2013 Specialized

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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by skinnyankles

rubiksdude wrote:Hey frankmx,

Awesome build. What rings are on the s-works crank?

Just building a 2013 venge with campy but distraught as can't use campy rings on it:-(

I'm running campy on my venge..
Praxis works chainrings on my s-works cranks.. :thumbup:

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by thisisnotaspoon

Are Specialized selling the frame+fork in the USA? Seems loads of people on here buying these and CAAD10's and the only way to get either in the UK is to buy a complete bike and strip the parts off. The only comparable frame I can see is the Canyon, and that doesn't really do it for me.

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by horse

marcelflash wrote:Just came in the store today for my new competition bike ALLEZ E5 BBQ 56cm
tomorrow the weight. then I take the scale with me

What.. Forged head tube?

2013 looks be 2003 all over again for alu.

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by frankmx

Thanks i am very happy with it and it rides pretty nice,i still need to test to see how stiff it really is.
no remarks so far.
I am using Stronglight Ct2 chainrings shifting is superb.
Maybe next month i am getting a Berk combo.

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by ktirio2004

so nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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by twoangstroms

Very nice! Cheers to the big S for going this route (though their eight millions SKUs has always baffled me -- I'm aware of the hypocrisy here).

Makes me want to go find my old Lapierre 971 Scandium. Loved that bike and raced the hell out of it.

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by PrivateAddress

For those of you who have posted weights of the 2013 Allez frameset -- are you guys measuring with or without (upper and lower) headset bearings installed in the headtube?

For a 56 cm 2012 Allez frameset, I measured 1470 g with headset installed and with BB30 adapters installed (the stock ones for conversion to a Shimano crank) and 420 g for the fork (cut for a stem and a single 10 mm spacer).

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by MossIcon

For those who have built up the '13 Allez Race: what are you impressions so far?

Comfortable? Good in corners? Descents? Any regrets?

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by Werdna

I've only put around ~200 miles on mine so far.
I really like it so far, similar in comfort to Tarmac sl3's I've ridden (largely due to the narrow seatpost that sticks a foot out of the frame)
The rear end of the bike is not as stiff, but definitely not a noodle.
I personally find that it handles very well, as it should, the geometry is the same as the Tarmac.
I currently have mine set up fixed-gear, so if it was a flexy frame, I would have a major problem with that :lol:

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by nagge

Anyone got a delivery date on a 2013 S-works Venge Di2?

The wait is killing me, although I suspect I'll have to wait to Jan/feb, getting a new bike in the middle of winter is always fun.

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by samj760

Just built up the 2013 Allez E5 OSBB Frameset with SRAM Force. came in at exactly 16lbs with a 58cm frame.

Compared to my previous Felt F75 it is way stiffer, very responsive, a lot lighter, and extremely comfortable. Can't wait to race it.

Here's the complete build with weights from my home scale:

2013 Specialized Allez 58cm-w/headset, hang & BB 1879
Specialized Carbon

Seatpost - Thompson Masterpiece 27.2x350 192
Stem - Easton EA90 - 120mm, 10degree 144
Bars - Easton EA70 - 42cm 270
Saddle - Fizik Antares K:ium 199

Crankset - SRAM Force 53/39 175mm - 654
Rear Derailleur - SRAM Force - 172
Front Derailleur - SRAM Force - 88
Braze-on Adapter - K-Edge 14
Cassette - SRAM PG1070 - 11-26 230
Chain - SRAM PC1091R 238
Chain Catcher - K-Edge - with washers 12

Shifter/Brake - SRAM Force - 321
Brakes - SRAM Force 284

Wheelset - SRAM S30 AL Sprint - w/rim tape 1573
Skewers 117
Tubes - 154
Tires - S-Works Turbo Pro 700x23 364

Cables - Jaguar Race 144

Pedals - Speedplay Zero Stainless 208

Total Weight 7257
Total Weight 16.00

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by MossIcon

@samj760: thanks, thats awesome info.
Do you have any races remaining this season? Or will you have to wail til Spring? Very curious to hear how it does

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by samj760

I have a race Oct 20th

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by Tailwinds

Newb here, well kind of oldschool actually, it's been so long (like 2005) I don't even recall my login. Anyway, I searched the forum but I don't see any mention elsewhere, Specialized confirmed a couple of weeks ago that they are indeed releasing the rumored Boonen S-Works Venge frame and the Vino S-Works Olympic Tarmac frame in orange, 50 of each headed to the US, 200 worldwide.
Boonen Venge gets a custom, obnoxious, and awesome Flanders saddle and Prevail helmet.....

Here's my saddle with our shop's autographed jersey....


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by MX3

My first post and first road bike.

All stock 2013 Tarmac Elite.

Pardon all the stickers, just brought this home from the LBS.



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