Cycling News Reviews Specialized Allez

Exceptional value with a full complement of features and an upgrade-worthy frame

Specialized’s Allez Comp Compact M2 Apex epitomises what a good value-priced bike should be: an excellent frame worthy of multiple upgrades even years into ownership; a no-frills parts package that might be heavy but gets the job done; spot-on handling; aesthetics that help it look more expensive than it is.

Most importantly however, it should possess a feature set that’s complete enough so you’re not constantly irritated by what you could have had if you had spent more money. And by “good value” we perhaps should say downright cheap as the retail cost is a fantastically attainable US$1,450.

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