|Frame||Specialized A1 Premium aluminum|
|Tires||Specialized Espoir Sport w/double BlackBelt Puncture Protection, 700 x 25c|
|Crankset||Shimano 2400 Claris|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 2400 Claris|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 2400 Claris|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano, 8-speed: 11-30|
|Shifters||Shimano 2400 Claris|
|Handlebars||Specialized Comp, aluminum|
|Brake Levers||Shimano 2400 Claris|
|Saddle||Specialized Body Geometry Riva Road|
|Seatpost||Specialized Sport, aluminum|
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I put about 25 miles, 3 times a week on this bike. Used to ride an aggressive geometry fixed gear, aluminum track bike w/ carbon fork. The Allez has been much more comfortable, practical, fast and most importantly fun to ride. I found this to be a great affordable entry road bike. All the components have been solid and work really well. I upgraded the pedals to clipless shimanos, bought a pair of cycling shoes/cleats and that was really the only thing the bike needs to increase performance. Hard to find a bike that looks and functions this well at this price point. Pretty sure I won't need to upgrade for a very very long time, extremely happy with the Allez. Outside of minimizing weight for racing, I don't understand why you would pay more for a road bike when the Allez is an option.
I got this to replace the boat anchor I was riding. the bike is light and fast. My only complaint is the seat. It was way too narrow and I'm not a big guy.
This is my first road bike bought about 2 months ago and have put well over 250 miles on the bike so far. Started out riding my usual 10 mile route and took over 5 minutes off my average time the first ride. Very fast and agile although a bit rough on bad roads. I did have to put on a gel seat cover and would recommed bicycle shorts for the longer rides. Overall a very very good entry level road bike.
I transitioned from a big box store road bike to this Allez and it felt very different in a positive way. I was able to increase my speed and go longer distances right off the bat. My increases weren't great but I improved. Over time, I think I can go twice as far I did with my old bike. Your legs will ultimately determine your performance. If you're out of shape, don't expect to perform well just because you upgraded bikes. I don't want to give the impression that this bike will make you a racer right off the bat. I improved off the bat because I rode on a low quality road bike from a big box store for a long time AND rode long distances. I got used to pedaling on inefficient gears so I pedaled a lot harder than I'm supposed to. Pedaling on the Allez was heck a lot easier than my old bike. I guess you can say that's my way of conditioning myself. Also, I wasn't wearing any bike clothing or cleats.
This is my first road bike. I love it. I ride the Katy Trail and pack the bike around on a bike rack for my car. I like the bike becuase of how fierce it looks. I also like how light and durable it feels when I am riding it. The price of the bike alone is great - Very happy with that. I think this bike is an excellent purchase for a beginner and I believe I will have it for a very long time.
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