New Specialized Allez goes disc-only and gets lighter for 2023

The brand's longest running production road bike has finally waved goodbye to rim brakes

Specialized Allez disc 2023 on black background
(Image credit: Specialized)

The new Specialized Allez, which is launched today, marks the first time in over 40-years that the brand's budget bestseller will not include a rim brake option. The 2023 re-design now offers just two models, both equipped with disc brakes although this does mean that tires of up 35mm in width can be fitted.

Another significant change is the bike’s price. Specialized’s entry level road bike now starts at just above that magical $1000/£1000 'cheap bike' threshold. 

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Joe Baker
Tech Writer

Joe is Cycling Weekly's tech writer. He's always had a love for bikes, since first riding a two wheeled steed before the age of four. Years down the line, Joe began racing at 16, and enjoyed great experiences internationally, racing in Italy, Spain and Belgium to name a few locations. Always interested in tech, Joe even piloted his Frankenstein hill climb bike to a Junior National Title in 2018.  After taking a step back from elite level racing in April 2022, Joe joined our team as a freelancer, before becoming Tech Writer in May 2023.