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.
Safety and control—two things that can be top-of-mind when heading out to get your heart rate up. This Ariel with hydraulic disc brakes takes care of safety with incredible stopping power, while control is provided through a women's-specific geometry and a custom suspension fork that'll have you tackling workouts on paved or dirt surfaces with equal confidence.
Not stopping there, we also included light and tough A1 premium aluminium frame tubing, workhorse components that are sized and designed specifically for women, and a wide range of gears that'll take the sting out of steep trails. It's everything you need to take your fitness wherever your heart decides, whether it's the road or the dirt around your house.
- Designed for women who want to mix adventure with fitness, the hard-working, sturdy A1 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 NEX fork w/ Fitness Brain technology features 55mm of coil-sprung travel that takes the sting out of bumpy terrain, while our Fitness Brain technology promotes more climbing and pedalling efficiency.
- Braking duties are handled by Promax Solve hydraulic disc brakes that provide all of the hallmarks of hydraulic—consistent performance, easy engagement, and overall power.
- Tech Specs
Frame Specialized A1 premium aluminum, Fitness Geometry, fully-manipulated butted tubing, internal cable routing, flat mount disc, rack and Plug + Play fender mounts Fork SR Suntour NEX w/ Specialized Fitness Brain technology, 55mm of travel, 1-1/8" steerer, QR, fender mounts Stem 3D forged alloy, 7-degree rise, 31.8mm clamp Handlebars Double-butted alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 31.8mm Grips Specialized Body Geometry Women's XCT, lock-on Front Brake Promax Solve, hydraulic disc, post mount, 160mm rotor Rear Brake Promax Solve, hydraulic disc, post mount, 160mm rotor Front Derailleur Shimano Tourney, top swing, 31.8mm clamp Rear Derailleur Shimano Altus, 8-Speed Shifters Shimano Altus, RapidFire Plus, w/ gear display Bottom Bracket BSA, 68mm, square taper Cassette Sunrace, 8-speed, 11-34t Chain KMC X8EPT, 8-speed, anti-corrosion coating w/ reusable Missing Link™ Crankset Shimano Tourney, 3-piece, 48/38/28T, steel Front Wheel Alloy, 6-bolt disc, loose ball bearing, QR, 32h Rear Wheel Alloy, 6-bolt disc, 8/9-speed freehub, loose ball bearing, QR, 32h Front Tyre Trigger Sport Reflect, 60 TPI, wire bead, 700x38mm Rear Tyre Trigger Sport Reflect, 60 TPI, wire bead, 700x38mm Inner Tubes Schrader Saddle Specialized Aldia Sport, steel rails Seatpost Alloy, 12mm offset, 2-bolt clamp, 27.2mm
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