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Specialized Alibi 2017


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Specialized Alibi 2017

With its airless puncture proof tyres and its innovative rust-resistant chain, Specialized's new Alibi is a super practical city bike built for reliability.

Specialized's new Nimbus Airless tyres

The Alibi features Specialized's new Nimbus Airless tyres which can't be punctured and will never need inflated. Never again will you suffer that sinking feeling of wheeling the bike out the shed, only to discover it has a flat tyre.

  • Nimbus Airless tyres are filled with a 'blown' foam rubber as used by the likes of Nike to cushion their sports shoes.
  • Nimbus Airless tyres therefore have an element of comfortable compliance, lacking in previous attempts to create viable non-pneumatic tyres.
  • In blind tests, few riders could discern the difference between Nimbus Airless and the regular air-filled Specialized Nimbus tyres we have been selling for over 20 years.
  • The Specialized Alibi's wheel rims are specifically designed so the Nimbus Airless tyres fit them perfectly to ensure the tyre won't slip on the rim when cornering (as can happen with aftermarket 'solid' tyres).
  • The rims are drilled and will take a regular pneumatic tyre and tube on the off-chance you ever decide to go back to conventional rubber.

More Alibi innovation

  • Rust-resistant KMC chain.
  • Specialized reckon the Alibi's chain is the most rust resisitant they have ever tested.
  • Not bad when you consider the variety of chains Specialized have fitted to the millions of bicycles they've built over the past 35-plus years.
  • Its bang up to date Shimano 1x7 transmission offers a decent spread of gears (14-34 freewheel) in a simple single shifter, single chainring format.
'How many times have you been ready to ride, only to be confronted with a flat tyre? Well, our Alibi wants you to be pumped up to ride, not pumping up your tyres. That's why it comes with tyres that don't need any air at all. That's right, you can kiss your pump goodbye, and more importantly, you can say goodbye to ever having a flat tyre again. We also designed an anti-rust chain for this bike that removes the need for regular dirty, grimy maintenance, plus a super comfortable Body Geometry saddle and grips. The Alibi is always ready to ride, so consider it the perfect partner on your path to a fitter, better you.
  • The hard-working & sturdy A1 Premium aluminium frame is light and durable, and it also features rack and fender mounts for easy portage and dry riding in wet conditions. You'll also find that it's engineered with our Fitness Geometry, meaning that you'll go fast with maximum efficiency, but without the discomfort of an aggressive ride position. After all, the more comfortable you are, the longer you'll ride.
  • The Alibi's anti-rust chain keeps rolling smoothly, even after a couple of confrontations with the elements, so you can spend more time riding and less time fixing.
  • There's never a good time for a puncture, which is why the Nimbus Airless tyres feature a puncture-proof core, offering incredible traction without the hassle of changing a tube.'
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Technical Specifications

Specialized Alibi 2017 
FRAMESpecialized A1 Premium Aluminum, formed tubes, fender/rack mounts
FORKHi-Ten, V-brake mounts
FRONT WHEELAlibi V-brake
REAR WHEELAlibi V-brake
FRONT TYRENimbus Airless, 700x38mm
REAR TYRENimbus Airless, 700x38mm
CRANKSETCold-forged alloy crankarms, 3-piece construction, 130mm BCD spider, 5-arm w/steel chainring, 42T w/steel chainguard
CHAINRINGS42T w/chainguard 
BOTTOM BRACKETBSA, square taper, cartridge bearings
SHIFT LEVERSShimano Altus, 7-speed, withgear display
REAR DERAILLEURShimano Tourney, 7-speed
CASSETTEShimano Tourney freewheel, 7-speed, 14-34t
CHAINKMC Z51 EPT, 6-/7-speed w/reusable MissingLink
FRONT BRAKEV-brake, linear pull
REAR BRAKEV-brake, linear pull
HANDLEBARS640mm width, 15-degree backsweep, 55mm drop, 31.8mm
TAPESpecialized Body Geometry Contour, lock-on
STEMForged Alloy, 17-degree rise, 31.8mm clamp
SADDLEMilano, steel rails, 175mm
SEATPOSTAlloy, 12mm offset, 2-bolt clamp, 27.2mm
SEAT BINDERAlloy, 31.8mm
PEDALSSpecialized City platform


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