Specialized Allez 2020 (2023)

This entry-level Specialized Allez is impressive, from the great frame to the high-end finishing kit for just £649, making it one of the best sub-grand bikes on the market. There is also a return to full fender lugs on the forks, although there is little ground clearance.

The first time I rode the Allez in a new style in 2018 - the so-calledElite model- and I was impressed.

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In case you haven't read the reviews: Specialized basically took their aluminum road bike and reduced the angles a bit, raised the front end, extended the wheelbase and fitted fenders to create a bike that's perfectly suited for commuting or winter training. It achieved all this without losing the fun and addictive ride of the Allez. Good job.

However, things went wrong after this inspection and Specialized had to recall the bikes due to fork issues. The replacements had no fender lugs, but they were brought back to the latest version.


The first time I rode the Allez, it was just a quick walk around the neighborhood to make sure everything was ready… About 20 miles and back home.

The ride was so comfortable and enjoyable even though I was away three times and came home with a big smile on my face. It is easy to drive and easy to operate which meant I was able to focus on the scenery and just enjoy the experience.

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Handling is fairly neutral, which suits commuters who commute the same route every day in different weather conditions and poke their way through traffic jams if necessary, but if you've had a rough day and want to unload yourself, you can step on the pedals and go all out on your way to home.

It's an exciting bike to ride and it's easy to get that little adrenaline rush when you're really there. If you have confidence, you can certainly take risks.

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The total weight is 9.66 kg, which is quite a good value for a bike up to 700 lbs. It climbs well and acceleration does not seem too difficult.

Still think aluminum frames are rough? Well, step on one of them and you'll realize that they certainly aren't. Specialized has always provided a comfortable ride on their aluminum bikes, and the latest Allez builds continue that theme.

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Frame and fork

The Allez uses Specialized's own E5 Premium aluminum alloy tubing in a variety of shapes and diameters, finished with fairly smooth welds, and what I consider a very nice paint job. If you don't like bright red, there's the option of satin black or Dusty Lilac with yellow to white graphics.

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Up front, you have a tapered head tube, but in slightly different sizes from 1 1/8 inches to 1 3/8 inches compared to most bikes. There are many options on the market when it needs to be replaced.

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The downtube has a large square section for stiffness, and the chainstays are stiff enough to transfer power from the legs to the pedals.

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Specialized lowered the seatstays for aerodynamic reasons; not a big deal for this type of bike, but hey, every second counts. And they're thin, giving you a little more comfort in the back. They also have rack mounts.

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It's good to see that this type of bike has a threaded bottom bracket cover - the fact that it's designed for a fender mount means it'll probably stand up to a lot of wet weather. Frame-mounted bottom brackets are generally more resistant to water and dirt ingress, which can cause the press-fit alternatives to squeak.

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The fork is full carbon, which is impressive for the money. As I mentioned earlier, the full fender mounts are on the underside of each leg, and as far as fender mounting is concerned, it's relatively easy.

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I supplied a full chrome SKS cover and the positions of the lugs mean there is not much to do, although the gap between the cover and the 25mm headband is very small. The stock wheels are narrow, making the tire thin, so if you upgrade to newer, wider rims that increase the nominal tire size by 25mm, there won't be much daylight left.

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The fork itself is stiff enough for fast cornering on the descent.

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Buy a group

Some might smile at the thought of running a Shimano Claris groupset, but let me tell you something, it's good. You have the same look, shifting and feel as the Sora and Tiagra, but you sacrifice a few gears for the cassette. If you're not familiar, Claris has 8 speeds, Sora has 9 speeds, and Tiagra has 10 speeds.

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The Sunrace 11-32t option gives you plenty of top and bottom sprockets, even if there is little space between the sprockets.

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Added to this is the Shimano Claris R200 crankset, which uses a square tapered bottom bracket and 50/34t chainrings. It's pretty old-fashioned, but it works, and the shifter was fine. Upgrading to the newer Claris R2000 crankset and bottom bracket would set in around £90 if you wanted the full kit look. It would also start a whole motorcycle trend.

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Specialized Tektro twin axles for braking and they do a good job. They're not the best, but they offer a degree of power and feel that isn't scary when you're constantly braking in traffic.

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Finishing kit

The rest of the set is our own brand: handlebar, handle and seat bar. Everything is made of aluminum and works properly.

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You also get a Specialized Body Geometry Bridge saddle with steel rails for great comfort.

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Wheels and tires

Axis Sport wheels have a 20-spoke design at the front and a 24-spoke design at the rear. They are not among the lightest, but I never had the feeling that they interfere with my riding. They stayed true during testing and I would only change them to something lighter if they wore out.

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Tires are also supplied by Specialized: these are Espoir Sport models in size 700x25 mm. They're covered in wire so they're quite heavy and changing to something foldable and lighter would make a big difference, although I wouldn't be in too much of a rush. Traction is good enough wet and dry and rolling resistance is fine too.

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Competition comes from peersLongcliffe Forme'a 2which is exactly the same price.

It is heavier than the Specialized at 10.5kg, and the Allez has a better ride feel. But on the other hand, the Longcliffe can handle 28mm tires with full covers.

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Another option may beVitus Razor VR. For the 2020 version, it returned to a design similar to previous iterations, with a longer wheelbase and reintroduced fender mounts. It's a bit heavier than the Allez but costs just £549.99 for a similar build.


Overall, the Allez is a much better bike than any spec list or ranking one might believe. I have ridden many bikes that cost ten times as much as this one, but the Allez left one of the greatest impressions. However, if you want to use it all year round, the lack of covers/spacers for the front tire may be an issue.


Huge performance on a minimal budget, but I'd like to see a little more room up front

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road.cc test report

Make and model:Specialized Allez

Tested size:56 cm

About the bike

List the parts used to build the bicycle.

FRAME Specialized E5 Premium Aluminum, fully machined smooth welded tube, 1-1/8" - 1-3/8" tapered head tube, internal cable routing, BB threads, 130mm spacing

FORK Specialized FACT carbon, 1-1/8" to 1-3/8" cone, fender hubs



INNER TIRES Presta, 40 mm valve

FRONT TIRE Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, spoke rim, double BlackBelt protection, 700x25 mm

REAR TIRE Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, spoke rim, double BlackBelt protection, 700x25mm

CROSS Shimano Claris R200

GEARS 50/34T

BOTTOM BRACKET BSA, 68 mm, square cone

GEAR LEVERS Shimano Claris 2000, 8 speeds

GEAR FRONT Shimano Claris, caliper

REAR GEAR Shimano Claris, 8 speeds

SunRace CASSETTE, 8 speeds, 11-32t

KMC X8 CHAIN ​​with Missing Link™ system, 8 speeds

FRONT BRAKE Tektro aluminum double pin

REAR BRAKE Tektro aluminum double pin

STUUR Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm klem

TAPE Specialized S-Wrap

STEM Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7 degree rise


SADDLE Body Geometry Bridge saddle, steel rails

SEATPOST Aluminum, 2-bolt clamp, 12mm offset, 27.2mm, anti-rust

BUT BUT, 31,8 mm

PEDALS Nylon, 105x78x28 mm, loose ball with reflectors

Tell us what the bike is for and for whom. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does this relate to your feelings about the bike?

Specialized says, “Too often corners are cut to meet prices in the entry-level road bike market, but the Allez redefines what it means to be “basic.” Allez is the first to make technology available to everyone. new to road cycling, commuting or looking for a new bike, the Allez is as powerful as it is versatile.

This Allez is equipped with reliable Shimano Claris gearing, durable Axis Sport aluminum wheels, our new super comfortable Body Geometry Bridge saddle and well-protected Espoir Sport tyres.

Not only does a lightweight bike feel better going uphill, but it's also essential when you're carrying your bike up to the 5th floor, and that was at the forefront of the frame design. With a redesigned E5 alloy frame, the Allez is the heaviest in its class. Aggressively thin-walled yet stiff tubes have been used to save weight, resulting in a reduction of over 450g (1lb) in the frame and fork alone compared to some models from the past.

Entry-level road bikes often have alloy forks or cheap carbon fiber forks that significantly reduce the overall ride quality. But thanks to the full carbon FACT Allez fork, it's more agile, smoother to ride and lighter - it floats over rough seals and corners like a slalom skier.

For geometry, we developed the Allez using our large Retül fit database. That meant creating a geometry that was sure to cover a wide range of positions while still delivering the performance-oriented handling you'd expect from a first bike.

This Allez also has integrated rack mounts and mudguards, so you can carry the weight of your pack on a lightweight rack. This not only makes it a good racing bike, but also allows you to turn it into a fast commuter bike.”

The spacing of the fender limits the Allez a bit as a year-round trainer, but without that, it's one of the best entry-level aluminum bikes out there.

Where is this model on offer? Tell us briefly about the cheaper and more expensive options

This is the basic property of Allez. The Allez Sport gets a Shimano Sora groupset and Praxis chains for £849, while the 105 comes with Elite for £1,049.

Frame and fork

Overall rating of the frame and fork


Tell us about the build quality and finish of the frame and fork?

A very good frame in terms of ride quality finished in a solid color that makes the bike look more expensive than it is.

Tell us about the materials used to make the frame and fork?

The frame uses Specialized E5 aluminum alloy tubing, and the fork is full carbon.

Tell us about the geometry of the frame and fork?

The front-end height has been raised slightly, and the Allez now has a longer wheelbase than the previous iteration, though still quite race-oriented compared to many endurance bikes.

What was the bike like in terms of height and reach? How does it compare to other bikes of the same specific size?

The kit is 596mm with an overhang of 385mm for this 56cm frame. This is quite typical for a hard front riding position.


Was the bike comfortable to ride? Tell us what you think about the ride quality.

Yes, the frame is not rough at all.

Was the bike stiff in the right places? Have you made a part of the bike too stiff or too flexible?

The power is good through the frame and fork.

How did the bike transfer the power? Did it seem effective?

Well, the chain isn't the stiffest, but overall the bike seems efficient for its weight.

Was the toe clip overlapping the front wheel? If so, was that a problem?

No, nothing.

How would you describe the management? Was he distinctly neutral or unresponsive?Neutral.

Tell us more about the service. How did you feel on the bike overall? Did he do some things right or wrong?

A very simple bike to ride fast.

Which components had the greatest impact (good or bad) on cycling comfort? would you recommend changes?

The Specialized Bridge saddle is a nice place to sit.

Which components had the greatest impact (good or bad) on the stiffness of the bike? would you recommend changes?

I would upgrade the chainring to the new four-spoke Claris R2000 for a bit more stiffness.

Which components had the greatest impact (good or bad) on the bike's performance? would you recommend changes?

Upgrade the tires when they are worn as they are quite heavy.

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Tell us more about the drivetrain. Anything you particularly liked or disliked? Were there elements that didn't work well together?

Combined with most Shimano Claris groupsets, the components provide reliable shifting and good shifting performance. The brakes are good enough too.

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Tell me more about the wheels. Did they work in the conditions you encountered? Would you change the wheels? if so, why?

They are a solid set of wheels and have taken all the abuse they have seen on the road surface. You can upgrade them to something lighter, but there's no rush.

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Tell us more about tires. Did they work in the conditions you encountered? Would you change tires? if so, why?

Decent performance for a bike in this class, but they are a bit heavier, which affects acceleration. Switching to something lighter/foldable would be a good move in the long run.


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Tell us more about the controls. Are there any particularly good or bad components? How would the controls work for taller or smaller riders?

It's all basic specialized stuff, but it gets the job done. The compact steering wheel provides many control options without having to take extreme positions.

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How does the price compare to similar bikes on the market, including those recently tested on road.cc?

In terms of price, it is similar to the Forme mentioned in the review and has almost the same finish as the aforementioned Vitus. That's £100 cheaper, although the Allez is the lighter of the two.

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From the cyclist's point of view, one of the best budget bikes on the market. However, if you want to ride with full fenders, you are very limited when it comes to tire sizes.

Overall rating:8/10

About the tester

Data:41Height: 180 cmLibra:76 kg

I usually go:Test bike this monthMy best bike is:B'Twin Ultra CF draped with the latest test components

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I already run:Over 20 yearsI run:Every dayI would classify myself as:Expert

I regularly practice the following types of horse riding:time, commute, club rides, sport rides, constant/single speed,


Specialized Allez 2020? ›

Our review

The new Specialized Allez Sport is a budget-friendly road bike that will suit cyclists looking for a slightly more relaxed ride. The handling is composed, making it an ideal first-time road bike, and mounts for mudguards and a rack mean it can do the commute too.

Is Specialized Allez a good beginner bike? ›

Our review

The new Specialized Allez Sport is a budget-friendly road bike that will suit cyclists looking for a slightly more relaxed ride. The handling is composed, making it an ideal first-time road bike, and mounts for mudguards and a rack mean it can do the commute too.

How good is Specialized Allez? ›

Conclusion. The Allez Sport is an excellent option do-it-all road bike regardless of whether you're just starting out or a more experienced rider. Its balanced geometry and reliable componentry makes it just as capable as a fast commuter as it does out on the Sunday club run.

Can you race on a Specialized Allez? ›

Specialized Allez Sprint Comp

The old Allez had always been considered an excellent option for an entry level criterium racer, owing to the geometry and resilient properties of alloy. With the Sprint models, Specialized took it up a gear to create a race-first model.

What speed is Specialized Allez? ›

The 8-speed Shimano drivetrain and dependable wheelset will improve your efficiency over any terrain…

What is the difference between Trek bike and Specialized bike? ›

Trek bikes are known for being stable and comfortable, while Specialized bikes are more aggressive and fast. So if you're looking for a leisurely ride, Trek might be the way to go. But if you're looking to race or get some serious exercise, Specialized is probably a better bet.

Why is Specialized more expensive? ›

The quality and reputation of Specialized is competitive and widely known. There are large investments in research for each bike. As such, the time involved in this drives prices up. The lifetime warranty has helped build a stellar reputation, and a devoted, confident customer base.

What Specialized bike is used in the Tour de France? ›

Their one bike for every road stage of this year's Tour is the Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7. The Tarmac SL7 famously killed off the Venge and Specialized doesn't market its lightweight Aethos model as a race bike, so that leaves the riders with just one choice in the morning.

Are Specialized bikes made in China? ›

With its operations center in California, at its Morgan Hill factory, and distributors all over the world, Specialized manufactures almost all of its production in Taiwan, including road bikes, mountain bikes, etc. Trek is the other great American brand and big rival of Specialized.

Does the Specialized Allez come with pedals? ›

For the build this Allez features SRAM's Rival 22 shifting that delivers tremendous performance and value durable DT R460 alloy wheels our new super-comfy Body Geometry Bridge saddle and well-protected RoadSport tires. Please note that this bike does not come with pedals.

Is Specialized Allez an endurance bike? ›

The new Allez features the Specialized E5 alloy frame in similar geometry to its Roubaix endurance race bike, making it suited to endurance rides, commuting or as an entry into road cycling.

How can you tell if a Specialized bike is real? ›

Counterfeit frames lack a serial number on the bottom of the frame or have a sequence starting with letters, like "GK." Many fake Venge or Tarmac frames have the serial number WSBC604292544K.

Do specialized bikes have a weight limit? ›

Each bike model has an intended use and is designed and tested to support a Structural Weight Limit, which includes a Cargo Weight Limit. As the weight of the rider approaches the Structural Weight Limit of the bike, the allowable Cargo Weight might be reduced.

Can I use a gravel bike in a road race? ›

Can I use my gravel bike on the road? You can certainly use your gravel bike on the road: in fact, you'll probably need to ride at least short road sections to link up segments of off-road trails and dirt tracks.

What is the max tire size on Specialized Allez? ›

The Allez is equipped with 30 mm tires. The frame will accommodate a tire width from 24 mm to 35 mm.

How many gears does Specialised Allez have? ›

2022 Allez Sport Road Bike Specification
Bike TypeRoad Bikes
Number of Gears18 Speed
ChainringsDouble Chainring
Cassette9 Speed
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How much does a Specialized Allez weigh pounds? ›

||Weight: 1,511 g (52 cm painted frame with hardware). 7.65 kg (16.87 lb) complete as tested, without pedals.

How much does Specialized Allez weight in pounds? ›

On the climbs, the wheels are the only thing that holds this Allez build back. They are pretty heavy, but I'm being very picky here since I ride a lot of nice light carbon wheels. The base build weighs in at a real 22.12lb (10.0kg) with Shimano 105 SPD-SL pedals (~265g)and two bottle cages.

Are Trek bikes made by Giant? ›

No, they are not. While both companies produce bicycles, they are two different brands. Trek is owned by Dorel Industries, while Giant is its own company. While both companies produce high-quality bicycles, they have different philosophies when it comes to design and manufacturing.

What are the top three direct competitors for Trek bicycle? ›

Trek Bicycle's competitors and similar companies include DSI Samson Group, Rad Power Bikes, Butchers & Bicycles and Pedego Electric Bikes.

Why is Trek more expensive? ›

A true Trek bike costs more than just the price on the sticker due to how they are manufactured and designed. These types of bikes tend to be more expensive because they have better quality parts and more complicated designs. For example, Trek often makes their bikes with high-tech aluminum or carbon fiber.

What is the Specialized bike controversy? ›

Specialized is facing a global social media backlash after news broke it is threatening a lawsuit against a two year Canadian bike-shop called Café Roubaix. Specialized owns the trademark for the use of Roubaix on certain cycling products. Café Roubaix produces a carbon wheelset emblazoned with Café Roubaix.

Who is specialized bike competitor? ›

Specialized Bicycle Components competitors include Hello, Bicycle, Trek Bicycle Corporation, Shimano, The Pro's Closet and Cannondale.

What company owns Specialized bikes? ›

Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc., colloquially known as and stylized as SPECIALIZED, is an American company which designs, manufactures and markets bicycles, bicycle components and related products under the brand name "Specialized", as well as the premium and professional oriented "S-works".

What bike does Peter Sagan ride? ›

Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7

What's the cheapest bike in Tour de France? ›

The most affordable 2022 Tour de France bike was Lapierre Aircode DRS 9.0. It costs an estimated 8,500 USD (~15,140 EUR, ~12,020 GBP, ~23,100 AUD). The Average Price of the Tour de France Team Bikes in 2020, 2021, and 2022. The prices of 2022 bikes are based on the bikes used by the teams before TdF 2022.

Who owns Trek and Specialized? ›

Trek Bicycle Corporation
TypePrivate company
ProductsBicycles and related components
Revenue>US$1.0 billion
Number of employees1,800
ParentIntrepid Corporation
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Does Giant make specialized bikes? ›

The biggest difference is probably design and the fact that Giant produces frames themselves. Giant even makes frames for Specialized and is known to produce frames for other brands. They have a huge factory in Taiwan which allows them to sell their bikes a bit cheaper due to mass production.

Are Trek bikes made in USA? ›

Where Are Trek Bikes Manufactured? Although Trek's headquarters are based in Wisconsin, USA, their components and bikes are manufactured across the world, primarily in the Netherlands, China, Taiwan and Germany.

Is Specialized Allez tubeless? ›

The Allez Sprint Comp is equipped with tubeless-compatible rims. Please ensure that both your rims and tires are tubeless-compatible before proceeding. For more information, see our Tubeless Conversion page.

What size fork does Specialized Allez use? ›

All Allez models feature an E5 alloy frame and a full FACT carbon fork. The fork is tapered from 1-1/8"– 1-3/8".

Do Specialized bikes have GPS? ›

The GPS tracker is invisibly mounted inside your e-bike motor. If someone tries to tamper with your e-bike, the PowUnity app alerts you on your smartphone.

What is the difference between Allez and Roubaix? ›

The Specialized Allez Sprint Comp and Specialized Roubaix are both road bikes with hydraulic disc brakes. The Allez Sprint Comp has an aluminum frame, better components, and higher gearing; while the Roubaix has a carbon frame.

What is an Allez? ›

The Specialized Allez Sport is an entry-level alloy road bike aimed at beginner and commuter cyclists. Well-equipped with mudguard and pannier mounts, and coming in at just 9.3kg, the Allez Sport is a beginner-friendly all-purpose road bike.

What size bike should I get for my height? ›

Fitness And Hybrid Bike Size Chart
Rider HeightSuggested Frame Size
Feet and InchesCentimetersInches
5' 1" - 5' 5"155 - 16515 - 16
5' 5" - 5' 9"165 - 17517 - 18
5' 9" - 6' 0"175 - 18319 - 20
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Where does Specialized make their bikes? ›

Specialized Bikes are made in Morgan Hill, California. All the research that goes into making the Specialized bike is done here. They also do the designing, prototyping, and product development in the same headquarters at Morgan Hill.

Do Specialized bikes come assembled? ›

Ship to Home: Get your new bike delivered to your house in a box from Specialized. All bikes are professionally pre-built and test-ridden with only minimal assembly required. Pick Up In-Store: Pick up your new bike or equipment at your local authorized Specialized retailer.

Is Specialized still making bikes? ›

Specialized has been a pioneer in the cycling scene for decades. It's now one of the largest bicycle brands in the world, producing a vast range of bikes, helmets, shoes, clothing and accessories for all cycling disciplines internationally.

Which is the best bike for beginners? ›

These are the best bikes for novice riders:
  • Indian Scout Bobber Sixty.
  • KTM 390 Adventure.
  • Honda GROM.
  • Suzuki SV650.
  • Honda Rebel Series.
  • Harley-Davidson Iron 883.
  • Ducati Scrambler Nightshift.
  • BMW G310 GS.

Which bike is best for first bike? ›

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TVSApache RTR 160 4V45 kmpl
KTM125 Duke40 kmpl
HeroXtreme 160R48 kmpl
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What is a good sport bike to start with? ›

From the venerable Kawasaki 250 ninja to today's 400cc sport bikes. The CBR, RC 390, GSXR, YZF and Ninja 400 cc are all great sport bikes to learn on. Older models can be bought for a few hundred dollars and, with a little work, are great fun machines to learn on.

What is a good CC for a beginner? ›

For beginner motorcycle riders, many people recommend an engine size of 500CC to 600CC. We would recommend an engine size of 250CC, 300CC, or 400CC. This size engine will give any beginner motorcyclist enough power. As a new rider gains experience and skill, they can move up to a larger CC-size bike if they desire.

Is 400CC too much for a beginner? ›

I've found the sweet spot for new riders to be 250-400cc. You don't want anything that's too big, too high, or has more power than you're able to control as a beginner, but you do need something that fits your size.

What CC bike should a beginner start with? ›

For beginner motorcycle riders, the recommended engine is 500cc to 600cc. The lower the cc figure, the easier the bike will handle, and the more forgiving it will be to the inevitable mistakes that new riders make. Just because a bike has a smaller engine doesn't mean you can't still ride fast.

Is 30 minutes of cycling a day enough? ›

Exercising on the bike for at least 30 minutes a day will build up your cardiovascular and muscular endurance. By putting in consistent effort, you'll notice an improvement in your aerobic capacity, enabling you to bike longer or on more intense rides.

How much should I budget for a beginner bike? ›

Rule #1: Spend $1,000-2,500 on your first bike

This may seem like a lot of money to some. To others, it may seem like too little. But this is a good starting point for newer riders who are motivated to get into cycling but aren't ready to eclipse the cost of their cars.

How big should a beginner bike be? ›

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Wheel SizeAgeHeight
16″4 – 6 years41 – 48″
20″5 – 8 years45 – 54″
24″8 – 11 years49″ – 59″
26″10 + years56″ +
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How powerful should your first bike be? ›

It's tempting to grab a powerful motorcycle, but beginners should be wary of taking on more than they can handle. Anything under 600cc is recommended for new riders so they can keep in control and stay safe. Many riders aren't aware that horsepower is more important than engine size.

Is 1000cc too much for a beginner? ›

If you are brand new to the road with no car driving experience, you should stay away from a 1000cc motorcycle. Learning the skills to ride and learning the road rules simultaneously on a race like engine designed for extreme performance…its simply too much for you to process, and will end in tragedy.

What should my first street bike be? ›

As a beginner, it's expected you will spend between $5,000 – $10,000 on your first bike. Look for a model with a less than 600cc engine size, an anti-lock braking system (ABS), and comfortable ergonomic design.

What is the most popular style of bike? ›

Mountain Bikes (MTB) Mountain bikes are the most widely used bicycle type. It was designed for traversing forests and rougher or mountainous terrains.

Which bike is best in the world? ›

The Ninja H2R is capable of incredible speeds of 400 km/h. The highest of any commercial bike in the world, it has a power-to-weight ratio of 1.48 horsepower per kilogram. The Kawasaki Ninja H2R is indeed the world's fastest motorcycle since no other machine can compare to this turbocharged beast.

Is 600cc too much for a beginner? ›

Yes, a 600cc Sport Bike is Too Big for a First Bike

This is the question we get the most so we're cutting to the chase and answering it straight up and as emphatically as possible. Yes, stay away from riding a 600cc motorcycle if you are starting out as a motorcycle rider.


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