Specialized 01 S-Works SL Road - Frame only Frames

5/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $1624.99

Product Description

Same E5 alloy frame as the S-Works SL Road, but in a frame-only package.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gabe Haley a Recreational Rider from Idaho Falls, ID

Date Reviewed: December 29, 2002

Strengths:    Strength, Rigidity, looks

Weaknesses:    NONE!

Bottom Line:   
I got lucky and got this frame basically un-used from a guy who bought the whole bike, then his club told him he had to ride on their frame so he stripped down the parts. I selected each and every part how I wanted it and hand built the entire bike myself. It is one of the most beautiful bikes that I have ever seen and one of the nicest and lightest bikes most people have been around. I got the weight without pedals just below 16 lbs and with a lighter fork, seatpost, ect., I could easily and inexpensively get it down to 15.25 lbs.
This bike is SILENT. It rides like a dream. It is extremely responsive. The only way to describe it is as flawless and fluid motion.
I also really like the looks of the frame and decals. I would much rather have it decorated in a style that fits in than have a plain and boring frame.
The bike is so stiff and responsive that it is unbelievable. Specialized has done it perfectly once again...
so why don't those Frenchies quit crying about Americans beating them and let more of us into the Tour, between Festina and Aqua & Sapone, two world-class teams...maybe they are just scared of Specialized...they have every right to be!

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Favorite Ride:   rolling hills, scenic, no traffic

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Schwinn Supersport 1995 Aluminum

Bike Setup:   Ritchy Logic Headset
Easton Carbon handlebars and seatpost
Selle Italia Nirtox seat
Deda Newton stem
'03 Mavic Ksyrium SL Wheelset
Full Dura Ace
Michelin Pro Race Tires
Michelin Latex tubes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dmeriwether a Road Racer from San Antonio

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2002

Strengths:    Stiff climber but smooth ride with the fork. Light and responds right now! Solid.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
Price is not a misprint. I had a Specialized Allez Pro CarFib frame that was chipping. Specialized is replacing frames for cost of fork; fears of CF deterioration. Got the Festina paint E5 and paid for the Time fork, shipping. Magic! Compact frame not a problem, feels smaller but setup/fit is same.

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Favorite Ride:   Leakey/Vanderpool

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Helotes Bicycle

Similar Products Used:   Trek 531 frames, Specialized Allez CFib.

Bike Setup:   DuraAce, Ritchey Pro wheels, bars, stem, post.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark Stadick a Road Racer from Washington State

Date Reviewed: October 31, 2001

Strengths:    Climbs very well,handles,and excelerates pretty good ,very light,this bike likes climbing long hills and is trust worthy decending as well.

Weaknesses:    When I received this bike I thought I would never fit on such a small frame.But I was able to ignore the compact frame thing and set it up as I would most other bikes with the exception of the seat post and it works well for me (non standard fit)

Bottom Line:   
I am riding the 52cm. actual 535mm reach.
weighs about 2pounds.Front end is compliant,but not too flexy. Rear end is stiff so this bike is not even flexing and seems to have a mild buck from the rear end in some riding conditions. The long seat post soaks up some of that. I am using a Easton carbon post. Feel like a moving advertisment with the flashy Festina Team paint job. All&all this bike handles well not affected by the uneven flexing frame, I love this bike and have allot of trouble leaving it at home and riding my rain bike on those long rainy training rides. This bike will save you energy deep in a hilly race. This bike is a better ride for me than all of my current and previous bikes!

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Favorite Ride:   Low traffic ,Scenic ,varying terrain

Price Paid:    $1450.00

Purchased At:   pacific bike on Sam

Similar Products Used:   Bianchi Daytona,Specialized S-Works M4,
GT Aero Edge

Bike Setup:   Dura Ace,easton seatpost ,Deda newton bars and stem ,cris king headset Speedplay pedals, Wheels? dep

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