In spite of all the improvements in carbon fiber lately, there’s still something to be said for a metal bike. Specialized certainly agrees with that statement as they’ve been putting out some beautiful aluminum builds complete with aero tube shaping and impressive performance. And now, with the addition of the new Allez Sprint Disc, there’s yet another option in the world of high performance aluminum bikes.

Specialized Allez Sprint Disc adds disc brakes, thru axles, keeps aluminum frame Specialized Allez Sprint Disc adds disc brakes, thru axles, keeps aluminum frame Specialized Allez Sprint Disc adds disc brakes, thru axles, keeps aluminum frame

Starting with their shapely Allez Sprint aluminum frameset, the Sprint Disc uses Specialized’ E5 Premium aluminum with D’Alusio Smartwelds to get the most out of the classic material. Up front, you’ll find the top end Tarmac Disc FACT carbon fork with flat mount disc brakes and a 12mm thru axle. There’s a thru axle and flat mount brakes at the rear as well, and the frame uses an OSBB with a Praxis crankset and BB30 bearings.

Specialized Allez Sprint Disc adds disc brakes, thru axles, keeps aluminum frame

In the U.S., it looks like we’ll be limited to just one Allez Sprint Disc model with a Comp build which includes a Shimano 105 hydraulic 2×11 group, DT Swiss R470 wheels, and a Specialized branded cockpit for $2,200.

Specialized Allez Sprint Disc adds disc brakes, thru axles, keeps aluminum frame Specialized Allez Sprint Disc adds disc brakes, thru axles, keeps aluminum frame Specialized Allez Sprint Disc adds disc brakes, thru axles, keeps aluminum frame

However, if you’d prefer to build your own, there are three framesets available for $1,500 in some pretty awesome color schemes.

Specialized Allez Sprint Disc adds disc brakes, thru axles, keeps aluminum frame Specialized Allez Sprint Disc adds disc brakes, thru axles, keeps aluminum frame

If you prefer your road bikes with rim brakes, Specialized also has two Allez Sprint framesets available with limited edition paint from the Red Hook Crit LTD series or the Sagan Collection.

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15 COMMENTS

    • Seeing all the cable stops, I’d say… not any more di2 compatible than its rim brake predecessor. Having said that (and speaking from experience) it is not that difficult to make this frame capable of taking a full internal di2 wiring harness. And a very elegant and discreet one to say the least.
      In any case I’m more than excited to see the disc version of this frame. Coupled with a di2 group and a high-end deep section carbon wheelset this thing flies!

      • Umm the Allez Sprint DSW is di2 compatible. I just toootles around the parking lot on one equipped with di2 last weekend.

      • I’m confused by this. I checked with an advisor at Sigma Sports who said that they are not Di2 compatible. Would be a shame not to be able to fit Di2. Are people making it work with tinkering or does it fit right out of the box?

  1. On caliper model…My rear can handle 30mm tires true measurement (Conti 25mm or Schwalkbe g-one speed 30mm on 20.7 internal. Front wouldn’t take the schwalbe but that was due to caliper brake clearance, so these should be better in that regard.

  2. Looking forward to this once Disc brake stuff becomes less exorbitant to replace. Ultegra rim brake shifters are 200 bucks to replace whereas the disc ones are 500 smackers too not a good trade off for a crit frame.

      • +1 on the Spyres.

        Or if you really should have some form of hydraulic braking, a hybrid system such as TRP Hy/Rd or Yokozuna Motoko (aka Juin Tech R1/F1) should do you good. Both are cable actuated but hydraulic at the caliper.

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