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Postby Noob » Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:04 pm

My LBS has those steel allez's for 475$ ... :thinking:
Bend the knees, watch the trees, 5$ please.
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Postby mikeschn » Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:05 am

On the Website, the steel Allez goes for $730

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBC ... cname=Road

Does anyone know how much it weighs, in say a size medium?

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Postby Noob » Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:27 pm

mikeschn wrote:On the Website, the steel Allez goes for $730

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBC ... cname=Road

Does anyone know how much it weighs, in say a size medium?

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This 52cm ( 2010 = black tektro calipers and levers ) is ~ ( bathroom scale ) 28lbs.

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The stock ones are even heavy-er ... ( alex wheelset, nasty solid steel cogs on cass, stamped steel chainrings on alloy crankarms. :roll: ... but, then again. Its a complete bike for 500$ is :thumbsup: Just noticed the DT levers are a lot further up the DT tube , closer to the head tube, than the older lugged steel frames. Also :thumbsup: )

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Postby mikeschn » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:46 pm

That's a pretty bike, but 28# does seem kinda heavy.

Care to venture a guess what the weight of the frame itself is?

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Postby Noob » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:39 am

mikeschn wrote:That's a pretty bike, but 28# does seem kinda heavy.

Care to venture a guess what the weight of the frame itself is?

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Yes, it does ... ( gonna try to make this somewhat pc ... ) at this "price point", light is not a selling "feature".

... and I donno, anywhere from a third to half the overall weight.

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Postby mikeschn » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:38 pm

Just shooting from the hip, frame and fork, I'd say 4 pounds. You're right, that's not very light...

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P.S. Found on the web... Remember that what you lose in weight you gain in many other departments. A light steel frame is 3 to 3.5 pounds. A SUPER light Aluminum frame is 2.5 pounds.
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Postby Noob » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:53 pm

Oasis Maker wrote:... tall 27 inch frame...

... They don't make production frames anywhere near that size now. :cry: ...

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Not only that, but old frames where measured from the center of the bb to the center of the top tube... new ones are measured to the top of the clamp...

So, you're looking for a 72cm.

... 64's are common ...

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1076502_-1_1582500_20000_400001

... in real life :

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