2018 Specialized Allez Sprint DSW LTD I: Updated

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Tpb10505
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by Tpb10505

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Well from the feedback I've got so far, this may not be in everyone's taste, and maybe only mine... but it's a dream build for me. Did all the work myself except the wheels; got started on those but had a real wheel builder do most of the work on them. Compared to my old Allez this one feels like a rocket.

Gold chain didn't look how I thought it would, so it'll be changed eventually... or the cables, not sure. I really like the Jagwire Links kits despite the increased difficulty of installing them, but they don't flow in the same way as normal cables.


Current Weight: 7.7kg/16.9lbs

Frame 2018 Specialized Allez DSW LTD I- 61cm
Seatpost Specialized Venge FACT Carbon
Saddle Fizik Aliante R1
Stem Specialized SL 80mm
Bar Specialized Aerofly 44cm
Bartape Speacialized HD Wrap
Bottle cages Specialized S-Works Carbon Rib Cage II
Brakes Dura Ace 9000
Cables Jagwire Links
Front Derailleur Dura Ace 9000
Rear Derailleur Dura Ace 9000
Crankset Dura Ace 9000 175mm 52/36
Power Meter Stages Dura Ace 9000
Chain KMC X11L
Shifters Dura Ace 9100
Cassette Dura Ace 9100 11-28
Wheels Chinese 58mm
Hubs DT Swiss 350
Tires Continental GP 4000s II
Pedals Speedplay Zero Stainless Black
Computer Garmin 510

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S-Works Power Arc Saddle
Dura-Ace 9100 pedals
S-Works Carbon Crankset
Quarq DZero for Specialized
Zipp Sprint SL Stem 90mm
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Martin.dk
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by Martin.dk

It's really nice and subtle for a stars and stripes build. It's easy to go over the top on "flag" builds in general not just star and stripes.

I like it

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squid046
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by squid046

Dump the cables and chain and that is a near perfect bike!

upside
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by upside

Love it and enjoy it looks super cool

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kidrob
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by kidrob

Quite like the gold and in the end you need to like it man :)

The gold is just not that nice as the silver color crank doesn't match to any of the color but yeah... Enjoy your new machine man :)

Oh, when the Contis are done try it with some gumwall tires like Corsas, I think they will look awesome with the gold...

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by Geoff

Ok, that's nice. Great fork. Black saddle and tape is probably the right way to go, too.

AZR3
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by AZR3

It's clearly got potential, if it were mine I'd ditch the gold cables, crank (replace it with the new eTap sram red or if you want to keep it shimano the new black dura ace) but I'd keep the gold chain. I think a gold chain with a black crankset goes well but looks odd with silver, then I think it'd look a lot nicer.

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by tarmackev

Just the cables that don't work for me.
Gold chains lose their colour pretty quickly so I'd keep that.


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brahl
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by brahl

Hard pass on the gold bits.
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stickystuff
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by stickystuff

nice!!! what size frame? how tall are you?

I am 6'1" and planning on going with a 56

stickystuff
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by stickystuff

Tpb10505 wrote:Image

Well from the feedback I've got so far, this may not be in everyone's taste, and maybe only mine... but it's a dream build for me. Did all the work myself except the wheels; got started on those but had a real wheel builder do most of the work on them. Compared to my old Allez this one feels like a rocket.

Gold chain didn't look how I thought it would, so it'll be changed eventually... or the cables, not sure. I really like the Jagwire Links kits despite the increased difficulty of installing them, but they don't flow in the same way as normal cables.


Current Weight: 7.7kg/16.9lbs

Frame 2018 Specialized Allez DSW LTD I
Seatpost Specialized Venge FACT Carbon
Saddle Fizik Aliante R1
Stem Specialized SL 80mm
Bar Specialized Aerofly 44cm
Bartape Speacialized HD Wrap
Bottle cages Specialized S-Works Carbon Rib Cage II
Brakes Dura Ace 9000
Cables Jagwire Links
Front Derailleur Dura Ace 9000
Rear Derailleur Dura Ace 9000
Crankset Dura Ace 9000 175mm 52/36
Power Meter Stages Dura Ace 9000
Chain KMC X11L
Shifters Dura Ace 9100
Cassette Dura Ace 9100 11-28
Wheels Chinese 58mm
Hubs DT Swiss 350
Tires Continental GP 4000s II
Pedals Speedplay Zero Stainless Black
Computer Garmin 510


What size is the frame?

upside
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by upside

I LOVE IT... Do Not worry about everyone one else, it is not theirs. I like the gold!!!!

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Noctiluxx
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by Noctiluxx

Love it! I have a 2016 Gold Allez pimped out similar to yours with Dura Ace 9150 and Zipp 404 NSW's. The damn thing gets so much attention!
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NiFTY
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by NiFTY

The gold cables clash and the chain and cable housing aren't even the same colour. and the front brake housing looks a bit short.
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Tpb10505
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by Tpb10505

stickystuff wrote:What size is the frame?


It’s a 61, I’m 6’3”

Doesn’t have the gold chain anymore. I’ll update this week, as it’s getting a slight overhaul

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