2022 Specialized Allez Elite Road Bike

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The 2022 Specialized Allez Elite Road Bike is the top of the range Allez. The Allez has been the go to ‘beginners’ road bike for years and loads of the staff at Cycles UK have had one at some point. The reason they are so popular is that they ride like a proper road bike, they are fast, smooth and fun. But the Allez is also versatile with all the mounting points you need for mudguards and panniers so you can use it as a fast commuter as well.

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. 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.

The Allez Elite comes with reliable 2x11 speed SRAM Rival shifting, durable DT R460 wheels, a super-comfy Body Geometry Bridge saddle, and well-protected RoadSport tyres.

This bike is perfect for

Beginners looking for the first road bike, either to race on or ride with friends at the weekends. The Allez Elite comes with key upgrades over the entry level Allez including upgraded wheels and 11 speed SRAM gearing.

Key Features

  • E5 Premium Aluminum frame and FACT carbon fibre fork
  • 2x11 speed SRAM Rival gearing
  • Specialized RoadSport 700x26mm tyres
  • All the mounts you need for mudguards and a rack

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.


Read our Guide to Road Bike Gears

Road Bike Buying Guide

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.

Men’s and Women’s road bikes

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).

Disc or rim brakes

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.

Read our full road bike buying guide


Who are Specialized?

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.


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Price Match at Cycles uk

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FrameSpecialized E5 Premium Aluminum, fully manipulated tubing w/ SmoothWelds, 1-1/8"- 1-3/8" tapered head tube, internal cable routing, threaded BB, 130mm spacing
ForkSpecialized FACT carbon, 1-1/8" to 1-3/8" taper, fender eyelets
HandlebarsSpecialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
StemSpecialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
TapeSpecialized S-Wrap
Seat BinderBolt-type, 31.8mm
Front BrakeAxis 1.0 caliper
Rear BrakeAxis 1.0 caliper
Shift LeversSRAM Rival 22
Front DerailleurSRAM Rival 22, clamp-on
Rear DerailleurSRAM Rival 22, 11-speed
CassetteSunRace, 11-speed, 11-32t
CranksetPraxis Alba
Chainrings50/34T
Bottom BracketPraxis 68mm BSA
ChainKMC X11 Extra Lightweight, 11-speed
Front WheelDT R460, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 20h
Rear WheelDT R460, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h
Front TireRoadSport, 700x26mm
Rear TireRoadSport, 700x26mm
SaddleBody Geometry Bridge Saddle, steel rails
Inner TubesPresta, 40mm valve
SeatPostAlloy, 2-bolt Clamp, 12mm offset, 27.2mm, anti-corrosion hardware
Colours Gloss Cast Blue/Flake Silver/Carbon, Gloss Smoke/Ice Papaya/Carbon, Satin Black/Gloss Black
Sizes 44, 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61
Brand Specialized
Model Year 2022
Barcodes 888818798049, 888818798056, 888818798063, 888818798070, 888818798087, 888818798094, 888818798100, 888818798117, 888818798124, 888818798131, 888818798148, 888818798155, 888818798162, 888818798179, 888818798186, 888818798193, 888818798209, 888818798216, 888818798223, 888818798230, 888818798247
SKUs / Part Numbers 94622-4044, 94622-4049, 94622-4052, 94622-4054, 94622-4056, 94622-4058, 94622-4061, 94622-4144, 94622-4149, 94622-4152, 94622-4154, 94622-4156, 94622-4158, 94622-4161, 94622-4244, 94622-4249, 94622-4252, 94622-4254, 94622-4256, 94622-4258, 94622-4261

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