Carolina Triathlon - Greenville, SC

928 South Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Phone: 864-331-8483

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Specialized Allez Elite
  • Color: Cyan/Hyper Green/Black
  • Color: Metallic White/Red/Black

Specialized

Allez Elite
2014

$990.00 - $1,100.00
$1,100.00
Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (26 Reviews)
 

2014 Specialized Allez Elite

Specialized's Allez Elite is a great bike for fitness and distance riders as well as aspiring racers. It boasts an A1 Premium aluminum frame and a carbon fork for a quick, light, and fun ride. It boasts a 20-speed Shimano Tiagra drivetrain for reliable, fast gear changes, lightweight Axis wheels for easy speed, puncture-resistant Specialized tires and a comfy Specialized BG saddle.

Features and Information

 
Specification Description
Frame Specialized A1 premium aluminum
Fork Specialized FACT-carbon w/aluminum steerer
Rims/Wheels DT Swiss Axis 1.0
Hubs See Rims/Wheels
Spokes See Rims/Wheels
Tires Specialized Espoir Sport w/double BlackBelt puncture protecton, 700 x 25c
Crankset FSA Tempo
Chainrings 50/34
Bottom Bracket OSBB
Front Derailleur Shimano Tiagra
Rear Derailleur Shimano Tiagra
Rear Cogs Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed: 12-28
Shifters Shimano Tiagra
Handlebars Specialized Comp
Tape/Grips Specialized S-Wrap, w/ bar shapers
Stem Aluminum
Brake Levers Shimano Tiagra
Brakes Tektro, dual-pivot
Saddle Specialized Body Geometry Riva Road
Seatpost Specialized Sport, aluminum

* Subject to change without notice.

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5.0 stars

(based on 26 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Handles well  (22)
  • Comfortable  (20)
  • Good geometry  (20)
  • Lightweight  (17)
  • Responsive  (11)

Cons

  • Heavy  (3)
  • Brakes Could Be Better  (2)
  • Too Rigid 
  • Zero cons 
  • Cheap brake pads 

Best Uses

  • Casual Riding  (18)
  • Serious Training  (14)
  • Climbing  (13)
  • Racing  (11)
  • Exercising  (10)

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5.0

GREAT BIKE!!!

By sandi

from mesquite, texas

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Handles Well
  • Comfortable
  • Fast
  • Good Geometry
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Exercising
    • Climbing
    • Commuting

    Comments:

    i have been riding a red Cannondale SL_4 to get back into shape for a year now. walking hurts so biking was the perfect alternative. hubby had gotten a Cannondale SL_4 2yrs ago. and then found a used 2007 Specialized Allez Elite online. he's been riding that for a year now. i enjoy riding trail but my Cannondale just couldn't keep up with his roadie. i struggled to keep even close to him. so i set a goal this yr of dropping 50lbs to get a good road bike so i could ride with him. well, the weather decided to be active and limited my pedal time. but i got on Red when i could. well, April 26, 2014, hubby wanted to check out Plano Cycling & Fitness. he had a coupon from Specialized and wanted to pick up something for his bike. as we walked around exploring the store, he went looking for what he wanted. and me, i looked at the bikes. i wanted a bike with red and guess what! i found it! it was on the top row of bikes. hubby encouraged me to get a bike fit. with a little hesitation i agreed. the gentleman that helped me was knowledgeable and explained everything. i fit a 52. so i was encouraged to ride that size but there were none on the bottom for easy reach. so the bike i decided on was retrieved and out the door we went. i rode the bike for about 15 minutes. not comfortable with brifters i played with them and the brakes. as i got more comfortable, i noticed the bike really fit me. i was quite comfortable in the saddle. when i finished, hubby took me off guard when he asked if that's the bike i want. he then said, i can have it. guess the price was right cuz normally i have to wait on items that high. not only did i get the bike, but i got all the accessories too. even found the perfect helmet to match. so now Red and Roadie have a place in the garage. i am still awed that i have such a nice bike. the associates that helped us were exceptional. no one tried to sell us anything we didn't want. thanks for having good people and great prices.

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    5.0

    Great all around

    By Ethan

    from NYC

    About Me

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      Cons

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          Comments:

          I just got this bike 3 weeks ago, it is truly a great ride

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          5.0

          Best bike in it's price range

          By JM

          from Rancho Penasquitos

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Versatile
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments:

              This was my first bike and it is absolutely amazing. I did my research on all the best entry level bikes and this one was on the top. And I can definitely see why. Great for climbing hills. Absolutely satisfied with my purchase

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              5.0

              Awesome bike!!!

              By Boof

              from Auckland, New Zealand

              About Me

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments:

                    Seriously love this frame - have done a full custom build with this frame great feeling ride If you can get one at a reasonably price - strip it - put a new 105 groupset on it and some new wheels and it will compete with anything on the market at double the price or even triple. Bring it back Specialized as a limited edition

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                    4.0

                    Great bang for your buck!

                    By Brian

                    from Pasadena

                    About Me Avid Cyclist

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Good Geometry
                    • Sexy
                    • Handles Well
                    • Responsive

                    Cons

                    • Brakes Could Be Better

                    Best Uses

                    • Exercising
                    • Casual Riding
                    • Serious Training
                    • Commuting

                    Comments:

                    As Joseph said, the heavy weight is easy to fix. My 54cm weighed 22.4 lb when I first took it home. Swapping to lightweight clinchers and folding tires dropped it to 19.5 right there, and 105 clipless pedals brought it down to 19.1. A Toupe saddle was good for another half pound, and just for fun, I took the full carbon fork off my old bike (frame cracked) and that took another pound off. Seventeen and a half pounds means it's not the frame or drivetrain that makes it porky. It would have been nice to have 105 brakes instead of the weak generic ones, but it is otherwise a very worthy bike for me, and I have been riding avidly, including centuries and races, for 18 years. If you want a decent bike that will last a long time and be fun to ride, get the last one left at this store!

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                    5.0

                    Couldn't be happier!!! :)

                    By JosephSTRONG

                    from Winchester, Ca

                    About Me Competitive Cyclist

                    Pros

                    • Handles Well
                    • Comfortable
                    • Fast
                    • Good Geometry
                    • Responsive

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Climbing
                      • Casual Riding
                      • Exercising
                      • Racing
                      • Serious Training

                      Comments:

                      People con the bike as heavy yet still buy it anyway. (Hmmmmm, makes you wonder huh?) 20.68 lbs for metal is outstanding. I prefer all around quality at an affordable price, which is why I went with my 2010 Specialized Allez Elite. Tarmac frame similarities, quality components and a great name on the side. Plus it looks cool. I upgraded my wheels to Mavic Ksyrium Equipe's and my stem to a pro-set Specialized. I now own an 18 pound non carbon bike and saved tons of money. After I purchase my TRP 950sl brake calipers and carbon bars she'll be in the mid 17 lb range. A 17 lb bike under $2k, [...] you make the call. This bike has done me right in every way and I'm confident that you will not be disappointed, plus your wallet won't hurt as much. LOL.

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                      4.0

                      Great bike!

                      By Brookenz

                      from Livermore, CA

                      About Me Avid Cyclist

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Handles Well
                      • Fast
                      • Comfortable
                      • Good Geometry
                      • Responsive

                      Cons

                      • Too Rigid

                      Best Uses

                      • Serious Training
                      • Climbing
                      • Exercising
                      • Casual Riding

                      Comments:

                      Probably the least expensive, name-brand bike you can get that has Shimano 105 components all-around. This is the first road bike I've purchased and it's great. The original tires got tons of flats but I switched to all-condition Armadillo tires and haven't had any problems since. The ride is a bit stiff and I have to shake my hands a lot from the vibration. Looks great and would recommend to anyone.

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                      4.0

                      Great Bike

                      By Scott

                      from St. Louis, MO

                      About Me Avid Cyclist

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Responsive
                      • Handles Well
                      • Good Geometry

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Exercising
                      • Racing
                      • Casual Riding
                      • Serious Training

                      Comments:

                      I just got back into cycling and was looking for a good solid bike without Tour de France prices. After looking at more bikes that I can count and trying several with the help of specialist, I chose this one. I have not been dissapointed. While it is a little heavy and I will probably upgrade components in a few years, this back has served my purposes great. Mainly using it for health training (which the little extra weight helps), the bike has met all expectation. I will ride this frame until either I or it breaks.

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                      4.0

                      great bike!

                      By dondada73

                      from Brooklyn, NY

                      About Me Avid Cyclist

                      Pros

                      • Good Geometry
                      • Handles Well
                      • Comfortable
                      • Fast
                      • Responsive

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Racing
                      • Exercising

                      Comments:

                      The Allez Elite is my first "real" road bike after coming from a Giant FCR flat bar bike. This is a great all around bike. Response is very quick and the 105 components are excellent. It's a touch on the heavy side for me, but will do until i (inevitably) upgrade to a Tarmac. I've upgraded many of the stock components, but even so, this is a great bike out of the box. Highly recommend!

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                      4.0

                      Love this Bike

                      By 1-2

                      from Naples, Fl

                      About Me Competitive Cyclist

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Responsive
                      • Handles Well
                      • Fast
                      • Lightweight
                      • Good Geometry

                      Cons

                      • Uncomfortable Seat

                      Best Uses

                      • Racing
                      • Casual Riding
                      • Climbing
                      • Commuting
                      • Serious Training
                      • Exercising

                      Comments:

                      This is my first Road/Competition Bike and I am very pleased with it. It works great for triathlons, training, going to and from work, it does it all. So glad I invested in it. Only slightly bad side is, that the seat is a little uncomfortable. But it isn't horrible. For a beginner biker i'd definitely recommend this bike.

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