Finally got my Ritchey endorsed front end upgraded. Those that say that fork upgrades "awaken" the specialized Allez Epic are right. Unbelievable change in performance. It is encouraging me to upgrade the drivetrain and wheelset it was that impressive.
To keep the "classic" look I'll be snagging an Ulegra 6600 crankset and may get an Ultegra cluster too. The rear cluster will have some hillclimbing gears up top since I live in a very hilly area. But ill try to keep some straight pulling gears down low for pulling thru straights or to maintain high speeds.
Wheelset. Because I do use this for commuting and my exercise rig. Makes sense to go with Mavic Open Pros for the median of performance and durability. Otherwise I wouldn't mind investing in some weightweenie sets such as the entry level Hed wheels.
So thumbs down or thumbs up?