Written on: 05/05/2009
Awesome up hills,
Best bike in price range (and above)
Can't think of any, apart from maybe it took me a couple of rides to get use to, but thats the norm for any new bike.
The Specialized Allez bike is awesome. I have already done several long distance charity rides (two over 100 miles) and it's so comfortable and it's fast. I had tried about 6 other bikes (all recommended) in this price range and this is a mile ahead of the competition!
The sports edition (with 27 gears) makes a big difference when doing long distances and especially up hills, I always use to struggle on hills but now I think it's because my previous bike was crap (which wasn't a cheapo from Hal**rds!)