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.
Whether you're new to riding or just looking for a bike that can do it all with aplomb, you'll feel right at home with the Dolce. It's been designed specifically for women, so you can expect an incredible geometry, women's-specific components, and a ride quality that's sure to deliver a smile to your face.
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 reliable Shimano Claris 8-speed shifters, sturdy Axis Sport 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 Sport 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 to give you a smoother ride.
- The Shimano 2000 sub-compact crankset makes it easy to spin up hills and limits the jump in difficulty between gears.
- 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 caliper, long reach, dual-pivot Rear Brake Tektro caliper, long reach, dual-pivot Front Derailleur Shimano Claris, braze-on Rear Derailleur Shimano Claris, 8-speed Shifters Shimano Claris 2000, 8-speed Cassette Sunrace, 8-speed, 11-32t Chain KMC X8, 8-speed w/ Missing Link™ Crankset Shimano RS200 - 46/34T Pedals Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors Front Wheel Axis Sport Rear Wheel Axis Sport 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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