The Takeaway: A fast and punchy aluminum bike, with a carbon fork and seatpost, that is unmatched in speed and handling by any bike at this price. The Specialized Allez Sprint is like a spring-weather day in the depths of winter: something glorious and unexpected that deserves your attention. This is a race bike designed to have exceptional stiffness and responsiveness. It gives you everything you want in a fast bike—a snappy ride, meticulous feedback, serious efficiency, and even some aerodynamic optimization. And now it’s offered with disc brakes to level up your game. The Shimano 105 hydraulics have dreamy modulation and control, especially in wet conditions. The Allez Sprint is unmatched in speed, handling, and bad­assery by any bike at this price. And the addition of more powerful hydraulic disc brakes now give the bike WorldTour performance (Sagan rode one at the Tour Down Under this year). It’s light, fast, and so much fun. Style: Road racingMaterial: AluminumFork: Full-carbon TarmacDrivetrain: Shimano 105Gearing: 36/52t chainrings, 11-28 cassetteBrakes: Shimano 105 7070 hydraulic discRotors: 160mm (front and rear)Wheels: DT R740 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 2...