Specialized Allez Sprint Disc Frameset 2022
Borrowing heavily from Specialized’s highly successful, pro-level Tarmac SL7, the Allez Sprint Disc Frameset is equally race-ready. Despite having been in the range for decades, this latest version is bang up to date, with a plethora of features and technical innovations that improve its speed and comfort.
Specialized claim that it is the quickest aluminium bike available, with it covering a 40km course 41 seconds faster than the previous version. The one-piece bottom bracket and downtube increase power transfer efficiency and the sculpted head tube houses the cables for better aerodynamics and a cleaner look. By using D’Aluisio Smartweld techniques and moving some of the welding points, the frame is stronger and more efficient. Fit geometry is identical to the SL7 race bike, so there can be no doubting the bike’s seriously quick intentions. The carbon seatpost and fork have come straight from the SL7 too, increasing both comfort and control whilst the dropped seatstays and 32mm tyre clearances add comfort without reducing the bike’s speed.
The frame is compatible with hydraulic disc brakes and electronic or mechanical shifting, with all cables running fully internally within the housing and the front derailleur hanger can be removed if running a 1x system for a more svelte aesthetic.
|Frame||Specialized E5 Premium Aluminium Disc frame with D'Aluisio Smartweld Sprint Technology, hydroformed aluminium tubing, tapered head tube, fully internally routed cables, threaded bottom bracket|
|Fork||Specialized FACT Carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc|
|Seatpost||Specialized 2021 S-Works Tarmac Carbon seat post, FACT Carbon, Di2 compatible, 20mm offset|