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Specialized Allez Elite 105 2019 - Road Bike

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Product Description

There's no denying it, we're still in love with aluminium road bikes, and when it comes to transforming this passion into a labor of love, we make a bike like the Allez Elite. If you're just finding your cycling legs, this is the best place to start.

Not only does a light bike feel better when you're climbing up a hill, but it's also essential when you're carrying your bike up to the 5th floor, and this was at the forefront of the frame design. With a redesigned E5 Alloy frame, the Allez features a class-leading weight. Aggressively thin-walled, yet tough, tubes have been implemented to save weight and this results in over a 450g (1-pound) reduction in the frame and fork alone when compared to some models of yesteryear.

Speaking of the fork, entry-level road bikes often times feature either alloy or cheap carbon fibre forks that greatly detract from the overall ride quality. But with a full FACT carbon fibre fork, the Allez is better handling, smoother riding, and lower in weight—floating over rough chip-seal and carving through corners like a slalom skier. For the geometry, we developed the Allez by utilizing our vast Retül fit database. This meant creating a geometry that's sure to cover a broad range of positions, while still providing the performance-minded handling you'd expect from your first bike.

This Allez also features integrated rack and fender mounts, allowing you to get weight of your backpack of you and onto a lightweight rack. This not only makes for a good road bike, but it also enables you to transform it into a fast commuter.

Key Features:

  • E5 Premium aluminium frame with Allez D'Aluisio Smartweld Sprint Technology refocuses weld locations, allowing for more material to be placed strategically for increased stiffness and compliance where you need it most.
  • Specialized FACT carbon, full monocoque fork designed for high-speed handling.
  • New Shimano 105 R7000 transmission handles the shifting duties in spades, delivering smooth, crisp, precise shifts no matter the conditions.

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

Specification

Frame:Specialized E5 Premium Aluminum, fully manipulated tubing w/ SmoothWelds, 1-1/8"- 1-3/8" tapered head tube, internal cable routing, threaded BB, 130mm spacing
Fork:Specialized FACT carbon, 1-1/8" to 1-3/8" taper, fender eyelets
Stem:Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
Bars:Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
Front Brake:Axis 1.0 caliper
Rear Brake:Axis 1.0 caliper
Front Mech:Shimano R7000, clamp-on
Rear Mech:Shimano 105 R7000 GS, medium cage, 11-speed
Shifters:Shimano 105 R7000, 11-speed
Speed:22
Rims:DT R460
Front Hub:sealed cartridge hubs, 20h
Rear Hub:sealed cartridge hubs, 24h
Spokes: 14g spokes
Front Tyre:Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x25mm
Rear Tyre:Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x25mm
Saddle:Body Geometry Toupé Sport, steel rails, 143mm
Chainset:Praxis Alba M30, 50/34T
Bottom Bracket:Included w/ crankset
Chain:KMC X11 EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Link
Cassette:Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11-32t
Pedals:Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose ball w/ reflectors

Specialized Allez Elite 105 2019 - Road Bike Reviews

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5
excellent bike

This bike feels like a bike that would cost a lot more than a grand, very responsive on the road, good spread of gears, and good choice of components. the 105 is excellent, cant fault it. I read a review saying they would change the brake calipers, I can't find fault with them! the only issue I had was the pinch bolt on the front mech must not have been torqued to spec as the cable slipped and I had no shifting. I downloaded the manual and resolved it myself, as the new 105 uses a different method of adding tension to the cable. All being said, I wouldn't let this put me off buying a bike from Tredz again, I think it was a genuine over-site as everything else was spot on. you wont be disappointed if you buy this bike!

This bike feels like a bike that would cost a lot more than a grand, very responsive on the road, good spread of gears, and good choice of components. the 105 is excellent, cant fault it. I read a review saying they would change the brake calipers, I can't find fault with them! the only issue I had was the pinch bolt on the front mech must not have been torqued to spec as the cable slipped and I had no shifting. I downloaded the manual and resolved it myself, as the new 105 uses a different method of adding tension to the cable. All being said, I wouldn't let this put me off buying a bike from Tredz again, I think it was a genuine over-site as everything else was spot on. you wont be disappointed if you buy this bike!

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5

Allez Sizing

Specialized Allez Sizing

See the table below to find the right size Specialized Allez.

Height

Size

5’0” / 152cm

49

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5’1” / 155cm

49

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5’2” / 158cm

49

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

5’3” / 160cm

49

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

5’4” / 163cm

49

50

52

 

 

 

 

 

5’5” / 165cm

 

 

52

 

 

 

 

 

5’6” / 168cm

 

 

52

 

 

 

 

 

5’7” / 170cm

 

 

52

54

 

 

 

 

5’8” / 173cm

 

 

 

54

 

 

 

 

5’9” / 175cm

 

 

 

54

56

 

 

 

5’10” / 178cm

 

 

 

 

56

 

 

 

5’11” / 180cm

 

 

 

 

56

58

 

 

6’0” / 183cm

 

 

 

 

 

58

 

 

6’1” / 185cm

 

 

 

 

 

58

 

 

6’2” / 188cm

 

 

 

 

 

58

61

 

6’3” / 191cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

61

 

6’4” / 193cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

61

 

6’5” / 196cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

61

64

6’6” / 198cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

64

6’7” / 201cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

64

6’8” / 203cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

64

6’9” / 205cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

64

Read our bike size guide for more information on sizing.

Allez Geometry

 

49

52

54

56

58

61

Crank length

170mm

170mm

170 / 172.5mm

172.5 / 175mm

175mm

175mm

Stem length

80mm

90mm

100mm

100mm

110mm

110mm

Seatpost length

300mm

300mm

350mm

350mm

350mm

350mm

Saddle width

143mm

143mm

143mm

143mm

143mm

143mm

Handlebar width

400mm

420mm

420mm

420mm

440mm

440mm

Reach

374mm

376mm

380mm

385mm

390mm

396mm

Top tube length, horizontal

515mm

542mm

552mm

564mm

579mm

591mm

Stack

535mm

552mm

570mm

596mm

627mm

649mm

Wheelbase

978mm

978mm

988mm

996mm

1011mm

1018mm

Chainstay length

415mm

415mm

415mm

415mm

415mm

415mm

Front center

575mm

576mm

585mm

593mm

607mm

614mm

Bb drop

77mm

77mm

76mm

76mm

74.5mm

74.5mm

Bb height

263mm

263mm

264mm

264mm

265.5mm

265.5mm

Seat tube angle

75.25°

73.25°

73.25°

73.25°

73.25°

73.25°

Head tube angle

72.25°

73°

73°

73.5°

73.5°

74°

Seat tube length

460mm

490mm

510mm

530mm

550mm

580mm

Head tube length

120mm

135mm

155mm

180mm

215mm

235mm

Bike standover height

740mm

755mm

775mm

795mm

826mm

850mm

Fork rake/offset

47mm

47mm

47mm

47mm

47mm

47mm

Fork length, full

375mm

375mm

375mm

375mm

375mm

375mm

Trail

59mm

55mm

55mm

52mm

52mm

49mm

Read our Road Bike Geometry Explained guide for more information on Road geometry.

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Road Bike Guide

 

Road Bike Guide

Is a Road Bike Right for Me?

If you’re new to the cycling world, we highly recommend taking a look at our bike buying guide overview or our road bike buying guide to help you decide what type of bike is right for your needs.

When you’re choosing a road bike, there are a few things to look out for which can help you work out the quality and performance you can expect from a particular model.


Usage

What road bike is right for you? There are a few different kinds of road bike, and they all have their specialities. We break down their strengths and usage in an easy to read table below.

Type of Road Bike

Usage

Pros

Cons

Sportive Road

Long distance, training, sportive and endurance riding, as well as rough roads.

Comfortable, relaxed geometry is more accessible for riders new to road cycling.

Not as aggressive or stiff, so serious racers may look for a road race bike.

Road Race

Racing and training.

Lightweight, aggressive geometry for most efficient riding position.

Range limited to tarmac roads and cycle paths.

Aero Race

Road and criterium racing.

Aero dynamically efficient and fast. Stiff frames and aggressive geometry.

Heavier than road race bikes.

Flat Bar Road

Training and commuting. Comfortable, fast city riding.

Upright riding position is great for training and city riding.

Limited options of bikes. MTB-like position not great for racing.

Type of Road Bike / Usage

Pros

Cons

Sportive Road

Long distance, training, sportive and endurance riding, as well as rough roads.

Comfortable, relaxed geometry is more accessible for riders new to road cycling.

Not as aggressive or stiff, so serious racers may look for a road race bike.

Road Race

Racing and training.

Lightweight, aggressive geometry for most efficient riding position.

Range limited to tarmac roads and cycle paths.

Aero Race

Road and criterium racing.

Aero dynamically efficient and fast. Stiff frames and aggressive geometry.

Heavier than road race bikes.

Flat Bar Road

Training and commuting. Comfortable, fast city riding.

Upright riding position is great for training and city riding.

Limited options of bikes. MTB-like position not great for racing.


Frame Material

The vast majority of road bikes are made from either aluminium alloy or carbon fibre. Alloy bikes can offer higher tier groupsets for a lower price, whereas carbon frames come at a significant premium, but are lighter and give that extra performance advantage.

Aluminium

Aluminium alloy frames
Alloy frames have come a long way recently, using hydroforming and butting to keep the weight low, while keeping stiffness high.

Carbon fibre

Carbon fibre composite frames
Carbon frames have a lighter weight and greater stiffness, while maintaining excellent comfort.


Fork

Road bike forks are made to be lightweight and stiff, giving accurate steering, as well as a comfortable ride. Budget road bikes will have alloy forks, whereas mid-range forks often have mix-material forks, with alloy steerer tubes and carbon fork blades. Carbon bladed forks deliver a more comfortable ride, absorbing road vibrations and flexing slightly in rough roads. Full carbon forks are found on high end road bikes. They are especially lightweight and offer even greater stiffness.


Groupset

A bike’s groupset, or drivetrain, is where the biggest difference in component quality is seen. A complete groupset comprises of the following parts:

  • Chainset (aka Crankset)
  • Bottom bracket
  • Brakes
  • Brake levers
  • Shifters
  • Front & rear derailleur
  • Chain
  • Cassette

Road groupsets are supplied by Shimano, SRAM or Campagnolo. Having reliable and fast shifting can make all the difference when pushing hard. The majority of road bikes have double chainring drivetrains, while triple chainring setups are usually only found on low end bikes and touring bikes. Road bikes will have 7-11 speeds in the rear, with higher gears meaning more options for smoother riding.

Road Groupsets

Brakes

Disc Brakes

Disc brakes
Disc brakes offer greater stopping power and modulation. They work as well in wet as dry weather, and don’t require the rims to be replaced periodically. They come at a weight penalty, however.

Calliper Rim Brakes

Calliper rim brakes
Rim brakes are lightweight and easy to maintain. They allow greater aerodynamics for aero road bikes and


Wheels & Tyres

Types of tyres

Road bikes tyres don’t vary as much as mountain bike or even hybrid, but they still make a huge difference to how the bike rides. For a detailed look into road bike tyres, see our guide.

Road tyres have long been offered as either clincher or tubular. Clincher tyres are the standard tyres that fit onto standard rims with a tube holding the air. Tubular tyres are glued to a special tubular rim and are fully encased, doing without a tube.

Tubeless tyres are now a feature of road bikes, delivering a compromise between tubular and clincher tyres. They look the same as clincher tyres, but pair up with special rims to offer a proper seal within the tyres, also doing away with tubes.

Tyre Size

Road tyres are traditionally quite narrow. Nowadays the accepted standard is 25c, but 23c and 28c tyres are very common too. The larger the size tyre, the more comfortable they will be, but they will also be heavier and potentially slower rolling. Sportive and flat bar road bikes will commonly have wider tyres, whereas race and aero road bike will tend towards narrower tyres.

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Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

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What's In The Box

What's In The Box

As cyclists ourselves, we know you will be keen to get out on your new bike as soon as possible. That's why we provide you with all the essential kit you need to get your shiny new bike rolling for the first time.

Most bikes don't come with pedals as standard so we include a set of basic pedals, free of charge with every bike we send out. We will also provide you with a pedal spanner to fit them and a 9-key trail tool, along with full instructions for setting your bike up out of the box. Each bike is sent out with a 16 point, quality control check sheet so you can be confident that your bike has been fully checked by our qualified mechanics.

What's in the box
  • Basic setup instructions
  • 16 point quality control checklist
  • Free tredz multitool
  • Free tred pedal spanner
  • Free basic pedals
  • Free drawstring kit bag
  • Free bike insurance voucher

All these items are provided at no extra charge and are packed into a Tredz drawstring bag that doubles up as a handy backpack for carrying your ride essentials.

  • Basic bike setup instructions
  • Free ‘basic’ pedals
  • Free Tredz pedal spanner
  • Free Tredz 9-key trail tool
  • Free Tredz drawstring bag
  • Free 8 weeks insurance voucher
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