Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

2009 Specialized Allez (pic)

Notices
Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

2009 Specialized Allez (pic)

Old 07-07-08, 12:13 PM
  #1  
huytheskigod
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
huytheskigod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Davis, CA
Posts: 1,183

Bikes: K2 Zed 3.0; Motobecane Le Champion; Pedal Force RS; IRO BFGB

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2009 Specialized Allez (pic)

So my boss was hit by a car on his commute home from work while on his bike. Long fought battle ensued with various insurance companies. Long story short, he came out with a settlement and decided to get a road bike with the money. He went to the shop and was going to get an 2008 Allez but they didn't have any in size. So what happens? The call the warehouse and gets him the last of the 2009 Pre-Release Allez'! It's very pretty and has the new 9spd sora So, I took a quick cell phone picture. Here it is:

huytheskigod is offline  
Old 07-07-08, 12:26 PM
  #2  
fordfasterr
One speed: FAST !
 
fordfasterr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Ft. Lauderdale FL
Posts: 3,375

Bikes: Ebay Bikes... =)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
wow, 9spd sora... so that bike is in the $ 800 category?
fordfasterr is offline  
Old 07-07-08, 12:41 PM
  #3  
c0urt
moving target
 
c0urt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: birmingham, al
Posts: 2,891

Bikes: looks like a specialized crux now

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 223 Post(s)
Liked 37 Times in 19 Posts
but it does have the world champ stripes
c0urt is offline  
Old 07-07-08, 12:46 PM
  #4  
SgtPepper64
Specialized
 
SgtPepper64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Central New Jersey
Posts: 224

Bikes: 2008 Specialized Allez

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Wow. Is that a matte black?
If the 2008 was a matte finish then I would have gotten black. But I went for the white\red.

And the top tube looks like the 2008 higher price models.
SgtPepper64 is offline  
Old 07-07-08, 12:47 PM
  #5  
theextremist04
Señor Member
 
theextremist04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: FoCo, CO
Posts: 880

Bikes: CAAD10CAAD10CAAD10

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by c0urt View Post
but it does have the world champ stripes
Very obviously. Did you look at the picture?
theextremist04 is offline  
Old 07-07-08, 12:50 PM
  #6  
huytheskigod
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
huytheskigod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Davis, CA
Posts: 1,183

Bikes: K2 Zed 3.0; Motobecane Le Champion; Pedal Force RS; IRO BFGB

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Indeed it is Matte Black...very sexy(if you consider bikes sexy). I think he said it was in the $800 range. WCS strips, I think, were nice to brake up the black and white.
huytheskigod is offline  
Old 07-07-08, 12:53 PM
  #7  
c0urt
moving target
 
c0urt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: birmingham, al
Posts: 2,891

Bikes: looks like a specialized crux now

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 223 Post(s)
Liked 37 Times in 19 Posts
Originally Posted by theextremist04 View Post
Very obviously. Did you look at the picture?
That was a statement of the obvious in response to the previous statement, in this case that's an $800. Some people do it in an attempt of humor.


Let's try this again with proper grammar:

"wow, 9spd sora... so that bike is in the $ 800 category?"
"But, it does have the world champ stripes."

read the statement again and tell me how it works for you.

Last edited by c0urt; 07-07-08 at 12:56 PM. Reason: wondering if he read the whole page before commenting
c0urt is offline  
Old 07-07-08, 12:54 PM
  #8  
SgtPepper64
Specialized
 
SgtPepper64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Central New Jersey
Posts: 224

Bikes: 2008 Specialized Allez

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Also, they fit another full-name logo on there. Seat tube. Was the S logo this year.
SgtPepper64 is offline  
Old 07-07-08, 12:55 PM
  #9  
theextremist04
Señor Member
 
theextremist04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: FoCo, CO
Posts: 880

Bikes: CAAD10CAAD10CAAD10

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by c0urt View Post
That was a statement of the obvious. Some people do it in an attempt of humor.


Let's try this again with proper grammar:

"But, it does have the world champ stripes."

read the statement again and tell me how it works for you.
That's much better. No kidding, I missed that without the punctuation.
theextremist04 is offline  
Old 07-07-08, 01:31 PM
  #10  
InVisib0L
Guru N00b
 
InVisib0L's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: SFO [650]
Posts: 320

Bikes: '06 Trek 1000

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Damn that looks good.
InVisib0L is offline  
Old 07-07-08, 01:34 PM
  #11  
X-LinkedRider
Flying Under the Radar
 
X-LinkedRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Northeast PA
Posts: 4,116

Bikes: 10' SuperiorLite SL Club | 06' Giant FCR3 | 2010 GT Avalanche 3.0 Disc

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Friekin sweet ass bike.
X-LinkedRider is offline  
Old 07-07-08, 02:01 PM
  #12  
lightbulb
More than 60 watts
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 104
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Matte black certainly seems to be one of the faster colors

(yes, I ride a matte black bike)
lightbulb is offline  
Old 07-07-08, 02:08 PM
  #13  
punksurfer024
cat 5 road racer
 
punksurfer024's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: melbourne FL
Posts: 465
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
looks good, seems specialized is going with the sloping top tube for a lot of their frames now.
punksurfer024 is offline  
Old 07-07-08, 02:18 PM
  #14  
Ray Dockrey
Senior Member
 
Ray Dockrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Mustang, OK
Posts: 728
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I got word last week that they warranted my 2005 Allez Sport due to a head tube crack and I am supposed to be getting a 2009 frame and fork in gloss red. Should be ready by the end of the week.
Ray Dockrey is offline  
Old 07-07-08, 07:58 PM
  #15  
gr@sshopper
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Claremont, CA
Posts: 898

Bikes: Trek 1500

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Since we're making an issue of it, I believe that the comma after the but is not necessary.
gr@sshopper is offline  
Old 07-07-08, 08:02 PM
  #16  
Neo
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Nashville
Posts: 3

Bikes: Ciocc COM 12.5

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
It looks alright but I would rather have just matte black with no white at all.
Neo is offline  
Old 07-07-08, 08:03 PM
  #17  
ShadowGray
I like my car
 
ShadowGray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 1,747
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Wow an aluminum bike with a curved frame... now that I haven't seen.
ShadowGray is offline  
Old 07-07-08, 08:25 PM
  #18  
do-well
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 311
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I love the base color and the curving top tube (this coming from someone biased toward traditional geometry). I think the matte black looks especially sharp on the top tube. I'm ok with the world champ stripes, but they don't add anything to the bike. I don't like the two-tone front fork, but that seems to be the norm.

The one thing that would keep me from buying that bike is the way-overcrowded seat tube graphics. A less-is-more approach featuring nothing but a solid matte black seat tube would be the ticket. Alas, more marketing it is.

All that being said, I hope you friend rides the heck out of it. Since that's the point, after all.
do-well is offline  
Old 07-07-08, 08:26 PM
  #19  
Youngin
ub3r n00b
 
Youngin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,368

Bikes: Bianchi Via Nirone, Trek 6000SS, Zebrakanko FG

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by ShadowGray View Post
Wow an aluminum bike with a curved frame... now that I haven't seen.
LOOK HARDER!
Youngin is offline  
Old 07-07-08, 08:29 PM
  #20  
permanentjaun
Senior Member
 
permanentjaun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,713
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Very cool. Can't wait to see the 09 tarmacs
permanentjaun is offline  
Old 07-07-08, 08:30 PM
  #21  
SgtPepper64
Specialized
 
SgtPepper64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Central New Jersey
Posts: 224

Bikes: 2008 Specialized Allez

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by ShadowGray View Post
Wow an aluminum bike with a curved frame... now that I haven't seen.
Haven't you seen the chain\seatstays on the Allez?
I can't tell how curvy they are in the OP's picture, but have a looksy at my '08:


SgtPepper64 is offline  
Old 07-07-08, 08:33 PM
  #22  
ShadowGray
I like my car
 
ShadowGray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 1,747
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by SgtPepper64 View Post
Haven't you seen the chain\seatstays on the Allez?
I can't tell how curvy they are in the OP's picture, but have a looksy at my '08:


Well yeah but they have the straight top tubes. It's not often that I see an al road frame with a curving top tube. On the other hand, I do love the way those stays look on the Specalized... but those Allez are just way too expensive!
ShadowGray is offline  
Old 07-07-08, 10:38 PM
  #23  
BlastRadius
Direct Hit Not Required
 
BlastRadius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: San Bruno, CA
Posts: 6,193

Bikes: Leopard DC1, Ridley X-Fire, GT Zaskar 9r

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Well, Huy. You have to get him out on a BF ride soon.
BlastRadius is offline  
Old 07-08-08, 09:33 AM
  #24  
huytheskigod
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
huytheskigod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Davis, CA
Posts: 1,183

Bikes: K2 Zed 3.0; Motobecane Le Champion; Pedal Force RS; IRO BFGB

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by BlastRadius View Post
Well, Huy. You have to get him out on a BF ride soon.
Haha...in due time. So far, he's only done 10 mi rides in plain clothes on platform pedals. We have to ease him into this sport. It's never too late though as he's turning 61 this year
huytheskigod is offline  
Old 07-08-08, 09:57 AM
  #25  
robvas
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 115

Bikes: Giant OCR, XTC

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The new Roubaix has a curved top tube too. My 08 Allez already looks 'old'

robvas is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.