Specialized 2000 Allez A1 Sport Older Road Bike

4.22/5 (23 Reviews)
MSRP : $1139.99

Product Description

road race & triathlon, Shimano 105 components, Kinesis fork

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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by stueyc72 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 26, 2011

Strengths:    frame, bars

Weaknesses:    bottom bracket creaks and cracks on hill climbs

Bottom Line:   
impressed with accuracy and speed considering this bike is now 10 years old!

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Favorite Ride:   test valley

Price Paid:    $180.00

Purchased At:   private sale

Similar Products Used:   giant ocr3

Bike Setup:   ritchey hubs, mavic rims, shimano 105 throughout, ritchey bars

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by hurdleking a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: January 16, 2004

Strengths:    Paint, weight, fit, responsiveness

Weaknesses:    Rims, bottom bracket, fork

Bottom Line:   
Overall, with the additions I have made, this is a great bike. It looks great and rides great. The A1 Aluminum frame has great response, especially on climbs. The Shimano 105 components shift efficiently and without problems. Broke 7 spokes in 1000 miles. I am 6'4" 200lbs, so a spoke here or there is to be expected, but these are terrible. A switch to Mavic Cosmos rims took care of that. The BB clicks every so often on climbs. The addition of the blue US postal saddle and tires looks great with the Red and white(cream) paint of the frame. The black color of the Mavic rims also adds alot of flavour with the patriotic "theme". Bumps are a bit rough, but I plan on going to a carbon fork very soon. Great bike for the price. Ideal for large powerful recreational riders who want to occasionally race. Can be easily upgraded to an effective racing machine.

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Favorite Ride:   Hines Park to 7mile

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Town & Country cycle

Similar Products Used:   Vintage Eddie Merckx

Bike Setup:   Mavic Cosmos wheelset, Smimano Ultegra cassette, US Postal San Marco saddle, US Postal Hutchinson tires, Performance Forte clips.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by RoadKIll_RN a Recreational Rider from Trabuco Canyon, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2003

Strengths:    Frame, geometry, drivetrain

Weaknesses:    wheels, hubs, saddle

Bottom Line:   
Ride 100 miles + per week on this bike. Another 50 on the MTB.
Hubs and Wheels stink, replaces with Shimano 540's.Oh Daddy!
Running SpeedPlay X-1's, 110 mm Ritchey Stem, Selle Italia Octavia Saddle, Mich. Pro Race tyres, otherwise stock.
I LOVE this set-up. Once hte wheel prob fixed, this bike ROCKS!
Fast sprinter, reliable trouble free drivetrain and rail like cornering.
Enjoy the smooth speed.
A GREAT value for the enthusiest rider.

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Favorite Ride:   Solvang Century

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   SuperGo

Similar Products Used:   1st serious road bike.

Bike Setup:   See above

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Aric a Road Racer from New York City, NY

Date Reviewed: December 14, 2002

Strengths:    The frame is great. Stiff and fast. I still race on the stock aluminum fork. I don't mind the stiffness, and I love beating guys on bikes 3 times as expensive. 105 components do the job and are holding up pretty well after having both shifters replaced (much thanks to LBS)

Weaknesses:    The stock wheels are not even worth mentioning.

Bottom Line:   
Bought this bike on a great deal from LBS. I wanted a good bike to start racing on with room to upgrade and that's exactly what I got. The frame is killer in looks and performance. It does not flex. Stand up in a sprint and it just goes. I have put 1500 miles on it, much of it pretty hard training and I love it. The seat hasn't ever bothered me. I got rid of the wheels as soon as I could. Spokes breaking etc. Now I'm riding on bladed shimanos and loving it. My LBS has been great. Fixed both shifters and relaced my rear wheel twice.

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Favorite Ride:   Columbia River Gorge from Hood River

Price Paid:    $950.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle Habitat

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   stock with shimano 540 wheels, cateye computer and spd pedals.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by MarkyMark a Recreational Rider from Auburn, NH, USA

Date Reviewed: September 1, 2002

Strengths:    Nice Paint

Weaknesses:    Wheels, bottom bracket, frame

Bottom Line:   
I've ridden the bike for about two years, about 4000 miles. Rear wheel broke spokes continually. LBS eventually rebuilt wheel with straight 14 gauge spokes. Spokes still broke. I ended up purchasing Mavic Open Pro / Ultegra. Bottom bracket made ugly noise after about 3000 miles... had to be replaced. Latest problem. Frame sheared 3 weeks ago near where derailleur mounts. Specialized will warranty, but they only have new style compact frames. The front derailleur, fork, and headset won't fit on new frame. Specialized will only warranty frame, no shipping labor, or new parts if old are incompatible with what they now offer for frames. I'm still waiting to get it back.

Need I say more? $250 for rebuild, $200 for wheels, $70 for new bottom bracket. Two years old... $520 in repairs.

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Price Paid:    $950.00

Purchased At:   Goodales

Similar Products Used:   1st road bike

Bike Setup:   Shimano 105, Ritchey Hubs Mavic + CXP-21 = junk

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