Carolina Triathlon - Greenville, SC

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Specialized Allez Compact

Specialized

Allez Compact
2013

$769.99
Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (11 Reviews)
 

2013 Specialized Allez Compact

Get on Specialized's Allez Compact and go! This great road machine features Specialized's A1 Premium aluminum frame and fork for a sweet balance of comfort and quickness. Plus, the fast-shifting Shimano drivetrain provides all the gears you need for the road's ups and downs, while the powerful dual-pivot brakes offer total control. And, you'll love the fast-rolling aluminum wheels, Specialized tires and components, too.

 
Specification Description
Frame Specialized A1 Premium aluminum
Fork Specialized aluminum
Rims/Wheels Axis Classic
Hubs See Rims/Wheels
Spokes See Rims/Wheels
Tires Specialized Espoir Sport w/double BlackBelt Puncture Protection, 700x25c
Crankset Shimano 2300
Chainrings 50/34
Front Derailleur Shimano 2300
Rear Derailleur Shimano 2300
Rear Cogs Shimano, 8-speed: 12-25
Shifters Shimano 2300
Handlebars Specialized Comp, aluminum
Tape/Grips Specialized S-Wrap
Stem Aluminum
Brake Levers Shimano 2300
Brakes Tektro dual-pivot
Pedals Nylon platform
Saddle Specialized Body Geometry Riva Road
Seatpost Specialized Sport, aluminum

* Subject to change without notice.

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5.0 stars

(based on 11 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable  (8)
  • Lightweight  (8)
  • Versatile  (8)
  • Attractive 
  • Excellent riding smooth 

Cons

  • Slightly heavy 

Best Uses

  • Road biking  (8)
  • Commuting/city  (6)
  • Road or casual excercise 
  • Short rides to the store 
  • Joy ride 

Reviewed by 11 customers

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5.0

Excellent Bike at a great price point

By John M

from Phoenix, AZ

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments:

    I bought the bike in early September 2013 and have put a few hundred miles on it in the past month, most recently in the Tour de Scottsdale. It rides smoothly and even though it's aluminum, it's lighter and faster than my "vintage" carbon Allez Epic. I did swap out the cassette to give me better hill climbing. I highly recommend the Specialized Allez product line.

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    5.0

    Allez is incredible

    By babo

    from Washington DC

    About Me

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments:

          It is the absolute best bike for the money ! It is by far the best product and brand hands down.

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          5.0

          Great bike

          By Eric

          from Lakewood, CA

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Durable

          Cons

          • Slightly heavy

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking
          • Commuting/City

          Comments:

          I used the allez as a commuter. I love this bike. Although it doesn't have a carbon fork, it glides through the wind( sometimes). This is my first road bike after being on fixed gear for a while. The wheels are a bit on the heavy side but that can't be changed by getting a lighter wheel set. The drivetrain is quiet decent. Is not the smoothest shifts ever but it gets works. Over all this bike is great. I'm soon switching the drivetrain to full ultegra ice grey 6700 and mavic ksyrium elites!

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          5.0

          An apotheosis of perfection!

          By woodyas

          from La Quinta, Ca

          About Me Commuter

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Durable
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Biking
            • Commuting/City

            Comments:

            Was riding a mountain bike about 18 miles roundtrip to work 4 days a week. Decided to move up to a road and wow! What a huge difference. This bike is awesome--and the staff at the store really got me into what I needed. May very well upgrade later--but as a beginning road bike I am very happy. I did upgrade the pedals to speedplay chromoly clip ons. And am blown away by how good it is to ride this way. Got into a road bike--and at a price that makes me feel great. And from what I came from...this ride is nothing short of a revelation.

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            5.0

            Great all around package

            By Chris C

            from Fishkill NY

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Versatile
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Biking

              Comments:

              I am new to the sport and purchased this based on a recommendation from an avid cyclist.I was not disappointed.I love the frame and carbon forks.Great for short and long distance rides.The staff at bikeway were great when it came to setting up the bike for me.

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              5.0

              Great bike

              By Jediway

              from Phoenix, AZ

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile
              • Comfortable Ride

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments:

                  I have had this bike for about 2 months. Great bike and rides very nice. The frame geometry is very nice. The stock handlebar stem was a bit too short and angled downward a bit too much. This issue was remedied easily by the sales person swapping out the stem for something longer and angled upward. The bike is very light and shifts on a dime. It would have been nice to have better pedals for the price of the bike. I ended up changing them out to some red Look pedals..Excellent bike for anyone.

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                  5.0

                  2013 Specialized Allez Compact

                  By johnguis

                  from Phoenix AZ

                  About Me Competitive Cyclist

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Durable
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Commuting/City
                    • Road Biking

                    Comments:

                    I was the rear bike, when I started riding this Allez I was leading. This bike is fast I really enjoy riding it.The [...] tuneups are great,I tried to make adjustments and had to take it in to have it fixed,[...].The free sizing is great for a new rider.Also the free training classes are fun and helpful. Next year Ill trade up. Great people and great company.

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                    5.0

                    Excellent

                    By Mike

                    from Deltona fl

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Pros

                    • Excellent riding smooth

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Road or casual excercise

                    Comments:

                    I was a little skeptical at first as of this year they did not include a carbon front fork. But once I rode this bike it is so smooth and glides like a dream corners very nicely and really no uncomfortable position while riding. I would recommend to anyone a plus design.

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                    4.0

                    Not your typical entry level road bike

                    By jcab

                    from Sunnyvale, CA

                    About Me Avid Cyclist

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Shifts on the dime
                    • Durable
                    • Stock brakes grips
                    • Lightweight
                    • Quick start
                    • Fast
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Short rides to the store
                      • Joy ride
                      • Commuting/City
                      • Road Biking

                      Comments:

                      Bought this bike about a year ago. So far, nothing has gone wrong with the parts/components. I made the right choice given its an entry level bike. No issues whatsoever with the shifters & brakes; as stock parts, they are true to their workmanship. The bike itself, for some reason, is fast. It takes off pretty fast from a stop and downhill ride is even faster/better. Most parts can be upgraded but for this bike; it seems like the only ones that I can upgrade for now are the wheels and tires (already upgraded). Everything else seems to work well with the bike. Good choice - no regrets.

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                      4.0

                      Amazing Bike For The Money !!

                      By GoCycling

                      from Old Orchard Beach Maine

                      About Me Avid Cyclist

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Biking
                        • Commuting/City

                        Comments:

                        I ride mostly weekends and whenever I can during the week. Each ride 20+ miles a day. I could easily ride this bike 50 miles and not think twice to keep on going. It is really a comfortable bike to ride. Very light, quick acceleration and exceptional handling and steering. I am amazed at how well the bike rolls up hills. 10-12 MPH on a 15 % grade with no problem. It flies up hills !! And just wait until you go down them !! This is my first road bike so I can't compare it to another, but I couldn't have picked a better one for my first road bike in my opinion. The seat is hard on the butt at first, but I must be getting used to it because as time goes on it doesn't bother me as much. The brakes probably could be a little better however. They won't stop you on a dime per say, but they do the job. I have had the bike two weeks now and every time I ride there has been a strong headwind. The bike performs well even in windy conditions. I have absolutely no regrets buying this bike. I am confident you won't neither. Hope to see you out there on your new Specialized Allez !!

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