|Anyone have '03 Specialized Allez E5 comp info?||fz4vgq|
Jul 31, 2002 5:33 AM
|I've been looking at buying a new bike, i passed on the '02 model because of the shimano wheelset. Has anyone seen or test ridden an '03 model? what wheeelset and components are speced? color? thanks.|
|The bike is on the Specialized site....||Scot_Gore|
Jul 31, 2002 5:40 AM
|It's been out there about a month.
Here's the Specs pasted off the page:
FRAME Specialized Compact design, Columbus SLX tubing, double-butted, heat-treated
FORK Specialized C-3, high modulus carbon fiber legs, crown, 7075 alloy steerer
HEADSET Specialized Mindset, 1 1/8" integrated threadless, with triple sealed cartridge bearings
STEM Specialized Pro, 3D forged alloy, 31.8mm bar clamp, 4 position adjustable
HANDLEBARS Specialized Pro, racing drop, 31.8mm diameter
TAPE / GRIPS Body Geometry, gel cork ribbon
FRONT BRAKE Shimano Ultegra
REAR BRAKE Shimano Ultegra
BRAKE LEVERS Shimano Ultegra, STI
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Ultegra, 31.8mm clamp, bottom pull, double or triple specific
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Ultegra, long cage
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Ultegra, STI, flight deck compatible
CASSETTE Shimano Ultegra, 9 speed, 12x25t
CHAIN Shimano HG 73
CRANKSET Shimano Ultegra, Hollowtech arms
CHAINRINGS 52 Alloy x 42 Alloy x 30 Alloy
BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano Ultegra, Octalink spline, 68mm shell, 118.5mm spindle - triple
PEDALS Composite body, Cr-Mo axle
RIMS Shimano WH-R540, 700c, alloy double wall
FRONT HUB Shimano WH-R540, 16 hole, sealed bearing, black
REAR HUB Shimano WH-R540, 16 hole, sealed bearing freehub, black
SPOKES Shimano bladed stainless steel, alloy nipples
FRONT TIRE Specialized New Turbo Comp, 700 x 23c, Flak Jacket, Kevlar bead
REAR TIRE Specialized New Turbo Comp, 700 x 23c, Flak Jacket, Kevlar bead
TUBES Specialized Turbo Ultra Light, presta valve
SADDLE Specialized Body Geometry Pro OEM, Leather with tubular Cr-Mo rails
SEAT POST Specialized carbon fiber 27.2x350mm
SEAT BINDER S-Works, forged/CNC, double wedge
NOTES Chain stay protector, reflectors, clear coat, owners manual
Jul 31, 2002 5:46 AM
|they must have just updated it within the last couple of days? thanks again, chad.|
|I have a 2001, so I've been watching to see what changed...||Scot_Gore|
Jul 31, 2002 5:58 AM
|Also, if you sign up for the rider club via the pop up box when you hit the Speciailzed site you'll get an e-mail every Thursday and they'll tell you what's new. That's how I found out about the 03. BTW I have not noticed that they are sharing my e-mail with anyone.
|The bike is on the Specialized site....||briko51|
Jul 31, 2002 5:50 AM
|Looks puuurty :) i might be interested in one as well...at least now i can look like Mario Cipollini :)
Is this really comparable to the '02 E5 SLX com in terms of weight/performance? it says it has the SLX tubing, but was the E5 better?
|Same frame on Cmp & Pro. Pro you get DA, Ksyrium, & Zebra Strips||Scot_Gore|
Jul 31, 2002 6:03 AM
|for about another grand|
|'03 Allez comp 18 is only around $1800msrp||briko51|
Jul 31, 2002 6:21 AM
|or do you mean the triple dura-ace one listed on the site?|
|Yes, sorry...No zebra Strips on the Pro, they're on the Comp 18||Scot_Gore|
Jul 31, 2002 6:30 AM
|2002 E5 owner||AaronL|
Jul 31, 2002 9:26 AM
|I love mine. Of course,what else would i say, it sucks?
Honestly, i got mine as a warranty replacement for an M2 that i had for 5 years. Specialized really takes care of their customers and I'm one for life because of the way they took care of me.
Enough of the glad-handing, on with the bike report.
It's a rocket, it is just a bit compliant, and it's TWITCHY. So twitchy that i really don't like going downhills on it. My other point of comparison is an 2002 Bianchi EV2 which is a stable as a house. I found that if I ride the E5 for about a week I get used to it. If I trade off during the week, I crawl down the hills. YMMV
It's very sharp too. My buddy just bought a pegorretti and he now wants to buy an E5.
All in all, it's just about the best/fastest bike I've ever owned. I highly recommend it.
I gotta cut down on the coffee.
|re: 2002 E5 owner||briko51|
Jul 31, 2002 10:05 AM
|sounds like a nice bike. i'm really looking into getting one. what size did you get and any idea how much it weights? thanks for any input...|
|re: website error?||fz4vgq|
Jul 31, 2002 11:09 AM
|i noticed that the comp 27 (matte gray) is actually shown with an 18 speed ultegra group in the pic (even shows it with the shortcage rear der). I wonder if specialized will offer both colors (matte gray and white/black/zebra) on either the comp 18 and 27? i lean towards the less flashy gray thats on the comp 27 but would rather have the 18 speed group. i guess it would be easy enough for the bike shop to switch the stuff around.|
|re: 2002 E5 owner||AaronL|
Jul 31, 2002 12:26 PM
|Let's see, it's a 56 and I have all Record 9 spd with Proton wheels. I've not weighed it but it is quite a bit lighter than my EV2, which weighs in the low 18lb range.
I can't say enough good things about the bike. You won't be let down.
One thing that I found was that I put a Ritchey WCS seat post on it and the post gives a decent amount of flex, so the bike rides very smooth.