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    2013 Specialized Allez Race

    Just completed my crit bike yesterday:

    Last edited by HaroldC; 02-06-2013 at 10:11 AM.

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    LOVE the stealth look. What frame size is that?

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    That's beautiful! I have to agree with PJ352 about the stealth look. Excellent build.

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    Thanks, I really wanted to go for that stealth bomber look. It was actually fun building it with that goal in mind. It's a 56cm frame and currently weighs 7.17kg/15.8lb. But I'm trying to get it to 6.81kg/15.8lb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaroldC View Post
    Thanks, I really wanted to go for that stealth bomber look. It was actually fun building it with that goal in mind. It's a 56cm frame and currently weighs 7.17kg/15.8lb. But I'm trying to get it to 6.81kg/15.8lb.
    So you built it up from the current Allez frameset? I had a similar mindset building up my Tarmac Pro (Project Black), but I think you edged me out on the amount of black. Also got me by ~ 3/4 lb. on weight, but I went with a lot of components I had 'on hand'.

    I'd be interested in seeing your spec list (groupset, wheelset, bar, stem...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ352 View Post
    So you built it up from the current Allez frameset? I had a similar mindset building up my Tarmac Pro (Project Black), but I think you edged me out on the amount of black. Also got me by ~ 3/4 lb. on weight, but I went with a lot of components I had 'on hand'.

    I'd be interested in seeing your spec list (groupset, wheelset, bar, stem...)
    Yeah, I built it from the Allez Race frameset. I had a few parts, but bought most of them with the intent on building a stealth bike. I have a Specialized carbon seatpost coming in, but am not sure I want to spent that much cash trying to get this to 15 even.

    Here's my spec list:
    frame: 56cm Allez Race E5 OSSB
    shifters: Sram Red Black
    R derailleur: Sram Red Black
    F derailleur: Sram Red 2013
    crankset: Sram Red Black BB30
    brakes: Sram Red Black
    chain: KMC X10SL DLC
    cassette: Shimano Dura Ace 11-25
    stem: 3T ARX Team Stealth
    handlebar: 3T Ergonova Team Stealth
    tape: Cinelli Cork
    seatpost: Specialized alloy, came with frame (306 gm)
    seatpost binder: Specialized clamp, also came with frame
    saddle: Specialized Romin Pro
    pedals: Speedplay Zero stainless
    wheels: Zipp 303 FC clinchers
    tires: Michelin Pro4 Service Course
    tubes: Vredestein Race tubes (80 mm valves)
    cables: Jagwire shifter / Shimano brake

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    Thanks for posting the specs. Love the Zipp 303's!

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    A few more shots:



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    Just beautiful. Great build... enjoy!!

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    I just found my future frame...
    I was planning to downgrade an aluminum frame from my 2009 Tarmac.
    So Allez Race is the answer

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    I dont usually like the black murdered out look. Yours I do. Great job on the build.

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    It's hard to tell, but is the rear brake cable internally routed?

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    After using my S-Work SL4 Tarmac last season for crits, and barely avoiding some crashes, I want to build a similar bike. Great stealth look!

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    As much as I like flat black on stuff, I'd like to see them make that frame with a few different color schemes. I think silver or white would be good.

    Great looking bike, very nice setup on there.

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    Thanks for the compliments! My last three bikes (road and MTB) are all white, so wanted to go in a completely different direction with my first Specialized build.

    My other bike is carbon and I don't want to race it, even though I did last year. Now I won't worry as much and just pedal.

    Yes, the rear brake is run internally, like the new Tarmac.

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    I wish they sold these frames in the UK, that looks so good!

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    nice bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by GabyB View Post
    nice bike
    Thanks! Took some better pics (plain background) after the recent snow storm:





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    Looks great. I'm thinking about picking up one of these frames. How do you like it so far?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nebulight View Post
    Looks great. I'm thinking about picking up one of these frames. How do you like it so far?
    So far an excellent ride! Quick and really stiff, a little harsher ride over the rough stuff compared to my carbon bike, but that was to be expected. It's going to be a perfect race bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom_UK View Post
    I wish they sold these frames in the UK, that looks so good!
    I agree with you. i was thinking to change my frameset (BMC SL01) with this... to use it on my daily commuting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaroldC View Post
    Thanks! Took some better pics (plain background) after the recent snow storm:




    Question... In direct sunlight do your Zipps have a green color to them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanillaGorila View Post
    Question... In direct sunlight do your Zipps have a green color to them?
    They have an olive/brown hue in sunlight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaroldC View Post
    They have an olive/brown hue in sunlight.
    I just got a pair of 303's a couple of weeks ago and they are green as heck in the sunlight. I hate it. I'm waiting to hear back from my LBS, not really impressed with their "after the sale" customer service.

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    I have an 2012 Allez Apex and am thinking about changing frames to this one but I'd have to have a buyer ready for my current frame. I love the all black. Your pics really make me want to do it.
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