Specialized Dolce Elite - Women's - 2016

Specialized's Dolce Elite packs a whole lot of performance into a quality ride. Purpose-built to take you places—both physically and geographically—the Dolce Elite features a fine component package and geometry that will keep you comfortabl ...(Read More)

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Specialized's Dolce Elite packs a whole lot of performance into a quality ride. Purpose-built to take you places—both physically and geographically—the Dolce Elite features a fine component package and geometry that will keep you comfortable on long rides as you explore your boundaries. With its smooth-riding premium aluminum frame, this is the perfect bike to introduce you to the sport, or take you to new levels of confidence on your cycling journey.

•D’Aluisio Smartweld technology in the E5 Premium Aluminum frame provides a lightweight and precise-handling ride, while the Women’s Endurance Geometry of the frame delivers improved stability for confident control when climbing and descending. This geo also puts you in a less aggressive and more natural ride position for hours of comfortable riding.
•The agile and responsive FACT carbon, full-monocoque fork features Zertz inserts to absorb road roughness and give you a smoother ride.
•The Dolce Elite features Shimano’s Tiagra drivetrain with compact 50/34 gearing. This affordable, quality group provides smooth and reliable shifting on climbs.

Specs

Frame Specialized E5 Premium Aluminum w/D’Aluisio Smartweld Technology, Zertz
Fork Specialized FACT-carbon w/aluminum steerer and Zertz inserts
Rims/Wheels Axis 1.0
Hubs See Rims/Wheels
Spokes See Rims/Wheel
Tires Specialized Espoir Sport w/double Black Belt puncture protection, 700 x 25c
Crankset Shimano Tiagra
Chainrings 50/34
Front Derailleur Shimano Tiagra
Rear Derailleur Shimano Tiagra
Rear Cogs Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed: 12-30
Shifters Shimano Tiagra
Handlebars Specialized Comp
Tape/Grips Specialized Roubaix w/gel padding
Stem Specialized, aluminum
Brake Levers Shimano Tiagra
Brakes Axis 1.0
Saddle Specialized Body Geometry Women's Riva Sport
Seatpost Specialized Sport, aluminum

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5.0

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Pros

  • Comfortable  (5)
  • Handles Well  (5)
  • Lightweight  (5)
  • Good Geometry  (4)
  • Fast  (2)

Cons

  • Brakes Could Be Better 
  • Can feel all the bumps 

Best Uses

  • Casual Riding  (5)
  • Commuting 
  • Exercising 

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5

First bike since childhood

By 

from Dallas, Texas

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Fast
  • Lightweight
  • Responsive
  • Handles Well
  • Comfortable
  • Good Geometry

Cons

  • Brakes Could Be Better

Best Uses

  • Casual Riding
  • Exercising

Comments:

This was my first bike since my teenage years. I bought it about 9 months ago at the Richardson Bike Mart. The salesmen were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I expected to just be a casual cyclist on the days I didn't feel the urge to go to the gym, but this bike makes riding so fun, I've become quite the avid cyclist in recent months. I average 75-100 miles per week on this bike, definitely worth every penny. Only nitpicky comment, the brake levers are hard to reach for my small hands, however, that seems to be a common problem.

4

First bike

By 

from hartford ct

About Me Casual Cyclist

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Fast
  • Good Geometry
  • Handles Well
  • Comfortable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Riding

    Comments:

    Love this bike!!

    5

    Execellent Buy

    By 

    from Alameda, CA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Good Geometry
    • Comfortable
    • Handles Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Casual Riding

      Comments:

      This was my first serious bike purchase and I couldn't be happier. I've been riding it daily now for 7 months, primarily just around town though I have gone on a few long rides. It's incredibly comfortable although it doesn't absorb shock very well. I haven't had any back or neck pain, although I did have to re-adjust the seat several times to get it in just the right position because I tended to slide forward. Aside from also being super lightweight and easy to handle, it's just a beautiful bike. I absolutely LOVE riding it!

      5

      Best fit

      By 

      from WI

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Great Components
      • Comfortable
      • Handles Well
      • Good Geometry
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Riding

        Comments:

        I tried this bike on for size at Scheels in Appleton WI and bought it immediately. This was after riding on a custom fit speacalized bike that was carbon fiber for years with shoulder and neck pain. I can lift it to put it on the bike rack. I can also feel comfortable riding for hours on the stock seat. I did change the pedals to avoid the clips. I have tried other bikes and still this one is the best for my 5'2" medium frame. I suggest this bike for any female who is complaining of neck or shoulder pain. I recommend heavily padded gel gloves as the fork is rather stiff. I love this sweet bike.

        4

        Love it!

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        from Dallas, TX

        About Me Weekend Warrior

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Handles Well
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Can feel all the bumps

        Best Uses

        • Casual Riding

        Comments:

        This was my first road bike and I really love it - it's comfortable, light, easy to handle...

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