Nice bike! Love the stealth look, didn't know that it came in that finish. Now I'm thinking about picking one up to use as my race bike this year.
Do you feel any difference in stiffness between you SW Tarmac SL3 and the Allez Race? (Specifically the BB and rear triangle)
Yeah this is the "Race" edition. Its technically the same frame as their new S-Works Allez... What makes that one receive the "S-Works" branding is buying the bike complete with the SRAM Red group and new Roval carbon clinchers. Other than that, no change. You should definitely pick one up. I planned on just using it as my crit bike this year, but I've found myself riding it a lot more than the Tarmac as of late.. Maybe its just the "new bike" feel? Everyone knows the Tarmac is a great bike, but this thing really gives it a run for the money. Comes with the new Tarmac SL4 carbon fork and SL4 shape tubing with its cobra headtube and reshaped/flared out seat stays. To answer your question I can't feel any difference in stiffness. The headtube actually feels a little more forgiving than the Tarmac SL3, in which some people complained about the SL3. But other than that, BB feels just as good, no flex, great transfer. I've heard people complain about the previous Allez and everyone that has this new one has nothing but praise for it. I've said it countless times to people looking for a new bike, you honestly don't need a carbon rig for a comfortable, yet snappy, responsive ride. Not to mention, the most bang for your buck.