Specialized Allez 16 or Decathlon Sport 1?

by rusky   January 29, 2011  

Which one would you buy & why?

£269 for the sport 1
£389 for the Allez 16 (2010)

Is it worth the extra for the Allez??

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Well at a glance the specs look very similar, the main difference seems to be the decathlon's steel fork. The allez at £389 is a bargain, the decathlon looks good value too but i'd pay the extra for the carbon fork

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7444 posts]
30th January 2011 - 14:39

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Don't know anything about the Decathlon but own an Allez 16 and my father bought one too. Lovely bike to ride and at that price a bargain. Check out the review on this very site and then run out buy it!

posted by Super Domestique [1626 posts]
30th January 2011 - 15:20

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Cheers, allez it is then!

The question now is red or silver!

posted by rusky [4 posts]
30th January 2011 - 18:06

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I had a Decathlon and it was a great little bike for the money.

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1279 posts]
30th January 2011 - 18:12

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allez, red.. everybody knows red is faster than silver. Big Grin

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posted by Fringe [1082 posts]
30th January 2011 - 20:46

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Mine is red and my dad's is silver so the red is the cool version Cool Big Grin

posted by Super Domestique [1626 posts]
31st January 2011 - 9:12

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I went for the Allez 16 in the end, it turned up today with a chunk out of the fork. To say I'm not happy is an understatement!

posted by rusky [4 posts]
1st February 2011 - 21:02

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hmm, not ideal. back it goes then Plain Face

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7444 posts]
2nd February 2011 - 9:51

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Keep us posted. I guess you have called the shop already.

btw which colour did you go for and can they replace like for like?

posted by Super Domestique [1626 posts]
2nd February 2011 - 12:32

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