Specialized Allez Elite Road Bike
The Specialized Allez Elite is a staple at this price point and the 2015 edition has received some great upgrades over its predecessors but the lightweight aluminum frame doesn’t make up for its sub-par drivetrain or tire/wheel set up. However, the Allez Elite does outperform the other bicycles on this list in terms of comfort.
The Allez Elite’s Shimano components do offer a wider range in gearing on a compact crank set and it also comes standard with a specially designed saddle offering more comfort in the ride. The re-imagined aluminum frame is also better than any previous Allez Elite edition as well. Overall this bicycle still falls back to pack as a good but not a great ride.