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'03 Allez Comp vs. '05 Allez Elite

Old 08-23-05, 09:26 PM
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Does anyone know of any significant differences between the '03 and '05 Allez Elite frames?

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Old 08-23-05, 10:49 PM
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See for yourself:

https://specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel...txvtf4r.j27011

https://specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel...keTab=techspec
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Old 08-24-05, 01:15 AM
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From the specs, they look almost identical. Geometry is very close. Both Columbus SLX Aluminium and a carbon fiber fork. With this year's Elite, you get the little rubber "Zertz" inserts in the fork blades (and seatpost with the built bike), which are supposed to dampen road shock.

I have the 05 Elite in Red, and I like it a lot. It's my first aluminium bike, after 20 years or so on steel, so I can't say whether or not the Zertz idea works, as I have no experience with AL frames to comapre to. No matter, nice bike, nice frame, with a nice finish, at a nice price.

Mine was a triple, and converted to a double.
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