April 3rd, 2014 by Lisa
It’s always exciting when a new box signed off Specialized arrives.
This time it contained a Â Specialized Alias pro – my choice of weapon for the 2014 season.
Alias is the womens version of the Venge, an aero road bike that is easy to convert into a neat tri TT bike.
It’s meant to be the perfect bike for anyone wanting to combine the best of two worlds.
Which fits someone like me pretty perfect.
I was a bit worried at first, do I need to put away my Amira for someone else? How would that feel? I love my Amira and I think she is one of the best looking bikes out there. Â A matt black painted frame with a nice mix of feminine touch and strong competitiveness. Not even to mention how well she fits the demands of ITU racing.
Jeeze, this new Alias really would have to have something special to feel good about the swap.
Alias has a very “Specialized” looking paint job simply lipsticky red and black. The geometry is nice too with the characteristic sloped top tube – and for sure does remind one about the Venge.
But what did make my insides a bit fuzzy was the nice feel she had on the road. She is a quick one that’s for sure.
After the initial first ride the pedals was left on and we bonded that weekend.
A longer steady 4hr on the saturday followed by a 3hr ride with a mix of some longer threshold work and a set of 4x4mins hard.
For a full review check out Bicyclings article.