Specialized S-Works Allez - how much?
Can someone please explain to me why the S-Works Allez (made of "E5" Aluminium) is worth £1500? Although this is bargainalicious compared with the other S-Works framesets (£2.6k+).
What can possibly make it worth almost twice as much as a Cannondale CAAD10 (£800)?
It seems to my jaded eye that a lot of the claims made by Specialized are, in fact, gimmicks. I'd have fallen for these some years back, but not now. (Anyone else remember the Metal Matrix Composite frame?)
I'm lucky enough to work, occasionally, near a Specialized Concept Store (another bit of marketing/gimmickry - it's just a mainly-own-brand shop) and was thinking of getting a Body Geometry fit done there, but there's a certain level of guilt involved if I don't intend to buy a Specialized frameset.
So, defenders of the Specialized faith, tell me what would make me stump up for an S-Works Allez (which is for my talents, overpriced)? Other people who've ridden it & comparable frames, your thoughts?