Specialized has launched the latest update to its Allez Sprint aluminium road bike , claiming it is “the fastest alloy road bike ever”.
The 2022 Allez Sprint borrows heavily from Specialized’s WorldTour- level road bike, the Tarmac SL7 , with identical geometry and tube shapes optimised for both aerodynamic efficiency and low weight.
Key parts, such as the seatpost, fork and aero road handlebar (on top-tier builds), are even shared with the Tarmac SL7, creating a strikingly similar profile between the two bikes at first glance.
It all adds up to a bike that Specialized claims is “41 seconds faster over 40km than the previous Allez Sprint Disc”
The 2022 Specialized Allez Sprint will be available as a frameset for £1,599 / $1,700 / €1,500 / AU$2,400 or in two builds: with Shimano 105 R7020 for £2,650 / $3,000 / €3,500 / AU$4,200, and, in certain territories, SRAM Force eTap AXS for $6,800 / €7,500.
We’ve had the Shimano 105 build in to test, so head to our 2022 Specialized Allez Comp first ride review to see how it rides. 2022 Specialized Allez Sprint key details
The frame features hydroformed aluminium tubes, with truncated aerofoil shapes based on those found on the Tarmac SL7 The tubes are welded together using Specialized’s D’Alusio Smartweld technology Specialized claims the 2022 Allez Sprint is “41 seconds faster over 40km than the previous Allez Sprint Disc”. Frame weights are said to be “in line with the previous Allez Sprint Disc”, with the lightest build weighing 7.9kg for a […]