Specialized Dolce Elite Compact - Women's

2014
 
5.0 stars
 (4 Reviews)
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51cm
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Description

Hit the open road on Specialized's Dolce Elite Compact! It features a light A1 aluminum frame with a carbon fork and quick-rolling Axis wheels for confident handling, effortless climbing, and a sensational ride. Plus, the 16-speed Shimano drivetrain delivers the right gears no matter where you roam, while Specialized's women's-specific components ensure you have the ride of your life.

Features & Info

Geometry chart

Women’s-specific fit

Specialized's women's bikes make every ride a blast!

To optimize fit, pedaling efficiency, comfort and control, Specialized tailors the geometry and components on their women’s bikes to fit women's bodies. Size-specific frame tubes decrease weight and increase compliance. Short top tubes provide a better reach for shorter arms and torsos, while greater stand-over clearance allows for easy on/off. And, for a truly custom feel, Specialized includes small-diameter grips, shallow-drop handlebars, and women's saddles that make every ride fun and comfortable.

Zertz Technology

Specialized Zertz

Consumer Reviews

 
5.0 stars

(4 reviews)

100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable  (4)
  • Lightweight  (4)
  • Handles Well  (4)
  • Responsive  (3)
  • Good Geometry  (3)
  • Fast  (3)

Cons

Best Uses

  • Serious Training  (3)
  • Exercising  (3)
  • Casual Riding  (2)
  • Commuting  (2)
  • Climbing 
  • Racing 

 
5.0
Jan 07, 2011

First time riders

Pros:
Fast, Handles Well, Responsive, Lightweight, Comfortable, Good Geometry
Cons:
Best Uses:
Serious Training, Exercising
I have recently just began getting serious into biking, and I am not training for the MS150. I looked at a couple of bikes, but I liked this one the best. It is very light and comfortable... even for short people like me! I got the 44 cm. It is a really nice bike for a beginner. I recommend it to anyone!
by Beginner from Spring, Tx

 
5.0
Dec 16, 2010

Love it!

Pros:
Comfortable, Durable, Responsive, Lightweight, Handles Well
Cons:
Best Uses:
Serious Training
I used it for my first Tri and it was between the Dolce Elite and the Dolce and I'm so glad I went for the Elite! Especially when riding in the horns its easier to shift with the Elite.
by FloridaTriGal from Tampa, FL

 
5.0
Jul 17, 2010

Love this bike!

Pros:
Good Geometry, Responsive, Lightweight, Handles Well, Fun to Ride, Fast, Comfortable, Fast and Smooth
Cons:
Best Uses:
Commuting, Exercising, Casual Riding, Climbing
For the price, this is a great bike! I would definitely recommend it to someone who is just getting into road bikes.
by Bec from NY, NY

 
4.0
Jan 05, 2009

Specialized Dolce - A Sweet Ride

Pros:
Comfortable, Lightweight, Handles Well, Fast, Good Geometry
Cons:
Best Uses:
Casual Riding, Commuting, Exercising, Serious Training, Racing
The Dolce's a great entry level road bike for women. Her geometry is tuned specifically for a female rider, and once you try a womens specific bike, you'll never go back. This bike is especially great if you've never ridden a road bike before. She has an extra set of brake levers, meaning you can use whichever are more comfortable for you. You get to sit pretty upright on it, and the seat's really comfortable for a long distance. You'll definately get your miles out of this bike. If you expect to ride avidly, however, you may want to look at an upgraded model. Better to invest in the higher end in the beginning than to wish you'd done so, later.
by Faeriemittins from Providence, RI + New Orleans, LA

Specifications

Frame
Specialized A1 Premium aluminum
Fork
Specialized FACT-carbon w/aluminum steerer and Zertz inserts
Rims/Wheels
Axis Classic
Hubs
See Rims/Wheels
Spokes
See Rims/Wheels
Tires
Specialized Espoir Sport w/ double Black Belt puncture protection, 700 x 25c
Crankset
FSA Tempo
Chainrings
50/34
Front Derailleur
Shimano Tiagra
Rear Derailleur
Shimano Tiagra
Rear Cogs
Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed: 12-30
Shifters
Shimano Tiagra
Handlebars
Specialized Comp
Tape/Grips
Specialized Roubaix w/gel padding
Stem
Specialized Elite-Set, aluminum
Brake Levers
Shimano Tiagra
Brakes
Tektro dual-pivot
Saddle
Specialized Body Geometry Women's Riva Sport
Seatpost
Specialized Sport, aluminum