specialized allez 16

For a road bike that is fast off the mark and light enough to be suitable for long distance riding, the Specialized Allez 16 ticks all of the boxes. It comes from a stable of very impressive cycles that feature ostensibly similar components but have subtle differences that allow various price points to be targeted. This has 16 gears and comes in on the right side of affordable so should deserve a closer look if you are becoming serious about cycling.

With an A1 Premium aluminium frame, the Specialized Allez 16 is grounded and tips the scales at less than 10 kilograms, which is a great basis for a road bike. Its rigid set up, which includes carbon forks, will give you a good deal of comfort without lessening the pace at which it picks up speed when you put your proverbial foot on the gas.

Available in red or black the Specialized Allez 16 can look devilish or dashing, depending on your taste. The premium quality of the build is visible in an instant so you will know that your money has been well spent.

Specialized Allez 16 Specifications

  • Frame: Specialized A1 Premium aluminium, fully manipulated tubing, smooth weld compact race design, integrated headset
  • Front Fork: Specialized FACT carbon, carbon legs, aluminium crown and steerer
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano 2300
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano 2300
  • Number of Gears: 16
  • Shifters: Shimano 2300 STI
  • Chainset: Shimano 2300
  • Chainrings: 52 x 39T
  • Bottom Bracket: Cr-Mo axle, 68mm x 113mm
  • Cassette: Shimano HG-50, 8-speed, 13-26
  • Chain: KMC Z-51
  • Pedals: Black cage, body & toe clips with strap
  • Front Brake: Light dual pivot brake, Teflon pivots, forged alloy, with standard angle adjustable pads
  • Rear Brake: Light dual pivot brake, Teflon pivots, forged alloy, with standard angle adjustable pads
  • Brake Levers: Shimano 2300 STI
  • Handlebars: Specialized Elite, 6061 aluminium, 130 drop, 90 reach, 31.8mm
  • Stem: Alloy, CP bolt, 31.8mm
  • Headset: 1 1/8″ sealed Cr-Mo bearings integrated with headset, 20mm alloy cone spacer with 20mm of spacers
  • Grips: Specialized S-Wrap, with gel
  • Rims: Mavic CXP22
  • Front Hub: Forged aluminium, sealed bearing, Quick Release, 32 hole
  • Rear Hub: Forged aluminium, double-sealed, cassette, Quick Release, 32 hole
  • Front Spokes: Stainless 14g
  • Rear Spokes: Stainless 14g
  • Front Tyre: Specialized All Condition Sport, 700x23c, wire bead, 60TPI, with Flak Jacket protection
  • Rear Tyre: Specialized All Condition Sport, 700x23c, wire bead, 60TPI, with Flak Jacket protection
  • Tubes: Standard presta valve
  • Saddle: Body Geometry Riva Road, with steel rails
  • Seatpost: Specialized Sport, alloy, two-bolt clamp, 27.2mm
  • Seat Binder: Alloy, 31.8mm
  • Weight: Approx. 21.94lbs (9.95kg) for the 58cm Size
  • Colour:
  • Extra Features: Chain stay protector, chain catcher, derailleur hanger, clear coat