Specialized Allez is Built for Speed

Used to be – 20 years ago – that the best bike frames were made of aluminum. But that didn’t mean they were comfortable.

Incredibly stiff. Incredibly bouncy. Very uncomfortable on long rides.

Then along came carbon frames, and aluminum was nearly forgotten until it was rediscovered and improved.

Nowhere is the improvement in aluminum bicycles more apparent than in the Specialized Allez. The Allez keeps the same speed and stiffness from the past, but Specialized builds the frames in a way that makes them comfortable and still responsive.

The Specialized Allez is a fast, responsive aluminum alloy frame that is perfect for crit racing or fast group rides.

The Specialized Allez is a fast, responsive aluminum alloy frame that is perfect for crit racing or fast group rides.

 

The Allez is the aluminum cousin to the carbon Specialized Tarmac, sharing similar geometry.

Ben’s Cycle in Milwaukee has been a Specialized dealer for decades, and we have the experience to get you on the right bike for the kind of riding you want to do.

Come into the shop at 1013 W. Lincoln Avenue in Milwaukee to see the complete line-up of Allez and Specialized bicycles.

Specialized Allez Has Seven Models

The top of the line is the ultra stiff Allez sprint, a bike made for crit racing. Subsequently lower-priced models are built slightly differently and have different component packages.

The top of the line Specialized Allez X1 Sprint is a single chain ring set up with one purpose: go really fast.

The top of the line Specialized Allez X1 Sprint is a single chain ring set up with one purpose: go really fast.

 

The DSW SL Expert, Comp, and Elite have top-level components for a race-ready bike at a reasonable price.

The Specialized Allez DSW SL Expert is ready for racing or fast group rides - or just riding very quickly to the coffee shop!

The Specialized Allez DSW SL Expert is ready for racing or fast group rides – or just riding very quickly to the coffee shop!

 

The Specialized Allez E5 Sport and E5 are entry-level bikes that are light and responsive.

The Specialized Allez E5 Sport and E5 are entry-level bikes designed to help riders experience a fast road bike without the high price.

The Specialized Allez E5 Sport and E5 are entry-level bikes designed to help riders experience a fast road bike without the high price.

 

The E5 Sport won Bike Radar’s Best Budget Bike award this year.

Specialized Allez Sprint is Fast Crit Bike

Bike Rumor reviewed several models of the Allez. They said the Allez DSW Sprint X1 Expert is designed to be a crit bike that’s fast and stiff.

Using their D’Aluisio Smart Weld (DSW) Technology and hydroforming the tubes to control the wall’s thickness in key areas, Specialized creates seamless uniform welds to make a frame that is as stiff as aluminum should be, but with compliance similar to that of their Tarmac and Venge. The ability to do more with aluminum than ever thought possible results in a bike with modern performance as well as naturally bringing the price down as an added bonus.

The X1 is a single chain ring. Specialized also brought out an X2 this spring for those who want the traditional double front chain ring.

40th Anniversary Specialized Allez

On a side note, Specialized produced 74 original Allez in a lugged steel frame that were auctioned off for charity. Read the story here.

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