Specialized Allez Sprint DSW Elite 2017
If you're getting into gran fondos, weekend epics, or racing, you need a bike that's reliable, stiff, and value-packed. You need the Allez DSW SL Sprint Elite. It has all the performance you need to explore the world of cycling, from a stiff alloy construction and carbon fork to a durable Tiagra groupset. At the heart of it is Specialized's DSW Sprint Technology, which strategically places more welding material where it's needed, resulting in an aluminum bike that's more compliant and considerably stiffer. How stiff, exactly? It's the stiffest alloy bike Specialized have ever tested. Drawing inspiration from the Rider-First Engineered Tarmac, this frame has a unique down tube, bottom bracket shell, and head tube, plus fork sizes that correspond to frame size. This ensures uniform performance across the entire size run. Making sure every single watt you produce gets transferred to the road, it has short chainstays that create an extremely stiff and rigid rear triangle. But it goes beyond just pure rigidity, as the hydroformed tube shapes have also been aerodynamically optimized to slice through the wind. For the build, Specialized has spec'd it with Shimano Tiagra shifting, fast-rolling Axis Sport alloy wheels, and a stiff Praxis Alba 2D crankset.
- E5 Premium Aluminum frame with Allez D'Aluisio Smartweld Sprint Technology refocuses weld locations, allowing for more material to be placed where it's needed for increased stiffness and compliance where you really need it.
- Specialized's top-tier S-Works FACT carbon fiber fork provides incredible stiffness and front end steering response, while also efficiently absorbing road chatter.
- The Praxis Alba 2D crankset is an incredibly stiff crankset with supreme ramping for precise shifts between the rings.
|Frame||Specialized E5 Premium Aluminum w/D'Aluisio Smartweld Sprint Technology, hydroformed aluminum tubing, tapered head tube, OSBB|
|Fork||S-Works FACT full carbon, size-specific taper|
|Tubes||700x20/28mm, 40mm Presta valve|
|Tires||Espoir Sport, 700x25mm, 60TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection|
|Derailleurs||Front: Shimano Tiagra, braze-on
Rear: Shimano Tiagra 4700, 10-speed
|Shift levers||Shimano Tiagra STI, 10-speed|
|Chain||KMC X10, 10-speed w/reusable MissingLink|
|Cassette||Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed, 12-28t|
|Crankset||Praxis Alba 2D|
|Handlebar||Specialized Shallow Drop, alloy, 125mm drop, 70mm short-reach|
|Stem||Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise|
|Seat Post||Specialized Venge, FACT carbon|
|Saddle||Body Geometry Toupé Sport, steel rails, 143mm|
|Sizes||52, 54. 56|
|Color||GLOSS METALLIC WHITE/TARMAC BLACK|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||69mm|