Specialized Allez Elite Double Road Bike

4.63/5 (41 Reviews)
MSRP : $1200.00

Product Description

  • Lighter E5 Columbus SLX tubing and FACT carbon fork with Zertz damping system
  • Lighter, faster shifting Shimano 105 18-speed component group
  • Lighter and stiffer Sugino Direct Drive 2-piece crankset
  • Lighter Alex ALX 298 20/24 spoke wheelset
  • Specialized Pavé II FACT carbon seat post with Zertz insert
  • Higher-quality, more comfortable Body Geometry Avatar Gel saddle

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    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Ezana Kebede

    Date Reviewed: October 1, 2012

    Strengths:    I have had this Allez Elite 2010 for two summer now. My first road bicycle and enjoyed every bit of it. The gear shifts with no problem and do accelerate with no issue.

    Weaknesses:    The sit could be hard and need to get used to after a long ride. But I guess this part of riding a bike.

    Bottom Line:   
    Purchased my bike for $1250 at Cycle Life, in Washington D.C. A much better bicycle than the Fuji from Performance. This an excellent bike for a beginner.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Calvin C. a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: February 14, 2011

    Strengths:    Mine came with solid 105 components, great stock saddle, the double crankset worked wonders.

    Weaknesses:    No places for panniers (which most people don't need for this bike anyway).

    Bottom Line:   
    Great bike! I used my Allez Elite Double on two trans-am trips, and I have no complaints. This isn't a traditional touring bike, I went on supported trips, but I enjoyed riding every minute on it. The double crankset was enough for me to cross the mountains twice. If you're looking for a fun bike to ride regularly with groups, or do some racing, I think it's a great and dependable bike. I can't recommend it enough.

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    Favorite Ride:   Trans-Am

    Price Paid:    $1000.00

    Purchased At:   Boise, ID

    Similar Products Used:   n/a

    Bike Setup:   Completely stock

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

    Date Reviewed: January 27, 2010

    Strengths:    Realiable as gravity. Solid as a rock. Sure footed as a mountain goat.

    Weaknesses:    Brakes are weak, but if you are like me...just don't use them.

    Bottom Line:   
    Been riding her up and down hills in the Ozarks (Arkansas). The double takes some getting use to for someone who lost his virginity on a triple. Though after you get the feel of her you can stand up on the big wheel (53 teeth) and she sails up any hill. I'd wager you can't buy a better bike at twice the price...please someone prove me wrong. Mechanics are flawless (105) and never need anything but minor lube and adjustment every 6 months.

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    Favorite Ride:   When I have no destination...

    Price Paid:    $800.00

    Purchased At:   Ebay

    Similar Products Used:   Only a Trek 400 which is old skool in comparison.

    Bike Setup:   All stock except for Michelan Krylons and double application of handle bar tape.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by tav1 a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: August 18, 2009

    Strengths:    Smooth, comfortable

    Weaknesses:    Seat may be a little firm but not bad really.

    Bottom Line:   
    Purchased 2010 Allez Elite recently and am very pleasantly surprised at how great a bike this. Nimble, comfortable, smooth, couldn't ask for much more. Strongly recommended. If you live near Seattle, Bicycles West in Tukwilla is a good place to buy your bike.

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    Favorite Ride:   Allez Elite Double

    Price Paid:    $1150.00

    Purchased At:   Bicycles West - Tukw

    Similar Products Used:   Fuji Roubaix Pro

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by mdaugherty a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: July 16, 2008

    Strengths:    Frame and the baseline component set of Shimano 105, even though I upgraded the rear derailleur.

    Weaknesses:    Came with a Sugino crankset that had issues with getting torque settings. LBS work with Specialized and replaced it with better FSA crankset.

    Bottom Line:   
    Solid bike for the money. I did upgrade the rear derailleur, brakes and wheels. I like the feel of the frame and the carbon fork and seatpost dampen the road noise. This is a solid ride that I enjoy each and every time I ride. I have owned the bike for one and a half years now and have put 6000 miles on it.

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    Favorite Ride:   Saturday Morning Club Ride

    Price Paid:    $900.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   Trek 2200.

    Bike Setup:   Ultegra SL Rear Derailleur and Brakes. Shimano 105 Shifter and Front Derailleur. 2008 Shimano 105 Pedals. Velocity Fusion front rim and Velocity Deep V rear rim laced with CX Ray Spokes to Ultegra Hubs. (Hand built wheels)

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