur
Shimano Sora
Rear Cogs
Sunrace, 9-speed: 11-32
Shifters
Shimano Sora
Handlebars
Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
Tape/Grips
Specialized S-Wrap
Stem
Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
Brake Levers
Shimano Sora
Brakes
Tektro Axis caliper
Saddle
Body Geometry Toupé Sport, steel rails, 143mm
Seatpost
Alloy, 2-bolt clamp