You're practically dripping with style, so why shouldn't your bike? Good question, but Specialized have the answer—the Allez DSW SL Sprint LTD II Frameset. At the heart of it is their DSW Sprint Technology, which strategically places more welding material where it's needed, resulting in an aluminum bike that's more compliant and considerably stiffer. How stiff, exactly? It's the stiffest alloy bike Specialized has ever tested. Drawing inspiration from the Rider-First Engineered Tarmac, this frame has a unique down tube, bottom bracket shell, and head tube, plus fork sizes that correspond to frame size. This ensures uniform performance across the entire size run. Making sure every single watt you produce gets transferred to the road, it has short chainstays that create an extremely stiff and rigid rear triangle. But it goes beyond just pure rigidity, as the hydroformed tube shapes have also been aerodynamically optimized to slice through the wind.
- E5 Premium Aluminum frame with Allez D'Aluisio Smartweld Sprint Technology refocuses weld locations, allowing for more material to be placed where it's needed for increased stiffness and compliance where you really need it.
- Specialized's top-tier S-Works FACT carbon fiber fork provides incredible stiffness and front end steering response, while also efficiently absorbing road chatter.
- The Venge FACT carbon fiber seatpost acts as a stiff, aerodynamic perch for your saddle.
|Frame||Specialized E5 Premium aluminum w/D'Aluisio Smartweld Technology, hydroformed aluminum tubing, tapered headtube|
|Fork||SpecializedS-Works FACT carbon w/ size-specific taper|
|Bottom Bracket||Enduro BB30|
|Seatpost||Specialized Venge, FACT Carbon|