Specialized Allez E5 Smartweld Premium

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pekruhnium
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by pekruhnium

Hi
I just bought a new bike - or new (slightly used) bike day :D 8)

THE BIKE
Specialized Allez E5 Smartweld Premium (bought 2016)
Frame size: 56
Fact Tarmac Carbon fork.

Groupset: Complete 5700 Shimano 105 (10-speed) (Ultegra FD, Chain, Cassette)

Wheels: Mavic Ksyrium WLS (2016)

Tires: Continental 4-season 25mm (new).

Pedals: Look Keo Carbon

Handlebar: FSA Omega Compact 44cm

Stem: Pro shimano 120mm

Seatpost: Haibike carbon

Saddle: Specialized Romin Steel.

Weight: 8.330 kg.

PRICE: 780 Dollars / 600 British Pounds.

What to change? :?: :?:

Brakes - 105 is 380g.. Maybe Zero Grativy.
Handlebar - need smaller like 40cm??
Saddle - Carbon lightweight one??
Seatpost - a haibike dosent fit a bike of this quality.
The tubes - how did he think 60mm on a 20mm rim was a nice look? :shock:
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What do you think? :?: :?:


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happyon2wheels
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by happyon2wheels

Congratulation on your new bike. I can absolutely understand why you would want to buy this. It's a great bike offering a lot of qualities and at a very reasonable price point.

I have the same frame, well actualy I have two, one is my winter bike and another is a more 'tricked out' summer ride. The summer one sit at around 7.3 kgs complete with a mix of Ultegra and Dura-Ace, Fulcrum Quattro Carbon wheels and Ritchey WCS stem/bar so it can aboslutely be turned into fairly light weight ride if that's your thing.

In terms of seatpost I would recommend a carbon seatpost. I swapped a Ricthey WCS alloy for a S-Works carbon and it made quite a difference as the frame transmits the road surface 1:1. Also I opted for a titanium rail saddle, both for weight and (I think) a small comfort gain.

If your BB30 runs fine, then just ignore this bit, but I swapped mine for the C-Bear bb30-24 ceramic bearings. Just the quality of these is great, but they are made to top level tolerance and I've had no issues since installing.

Enjoy your new ride!
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kidrob
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by kidrob

Gratz to your purchase, seems like a very good price!

All upgrades depend on your budget, but to start you off:
- I would indeed start by looking into a new saddle: Easy and cheap gains
- Brakes: You can get brand new Dura Ace for 100€ in Ebay
- Yes to the seatpost
- Can upgrade other parts to Ultegra or better. New Ultegra crank is 180€. Check Ebay?
- Depending on budget you could look into new wheels, some mid-range low-profile Hunt could work for example (~480€)
- Oh, and I would mount the bottle holder at the down tube of the frame, should be big visual difference ;)

pekruhnium
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by pekruhnium

Thans for your great replies :)
I happyon2wheels - the current seatpost is carbon, but i dont know anything about it. I will try to look for a light and stiff one. Your looks like it came with the bike, so maybe I will go for a S-works.
The groupset havent run more than 1000km, so maybe I will stick with it. The cassette and chain and front deraileur is actually ultegra.

kidrob - Dura ace brakes looks great but still weigh at 300-310g in real weight, so pretty expensive g/pr.$ vice.
I fancy praxisworks or rotor for cranks, but the 105 looks great irl.
I know the bottlecase situation is cr*p, but i have another, so that will be sorted. ;)

I'm also changing the stem for a 90mm - i think the Kalloy Uno 7 or simular will fit nice with some acetone procedure.

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kidrob
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by kidrob

Happy to hear, pleasure! It all depends on your budget ofc :beerchug:
pekruhnium wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:13 pm
I'm also changing the stem for a 90mm - i think the Kalloy Uno 7 or simular will fit nice with some acetone procedure.
^^kalloy uno is all time WW pref I think (https://fairwheelbikes.com/fair-wheel-k ... alth-stem/).
I went with the Ritchey WCS C260, it's hella sexy :wink:

pekruhnium
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by pekruhnium

I can get the Uno for 20$ on aliexpress, and acotone is in stock. So I'think thats the cheapest.. and maybe change alot of crmo bolts :)

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by CrankAddictsRich

Great bike! Congratulations! You've got yourself a bike that offers tremendous bang for the buck. It sounds like you've got some avenues for modifcations. The only thing I disagree with is the brake upgrade. I don't think Zero Gravity brakes offer very good braking... I'd go with DA or if you want something LIGHT, then ee brakes.

Remember to share your bike in the Smartweld Gallery thread.

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Here's my DSW Allez

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2015 Specialized S-Works Allez, 15.2 lbs/6.89 kg (unfortunately, I don't have a scale shot)

Frame: 2015 Specialized Allez stripped to bare metal and clear-coated, size 54
Fork/Headset: Specialized S-Works Tarmac 11R
Crankset/Bottom Bracket: Shimano Dura-ace 9000 50-34 w/ Stages DA9000 pm / Praxis OSBB conversion
Pedals: Shimano DA9000
Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain: Shimano Dura-ace 50-34, KMC X11SL / Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-28
Derailleurs/Shifters: Shimano Dura-ace 9000
Handlebars/Stem: Specialized S-Works Aerofly/ Fizik Cyrano R1 100mm, 7*
Saddle/Seatpost: Fizik Antares R1 carbon/ Fizik Cyrano R1 carbon
Brakes: Shimano Dura-ace 9000
Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Yoeleo SAT Superlight 50mmx25mm/ Yoeleo SL-Pro ceramic hub/ 24c Specialized S-Works Turbo
Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Yoeleo SAT Superlight 50mmx25mm/ Yoeleo SL-Pro ceramic hub/ 26c Specialized S-Works Turbo
Accessories: Taxc Tao cages/ Fizik soft touch tape/ Barfly Fizik mount
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2015 Specialized S-Works Allez
2015 Specialized Venge Pro
2014 Specialized S-Works Shiv TT

pekruhnium
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by pekruhnium

Wow - thats an amazing looking bike you've got Rich!

It was infact crankaddicts bike builds wich insured me to buy the Allez Smartweld instead of an Caad10 or carbon bike.
I will post my bike in the Smartweld Gallery when I'm happy with the build.

abt. the Zero Gravity - I know they're bad, but DA is just not the right stealthy color, so maybe an KCNC C7 or similar?
And some carbon clinchers from Yoeleo at some point.
I'm sticking with 10-speed because there must some 10-speed related bargains out there?? :D
My last bike had 6800 and rotor and carbon, but i think the Allez is better for me than an old old Dogma 60.1 .

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by tonytourist

Get some S-Works logos for your frame and you can be just as cool.

rheosibal
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by rheosibal

CrankAddictsRich wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:33 pm
Here's my DSW Allez
I swear we see it in every other thread :roll:

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rheosibal wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:38 am
CrankAddictsRich wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:33 pm
Here's my DSW Allez
I swear we see it in every other thread :roll:
Its like every third thread actually... hahaha

alright, noted. no more pics.
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pekruhnium
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by pekruhnium

Update:
Parts bought:
KCNC C7 brakes (one red one black) Crazy colours, but i bought them for 70$
New FSA SL-K Compact handlebar (carbon) 205g 40cm. LBS price for 70$
Kalloy Uno 7 Stem from aliexpress 20$ 90mm
new light cheap bartape 30g 2$
Cero Ar 24 Evo wheels for 278$ (1468g)
Specialized toupe carbon railed saddle (166g)
black chaninring bolts.
Lithion 3 25mm tires
specialized light inner tubers (70g each)

800g weight saving (so bike should weigh 7.5kg when done.)


Spend nearly 165$ extra on upgrades do to selling the "old parts"

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kidrob
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by kidrob

pekruhnium wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:38 am
Update:
Parts bought:
KCNC C7 brakes (one red one black) Crazy colours, but i bought them for 70$
New FSA SL-K Compact handlebar (carbon) 205g 40cm. LBS price for 70$
Kalloy Uno 7 Stem from aliexpress 20$ 90mm
new light cheap bartape 30g 2$
Cero Ar 24 Evo wheels for 278$ (1468g)
Specialized toupe carbon railed saddle (166g)
black chaninring bolts.
Lithion 3 25mm tires
specialized light inner tubers (70g each)

800g weight saving (so bike should weigh 7.5kg when done.)


Spend nearly 165$ extra on upgrades do to selling the "old parts"
:shock: Woah, didn't expect that! Looking forward to see a pic with all the updates :beerchug:

Oh, what about the seatpost? Just found this on Facebook: http://road.cc/content/buyers-guide/209 ... rtable-and

pekruhnium
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by pekruhnium

I'm a bit of a budgetweenie and I buy/sell alot of bike parts.
The Haibike carbon seatpost is sitting at 220g for a 400mm collar.
I have seen cheap seatpost at 140-150g at aliexpress, but will stick with the Haybike until a good light and safe option shows up.
So I'm in the danish cycling market for a 27.2 carbon seatpost under 200g.

istigatrice
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by istigatrice

Very nice Allez, though I don't like the aesthetics of the seatpost (sounds like you're going to change this though). I think a Pro seatpost/handlebar would go well with the rest of the bike (the stem seems to work anyway).
CrankAddictsRich wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:09 am
alright, noted. no more pics.
You could always do a 'post S-Works' conversion featured ride on your website - then if you need to show off your bike you can post a link :)
I write the weightweenies blog, hope you like it :)

Disclosure: I'm sponsored by Velocite, but I do give my honest opinion about them (I'm endorsed to race their bikes, not say nice things about them)

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