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Specialized reinvents alloy headtube and downtube construction for the new Allez Sprint

Specialized reinvents alloy headtube and downtube construction for the new Allez Sprint

Specialized has just released the second generation of the Allez Sprint, calling it “the fastest alloy road bike in history.” It comes with some impressive…

Tuesday, Mar 22

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Specialized has just released the second generation of the Allez Sprint, calling it “the fastest alloy road bike in history.” It comes with some impressive claims, and since the geometry, fork, and seat post are identical to the Specialized Tarmac SL7 — they may be onto something. The Specialized Allez has gone through many changes over the years. Most recently (as of 2015), it has been the go-to bike for niche builds, crit monsters, and everyone in-between. The bike (or should I say frame) gained popularity with its Smartweld technology, limited edition paint schemes, and affordable forward-thinking geometry. The new Specialized Allez Sprint takes knowledge from the past and concentrates it into a very inventive and fast-looking (we haven’t ridden one yet) updated Allez model for modern racing. Frames shapes and models have changed over at Specialized from 2015, and so has the idea of what constitutes fast. We’ve seen the Venge, Venge VIAS, Tarmac SL, Aethos, while the Allez Sprint remained unchanged — until now. Specialized Allez Sprint — What’s new?

There are a lot of changes to the Specialized Allez Sprint frame for 2022. They didn’t flip the table and start over, but there are small incremental changes that add up to significant gains. The new Specialized Allez Sprint claims to be 41 seconds faster over 40km than the previous Allez Sprint Disc. Rethinking headtube construction

Let’s start at the head tube, one that Specialized is calling the “The most complex alloy head tube we’ve ever made.” […]

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