The Shadow Boxing Allez RACE promises and delivers a lot of bike for relatively little money. Take the Race one step further and enhance it's already near perfect handling by adding in your favourite set of carbon wheels, after all you've saved a ton of cash and obviously that's the next best place to gain more bang for your buck. You could also take a look at the Limited Edition S-Works Specialized Allez version. Here's a photoset of the highly polished alternative, to the stealth like matte black Allez RACE - the Limited edition Specialized S-Works Allez.
Thanks again to Chris and the team at Bicycle Riders Morningside for access to the S-Works Allez for the photo shoot.
All photos by Robert Cobcroft
FRAME Specialized Super Smartweld E5, hydroformed aluminum tubing, 1-3/8" lower bearing, OSBB FORK Specialized S-Works Tarmac, FACT full-carbon monocoque fork, carbon steerer and crown for 1-3/8" lower bearing HEADSET 1-1/8" upper and 1-3/8" lower stainless steel cartridge bearings integrated, w/ headset, 8mm cone spacer, w/ 20mm of carbon spacers STEM Specialized SW SL, 4-bolt, 31.8mm HANDLEBARS Specialized SW Tarmac, full carbon BAR TAPE Specialized S-Wrap FRONT BRAKE New SRAM RED REAR BRAKE New SRAM RED BRAKE LEVERS New SRAM RED FRONT DERAILLEUR New SRAM RED REAR DERAILLEUR New SRAM RED SHIFT LEVERS New SRAM RED CASSETTE New Sram RED, 11-25 CHAIN KMC X10 DLC Superlight CRANKSET NEW SRAM RED carbon CHAINRINGS 53/39 BOTTOM BRACKET CeramicSpeed, OSBB integrated ceramic, 30x42x7mm PEDALS Keywin CRM (For Photo SHoot) Nylon flat test ride, loose-ball. (Stock) FRONT WHEEL Roval Rapide CLX 40 with CeramicSpeed bearings REAR WHEEL Roval Rapide CLX 40 with CeramicSpeed bearings FRONT TIRE S-Works Turbo, 220TPI, BlackBelt, 700x23c REAR TIRE S-Works Turbo, 220TPI, BlackBelt, 700x23c INNER TUBES Turbo Ultralight 60mm presta valve SADDLE Body Geometry Toupe Pro, FACT carbon rails SEATPOST Specialized S-Works, FACT carbon, 2-bolt, 27.2mm SEAT BINDER Alloy, 31.8mm