A true hybrid
The Ariel from Specialized is a true hybrid. It’s just as home on the tarmac clocking up the miles to and from work as it is exploring tracks and trails on the weekend.
With various light-weight frame options, off-road capable and lockable forks, fast rolling 700c tyres and full mudguard and rack mounts the Ariel range offers great versatility.
The heart of the bikes is always the frame and with the Ariel you get three lightweight choices. It starts with the A1 step-through frame and the A1 double diamond frame and on the Ariel Comp Disc model you get the lighter weight M4 Alloy frame. Women’s specific components are also used to ensure great comfort and fit.
The range starts with the Ariel and the Ariel Step Through. These are great uncomplicated bikes, you get V-brakes, Shimano Gearing and as the names suggest a choice of frame styles. The Ariel disc is next up and you’ll find brilliant all-weather braking in the form of the mechanical disc brakes. The best selling models in the range are the Ariel Sport Disc and the Ariel Sport disc Step Through. These models get hydraulic disc brakes and 9 speed Shimano gearing.
The Ariel Elite Disc gets an upgrade to 10 Speed Shimano groupset and better disc brakes too. At the top of the range sits the Ariel Comp Disc, this is the lightest model in the range it gets the M4 alloy frame which saves weight and give gives you a great ride quality.