Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Bikes: `09 Tarmac Comp, `09 FSR XC Pro
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The Allez Sport's 105 components, amongst other upgrades, which makes it more expensive than the triple posted above.
My cousin purchased an '09 this summer for 1350+tax. It was listed at 1700, but the owner of the store gives me discounts since I've known him a long time.
I'm in Ottawa, so with the smaller population, recreational items tend to be marked up a bit more. Bargain on the 1400 price tag, but it seems to be within range.
The LBS pricing on Specialized bikes is driven by Specialized Canada. My '09 Tarmac Comp was listed at 2799 when I purchased it (for much less), and a few months after the shop owner told me Specialized called and all the Tarmacs (and others) had increased significantly. My bike now retailed 2999.