Allez Sprint Comp - 2018
Climbs, corners, flat-out sprints—the Allez Sprint Comp does it all. Being the most advanced alloy road bike we've ever made, the Allez Sprint is just as capable as a crit-racing weapon as it is for an everyday road steed. But even better, it performs all of the above at a price that's affordable for any racer's budget.
At the heart of the Allez Sprint is our D'Aluisio Smartweld Sprint Technology, which strategically places more welding material where it's needed, resulting in an aluminium bike that's more compliant and considerably stiffer. How stiff, exactly? It's the stiffest alloy bike we've ever tested. Drawing inspiration from the Rider-First Engineered™ Tarmac, this frame also has a unique down tube, bottom bracket shell, and head tube, plus fork sizes that correspond to frame size. This ensures uniform performance across the entire size run.
To make sure that every single watt you produce gets transferred to the road, it has short chainstays that create an extremely stiff and rigid rear triangle. But it goes beyond just pure rigidity, as the hydroformed tube shapes have also been aerodynamically optimized to slice through the wind, while also having been designed with built-in compliance.
For the build, we spec'd it with Shimano 105 shifting, DT R460 alloy wheels, and a comfortable Body Geometry Toupé saddle. With all of these features, the Allez Sprint Comp redefines the potential of an alloy bike, so much so, that you'll forget you're not riding carbon.
- E5 Premium Aluminium frame with Allez D'Aluisio Smartweld Sprint Technology refocuses weld locations, allowing for more material to be placed where it's needed for increased stiffness and compliance where you really need it.
- Our top-tier S-Works FACT carbon fibre fork provides incredible stiffness and front end steering response, while also efficiently absorbing road chatter.
- The Venge FACT carbon fibre seatpost acts as a stiff, aerodynamic perch for your saddle.
SEAT BINDER Allez Sprint Aero FORK S-Works FACT full carbon, size-specific taper FRAME Specialized E5 Premium Aluminum w/ D'Aluisio Smartweld Sprint Technology, hydroformed aluminum tubing, tapered head tube, OSBB BOTTOM BRACKET Praxis 6806 bearings CHAIN KMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™ CRANKSET Shimano 105 FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano 105 Ez, braze-on CASSETTE Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11-28t SHIFT LEVERS Shimano 105 CHAINRINGS 52/36T REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano 105, 11-speed SADDLE Body Geometry Toupé Sport, steel rails, 143mm TAPE Specialized S-Wrap SEATPOST Specialized Venge Aero seatpost, FACT carbon HANDLEBARS Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp STEM Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise FRONT BRAKE Tektro Axis caliper REAR BRAKE Tektro Axis caliper PEDALS Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors REAR WHEEL DT R460, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h INNER TUBES 700x20/28mm, 40mm Presta valve FRONT TYRE Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x24mm REAR TYRE Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x24mm FRONT WHEEL DT R460, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 20h