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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:53 pm 
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Is it me, or are those mech cable runs very long? Probably could save some weight by loping off a few inches there.....

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About the decals... I'm really not sure. I like the look of your wheels, but on the other hand. I'm a bit worried that they'll look like china wheels.


That's why I left the 'Firecrest' and '303' stickers. A tiny splash of color that coordinates with the red accents on the group.

But there is no red on my bike.. So, i think i'll go for all black stickers.

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Is it me, or are those mech cable runs very long? Probably could save some weight by loping off a few inches there.....

You are right and three hours ago, i cut them. Very nice!

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Great looking bike. Would be really interested in finding out the frame weight; I have a 58cm 2011 Allez E5 that I'm using as a winter bike. Want to upgrade various components, but that kind of goes against the point of using a winter bike.


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Picking up my O'symetric rings tomorrow. And sanding down the crank.

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The old Shimano crank with chainrings was almost 900 gram.

Still need my New ultimate seat post 170gram. And McFk saddle 70 gram.

- still need to change the brakes to.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:32 pm 
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Very nice. I recently sold my Trek 5200 winter/crit bike, and I am going to pick one of these Allez framesets up to build up. I've never ridden an aluminum road bike before, but I hear this one rides great.

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beautiful frame. looks very good for an alloy. i wish my tarmac sl3 to be as stealthy


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Very nice. I recently sold my Trek 5200 winter/crit bike, and I am going to pick one of these Allez framesets up to build up. I've never ridden an aluminum road bike before, but I hear this one rides great.

I have never ridden this one either, so i have no idea how it runs. Well... i took it for a test drive when it was stock, but that's as good as no experience.

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beautiful frame. looks very good for an alloy. i wish my tarmac sl3 to be as stealthy

Well... the goal is still under 6.8 and it seems to be in my reach. It is very stealthy and the anodized aluminum has a very good finish. Good quality frame. It's my first Specialized and i always wanted one. So i'm happy.

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Looking good, Daniel... :)

7.025 is without seatpost and saddle or...?

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You could consider decals like these...

I don't think it makes them look like China wheels... AND most important; you know it is not.

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Yes... So i looking at 100gram on a saddle and 170-190gram for a seatpost.

Well. I'll change the breaks, seat clamp, expander (trying some custom and homemade stuff.)
All so thinking of going back to supersonic. I'm selling my 404FC wheel set for a set of Wheelsmith Race38 C23. Thats 100 grams more of right there.
i want that bike under the 7kg. mark.

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I reckon if you just removed the little red decals on the Zipp's they would look spot on. You already have white flashes in the saddle, bars and tyres so it works imo.


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Yes... So i looking at 100gram on a saddle and 170-190gram for a seatpost.

Well. I'll change the breaks, seat clamp, expander (trying some custom and homemade stuff.)
All so thinking of going back to supersonic. I'm selling my 404FC wheel set for a set of Wheelsmith Race38 C23. Thats 100 grams more of right there.
i want that bike under the 7kg. mark.



I have some suggestions that might help. I have a Bontrager Race XXX seatpost I kept from my 5200 build I am going to use on my Allez when I build it. It was I believe 165g uncut. That should help a lot. For the expander you really can't beat an Extralite Ultrastar 2 @7g. I have one of those waiting for the build too.

I might just have to bring a frameset home this week. All of these Allez builds on here lately are making me want one really bad. I have everything I need except cranks, handlebars, and stem. Unfortunately, we are sold sold of any S-Works crank arms smaller than 175mm, and I need 170mm. I think I am going to go with our new Aerofly handlebars, but they are out of stock now too. I got to see some of the first ones we shipped out to our dealers about a month back. Really nice looking bars. Very similar to the Vuka Sprints I have on my S2.

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I reckon if you just removed the little red decals on the Zipp's they would look spot on. You already have white flashes in the saddle, bars and tyres so it works imo.

I'm changing the saddle to an all black saddle. And the 404 are probably sold tomorrow. So i'll email wheelsmith for some new wheels.

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Yes... So i looking at 100gram on a saddle and 170-190gram for a seatpost.

Well. I'll change the breaks, seat clamp, expander (trying some custom and homemade stuff.)
All so thinking of going back to supersonic. I'm selling my 404FC wheel set for a set of Wheelsmith Race38 C23. Thats 100 grams more of right there.
i want that bike under the 7kg. mark.



I have some suggestions that might help. I have a Bontrager Race XXX seatpost I kept from my 5200 build I am going to use on my Allez when I build it. It was I believe 165g uncut. That should help a lot. For the expander you really can't beat an Extralite Ultrastar 2 @7g. I have one of those waiting for the build too.

I might just have to bring a frameset home this week. All of these Allez builds on here lately are making me want one really bad. I have everything I need except cranks, handlebars, and stem. Unfortunately, we are sold sold of any S-Works crank arms smaller than 175mm, and I need 170mm. I think I am going to go with our new Aerofly handlebars, but they are out of stock now too. I got to see some of the first ones we shipped out to our dealers about a month back. Really nice looking bars. Very similar to the Vuka Sprints I have on my S2.

That Bontrager is crazy light! Nice. But i'll go for a KCNC Ti pro lite 142gram. I know that the Extralite Ultrastar is light, but if i can save some cash, make my on and get it down i weight. I found that way more fun and exciting. But thanks for the thoughts.

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I really like this bike. Good to see Specialized putting some money into the development of alloy frames.
The 105 group is bulletproof aswell. Performes good, just change the cranks for aesthetics imo. :D


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