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Used Specialized Allez

Old 08-12-20, 03:55 PM
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Used Specialized Allez

Hi all,
New to bikes and this forum.
I have been looking for a used road bike and came across one on eBay...
specialized allez road bike Men’s 54
I have a few questions....
1. is there an easy way to find out the year of the particular model ? ( I asked the seller, they didn't know..they told me they bought it used)
2. if its an older one...what do they normally go for? Or what should I look out for?
3. Its a 54 size frame..I am about 5'10....is that a good size?

thanks

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Old 08-12-20, 04:00 PM
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I also have 54 Allez Sprint
5.9", perfect size, if you like a very aggressive Race/Crit bike

What are they asking, what components does it have ?
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Old 08-12-20, 04:02 PM
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this is all that is in the description
This bike has very low miles on it. Carbon FACT front fork, Carbon seat post, Shimano clip pedals, turbo computer (does not seem to be working).
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Old 08-12-20, 07:09 PM
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I think the model year is on a sticker either on the down or seat tube near the BB or under the BB.

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Old 08-12-20, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by bguiliano View Post
this is all that is in the description
This bike has very low miles on it. Carbon FACT front fork, Carbon seat post, Shimano clip pedals, turbo computer (does not seem to be working).
What groupset? Meaning the front and rear derailleurs, shifters and brakes. What wheels?

BTW.. .i'm 5'10.5" and ride a 56 with a 110mm stem. I once rode a 54 and found it twitchy. but with such a shortage of bike, you might not find anything else.

2 owners, so it should be cheap.
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Old 08-12-20, 07:40 PM
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In the absence of better answers from your seller, you might benefit from a few photos from which you can find more info and draw a couple conclusions.
A good photo of the frame will show you whether this bike is of a current design / recent model year or if it's an older style. The seller say it has low miles so you hope the bike is not too old.
A photo of the rear derailleur and the chainring / crankset might tell you what component group is on the bike.
And a photo(s) of the rims and hubs to see what wheel set is on the bike.

You don't yet know what shape the bike is in, or whether it's carrying stock / original components or if its been rebuilt with parts better or worse than the original equipment.
The FACT carbon fork is standard on many Specialized aluminum frames in the last 5 years or so, that might be a clue to the bike's age, and at any rate it's a good reliable fork in the price range where the Allez line sits.
If the bike is carrying stock components, then it probably has Shimano Tiagra or 105 series and if the bike is under 5 years old that stuff is probably in good working condition unless the bike's been totally neglected / abused. You'd hope that an owner who adds a carbon seat post knows and cares enough to maintain the bike decently.\
It's important to figure out what wheels are on it, not least of all to the price you decide to offer or eventually agree.
It's good that it has Shimano pedals included.
It seems like there are indicators that the bike is well equipped, but usually owners / sellers are eager to list all the bike's cool qualities ,but that part is missing here.

Assuming the bike's no older than 3 or 4 years and you can verify it's in good shape per the seller's low-mileage claim . . .
For an Allez Sport with stock / original parts, I'd offer maybe $500
For an Allez Elite with stock / original parts, maybe $1000 but no more.
If it's an Allez Sprint, this has different considerations. The Sprint is often bought only as a frameset and used for a custom build-up specifically for crit racing. If this is the case here, you might expect a higher selling price like $1500 and up.

Ot to hell with all of this, and offer him $500 . . . when he counters you will likely get all kinds of reasons / info / details as to why his asking price is higher.
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My Specialized Allez from 2009 had a carbon fork, seat stays, and seat post; full 105 group set.

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Old 08-13-20, 11:49 AM
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For size, you're in the ballpark. I'm 5'10" with relatively short legs (30" inseam pants), and my bikes are 55cm and M/L, one with a 550mm top tube, the other with a 557mm top tube. If you're getting a 54cm in a more aggressive geometry (which the Allez might be), you're probably no more than a stem and a spacer or two away from reasonable fit. The Allez will likely be (roughly) long enough to accommodate your torso, but I'm betting it will also be a bit lower than you'd be comfortable with - which is where a taller stem or spacers (if you have the necessary steerer tube length) will come into play.

But yes, a picture would e worth a thousand words.
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This seems to be the bike.

At your height I wouldn't put you on a 54 cm. Specialized ballpark fits says it could work but if you have normal proportions, 56 cm would be better.
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Originally Posted by blakcloud View Post
This seems to be the bike.

At your height I wouldn't put you on a 54 cm. Specialized ballpark fits says it could work but if you have normal proportions, 56 cm would be better.

The photos on the Ebay link show this bike has Sora brakes, Tiagra rear derailleur and Sugino crankset. It looks to be 5 or more years old. I cannot tell what model the Shimano pedals are but they've been through some wear n tear. Wheelset looks to be stock but cannot tell for sure. Anyway the seller's asking price is listed right there at $850 which wasn't mentioned in the OP. if this bike fits, I might offer $500 and see where the discussion goes. There's nothing wrong with a good Allez frame + fork but the wheel set probably needs an upgrade, the pedals might need an upgrade, and the componentry is mismatched and could mean this bike has had different parts on-and-off it during its life. It might be perfectly fine but should be no surprise if this bike needs some care / adjustment before riding smoothly
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Old 08-13-20, 03:41 PM
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If that is the bike, the seller has terrible feedback. Didn't look at the underlying ratings, but overall is 91.8% on 122 total ratings.

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Old 08-13-20, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by jimmyodonnell View Post
The photos on the Ebay link show this bike has Sora brakes, Tiagra rear derailleur and Sugino crankset. It looks to be 5 or more years old. I cannot tell what model the Shimano pedals are but they've been through some wear n tear. Wheelset looks to be stock but cannot tell for sure. Anyway the seller's asking price is listed right there at $850 which wasn't mentioned in the OP. if this bike fits, I might offer $500 and see where the discussion goes. There's nothing wrong with a good Allez frame + fork but the wheel set probably needs an upgrade, the pedals might need an upgrade, and the componentry is mismatched and could mean this bike has had different parts on-and-off it during its life. It might be perfectly fine but should be no surprise if this bike needs some care / adjustment before riding smoothly
$850 is the new price.... $400 or walk away.
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Old 08-13-20, 04:22 PM
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Thanks all....
I don't think I am going to go forward with it. I am a bit worried about about it already being the second owner and the mis matched parts.
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Old 08-14-20, 01:03 AM
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For that pricing you could get a ultegra Caad12 easy peezy haha
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$850 is the new price.... $400 or walk away.
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