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Specialized Allez Elite Compact

Specialized Allez Elite Compact

2012

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4.0 stars
 (5 Reviews)
$1,350.00
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2012 Specialized Allez Elite Compact

Specialized's Allez Elite Compact is a great bike for fitness and distance riders as well as aspiring racers; basically, anyone looking for a fun road bike. It boasts an E5-aluminum frame and a carbon fork for a quick, light, fun ride. Component-wise, the Elite has a 20-speed Shimano Tiagra drivetrain for reliable, fast gear changes, lightweight DT Swiss wheels for easy speed, puncture-resistant Specialized tires and a comfy Specialized BG saddle, too!

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    Specification Description
    Frame Specialized A1 premium aluminum
    Fork Specialized FACT-carbon w/aluminum steerer
    Rims/Wheels DT Swiss Axis 1.0
    Hubs See Rims/Wheels
    Spokes See Rims/Wheels
    Tires Specialized Espoir Sport w/double black belt puncture protecton, 700 x 23c
    Crankset Shimano Tiagra
    Chainrings 50/34
    Front Derailleur Shimano Tiagra
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Tiagra
    Rear Cogs Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed: 12-28
    Shifters Shimano Tiagra
    Handlebars Specialized Tarmac Comp, aluminum
    Tape/Grips Specialized S-Wrap, w/gel padding
    Stem Specialized Elite-Set, aluminum
    Brake Levers Shimano Tiagra
    Brakes Shimano Tiagra
    Saddle Specialized Body Geometry Riva Road
    Seatpost Specialized Sport, aluminum

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number
    49cm 00719676014975 9020-5149
    52cm 00719676042923 9020-5152
    54cm 00719676026596 9020-5154
    56cm 00719676017303 9020-5156
    58cm 00719676042527 9020-5158
    61cm 00719676026015 9020-5161
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    4.0 stars

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    Pros

    • Lightweight  (4)
    • Responsive  (4)
    • Fast  (3)
    • Handles well  (3)
    • Good geometry  (2)

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable seat  (3)
    • Gears not shift well 
    • Heavy wheels 
    • Poor components 

    Best Uses

    • Casual riding  (3)
    • Exercising  (2)
    • Racing  (2)
    • Century rides 
    • Commuting 

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    3.0

    2012 Specialized Allez Elite Compact

    By mksoct1st09

    from Sacramento, CA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Fast
    • Good Geometry

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat
    • Poor Components
    • Heavy wheels

    Best Uses

    • Casual Riding
    • Serious Training
    • Exercising
    • Commuting
    • Century rides

    Comments:

    The SRAM Apex are a good set of components, but I would of preferred Rival Components over Apex... The DT Axis Wheels and Factory Tires were a bit too heavy, so I upgraded the Wheels to SRAM S27's and the Tires to Schwalbe Ultremo's !I used this bike to train for the [...] 2012 [...] to [...] Bicycle Classic which is a 2 Day 202 Mile Ride from the University of [...] to Downtown [...]. On the Actual 2 Day Ride, the Bike Performed pretty well but has some poor handling when climbing those really high steep grade hills that are over a mile long and when coasting downhill its gets pretty wobbly and unstable!I would Recommend this bike as more of a Recreational Bike for the Non-Competitive Racer. In terms of Entry level Racing, I would recommend getting the Wilier Triestina 2012 Izoard XP bike !!!

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    5.0

    Great Bike for the Price

    By Sceptic

    from Anniston Alabama

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Geometry
    • Responsive
    • Handles Well
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Exercising
    • Casual Riding
    • Racing

    Comments:

    I rode a Trek for the last 20 years and decide it was time for a new bike. I was so impressed with the Specialized that I had to buy it. The color choice and the Tiagra components were a great choice for the price. The ONLY thing that I'm not 100% satisfied with is the choice of rear gears. I would like for the the rear cog to be an 11-30 set for the best of top end AND climbing. All in all the bike still climbs quick and easy. The bike is very smooth and quiet and I have found nothing wrong with it so far. You wont regret buying this bike.

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    4.0

    Marcelo Henriques

    By Marcelo Henriques

    from Brasilia - Brazil

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Responsive
    • Fast
    • Handles Well

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat

    Best Uses

    • Racing
    • Casual Riding

    Comments:

    Very good bike, but need some itens to improve, like better wheels

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    4.0

    Responsive bike, but gears faulty

    By Barber Dave

    from Indianapolis, IN

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Responsive
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Gears not shift well

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking
    • Commuting/City

    Comments:

    Bought bike about Thanksgiving. Have put over 100 miles on bike so far. It is a very fast, responsive, and light bike. It has reacted positivly to almost every test. The two things I have concerns about are the hard seat and the gears will not shift from small to big ring. Longest ride so far is 40 miles and my rearend was getting sore the last 10. I have had to have the gears tweeked after each time I have gone out because it will not switch from small to big ring. On each ring the gears work great. It looks like the jump from small to large ring is just a bit much. I am trying to get the problem solved. I have the 2011, not the 2012. they may have fixed the gear problem for the 2012. I have friends that have the same gearing in other bikes and they are ok with theirs.

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    4.0

    Its an amazing bike for the price it is

    By Ben

    from Los Gatos, CA

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Pros

    • Responsive
    • Handles Well
    • Fast

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat

    Best Uses

      Comments:

      Its a good bike for the price it is at

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