Specialized Allez Comp Apex Compact

Specialized Allez Comp Apex Compact
$999.00
$1,499.00
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From easy rides on your favorites roads, to leg-testing centuries and forays into racing, Specialized's Allez Comp Apex Compact has got you covered. Its svelte E5-aluminum frame is paired with a FACT tapered carbon fork for a ride so smooth and responsive, you'll have to swing a leg over it to believe it. Plus, the speedy Mavic rims make going faster easier than ever before, while the compact SRAM 20-speed drivetrain offers a full spread of hill-climbing gears. And, the Allez Comp is spec'd with a choice spread of Specialized's carbon and aluminum components, too.

Specs

Frame Specialized E5 aluminum
Fork Specialized FACT-carbon w/tapered aluminum steerer
Rims/Wheels Mavic CXP22
Hubs Aluminum
Spokes 14-gauge stainless-steel
Tires Specialized All Condition, 700 x 23c w/Flak Jacket puncture protection
Crankset SRAM
Chainrings 52/36
Front Derailleur SRAM Apex
Rear Derailleur SRAM Apex
Rear Cogs SRAM Apex, 10-speed: 11-28
Shifters SRAM Apex
Handlebars Specialized Elite, aluminum
Tape/Grips Specialized S-Wrap w/gel padding
Stem Specialized Elite-Set, aluminum
Brake Levers SRAM Apex
Brakes Tektro dual-pivot
Saddle Specialized Body Geometry Riva Road
Seatpost Specialized Elite, carbon

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Black/White/Red / 54cm 719676868011 9010-5254 160
Black/White/Red / 58cm 719676859040 9010-5258 158

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5.0

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Handles well  (9)
  • Responsive  (9)
  • Fast  (8)
  • Comfortable  (7)
  • Lightweight  (6)

Cons

  • Aluminun 
  • Brakes could be better 
  • Cannot find one 
  • Stock BB and wheelset 

Best Uses

  • Exercising  (9)
  • Serious training  (6)
  • Casual riding  (5)
  • Climbing  (4)
  • Commuting  (4)
  • Racing  (3)
  • Having fun 

REVIEWS

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5

Amazing bike

By 

from Nashua, NH

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Fast
  • Responsive
  • Handles Well
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Climbing
    • Exercising
    • Serious Training

    Comments:

    This bike is awesome. It was given to me in September of last year and has made me addicted to cycling. It is a very fast bike while being comfortable enough for long rides. You do feel the road a lot because the forks are straight down and rigid for more response rather than being softer and slightly angled, but that is because the bike is made for performance not comfort. The SRAM components are so much better than shimano in my opinion and shift super fast, and the brakes do their job as well as they need to. And at this price you should buy it now!

    5

    Money well spent

    By 

    from Chesapeake Beach, Maryland

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Eye-catching
    • Fast
    • Responsive
    • Good Geometry
    • Handles Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Exercising
      • Climbing
      • Serious Training

      Comments:

      I have had this bike for two weeks and use it on A & B rides with the bike club that I belong to, and on training rides by myself. This bike is quick, is wonderfully geared, and is a joy to ride. Bike is fast on fast, and even though it is not the most expensive bike on these rides, I feel that it is the best performing. It shifts quickly, is smooth going up hills, and fast fast going down them. It handles well and allows this near 50 year old man to "play" racer on these rides.

      5

      Love this bike

      By 

      from San Francisco, CA

      About Me Commuter

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Handles Well
      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight
      • Responsive
      • Good Geometry

      Cons

      • Brakes Could Be Better

      Best Uses

      • Exercising
      • Serious Training
      • Commuting
      • Racing

      Comments:

      This is my first road bike and I am glad the top-end Allez model was on close-out because I otherwise would have probably gone with something less expensive and never known how awesome a tricked-out road bike like this can be. The bike is fast, lightweight, super-responsive, and feels like you could ride it all day comfortably. It comes with the SRAM Apex components whose shifters I far prefer to Shimano. The carbon-fiber forks are designed to absorb road vibration, but I have to admit that on rougher pavement you do feel the bumps quite a bit. That aside, this bike has me looking for excuses to take longer and longer rides and is definitely a gateway drug to more serious cycling. I don't think I could have done much better for the price.

      5

      Awesome Bike!

      By 

      from Mill Valley, CA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Handles Well
      • Lightweight
      • Responsive
      • SRAM Components
      • Comfortable

      Cons

      • Stock BB and Wheelset

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding
      • Exercising

      Comments:

      This was my first semi-light bike after owning several steel framed Schwinn's from yesteryear and a nice, old rickety Trek and I didn't know what my level of enthusiasm would be towards road biking after years of mountain biking, so I opted for what I guess is considered a beginner model. I've had it since April 2011 now and have put over 1k miles on it, and still love it. It's an absolute thrill and I didn't break the bank to get it. I have made a few upgrades from stock: new Mavic Ksyrium Elite (waited for sale price a Mike's) and a new Rival crankset with the hollow BB (much improved over the bearing/spindle BB), and that was really a nice set of additions. The CP22 wheelset that came with the bike was more durable than my current, and heavier, but the freehub sounded like a train clunking down the track. My only other comment is that my shoe hits the front wheel when taking a slow turn and peddling through it, but I think that might be typical of a compact design. Overall, a fun bike and I highly recommend it.

      5

      Great Road bike

      By 

      from wheaton

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Handles Well
      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight
      • Responsive
      • Fast

      Cons

      • Cannot find one

      Best Uses

      • Serious Training
      • Exercising
      • Racing

      Comments:

      I have put 1,850 miles on this Alez this summer and it is still humming along. The components (SRAM) plus the rims combo make it a nice value. No complaints, rides great. The boys at Spokes do a nice of keeping it running smoothly and overall experience is solid.

      5

      Great Bike

      By 

      from Raleigh NC

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Handles Well
      • Responsive
      • Fast
      • Comfortable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Exercising
        • Climbing
        • Serious Training
        • Casual Riding

        Comments:

        I bought this bike 3 weeks ago and simply fell in love with it. First ride out I could tell it was what I had been looking for. Bicycle Chain did great job fitting bike for me. Great response, comfortable and fast. When the guys at the Bike Store ride this bike...enough said.

        5

        AWSOME BIKE

        By 

        from Yuba City, CA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Gorgeous

        Cons

        • Aluminun

        Best Uses

        • Having fun

        Comments:

        Peolpe I ride with seem to really like my bike even though there's are more money. I use it too the max and enjoy it. Light weight, brakes are good, fast, and smooth!!! Not to mention the bike is GORGEOUS!!!

        5

        Bought one last week

        By 

        from Chesapeake, VA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Responsive
        • Good Geometry
        • Fast
        • Comfortable
        • Handles Well
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Racing
          • Casual Riding
          • Exercising

          Comments:

          I bought this bike last week, we took it out and did 25 miles that afternoon. It felt great, the seat didn't cause as much pain as others. The fit was great, the staff did a great job of adjusting it to me. Great bike for the price.

          5

          This Bike Rocks!!!!!

          By 

          from Washington DC

          About Me Commuter

          Pros

          • Good Geometry
          • Responsive
          • Comfortable
          • Handles Well
          • Fast

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Riding
            • Exercising
            • Commuting

            Comments:

            I bought this bike a month ago and mainly use it for commuting. I do about 100 miles a week. I switched from a Cannondale (hybrid) to this bike. Having never used a road bike before, I was surprised how easily I got used to it. The components are very smooth and the bike runs fast!!! The brakes could be a notch better, but this really is complaining at a very high level. Overall, this is a great bike and I can strongly recommend it.

            5

            I Love This Bike

            By 

            from Wylie, TX

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Responsive
            • Lightweight
            • Good Geometry
            • Beautiful
            • Fast
            • Handles Well

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Serious Training
              • Climbing
              • Exercising
              • Commuting
              • Casual Riding

              Comments:

              I have had this bike now for three weeks and I absolutely love it. It is fast on climbs and extremely responsive. I added some Look Keo pedals and bought a pair of Specialized Elite Road shoes and I can now fly. If you are looking for a great bike but don't want to spend a king's ransom this is the bike for you. Also, the folks at Plano Cycling were and continue to be great.

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