PRIMERA TEAM VERDICT:
The Dolce is the perfect introduction to road cycling. The super light aluminium frame paired with their carbon fork proves a smooth and responsive ride. We find the three models available match everyones needs, whether you start out with the 8 speed Shimano claris model or go all the way to the Elite model with full 11 speed 105 gearing! The endurance geometry provides relaxed angles and a great ride experience. A group ride of mixed ability really puts the Dolce in the spotlight, pulling through first up the steep Purbeck Isle hills whilst still proving the smoothest ride after 100 gruelling miles.
The Dolce Elite is the perfect bike to either introduce you to the sport or to take your ride to new levels. It's purpose-built to take you places—both physically and geographically—and to ensure you're enjoying the best ride along the way.
Making sure every single watt you produce gets transferred to the road, we built the Elite from our A1 Premium Aluminium with our Women's Endurance Geometry. This ensures that you stay comfortable and confident over any kind of terrain, while also providing a lower standover. Essentially, this makes getting on and off the bike, as well as putting a foot down, as easy as can be.
For the build, we spec'd it with Shimano 105 11-speed shifting, fast-rolling Axis Sport Disc wheels, and traction-packed Espoir Sport 25mm tires. Of course, every facet of the bike is tailored specifically for female riders, from the handlebar width, to the crankarm length, all the way down to the superlative Body Geometry Myth Expert saddle.
- The Dolce Elite's sturdy and reliable A1 Premium Aluminium frame is built with Women’s Endurance Geometry and delivers two important benefits. This geo improves stability and handling, giving you confident control when climbing and descending, while also putting you in a less aggressive and more natural ride position. The result? Hours upon hours of comfortable riding.
- The agile and responsive FACT carbon fork features Zertz inserts to absorb road roughness and give you a smoother ride.
- The Body Geometry Myth Expert saddle has been specifically designed for women, delivering hours of comfort no matter the terrain.
- Tech Specs
Frame Specialized A1 Premium Aluminum, Women's Endurance Geometry, women's fully manipulated tube sets, threaded bottom bracket, 1-1/8" lower bearing, 130mm spacing Fork Specialized FACT carbon fiber, alloy steerer/crown, Zertz inserts Stem Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise Handlebars Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp Tape Specialized S-Wrap Front Brake Tektro Axis caliper Rear Brake Tektro Axis caliper Front Derailleur Shimano 105 Ez, braze-on Rear Derailleur Shimano 105, 11-speed Shifters Shimano 105 Bottom Bracket Included w/ crankset Cassette Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11-32t Chain KMC X11EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™ Crankset Praxis Alba 2d, threaded - 48/32T Pedals Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors Front Wheel DT R460, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 20h Rear Wheel DT R460, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h Front Tyre Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x25mm Rear Tyre Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x25mm Inner Tubes 700x20/28mm, 40mm Presta valve Saddle Women's Body Geometry Myth Sport thin, steel rails, 155mm Seatpost Alloy, 2-bolt clamp, 12mm offset, 27.2mm, anti-corrosion hardware Other SEAT BINDER: Bolt type, alloy, 31.8mm
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