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    Need help with Specialized Allez Sprint build

    I just picked up my new Allez Sprint from LBS for new cable work. I noticed the cables underneath the bike were crossed. To me, this looks shoddy. What do you think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeolite View Post
    I just picked up my new Allez Sprint from LBS for new cable work. I noticed the cables underneath the bike were crossed. To me, this looks shoddy. What do you think?
    Shoddy is in the eye of the beholder. Decision as to how to route the cables is based upon minimizing internal cable friction which generally relates to how the derailleur cables are routed out of the shifters into the down tube up front...whether they cross inside the down tube. If you take a quick pic of the front of the bike cable routing and post, I can give you a better assessment and explain another option. It looks like you have 'California Cross' in front which generally is the most favorable cable routing and then the cables cross back under the BB.

    Also tell us how well the bike shifts...in particular down the cassette in back. Good or Bad?
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    The bike shifts, brakes, and rides great! I took a look at another Allez at the strore and noticed it had the same crossed cables below. relieved!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeolite View Post
    The bike shifts, brakes, and rides great! I took a look at another Allez at the strore and noticed it had the same crossed cables below. relieved!
    Reality is...even the parent company Specialized has revised their cable routing specs for different bikes. Also bike shops F up a lot of cable routing but bottom line if the bike shifts well you are good. You could also call Spesh if you want the real story..or at least what's real to them for the moment. ;)

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    My Campagnolo EPS system does not have cross cables.

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    'Cali Cross' is perfectly acceptable... RIDE THAT BIKE!
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