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any specialized experts?(4 posts)

any specialized experts?MPH74
May 19, 2003 7:28 AM
Hoping someone can help me...

I ordered a Specialized Allez Pro 18 (20030. It should have come with their carbon Aero seat post but instead came with a carbon seat post that is not aero shaped and in addition has a hole in the middle of it with a hard, clear plastic insert in the hole (the hole is designed to be there).

Has anyone ever seen this seatpost? Does anyone know why i got this seat post? What Specialized bike does such seat post usually come on? Thanks very much.

- Mark
re: any specialized experts?Scot_Gore
May 19, 2003 7:54 AM

I'm not up to date on the details of the 2003 Allez seatpost, but I have watched the line because I have a 2001 Allez Comp. You most likely got the seatpost that comes on all the other Allez models this year (except the bottom one, it's got a steel post).

And, just to be clear, you got Dura Ace, Ksyrium's, a brushed crome like finish. and paid something north of $2000.00, right ? If it's Ultegra, Shimano 540's, white and you paid something south of $2000.00 you've got a Comp, not a Pro.

Call your shop and ask for the other seatpost. You'll probably get to keep them both.

Spec pave' post?DMoore
May 19, 2003 8:52 AM
It sounds from your description that you have received the new Specialized Pave' seat post. Go to Specialized's web site for details at That clear plastic insert is a polymer that is supposed to absorb some road shock. A buddy on my race team has one and likes it quite a bit.
May 19, 2003 9:25 AM
Thanks for the replies. DMoore, you're right. Apparently I did get this new seat post. My LBS called specialized to ask why I got this one. Specialized had trouble with the Aero forks breaking thus they are equiping their allezs (at least the Pro)with this new seat post.