Advertising feature: Evans cycles take you through the ever popular Specialized Allez range

A versatile road bike with race worthy geometry, the Specialized Allez has always been a well-loved first road bike, but the 2014 models come with a twist.

The value for money Allez has long been considered a fantastic first bike or winter bike, but it now comes in ‘S-Works’. Like the 11 out of 10 on your speakers, S-Works is the mark of top quality Specialized kit.

The S-Works Allez uses Smartweld Technology, which allows engineers at Specialized to hydroform the ends of the top and down tubes, so they meet at a forged head tube for a lighter, stronger ride.

The £6k model comes with Shimano Dura Ace groupset and Roval Rapide CLX 40 wheels – it’s an out and out race machine that promises the buzz of alloy with the comfort of a carbon fork.

Also new to the range is the Allez Race groupset. The Race version comes in at £1,300.

All Specialized Allez models share the exact same race ready geometry, including the popular Allez C2 which features a Shimano groupset and is a great value option at £600.

For women looking for a new road bike, Specialized offer the Dolce road bike range, which ranges from the £650 Dolce X3 to the Dolce Elite X3 EQ for £1000.

For women after a more racey women’s fit geometry, with a carbon frame the Specialized Amira starts at £1,600 and goes up to £2,200, with models ranging from those with reliable Shimano 105 groupsets to top notch Shimano Ultegra kit.

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