Specialized Allez review

The Specialized Allez is a versatile entry-level bike with a great ride quality and the potential to be upgraded

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Specialized Allez is a versatile, entry-level bike that gives the rider a feeling of speed but also comfort. Just as important is its potential for upgrades as the rider improves.

Reasons to buy
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    Superb quality frame

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    Confidence and stable ride

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    Shimano Claris hoods are very comfortable

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    Full carbon fork

Reasons to avoid
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    Wide ratio cassette means clunky shifting

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    Budget brakes

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    Sluggish wheels

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The Specialized Allez is well placed as a either a budding rider's first bike, a seasoned rider's winter bike or even a suitable commuter, considering it can accommodate mudguards and even a rack. The latter is especially true considering its price falls well within the Cycle to Work scheme.

Specialized Allez: Frame

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