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