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    Dolce

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    2018 Dolce

    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.

    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

    Axis Sport

    REAR WHEEL

    Axis Sport

    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 Claris 2000, 8-speed

    FRONT DERAILLEUR

    Shimano Claris, braze-on

    REAR DERAILLEUR

    Shimano Claris, 8-speed

    CASSETTE

    Sunrace, 8-speed, 11-32t

    CRANKSET

    Shimano RS200

    CHAINRINGS

    46/34T

    CHAIN

    KMC X8, 8-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 caliper, long reach, dual-pivot

    FRONT BRAKE

    Tektro caliper, long reach, dual-pivot

    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 Length165mm165mm170mm170mm170mm
    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
    • 3 Reviews

    Simply the best

    I purchased this bike in 2019 and am still impressed with the speed every ride. The maintenance has been easy. I’m still loving the bike today just as much as I did the day I got it. It’s worth every cent.


    Name:
    Abi

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    10-year anniversary and still my favorite possession

    I've been with my 2007 Dolce for 10 years now, through everything from commuting 120+ miles/week on questionable roads to a half-Ironman triathlon. It has hauled more than 75lbs of groceries (no trailer) five miles and it still is slick enough to get me to class on time when I'm running late. It has been to WA, CA, and CO, taken no small amount of abuse, and has served me well in all states on a variety of terrain. I absolutely love this bike!


    Name:
    Sage

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