In a mere three years, the Red Hook Crit Series has transformed from an underground city race to one of cycling's coolest race formats. So whether you're showing love for this new style of racing or want a custom-designed, limited edition frameset, the Specialized Allez Spring Red Hook Edition is sure to turn heads. At the heart of the Allez is Specialized's DSW Sprint Technology, which strategically places more welding material where it's needed, resulting in an aluminum bike that's more compliant and considerably stiffer. How stiff, exactly? It's the stiffest alloy bike they've ever tested. Drawing inspiration from the Rider-First Engineered Tarmac, this frame has a unique down tube, bottom bracket shell, and head tube, plus fork sizes that correspond to frame size. This ensures uniform performance across the entire size run. To make sure that every single watt you produce gets transferred to the road, it has short chainstays that create an extremely stiff and rigid rear triangle. But it goes beyond just pure rigidity, as the hydroformed tube shapes have also been aerodynamically optimized to slice through the wind, while also having been designed with built-in compliance. With all of these features, the Allez Sprint Red Hook frameset redefines the potential of an alloy bike—so much so, that you'll forget you're not riding carbon.
|Frame||Specialized E5 Premium aluminum w/D'Aluisio Smartweld Technology, hydroformed aluminum tubing, tapered headtube|
|Fork||SpecializedS-Works FACT carbon w/ size-specific taper|
|Seatpost||Specialized Venge, FACT Carbon|
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