We have a winner! Christmas Schwag Grab Specialized Allez Double worth £500

Win a bike for Christmas!

by Tony Farrelly   December 24, 2010  

Specialized Allez 2010

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. 

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Bike Smile

posted by Tom H [11 posts]
23rd December 2010 - 17:23

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Festive red and 56 is good for me Smile

Dmark

posted by markdkeeley [5 posts]
23rd December 2010 - 17:58

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It would definitely be a treat.

posted by curiousgregor [2 posts]
23rd December 2010 - 18:42

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Lovely... In Santa's colours too!....

posted by Michel [15 posts]
23rd December 2010 - 19:14

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Whttp://road.cc/sites/all/modules/smileys/packs/Yahoo!/devil.gifill Will this bike make uphill as easy as down?

posted by colinkirk [5 posts]
23rd December 2010 - 19:25

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well i dont have a bike at the moment and would love one Angry

posted by jimmypaton [1 posts]
23rd December 2010 - 19:56

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what a great prize

posted by nannyt [6 posts]
23rd December 2010 - 19:56

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I'd love that festive coloured bike!

posted by swadey [9 posts]
23rd December 2010 - 20:21

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Mmmmm... Internet crashed on my last attempt to post something, so I'll try again...

Burn-e

posted by Maureeng54 [26 posts]
23rd December 2010 - 20:55

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how's about it?

posted by alwillis82 [37 posts]
23rd December 2010 - 22:10

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56cm, I have no idea

posted by puppet-head [8 posts]
23rd December 2010 - 22:35

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Me please, I only have 3 bikes and the missus says its ground for divorce if I get any more !!

posted by Eclair55 [4 posts]
23rd December 2010 - 23:16

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My bike has been in pieces for years, I'm not good at piecing things together, so I'm going for this easy option!

posted by gina4 [1 posts]
23rd December 2010 - 23:22

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its fastest if its red

posted by lowelldave [43 posts]
23rd December 2010 - 23:55

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Great bike - count this as my entry- thanks

posted by bopper [2 posts]
24th December 2010 - 4:32

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Count me in! Would love to win a comfy road bike Big Grin

posted by katejstarr [1 posts]
24th December 2010 - 8:12

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That looks like a sweet ride, people!

posted by MGathercole [3 posts]
24th December 2010 - 10:32

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count me in thanks

posted by mrsthelens [1 posts]
24th December 2010 - 10:32

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make my Christmas

posted by ManyFacedTMan [38 posts]
24th December 2010 - 10:34

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Count me in too please!!!

posted by DaveGreenhalgh [1 posts]
24th December 2010 - 10:53

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I'd love some red at the end of my bed to cheer up my Christmas morn.

antonio

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posted by antonio [1013 posts]
24th December 2010 - 11:07

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Me please! I've not got a bike yet and would love this! Smile

posted by Grump [16 posts]
24th December 2010 - 11:58

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Did I enter this already?

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posted by andylul [414 posts]
24th December 2010 - 13:53

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Would love this bike for Crimbo. Big Grin

be safe

posted by Roger888 [10 posts]
24th December 2010 - 13:54

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Please include me, happy xmas

posted by ajh1907 [2 posts]
24th December 2010 - 14:01

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Love Struck
Perfect for a Specialized fan.

Hope you all have

.....A WHEELY GREAT CRIMBO....

vicky

posted by vicky66 [1 posts]
24th December 2010 - 16:10

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That's my boyfriends pressie sorted he'd love this.... although if I don't win he's going to be a bit disappointed in the morning!!!

posted by ecclescake [1 posts]
24th December 2010 - 20:13

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Oooh, yes please.

posted by Old Cranky [276 posts]
24th December 2010 - 20:31

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Great prize, I know some great tracks I could use this on! Whoever wins will be VERY lucky!

posted by pixyfeet [2 posts]
24th December 2010 - 21:11

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Wow! Been a long time since I got a bike on Xmas day Big Grin
Many many thanks, have a great Xmas everyone.
I'll look after it I promise.

posted by timmmers [10 posts]
25th December 2010 - 0:49

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