I've just bought an Allez Sport for commuting and general fitness.
I'm not really into road bikes, but when I worked in a shop we sold loads of Allez's as first road bikes. I also thought that it was a good looking bike and an ok spec (although the entry level one is a far worse spec than I remember).
I also liked the Cannidale CAAD8 but there are no 56cm jobbies available until March and I was too impatient to wait.
The Allex also seemed to get good reviews.
I've got an Allez that I got for pennies from a user on here after trawling Ebay for ages looking for one. There are lots out there but they seem to hold their value well. I love it and find it a comfy ride with the carbon forks, looks like a much more expensive bike as well and has the same geometry as the more expensive Specialized road bikes.
Also good in that you can get the same bike with different crank set ups, standard, compact or triple. Mine is standard but I'm going to change to compact I think as I don't have roadie legs!!
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