Specialized Allez Sport 2010

With our recent move to a new apartment I made a decision to upgrade my GT Avalanche 2.0 mountain bike to a road bike. Many factors affected my decision including: 4 flight walk up, more participation in triathlons in the future, and also I never quite used my MTB for it’s intended purpose being off road biking (which I hope to TRY someday, maybe even as part of a Tri).

I first had to sell my mtb in order to make my road bike purchase, hellooo craigslist. The bike was listed for about a day, and got sold pretty quickly, me being 6’3″, there is a pretty high demand for larger frames, that also led to the rapid sale.

The search began for my new best friend. After visiting a number of bike stores and trying out different makes and models of road bikes, the choice was boiled down to a Trek 1.2 vs Specialized Allez. I fell in-love with the Allez 2010 frame and was sold.

The purchase was made at Bicycle Habitat. Matt, who is one if not the best salesman at the Habitat, helped me  figure out the best bike and fit for me and my riding demands. We choose the Specialized Allez Sport 2010.

FRAME
Specialized Allez A1 Premium aluminum, fully manipulated tubing, smooth weld compact race design, integrated headset
REAR SHOCK
FORK
Allez carbon, carbon fiber legs, aluminum crown and steerer
HEADSET
Cage bearings integrated w/ headset, 20mm of spacers w/ top cap
STEM
Specialized Elite-Set, 3D forged alloy, 4-position adjustable, 4-bolt 31.8mm clamp
HANDLEBARS
Specialized Comp Ergo, 6061 alloy
TAPE
Specialized S-Wrap, cork ribbon w/ gel
FRONT BRAKE
Light dual pivot brake, Teflon pivots, forged alloy, w/ standard pads
REAR BRAKE
Light dual pivot brake, Teflon pivots, forged alloy, w/ standard pads
BRAKE LEVERS
Shimano Sora STI, flight deck compatible
FRONT DERAILLEUR
Shimano Sora
REAR DERAILLEUR
Shimano Tiagra
SHIFT LEVERS
Shimano Sora STI, flight deck compatible
CASSETTE
Shimano HG-50, 9-speed, 12-25t
CHAIN
KMC X9 w/ reuseable Missing Link
CRANKSET
Truvativ Isoflow
CHAINRINGS
53 x 39T
BOTTOM BRACKET
Square taper w/ crank bolts
PEDALS
Silver cage/black body, w/ black toe clips and strap
FRONT WHEEL
REAR WHEEL
RIMS
Alex S500, aluminum, sleeve joint, CNC machined sidewalls
FRONT HUB
Forged aluminum, 32h, sealed ball bearings, QR
REAR HUB
Forged aluminum, 32h, double sealed ball bearings, cassette, QR
SPOKES
Stainless 14g
FRONT TIRE
Specialized Mondo Sport, 700x23c, wire bead, 60TPI, w/ Flak Jacket protection
REAR TIRE
Specialized Mondo Sport, 700x23c, wire bead, 60TPI, w/ Flak Jacket protection
INNER TUBES
Standard presta valve
SADDLE
Body Geometry Rival road, w/ steel rails
SEATPOST
Alloy, two-bolt clamp, 27.2mm
SEAT BINDER
Alloy, 31.8mm
NOTES
Chain stay protector, chain catcher, derailleur hanger, clear coat, owners manual
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