Whether you're just getting into road cycling, commuting, or just looking for a new bike, the Specialized Allez is the perfect choice. Featuring a lightweight alloy frame, carbon fiber fork, and mounts for racks and fenders, it's as performance-packed as it is versatile. Not only does a light bike feel better when you're climbing up a hill, but it's also essential when you're carrying your bike up to the 5th floor, and this was at the forefront of the frame design. With a redesigned E5 Alloy frame, the Allez features a class-leading weight. Aggressively thin-walled, yet tough, tubes have been implemented to save weight, as well. Speaking of the fork, entry-level road bikes often times feature either alloy or cheap carbon fiber forks that greatly detract from the overall ride quality. But with a full FACT carbon fiber fork, the Allez is better handling, smoother riding, and lower in weight—floating over rough chip-seal and carving through corners like a slalom skier. For the geometry, Specialized developed the Allez by utilizing the vast Retül fit database. This meant creating a geometry that's sure to cover a broad range of positions, while still providing the performance-minded handling you'd expect from your first bike. This Allez also features integrated rack and fender mounts, allowing you to get weight out of your backpack and on to a lightweight rack when you need it. This not only makes for a good road bike, but it also enables you to transform it into a fast commuter. Along these lines, you'll find plenty of clearance for 28mm tires, so longer rides become far more bearable and city streets much smoother. For the build, this Allez features reliable Shimano Claris shifting, durable Axis Sport alloy wheels, and well-protected Espoir Sport tires. - E5 Premium Aluminum frame features fully manipulated tubing with smooth welds that increase stiffness and efficiency, while looking just as good as it performs. - Specialized FACT carbon, full monocoque fork designed for high-speed handling. - Shimano 2000 Claris STI shifters shift reliably and are ergonomically shaped to fit all hand sizes
The CAAD Optimo is the perfect gateway bike for aspiring riders. Its race-bred performance and the welcoming price will get you hooked on cycling in no time. SmartForm C2 Aluminum construction is lighter and has a better ride-feel than many of our competitors’ premium alloy offerings. With geometry like the CAAD12 and SuperSix EVO, CAAD Optimo offers riders true race handling and body position. Flex zones in the rear triangle and fork absorb shock for better comfort and control. Thoughtful component specs create incredible performance values.
On anything from fast group rides to daily commutes, the Synapse’s low weight, comfortable sportive position, and smooth ride will help you fall in love with cycling. An asymmetrical fork balances disc loads to deliver World Tour sprinter-level stiffness. Cannondale's SAVE frame technology tunes out harsh choppy road surfaces and tunes you in to what's happening at your tires, so you can concentrate on nailing the right line or beating the sun home. And with room for tires as big as 32mm, you can embrace the back roads, rough roads, highways and byways. A capable Shimano Sora drivetrain gives you the gear range to make short work of hills, disc brakes keep you in control, and lightweight aluminum wheels provide plenty of zip. Cannondale's own handlebar, stem, and women’s saddle make finding your ideal position easier than ever, and they're lightweight, to boot.
On anything from fast group rides to daily commutes, the Synapse's low weight, comfortable sportive position, and smooth ride will help you fall in love with cycling. SmartForm C2 Alloy Construction and carbon blade forks deliver exceptionally low weight for this category for a high-performance feel. The endurance geometry provides stable, confident handling, and a more upright riding position for all-day adventures, while Micro-Suspension in the rear triangle and fork to keep you comfortable and in control. Clearance for tires up to a 32mm wide, and subtle, hidden fender mounts for exploring the wilder side of endurance riding.
With its race-proven combination of endurance geometry, comfort, and rim brakes, this Synapse offers an ideal balance of raw power and all-day rideability. The endurance Geometry provides stable, confident handling, and a more upright riding position for all-day adventures. Micro-Suspension in the rear triangle and fork keep you comfortable and in control. Plus, clearance for tires up to a 32mm wide, and subtle, hidden fender mounts allow you to explore the wilder side of endurance riding.
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