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I need to replace my rain bike and noticed that used Allez Epics are running in the $300 range on e-Bay & Craigslist.

I've never ridden one and I don't expect it to compare favorably to my Tarmac, but was hoping to get input as to how they ride, climb and handle.

Thanks!
 

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darkest_fugue said:
never heard of an allez epic, do you mean allez elite?
No, the Allez Epic was made in the 90's. It had a frame made from carbon fiber tubes w/ aluminum lugs. My guess is that it's really comfortable but not the best for climbing.
 

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PJ352 said:
Ah, steel. Now yer talkin'. :)
I know this is a Spec forum, but SHHH, maybe no one will notice....

I think it's okay since this thread's done.

I'd love to get a used Merckx Corsa Extra (had one stolen 15 years ago :mad: ) but can't afford it. The other thing is that I'm not sure about using one for a rain bike. Same w/ the Curtlo & Gunnar. Will probably end up w/ a Panasonic-built Paramount since they're pretty affordable now.
 

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You can find nice deals on the Allez if you shop around. I bought mine used (Barely) about 4 years ago. Craigs List for 400.00 bucks. You cant go wrong with that bike at that price. I have put about 10K on her since then.
 

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To avoid confusion, here's a picture of the Allez Epic.
 
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