Specialized Allez E5 Road Bike [Review]
Reviewed by Pedallers
Last Updated on August 24, 2020
The Specialized Allez bike stays true to its name when it comes to road bikes. Being a road bike that is imbued with technology fit for a racing bike, it is a wonder why it is even referred to as an entry-level road bike.
Specialized Allez is a powerful bike featuring a specialized fact carbon, e5 premium aluminum frame and a Shimano 2000 Claris shifter, which makes it appropriate and suitable for riders of all sizes even for new entries into the world of biking.
SPECIALIZED E5 PREMIUM ALUMINIUM ALLOY FRAME
It consists of aesthetic welds, and it comes in various diameters and shapes. It has 130mm spacing, narrow head tubing, and an interior cable channeling. Its premium aluminum alloy frame lends outstanding girth and strength to the bike whilst navigating roads. The design and aesthetics make it an outstanding bike not just for riding but for the looks.
SPECIALIZED FACT CARBON
The specialized fact carbon features 1-1/8 to 1-3/8 tapper and fender eyelets help to limit the road vibration and enhance the full-speed control. The functional advanced composite technology carbon fiber with alloy crown helps riders to have full control of the bike even while at top speed level. It also helps in the fluidity of control of the while the rider negotiates corners on descending hilly slopes.
SHIMANO 2000 CLARIS SHIFTERS
Specialized Allez uses a Shimano 105 2×11 speed drivetrain. The 11-speed drivetrain is not heavy and will give you a great shifting and an awesome riding experience. The speed drivetrain features 11-32t cassette size and 50/34T Praxis Alba chainset. Also, the front derailleur Shimano is a wide pitch gear, and the rear utilizes an eleven-speed train Shimano 105 which in all its sense gives the bike a wholesome speed.
ESPOIR SPORT TYRES
Specialized Allez uses Espoir Sport tires 60 TPI of 700x25mm for the front and rear wheel. The tire is efficient and is amazing to use on smooth pikes. These tires works with a 40mm Presta valve, which makes the ride on tarmac smoother with adequate grip. Additionally, the tires comprises wire beads, and they have a 70a compound, which makes it more durable.
SIZE: All sizes available, based on the rider’s height.
FRAME: Specialized advanced E5 aluminum, a fully changed conduit, I-1/8- 1-3/8 tapered head tube
FORK: Specialized FACT carbon
SHIFTERS: Shimano 105 R7000, 11 speed
FRONT DERAILEURS: Shimano 105
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano 105 R7000 11 speed of medium cage size
CHAIN SET: Praxis Alba 50/34T
CHAIN: KMC XII EL NP, 11 Speed
CASSETTE: Shimano 105 11 speed, 11-32t
BRAKES: Axis 1.0 caliper
TAPE: Specialized handlebar tape
TUBES: Presta, 40mm valve
SADDLE: Body Geometry Bridge Saddle, and Steel Rails
SEATPOST: Alloy, 2-Bolt Clamp, 12mm offset, 27.2mm, which is an anti-corrosion hardware.
Fantastic And High-Quality Design Frame
Awesome Shimano 105 R7000 11 Speed Shifters for an entry-level bike
Espoir Sport Durable Tyres
Easy Grip And Control For Riders
Wide cassette width might cause cranky shifting
Does the framework hold any weight?
The reinforced E5 aluminum frame can hold its own, tires are what should be considered.
Is shifting easy on the bike?
The bike is always in full control during shifting, and the chainset allows for fluidity whilst changing the gear.
The Specialized Allez bike with its specialized FACT, axis calipher brakes and praxis alba chainset makes new riders want to go all into the game of riding. The tires at the front and back wheels are durable and efficient and perfectly balanced. The overall design of the bike is suitable for commuting and mountain riders. It is a simple bike built to serve new riders and people looking for perfection on the first try.