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99/00 Specialized Allez Comp for triathlons???(2 posts)

99/00 Specialized Allez Comp for triathlons???K
May 23, 2001 12:02 PM
Has anyone out there used this bike for Olympic distance triathlons? How does the bike feel when you slap on some Profile aerobars and train or race with them? Is the seat tube angle ideal for "going aero"?
re: 99/00 Specialized Allez Comp for triathlons???William
Jun 4, 2001 1:43 AM
I set up my 99 allex comp for tri last year, it was a 62cm and I put a set of Profile Project X bars and a set of the new Shimano wheels to speed it up a bit. I thought it rode well, and I would say 50% of the triathletes in town are on an Allez. We have set up @ least 20 of our customers on these bikes at the shop where i work. For the cost, you can't beat it. Most are on the Allez or the Allez sport, but the Comp is certainly nicer with the carbon fork and Ultegra. Tri wasn't my thing, so I sold my bike to a friend, and he loves it. All you really need is a good set of aerobars and clipless pedals/shoes. The Olympic races really drop the need for a fully aero bike, so you can save $$ since you get to draft. Hopefully you are in a solo lead and don't have to draft, but you get the idea.