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The 2023 Specialized Allez Disc Road Bike is latest version of the best-selling Allez. The old version of the Allez has been our go-to beginners road bike for years. Loads of the staff at Cycles UK have had one and we recommend them to friends and family.
The new version is the lightest in its class, delivers more confidence, versatility, and performance than ever before. It works both a commuter, light tourer or straight up road bike.
The new Allez is built around a premium butted and double-butted E5 aluminium frame which tips the scales at just 1,375 grams for a quick and nimble feel on the road. Plus, the full carbon fork reduces weight even more while helping smooth out your ride. The excellent stiffness-to-weight ratio coupled with the unmatched stopping power of all-weather dual-piston disc brakes delivers confidence at any speed. The new Allez has endurance geometry to deliver unrivalled comfort for long miles and stable handling while ensuring the Allez can still dissect a winding road like a pure race bike.
Just as capable of getting you to work or class, as it is checking off your local KOM or weekend group ride, racks and mudguard mounts ensure the Allez is versatile enough for whatever road you take it on. With tyre clearance up to a beefy 35 mm (32 mm with mudguards), you’ll be ready for the roughest roads and even light gravel. If those roads get steep, Allez has a wide gearing range to keep you comfortably spinning so you can ride efficiently.
The Allez Disc comes with the entry level Shimano Claris 2x8 speed gearing and Tektro mechanical disc brakes.
Road riders looking for a versatile bike at a super affordable price. The Allez is great for commuting or weekend group rides.
Guide To Road Bike Gears
If you are buying a road bike one of the big differences between models will be which gears they use. Most manufacturers will make the same bike, using the same frame but putting different gears and wheels on it. So for instance you can buy a Trek Domane AL 2 Disc with Shimano Claris gearing for £975 or get the Trek Domane AL 4 Disc with Tiagra gearing for £1625. They are fundamentally the same bike. One comes with the Shimano Tiagra gears and the other comes with Shimano Claris gears.
In most cases, the bottom of the range gears and top of the range gears will basically work in the same way. The big differences are in the quality of material used and the weight. Top of the range gears will be lighter and smoother to use.
One thing to watch out for when comparing bikes is whether the full groupset is being used. If you are buying a bike that has Shimano 105 gears on it. Shimano makes 105 brakes, gear levers, front and rear derailleurs, cranks, chainrings and bottom brackets. So basically all of the running gear on the bike. Some bike manufacturers will fit the full groupset, others will fit Shimano 105 front and rear derailleurs but use their own brakes and cranks to save a few pounds. So if you are comparing bikes be sure to check how much of the groupset the bike actually uses.
Nothing beats the feeling of effortless speed you get on a road bike. There are lots of reasons to ride a road bike, from the simple joy of it, to racing, long distance challenges, or café rides with friends. Whatever you want to do there will be road bike out there for you.
Nearly all manufacturers have stopped making dedicated men’s and women’s bikes. They are now all unisex. What you will see is that on smaller bikes, brands will often fit a wider saddle (generally more female friendly). On larger bikes they will often fit a narrower one (generally more male friendly).
It is getting increasingly hard to buy new bikes with rim brakes as the industry has almost exclusively switched to discs. The reasons for this are pretty simple. Disc brakes are much, much, more powerful than old rim brake systems so you can stop a lot more easily and safely. Disc brakes also allow much bigger tyres to be fitted which is more comfortable. Older disc brake systems did often suffer from rubbing and squeaking. While this hasn’t been completely fixed yet it is much less common on modern bikes with hydraulic brakes. Mechanical disc brakes can still take a bit of fettling to get them right so go for hydraulic if you can.
Specialized is one of the best-known quality bike brands in the world. Started by a group of riders in 1974. A fact which has guided their decision making ever since.
" Made for riders, by riders."
They strove to make the best quality tires when quality tyres weren't around. When people wanted to ride cruisers in the dirt, they made the first production mountain bike. When roadies wanted to go faster, Specialized doubled down on carbon and built their own wind tunnel.
Bikes like the Allez, Rockhopper and Stumpjumper have developed followings and reputations of their own. Specialized has a reputation for making high-end, high-quality bikes. Specialized bikes always look great with high-quality paint and sensible sizing hel0s you get the right bike each time. If you buy a Specialized bike you can be guaranteed it will do what it is supposed to and will last.
Frame - Specialized E5 Premium Aluminum, flat mount disc, rack and fender eyelets, fully manipulated tubing w/ SmoothWelds, internal cable routing, threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle
Fork - Specialized FACT full carbon, flat mount disc, 1-1/8" to 1-3/8" taper, fender eyelets, 12x100mm thru-axle
Stem - 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 7-degree rise
SeatPost - Alloy, 2-bolt Clamp, 12mm offset, 27.2mm, anti-corrosion hardware
Saddle - Body Geometry Bridge Saddle, steel rails
Seat Binder - Bolt-type, Rack Compatable 31.8mm
Tape - Specialized S-Wrap
Handlebars - Specialized Shallow Drop, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
Chainrings - 50/34T
Chain - KMC X8 w/ Missing Link™
Bottom Bracket - Shimano 68mm threaded
Shift Levers - Shimano Claris 2000, 8-speed
Crankset - Shimano Claris R200 - 50/34t
Rear Derailleur - Shimano Claris, 8-speed
Front Derailleur - Shimano Claris, 8-speed, braze-on
Cassette - SunRace, 8-speed, 11-32t
Inner Tubes - 700x28-32, 48mm Presta Valve
Rear Wheel - Axis Sport Disc Tubeless Ready
Front Wheel - Axis Sport Disc Tubeless Ready
Rear Tyre - Specialized Roadsport, 700X30c
Front Tyre - Specialized Roadsport, 700X30c
Rear Brake - Tektro MD-550 Mechanical Disc - 160mm rotor
Front Brake - Tektro MD-550 Mechanical Disc - 160mm rotor
Please note: Manufacturers can sometimes change the specification of the products from time to time.
|Colours||Gloss Lagoon Blue/Cool Grey/Blaze, Gloss Smoke/White/Silver Dust, Satin Maroon/Silver Dust/Flo Red|
|Sizes||44, 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61|
|Barcodes||888818779680, 888818779697, 888818779703, 888818779710, 888818779727, 888818779734, 888818779741, 888818779826, 888818779833, 888818779840, 888818779857, 888818779864, 888818779871, 888818779888, 888818779963, 888818779970, 888818779987, 888818779994, 888818780006, 888818780013, 888818780020|
|SKUs / Part Numbers||90022-7044, 90022-7049, 90022-7052, 90022-7054, 90022-7056, 90022-7058, 90022-7061, 90022-7244, 90022-7249, 90022-7252, 90022-7254, 90022-7256, 90022-7258, 90022-7261, 90022-7444, 90022-7449, 90022-7452, 90022-7454, 90022-7456, 90022-7458, 90022-7461|
You can choose how to receive your new bike. You can click and collect from our stores, pick a fast courier delivery or premium hand delivery. Whichever option you choose your bike will be fully assembled and checked by one of our experienced mechanics.
We regularly check our prices against our competitors to ensure that you are getting a good deal. If you find an item cheaper within seven days of purchase, just let us know and ask us to match the price.
Cycles UK provides 14 days of free insurance on all new bikes sold to UK customers. As part of our service, your new bike is automatically covered with 14 days’ FREE insurance against theft and accidental damage.
Opinions of contact points such as saddles, shoes and grips can vary a lot between different riders. If you buy a contact point from Cycles UK and you don’t find it comfortable, you can return it within 30 days, and we’ll swap it for something else.
|Frame Size||Rider Height (CM)|
|49cm||155 to 163|
|52cm||163 to 170|
|54cm||170 to 175|
|56cm||175 to 183|
|58cm||180 to 188|
|61cm||188 to 196|
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