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Specialized

Although this bike sits next-to-last in the company's substantial road bike lineup, its good genes shine through in its sculpted lightweight aluminum frame. Specialized has a whole division dedicated to fit science, so it's no surprise the Allez Sport comes with a Body Geometry saddle and a clever four-position aluminum stem, which makes it easy to dial in fit for a new rider, and equally as easy to re-adjust as said rider's flexibility and comfort level improves. The bike's Shimano Sora 18-speed drivetrain delivers reliable, predictable performance, and a three-piece compact Truvativ crank helps stay on top of grades and stomp out climbs. Just don't forget your pedals because this bike only comes with flat Nylon test-ride pedals.

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