Specalized Allez 2018 - Headset Dust Cover

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djnzt48
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by djnzt48

Hi everyone! First posting here.

I have a Specialized Allez 2018 that I am trying to lower the bars even further and the provided headset dust cover is about 2cm tall (the cone thing that sits below the stem).

I got in touch with my LBS and they gave me a shorter one but it doesn't sit flush with the headtube.

Do you guys know if the slamthatstem dust cover will work with my bike? Or can I live without this dust cover?

Here's a photo of the covers. The one I'm holding came with the bike -

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And here's my bike. Already on a -17 stem -

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Thanks in advance!
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Yes it will, it's a 1 1/8 headset cover.
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marcelflash
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by marcelflash

The slam that stem bearing cover will also not sit flush. The lowest I could find and fit perfect was the Ceramic Speed cover for the Tarmac. I went with the slam that stem cover anyway and grease the headset regularly.

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marcelflash wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:11 am
The slam that stem bearing cover will also not sit flush. The lowest I could find and fit perfect was the Ceramic Speed cover for the Tarmac. I went with the slam that stem cover anyway and grease the headset regularly.
Thanks for the reply @marcelflash

Do you mean this one on the left?

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Yes that is the one I had on my Tarmac and is a little bit hollower than the slam that stem and should fit a Allez too

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marcelflash wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:48 am
Yes that is the one I had on my Tarmac and is a little bit hollower than the slam that stem and should fit a Allez too
Cools. Thanks again!
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Looks like it’s a is42 cover and you’ve been trying to fit is41 covers on it
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djnzt48
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Hey @marcelflash Can I trouble you to take a photo of your Allez headset setup? Curious how the slamthatstem will look like. Thank you in advance
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It is a Tarmac but should look the same. They use the same headset.

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The expanding collet on which the dust cover sits ... well they vary in height too.

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marcelflash wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:32 am
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It is a Tarmac but should look the same. They use the same headset.
Thanks man! Are you using the original Specialized expander plug with this setup?
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marcelflash wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:32 am
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It is a Tarmac but should look the same. They use the same headset.
Thanks man! Are you using the original Specialized expander plug with this setup?
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EE-Nut from Cane creek but have some slipping issues with the 3T ARX II stem, it uses one big bolt and after hitting several pod holes I get play on the heatset. Would like to go back to the old ARX stem with 2 bolts.

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We almost have the exact same bike :)
I got this from eBay that seem to work quite well except the upper OD is a bit too small compare to the spacer, but I figure I might move that spacer on top of the stem sometime soon so I not too concerned. Plus it is not that obvious unless you know what to look for...

Here's the link to that shop, I believe only the 8mm and 20mm version fit the Allez (48mm OD): https://ebay.us/SJKVzL

BTW I also have a Cane Creek ZS44 top cap and it leaves a huge gap between the headtube and the cap. It's kind of sad since it has the perfect upper and bottom OD.
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marcelflash wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:05 pm
EE-Nut from Cane creek but have some slipping issues with the 3T ARX II stem, it uses one big bolt and after hitting several pod holes I get play on the heatset. Would like to go back to the old ARX stem with 2 bolts.
Cools. Thanks for your help man. Reason asking is that I'm having trouble using the original Specialized expander plug after I trimmed my steerer. The plug wouldn't go all in :?
zhangd116 wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:23 am
We almost have the exact same bike :)
I got this from eBay that seem to work quite well except the upper OD is a bit too small compare to the spacer, but I figure I might move that spacer on top of the stem sometime soon so I not too concerned. Plus it is not that obvious unless you know what to look for...

Here's the link to that shop, I believe only the 8mm and 20mm version fit the Allez (48mm OD): https://ebay.us/SJKVzL

BTW I also have a Cane Creek ZS44 top cap and it leaves a huge gap between the headtube and the cap. It's kind of sad since it has the perfect upper and bottom OD.
L3IzyAGpTGO%yArDe+MWcg.jpg
Thanks buddy. Nice colorway you got there. The cap on my bike currently is a 10mm but I'm trying to go lower. So my best bet is the slamthatstem dust cover.
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