Specialized Allez Sprint DSW Red Hook Crit

When you've bough an outrageous frame, naturally you need to do an outrageous build then make an outrageous video to celebrate

Words and Images - James Raison


I recently took delivery of the most self-indulgent bike I've ever owned: a Specialized Allez Sprint DSW Red Hook Crit edition. Sure, it's only a $1500 frame but it coincided with some big Shimano releases. Plus it's limited to just 300 frames worldwide. So with a swag full of... errr... swag... I managed to put together this ridiculous rainbow explosion of a bike. When I say "I managed" it really means "I took it to Pete at Adelaide's Bio-Mechanics Cycles and Repairs" and asked him to do it. He did a pretty killer job. Below is the full spec, and the most self-indulgent video I've ever uploaded to the internet. Enjoy!

Build

  • Specialized Allez Sprint DSW Red Hook Crit Ltd edition - 56cm
  • Fork: S-Works FACT full carbon
  • Seatpost: Specialized Venge Aero seatpost, FACT carbon
  • Wheels: Shimano Dura Ace C40 tubular
  • Quick Releases: DA9100
  • Tyres: Vittoria Corsa Graphene 28mm + sealant
  • Silca valve extenders
  • Groupset: Ultegra R8000
  • Bottom bracket: Tripeak Twist Fit
  • Handlebars: Cinelli Neos
  • Stem: Cinelli Neos
  • Bar tape: Cinelli Red Hook Crit
  • Steerer cap: Carbocage Carbon Top Cap
  • Saddle: Tune Komm Vor+ orange dipped
  • Bottle Cage: Tune Wassertrager 2.0 (not pictured)
  • Weight as pictured: 7.8 kg