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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Allez Sprint
PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:13 pm 
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53x12 wrote:
Honestly Specialized is just being lazy for not having the frame ready for Di2 from the factory so that their customer won't have any issues with warranty denial for modifying the frame themselves. For Specialized to make it Di2 ready would be very minimal work on their part.


I love my Allez Sprint....the only thing I could nit-pick is the cable routing. It would make the bike better if they did the following things (all of which I think are solvable, but harder than they sound)
  • Make the rear brake cable routing not need a full length housing
  • Run the rear derailluer cable through the chain stay and get rid of the stops on the chainstays
  • Di2 compatible from the factory
  • Eliminate the housing sections under the BB

To me these are minor problems...but it would be nice to see them fix them on a refresh.


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Allez Sprint
PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:29 pm 
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Check page 22 of this thread. I posted pics of how I setup Di2. The downtube cable now routes with the brake cable in the top tube.


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Allez Sprint
PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:03 pm 
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pyrahna wrote:
53x12 wrote:
Honestly Specialized is just being lazy for not having the frame ready for Di2 from the factory so that their customer won't have any issues with warranty denial for modifying the frame themselves. For Specialized to make it Di2 ready would be very minimal work on their part.


I love my Allez Sprint....the only thing I could nit-pick is the cable routing. It would make the bike better if they did the following things (all of which I think are solvable, but harder than they sound)
  • Make the rear brake cable routing not need a full length housing
  • Run the rear derailluer cable through the chain stay and get rid of the stops on the chainstays
  • Di2 compatible from the factory
  • Eliminate the housing sections under the BB

To me these are minor problems...but it would be nice to see them fix them on a refresh.


Yeah, I would have appreciated a cleaner cable routing under the BB. I had a heck of a time getting the housing length right. It was too long, cut a little, still too long, cut a little, still too long, cut a little, too short!


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Allez Sprint
PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:59 pm 
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If anyone's interested I'm selling my limited edition 3 white/chrome sprint with force 1x. The listing for it is in the for sale section here.


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Allez Sprint
PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:59 pm 
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@Samklee15 sorry to ask but how do I access the for sale section in Tapatalk app? Have never seen it. Thank you!

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Allez Sprint
PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:50 pm 
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Another Allez Sprint 2x Di2 build. I love the orange. Meant I had to buy the whole bike though and disassemble. The Praxis BB, of course, needs its own special tool. Funny that a "crit" bike that was 1x when it debuted ships with a 52 and an 11-28. That's a dumb spec. 53 and 11-23 make more sense.

Anyway, conversion is simple: 1. Enlarge drain hole in drive-side chainstay. 2. Drill a hole in BB shell. I went low in the meatiest part of shell. 3. I used a dremmel to cut off the routing tube in the non-drive side cable guide. The diameter of the Di2 connector is too big to pass through tube. 4. Route Di2 wires as you would in a normal Di2 setup.

The pic with the hanger is before. The drain hole needs to be just slightly larger.


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Allez Sprint
PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:21 pm 
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Drilled hole in largest area of BB shell making sure it was above the internal part of the shell. Used a flat head to slightly widen brake in cable guide so that Di2 wire would fit. Still need grommets.

I debated about drilling the hole on the side of the seat tube close to the FD but decided that if I was going to drill a hole, it was best to do so in the meatuest part of the structure.


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Allez Sprint
PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:29 pm 
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I left just enough of the backside so that it would fit in place in the frame opening.


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Allez Sprint
PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:58 pm 
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^^^^ Nice work. I love seeing this kind of stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Allez Sprint
PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:01 am 
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To run Di2 wires I used this steel wire. It is thin and paradoxically stiff and flexible. You will notice that the wites are run straight into the BB at first. I then take the end of the wire and loop it up an over the interior BB shell and pull it down through the opening in the top. In the second picture you see how the wire from the chain stay now enters the BB shell from the top. The Di2 wires can then be pulled into place with all wires entering the BB shell from the top. Then the Di2 wires are connected to the junction box which is then pushed/pulled up through the opening into the cavity above the interior BB shell.


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Allez Sprint
PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:04 am 
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uclbm wrote:
I left just enough of the backside so that it would fit in place in the frame opening.

Thanks. I like doing it. Cut the steerer tube and run the brake cable tonight and I have a new 2017 Allez Sprint x2 Di2 race bike!


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Allez Sprint
PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:15 am 
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what's the frameset weight for a size 49cm? also how's the ride quality during a climb?


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Allez Sprint
PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:33 am 
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Mine climbs the same as my tarmacs IMO, have even snagged PRs on it.

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Allez Sprint
PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:12 am 
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Nefarious86: sweet~


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Allez Sprint
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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Allez Sprint
PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:22 am 
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Built up and ridden. Just over 16 1/2 pounds as you see it. Ultegra Di2 11spd, Ultegra Crank 172.5 with 52/38 Rotor Qrings, Ultegra casette 11-23, Ultegra pedals, TriRig Omega X brakes, Enve 3.4 clinchers, 25mm Conti GP 4000s II, Specialized Turbo Presta w/talc tubes. Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio, Bontrager RL water bottle cages.

Great ride feel, stiff, quick but not twitchy. Overall very similar to a Tarmac.


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