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    Dolce Elite

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    2018 Dolce Elite

    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.

    Technical Specifications

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    FRAMESET

    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

    SEAT BINDER

    Bolt type, alloy, 31.8mm

    WHEELS

    FRONT WHEEL

    DT R460, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 20h

    REAR WHEEL

    DT R460, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h

    FRONT TIRE

    Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x25mm

    REAR TIRE

    Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x25mm

    INNER TUBES

    700x20/28mm, 40mm Presta valve

    DRIVETRAIN

    SHIFT LEVERS

    Shimano 105

    FRONT DERAILLEUR

    Shimano 105 Ez, braze-on

    REAR DERAILLEUR

    Shimano 105, 11-speed

    CASSETTE

    Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11-32t

    CRANKSET

    Praxis Alba 2d, threaded

    CHAINRINGS

    48/32T

    BOTTOM BRACKET

    Included w/ crankset

    CHAIN

    KMC X11EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™

    COCKPIT

    HANDLEBARS

    Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp

    STEM

    Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise

    TAPE

    Specialized S-Wrap

    SADDLE

    Women's Body Geometry Myth Sport thin, steel rails, 155mm

    SEATPOST

    Alloy, 2-bolt clamp, 12mm offset, 27.2mm, anti-corrosion hardware

    BRAKES

    REAR BRAKE

    Tektro Axis caliper

    FRONT BRAKE

    Tektro Axis caliper

    ACCESSORIES

    PEDALS

    Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors

    * Weights based on production painted frames as pictured. Actual weights will vary based on colourway, frame size, and component variation. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

    Geometry

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    Crank Length165mm165mm170mm170mm172.5mm
    Handlebar Width360mm380mm400mm400mm400mm
    Stem Length70mm80mm90mm90mm100mm
    Saddle Width155mm155mm155mm155mm155mm
    Seatpost Length350mm350mm350mm400mm400mm
    Stack519mm532mm548mm567mm589mm
    Reach360mm370mm370mm374mm390mm
    Head Tube Length120mm130mm145mm165mm190mm
    Head Tube Angle70.5°71.5°72°72°72°
    BB Height269.5mm269.5mm269.5mm269.5mm271mm
    BB Drop73mm73mm73mm73mm72mm
    Trail69mm63mm60mm60mm60mm
    Fork Length, Full369mm369mm369mm369mm369mm
    Fork Rake/Offset49mm49mm49mm49mm49mm
    Front Center574mm580mm580mm590mm614mm
    Chainstay Length412mm415mm415mm415mm417mm
    Wheelbase975mm984mm984mm994mm1020mm
    Top Tube Length, Horizontal504mm517mm527mm536mm564mm
    Bike Standover Height679.5mm699.8mm720.8mm750.6mm778.5mm
    Seat Tube Length363mm392mm422mm457mm487mm
    Seat Tube Angle74.5°74.5°74°74°73.5°
    Geometry

    Rider Reviews

    • 5
    • 1 Reviews

    Great value for great components.

    I'm so happy that Specilized came out with an aluminum bike with Shimano 105's. It's hard to find an aluminum (which I prefer) road bike with nicer components. It seems most manufacturers are pushing consumers to carbon bikes. This bike is very comfortable, shifts effortlessly, and rides smoothly. All at a great price point. I love it!


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    Jillaby

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