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Win a bike for Christmas!

Golly where did Christmas Eve go? And that bottle of egg nog… and the other one? Luckily there's still time to announce our Christmas Schwag Grab winner and give someone an extra and unexpected Christmas pressie, and that someone is…

timmers

The fickle finger pointed his way and Santa says he's been good too so the shiny red, and nearly new Speicialized Allez will be heading North West just as soon as we get back to the road.cc offices. Treat it well timmers we've grown very attached to that Allez shaped box which has been an integral part of the road.cc these last few months. While you're enjoying your new bike some of us will be looking for new places to balance our mugs of tea while fettling bikes. Ah well, them's the breaks.

timmers wins the Specialized Allez Double we tested back in the summer when described it as a "Benchmark setting entry level road bike that'll help you rack up the miles in comfort".

The Allez Double normally sells for £499.99… let's call it £500 then, and for that you get an A1 Specialized aluminium frame with the same distinctively curbed top tube as the higher end Tarmac models. It's all really well finished and there are even eyelets for attaching a rack if you wanted to try some fast touring or commuting. Upfront is a carbon fork which along with some skinny chainstays does a lot to kill road buzz and makes for a comfy ride. Geometry is racy but not ridiculously so. Drivetrain is an eight speed Shimano 2300 12-25 set up on a 53-39 chainset. It handles well, it's plenty upgradeable and most importunely of all that red paint job makes it look fast and Christmasey too which is apt cos postie permitting one lucky road.cc user will be riding it this Christmas. Okay it'll probably be closer to the 12th day of Christmas than the big day itself but it'll be something special to look forward to and certainly an improvement on 12 drummers drumming.

We'll have another schwag grab… soon. 

Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.

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AdamML [69 posts] 5 years ago
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I'm in - new steed required!

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westfour [50 posts] 5 years ago
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Take it as red - a 56 will do fine for me!

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badhorsy [21 posts] 5 years ago
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THIS MAKE ME DO SEXY WEE.

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comradeadamski [2 posts] 5 years ago
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Yes Please Sir.

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Sesel [3 posts] 5 years ago
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Cool prize. Happy Christmas everyone!

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mellisr1 [73 posts] 5 years ago
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Me please. Great winter bike  1 1

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Marco Panettone [33 posts] 5 years ago
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Allez in a manger
No crib for his bed
The little lord jesus
Loved his new schwag

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kboy [1 post] 5 years ago
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hello yes please thanks

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OrkneyDullard [50 posts] 5 years ago
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Hit me!

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seanick [23 posts] 5 years ago
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allez,allez,allez,oi,oi,oi yes please!!!!!  16

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marsbar [15 posts] 5 years ago
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allez les rouges

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bikeandy61 [532 posts] 5 years ago
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Saves buying new tyres and a chain so I'll go for it. Ta

Merry Cringle

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jimmyd [108 posts] 5 years ago
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Put me in the draw please.

I would love to win this bike and I would use it loads but also take care of it

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CLX1 [10 posts] 5 years ago
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I'd like a nice red bike!

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Mnk [11 posts] 5 years ago
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Give it to me pls Xx

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leelec [22 posts] 5 years ago
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it would be great to win this bike and to give it to my girlfriend so we can road bike together.
while i recover from a nasty fall from the second ramp at dolby forest (if you have been, you will know what i mean lol).
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hairyairey [298 posts] 5 years ago
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You've been treating it with love? Hopefully not this kind

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7095134.stm

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robdeanhove [20 posts] 5 years ago
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Yes please - it'll save me cleaning my knackered old winter bike!

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Bigpikle [91 posts] 5 years ago
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me too please!

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rch [17 posts] 5 years ago
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yes please! will it fit in my xmas stocking?

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81bambi [65 posts] 5 years ago
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Oooh yes please!

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BillyD [15 posts] 5 years ago
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on the first day of christmas

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slugwash [30 posts] 5 years ago
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True up yer wheelsets for the Baby Jesus!

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G-bitch [322 posts] 5 years ago
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That'd actually fit me perfectly.

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liz.farrelly [16 posts] 5 years ago
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Very nice, s'pose.  4

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fasted [25 posts] 5 years ago
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It's very red - just the colour for Christmas - just decorate with a bit of holly and away you go = yes please.

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richiecoops [40 posts] 5 years ago
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This would get me so many gold stars off my other half - so yes please!

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thomase [16 posts] 5 years ago
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oh YES PLEASE. My old allez is getting a bit past it  1

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Steve.GiantTCR [17 posts] 5 years ago
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Perfect for my growing boy, nice piece of kit

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D71 [51 posts] 5 years ago
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This is on my list Santa.

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