2014 was the 40th anniversary of Specialized, a company that was founded in 1974 on the idea of bringing real performance benefits to all types of riders. While the industry has shifted to carbon fiber this, aerodynamics that… You would be been hard pressed to see the value of a bike built of steel tubing and lugs.
The above bike, however, is the 40th Anniversary Allez released in a limited run of 74 frames in 2014 to benefit the World Bicycle Relief. It was designed with modern butting and lugs by Mark DiNucci and built by hand in the same factory as the original 1982 Stumpjumper. It is, in simple terms… beautiful.
Specialized 40th Aniversery Allez by Marc DiNucci, Reynolds 853 Steel
Campagnolo Super Record RS Group
Campagnolo Bora Ultra 50 Tubular wheels
Specialized S-Works Bar, Stem, Seatpost, Saddle, and Cages.
First time taking my camera to work. I need to wean myself off the ultra-shallow depth of field but I think the colour in this photo turned out great and I’m really proud of this build. Enve, Chris King, custom Rogers steel, Wound Up fork, White Industries to Mavic Open Pros, Campy Record 11, Brooks.