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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:10 pm 
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Looking for a bike that can serve as commuter and winter riding bike- I am not concerned about commuter racks so the commuting part is a non-issue

What I am concerned about is fit, they offer a 49cm and a 52cm, the 49 has a TT of 518 and the 52 has 537. I know my max reach with a 100mm stem is about 532 so leaning towards the 49.

This bike would replace my steel all city commuter bike, with the carbon fork on the specialized I think it would be as smooth of a ride as my current steelie.

The main reason I am looking to change is that I tend to do my big rides after work so need a bike inexpensive enough to lockup in the bike locker room and performance oriented enough for after work spirited rides

Anyone have comments on the Allez or specifically sizing on these frames?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:19 pm 
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Edit- Didnt think they made a 49 allez but it seems you just cant get a frame!

I have ridden a tarmac in a 52 abit and it was a great bike, perhaps not as stiff as a caad10 but certainly a good aluminum race frame. The spec 49cm geo is great also, I have a tarmac in that configuration and it handles great.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:22 pm 
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shoopdawoop wrote:
I dont think they make a 49cm allez; or at least its not listed on the US website for the frame.



I also didn't think so but my dealer confirmed. it basically has the same geo as the 52 aside from TT and ST


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:26 pm 
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My friends and I are not the best to ask...3/4 ain't bad
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:39 pm 
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Are any of those 49's if so any chance for a bigger pic?


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Deleted pic. No need to quote picture in immediately preceding post. Thanks. PP


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 2:43 am 
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Sorry 54,54 and a 61

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 3:14 am 
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That focus is mean looking. Nice looking group if bikes, looks like a serious group.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:46 am 
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natefontaine wrote:
My friends and I are not the best to ask...3/4 ain't bad
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What's scarier, the cult of caad or the allez alliance?:D:D

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:28 am 
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Great bike. Several teams where I live have gone to this frame for racing crits instead of carbon frames.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:40 am 
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After further research, cannondale has a caad10 in a 50 which will fit perfect.

Also comes murdered out which is
Perfect since I will be commuting and want something low key


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:54 am 
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I think we have very different definitions of low key and a winter frame ;)

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