06-08-05, 06:33 AM
I was wondering if anyone knows roughly how much this bike costs in America? i'm from Australia and am going over to the US shortly. Does Supergo sell this bike still, as they use to specialise in Specialized!! Now they don't advertise the price over the internet.
Also i was wondering if anyone has any opinions on the difference between the Allez comp and allez comp Cro Mo, (other than the fact that they are different matterials). Riding experiences, tests etc.
Any suggestions for bikes for $1600-1700 US BRAND NEW!???
06-08-05, 08:20 AM
MSRP in the US is $2400 and I am pretty sure my shop sells them for $2160.
06-09-05, 04:02 AM
Really i didn't think they were that much. On www.roadbikereview.com the average price is $1630. However i'm not sure where abouts that is in the world. OK then, what would be the best bike to get from the states for around $1600-1700?
06-09-05, 07:30 AM
Here is the spec:
FRAME Specialized compact race design, E5 AEROTEC, fully double-butted, heat-treated Columbus tubing, FACT advanced composite seat stays with Zertz inserts
FORK Specialized Carbon Speed Zertz, bonded carbon fiber legs, carbon crown, carbon steerer
HEADSET Specialized Mindset, 1 1/8” integrated threadless, with triple sealed cartridge bearings, carbon cone with 2 each 5mm spacers
STEM Specialized Pro, 3D forged alloy, 31.8mm bar clamp, 4-position adjustable, 4-bolt
HANDLEBARS Specialized Pro, carbon racing drop, 31.8mm diameter
TAPE / GRIPS Body Geometry, thin Bar Phat, cork ribbon
FRONT BRAKE Shimano Ultegra
REAR BRAKE Shimano Ultegra
BRAKE LEVERS Shimano Dura-Ace, STI
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Ultegra, 31.8mm clamp, bottom pull, double
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Dura-Ace, short cage
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Dura-Ace, STI, flight deck compatible
CASSETTE Shimano Dura-Ace, 10-speed, 11x23t
CHAIN Shimano Dura-Ace
CRANKSET FSA G-2, hollow 2-piece, five arm, super high polished arms
BOTTOM BRACKET FSA-Gossamer II Comp, alloy super light, exterior bearings (integrated)
PEDALS Composite body, Cr-Mo axle
RIMS Mavic Ksyrium Equipe, 700c
FRONT HUB Mavic Ksyrium Equipe, 20 hole, Mavic QR
REAR HUB Mavic Ksyrium Equipe, 24 hole, sealed freehub, Mavic QR
SPOKES Mavic Ksyrium Equipe, stainless steel
FRONT TIRE Specialized Mondo Pro, 700 x 23c, 120TPI, Kevlar bead
REAR TIRE Specialized Mondo Pro, 700 x 23c, 120TPI, Kevlar bead
TUBES Specialized Turbo Ultra Light, presta valve
SADDLE Body Geometry Alias, carbon Fiber base, hollow Ti rails
SEAT POST Specialized Pavé, advanced composite, 27.2x350mm
SEAT BINDER Specialized, forged/CNC, double wedge
Yea that review is for the 2004 model. In 05 the Comp is now the top of the Allez line as there is no Pro model. The 05 Comp gets Dura Ace 10s components (mixed with some Ultegra as you can see) where the 04 was Ultegra 9 speed. It also adds a CF seat stay.
As for the best bike for $1700 in the US well it would depend on what fits you and what you want to odo with it. There is the Allez Elite for $1100 retail ($990 normal price) with 105 and then you could do some upgrading. Or for $1700 there is the Allez Comp CrMo which is speced like the 04 Allez (Ultegra 9) and has a Columbus Foco steel frame (would be my choice over Al for everyday riding). That is just the stuff from Specialized, of course there are a ton of other bikes out there. Fujis seem to be VERY good deals.