Specialized Dolce Elite Compact - Women's - 2014

Specialized Dolce Elite Compact - Women's
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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.

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.

Specs

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

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Pros

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

Best Uses

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

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5

First time riders

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from Spring, Tx

About Me Competitive Cyclist

Pros

  • Fast
  • Handles Well
  • Responsive
  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable
  • Good Geometry

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Serious Training
    • Exercising

    Comments:

    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!

    5

    Love it!

    By 

    from Tampa, FL

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Responsive
    • Lightweight
    • Handles Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Serious Training

      Comments:

      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.

      5

      Love this bike!

      By 

      from NY, NY

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Good Geometry
      • Responsive
      • Lightweight
      • Handles Well
      • Fun to Ride
      • Fast
      • Comfortable
      • Fast and Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Exercising
        • Casual Riding
        • Climbing

        Comments:

        For the price, this is a great bike! I would definitely recommend it to someone who is just getting into road bikes.

        4

        Specialized Dolce - A Sweet Ride

        By 

        from Providence, RI + New Orleans, LA

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight
        • Handles Well
        • Fast
        • Good Geometry

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Riding
          • Commuting
          • Exercising
          • Serious Training
          • Racing

          Comments:

          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.

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