Specialized Allez/Secteur – any opinions?
I have an Allez Sport 18 and have found it to be great (so far) for general road riding/commute. Took a bit of time to set up the bars and stem after years of riding mouintain bikes but now its very comfy. Rather than going for the flat back racing style i went a bit more upright. All the kit works and to be honest, the frame and forks look like they'll last a good while and will take upgrades as and when needed.
All in all i'm happy with it.Posted 7 years agotonydMember
I had an Allez Elite as my first road bike, very happy with it. You might get a bit more for your money with a Scott though?
Edit for clarity: While looking for a road bike for the missus we tested Scott amongst others and I rated it quite highly. She ended up with a Spesh though as it was pink.
Posted 7 years agodocrobsterMember
I got an allez elite at the end of July. First road bike I've owned in years so not really much to compare it with, but it seems light and fast. With crap brakes compared to hydraulic discs!Posted 7 years ago
I liked the fact that it was a full groupset, not just a rear mech and shifters with cheap cranks and brakes, as seemed to be specced on other bikes around the same price. Helped that Edinburgh bicycle were doing 15% off in july as well.
And the red colour does look good if that is important
Mine is a 58, I'm a smidge under 6 foot. tried a 56 it felt too short. I've dropped the bars as low as they can go as it seemed quite high at the front as it came.
There is a bottom bracket creak that appeared after not many rides. I'll have to have a look at that at some point.
I think a secteur will be higher at the front? May be more comfy for commuting but as I said the allez seems fairly high. Head tube looks long.
Mine is for weekend road rides and a triathlon this weekend. (main reason for entering a tri was to justify a new bike- so I suppose I'd better do it now!)
I've commuted on it once- at 12+ hilly miles it's a bit too far for me to do regularly. It took me 10 minutes longer than it takes in the car.dufresneoramaMember
I bought an Allez Elite in red on C2W a few weeks ago.
It's my first 'proper' road bike and I'm extremely pleased. Comfortable, quick and light, plus I think it looks better than it actually is.
I am chuffed to bits with it.Posted 7 years ago
I'm 6'3 and went for the 58 as the next size up just felt too high.
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