PRIMERA TEAM VERDICT:
The Ariel is the most capable womens hybrid bike out there. The super light alloy and carbon frames available give a super smooth ride alongside the extensive range of suspension forks which help really dampen any vibrations. Whether it's being ridden down to the shops on a Saturday morning or taken to the New Forest tracks on a sunny Sunday lunch time, this bike is fit for every purpose.
The pannier rack and mudguard compatability make for an awesomely versatile bike, keeping you dry and loaded up with a picnic to head somewhere quiet for some lunch. We recommend the SKS mudguards or the Specialized own fenders alongside a Tortec pannier rack.
You take your fitness journey seriously, and the last thing that you need is to feel restrained by the tools that take you there. That's why our Ariel Elite comes equipped with a suspension fork that houses our Fitness BRAIN technology for fast, efficient, and intuitive use over any surface.
And to build on this blend of comfort and speed, the frame is built from respectably light and rugged A1 SL premium aluminium with a women's-specific geometry and touchpoints that are made to fit just right from the minute you get on the bike.
Add in a mix of performance driven components from the likes of Shimano and microSHIFT, powerful Tektro hydraulic disc brakes, and rack/fender mounts, and you have a bike that's perfectly equipped to help you hit your fitness goals with a smile that only the trail can provide.
- Designed for women who want to mix adventure with fitness, the hard-working, sturdy A1 SL Premium Aluminium frame features our Women’s Fitness Geometry—meaning that you’ll go faster with maximum efficiency, only without the discomfort of an aggressive ride position. The more comfortable you are, the longer you’ll ride.
- An SR Suntour NCX fork w/ Fitness BRAIN technology features 60mm of coil-sprung travel that takes the sting out of bumpy terrain, while an integrated remote lockout is coupled with our Fitness BRAIN technology to promote more climbing and pedalling efficiency.
- Braking duties are handled by TRP Flow Set Control hydraulic disc brakes to ensure effective, consistent, and reliable power through any type of terrain or conditions.
- Tech Specs
Frame Specialized A1 SL Premium Aluminum, Fitness Geometry, fully-manipulated butted tubing, internal cable routing, flat mount disc, rack and Plug + Play fender mounts Fork SR Suntour NCX w/ Specialized Fitness Brain technology, 60mm of travel, 1-1/8" steerer, 12mm thru-axle, fender mounts Stem Specialized Flowset, integrated, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 12-degree rise, 31.8mm clamp Handlebars Double-butted alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 31.8mm Grips Specialized Body Geometry Women's Flow Set Control grips, lock-on Front Brake TRP Flow Set Control, hydraulic disc, metal pads, post mount, 160mm rotor Rear Brake TRP Flow Set Control, hydraulic disc, resin pads, flat mount, 140mm rotor Front Derailleur microSHIFT XCD, 31.8mm clamp, 10-speed Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 10-speed Shifters microSHIFT, Flow Set Control, 10-speed Bottom Bracket 68mm, BSA Cassette Sunrace, 10-speed, 11-40t Chain KMC, X10, 10-speed w/ Missing Link™ Crankset FSA V-Drive, 2-piece, 44/32T, alloy outer ring, steel inner ring Front Wheel Alloy, 12x100mm thru-axle, 6-bolt disc, sealed bearing, 28h Rear Wheel Alloy, 135mm QR, 6-bolt disc, 11-speed freehub, loose ball bearing, 28h Front Tyre Trigger Sport Reflect, 60 TPI, wire bead, 700x38mm Rear Tyre Trigger Sport Reflect, 60 TPI, wire bead, 700x38mm Inner Tubes Presta, 48mm valve Saddle Specialized Aldia Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails Seatpost Alloy, 2-bolt, 25mm offset, 27.2mm
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