Old 07-01-19, 01:23 AM
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smashndash
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Bikes: 2017 Specialized Allez Sprint Comp

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I have an Allez sprint comp. if you are absolutely decided on the bike, I think youíll want to swap out the saddle. The toupe isnít super popular. It didnít work for me because the nose was too fat. The wheels and bars are a good swap. Iíd also recommend some top end tubeless tires so you can run them at a lower pressure. This bike rides very rough, to the point that it feels slow on bumpy tarmac. On rough descents, the bike feels like itís skittering across the top of the tarmac. Though I have no experience with other road bikes, and Iím fairly light at 140# riding a 54cm frame, which means this frame is probably too stiff for me.

I also went with a shorter crank for a better fit and better shifting (Shimano shifts better than praxis). Could be worthwhile.

One warning: be very gentle with the front mech hanger. Itís made of very soft aluminum and deforms very easily. Once damaged, it cannot be replaced, only deformed further. A nearly fatal flaw of this frame imo.
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