Allez Steel for Touring and Commuting?

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  1. Volnix

    Volnix Well-Known Member

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    Hi! /img/vbsmilies/smilies/smile.gif

    I found a new Allez Steel bike (2010 or 2011) for around 600euros and with its Reynolds steel frame it seems very appealing. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/smile.gif

    I am kinda in love with the new Specialized Elite Tricross Steel Disc which seems to be fantastic as an all-weather commuter and pretty good for touring too. Since its a CX bike I suspect that I can ride a few trails with it too.

    Do you think that I can get the same performace from the Allez Steel?

    Things that I am considering:

    -I would like to use the bike for touring. The Tricross has 340mm chainstays whilst the Allez has 305mm chainstays. Is that crucial for touring with panniers?

    -Would the Allez steel be Ok for riding in trails with the right tires or is there another geometry or frame strength issue for that?


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