Specialized Allez Sprint Comp review

The Specialized Allez Sprint Comp is the US brand's aluminium criterium bike that proved itself adept when ridden hard, fast or long

Specialized Allez Comp
(Image credit: Cycling Studio)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

While it's a racing frame, the price point and the build it comes with aims it more at those looking for an upgrade bike – and it's very versatile, gobbling up long days in the saddle and intensive interval sessions alike.

Reasons to buy
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    Versatile bike – can be ridden hard or far

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    Great looking

Reasons to avoid
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    Narrow tyres

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As a range known for its superb entry-level bikes, it might come as a surprise to some to see a Specialized Allez with a different, more aggressive shape. But that's because this is the Specialized Allez Sprint Comp, an aluminium bike designed for criterium racing and used by Team Specialized/Rocket Espresso at the Red Hook Crit races.

It's still an aluminium frame, and Specialized has used its D'Aluisio Smartweld Sprint Technology. This reinforces the welds, giving greater stiffness in areas of higher stress for when you're pushing hard through corners or hammering on the pedals.

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