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.
The Ariel Sport will see you tackling workouts on either paved or dirt surfaces with equal confidence, and of course, you'll look good while doing it, too.
Its hard-working component package is paired with the ever-reliable A1 SL premium aluminium frame and powerful, no-nonsense hydraulic disc brakes. And with a Women's Fitness Geometry that's designed to keep you comfortable while you're burning up the miles, and features that are as versatile as they are efficient, you'll find yourself consistently needing to set new goals to achieve in your fitness quest.
- 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 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 Tektro HD-305/310 hydraulic disc brakes to ensure effective, consistent, and reliable power through any kind of terrain or condition.
- 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 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 Tektro HD-R305, hydraulic disc, resin pads, post mount, 160mm rotor Rear Brake Tektro HD-R310, hydraulic disc, resin pads, flat mount, 160mm Shimano RT10 Center Lock rotor Front Derailleur microSHIFT Marvo LT, 31.8mm clamp, 9-speed Rear Derailleur Shimano Alivio, Shadow, SGS cage, 9-speed Shifters microSHIFT, 2x9-speed Cassette Sunrace, 9-Speed, 11-36t Chain KMC X9, EPT anti-corrosion coating, 9-speed w/ Missing Link™ Crankset FSA Alpha Drive, 3-piece, 44/32T, alloy outer ring, steel inner ring Front Wheel Alloy, Centerlock disc, loose ball bearing, 100mm spacing, QR, 32h Rear Wheel Shimano, Center Lock disc, 8/9/10-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 Presta, 48mm valve Saddle Specialized Aldia Sport, steel rails Seatpost Alloy, 12mm offset, 2-bolt clamp, 27.2mm
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