2021 Specialized Allez – £799
The Specialized Allez has been the go-to beginner’s road bike for donkeys years. We know loads of people who have had them and they are brilliant bikes. You can’t go wrong with an Allez, they are fast, easy to ride and last ages. However, the 2021 model uses exactly the same gearing as the Trek Domane Al 2. Some of the other bits on the Allez are a bit nicer and a bit lighter but it is over £100 more. A great bike, but perhaps not the best value for money. You can see more details and purchase the bike here.