2012 Specialized Allez E5

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nyoda
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by nyoda

Actually mine feels great. Especially with the new wheels.


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btompkins0112
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Yes, those RS-80s are absolutely fantastic wheels for the price. I swapped out the steel bearings for ceramic for about $70, and they rolled like a greased pig on butter.

nyoda
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btompkins0112 wrote:Yes, those RS-80s are absolutely fantastic wheels for the price. I swapped out the steel bearings for ceramic for about $70, and they rolled like a greased pig on butter.


Actually I saw them somewhere for about $20! I'm definitely going to upgrade the bearings soon.


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by btompkins0112

Good deal! I went through Boca Bearings and they had them labeled specifically for the wheels (balls are different sized front/rear).

nyoda
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Sorry they were $30. They're on eBay but they ship out of California, which makes me feel better about it.

http://r.ebay.com/vC0rhR


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Looks good. I would go for it.....fun little project if you have the right supplies, i.e. cone wrenches, degreaser (I used brake cleaner spray) and new grease (I used Phil Wood).

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by nyoda

Finally got around to make a build list:

Specs (as it stands):

Frame: 2012 54cm Allez E5 OSBB
Shifters: SRAM Rival
Rear derailleur: SRAM Rival
Front derailleur: SRAM Rival
Crankset: SRAM Force BB30 53x39 172.5mm
Brakes: Tektro ??? (waiting to install Planet-X Forged Brakes)
Chain: KMC DX10 SC
Cassette: SRAM PG-1050, 12-25T
Stem: FSA SL-K 100mm
Handlebar: FSA Wing Pro Compact 42cm
Tape: Fizik
Seatpost: Deda Zero100
Seatpost binder: Specialized clamp
Saddle: Fizik Aliante
Pedals: Look Keo 2 Max Carbon
Wheels: Shimano RS80 C24 Clincher
Tires: Michelin Pro3 Service Course

Future Upgrades:

Planet-X Forged Brakes
Ceramic bearings for the rs80 hubs
New cabling (Yokozuna perhaps?)

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