Specialized Dolce - Women's - 2016

The Dolce will take you places you've never dreamed of. Light, fast, and fun: simple words that can't describe the quick-handling, smooth-pedaling feel of Specialized's A1 Premium Aluminum frame and FACT carbon fork. Paired with tacky Speci ...(Read More)

Specialized Dolce - Women's
  • Color: Gloss Black/Charcoal/Silver/Pink
  • Color: Satin Pearl Turquoise/Deep Pearl Indigo/Silver
  • Color: Gloss Met. White/Prl Cyan/Silver
$770.00
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The Dolce will take you places you've never dreamed of. Light, fast, and fun: simple words that can't describe the quick-handling, smooth-pedaling feel of Specialized's A1 Premium Aluminum frame and FACT carbon fork. Paired with tacky Specialized tires and corner-carving Axis Classic wheels, and you'll be adding bonus miles to the route home. Integrated shifters, smooth, easy lever action, and a gear range that topples mountains are right under your hands thanks to Shimano's 16-speed Claris drivetrain. And when it comes to comfort, it's hard to do better than Specialized components and a sleek, supportive women's-specific Body Geometry saddle.

Specs

Frame Specialized A1 Premium aluminum, women's-specific geometry
Fork Specialized FACT carbon
Rims/Wheels Axis Classic
Hubs See Rims/Wheels
Spokes See Rims/Wheels
Tires Specialized Espoir Sport, 700 x 25c w/Black Belt puncture protection
Crankset Shimano 2400 Claris
Chainrings 50/34
Front Derailleur Shimano 2400 Claris
Rear Derailleur Shimano 2400 Claris
Rear Cogs Sunrace, 8-speed: 11-32
Shifters Shimano 2400 Claris
Handlebars Specialized Comp, aluminum
Tape/Grips Specialized Roubaix
Stem Specialized
Brake Levers Shimano 2400 Claris
Brakes Tektro dual-pivot
Saddle Specialized Body Geometry Women's Riva Sport Plus
Seatpost Specialized Sport, aluminum

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Gloss Black/Charcoal/Silver/Pink / 44cm 00888818074082 90816-7044 DOL489616944
Gloss Black/Charcoal/Silver/Pink / 48cm 00888818073801 90816-7048 DOL486223168
Gloss Black/Charcoal/Silver/Pink / 51cm 00888818076079 90816-7051 DOL486537701
Gloss Black/Charcoal/Silver/Pink / 54cm 00888818075188 90816-7054
Gloss Black/Charcoal/Silver/Pink / 57cm 00888818073719 90816-7057
Satin Pearl Turquoise/Deep Pearl Indigo/Silver / 44cm 00888818073733 90816-7244
Satin Pearl Turquoise/Deep Pearl Indigo/Silver / 48cm 00888818074945 90816-7248
Satin Pearl Turquoise/Deep Pearl Indigo/Silver / 51cm 00888818075676 90816-7251
Satin Pearl Turquoise/Deep Pearl Indigo/Silver / 54cm 00888818074877 90816-7254 DOL532882194
Satin Pearl Turquoise/Deep Pearl Indigo/Silver / 57cm 00888818076048 90816-7257
Gloss Met. White/Prl Cyan/Silver / 48cm 00888818075751 90816-7148 DOL493368728
Gloss Met. White/Prl Cyan/Silver / 51cm 00888818074266 90816-7151 DOL493942371

Reviews

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5.0

(based on 16 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight  (15)
  • Comfortable  (12)
  • Good Geometry  (9)
  • Handles Well  (8)
  • Responsive  (6)

Cons

  • Brakes Could Be Better 
  • None I've Found 
  • Too Rigid 
  • Uncomfortable Seat 
  • Triple 

Best Uses

  • Casual Riding  (11)
  • Commuting  (6)
  • Exercising  (5)
  • Climbing  (4)
  • Serious Training  (4)
  • Racing  (3)
  • Sprinting  (2)
  • Road Biking 
  • Exercise 
  • Sport 
  • Serious Racing or Training 
  • Beginning rider 

REVIEWS

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5

LOVE this bike!

By 

from Essexville, MI

About Me

Comments:

I bought this a few years ago and it is my first road bike. I have no desire to upgrade as this bike is amazing! It gets a LOT of use and has never disappointed me! I rode another model before this one and I am so happy I waited and tried the Dolce!

 
5

I love this bike!

By 

from florida

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Versatile
  • Lightweight
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments:

    I would buy this bike again and again.

     
    5

    Great Bike!

    By 

    from Indianapolis, IN

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Triple

    Best Uses

    • Casual Riding
    • Exercising

    Comments:

    I bought this bike a week or so ago and put in a 20 mile ride yesterday on it. I LOVE IT! It's a great bike and it fits me perfectly. It's fast and the components are nice and smooth. I still think I would have preferred a double over a triple, but that was my mistake, not the bicycle's. I find that this bike rides smoothly and that the shocks are absorbed by the seat post and the cork wraps on the handlebars, okay. You certainly do not want to be hitting potholes or too rough of roads on this bike, but it performs outstandingly...and...the price is very nice! I highly recommend this bike for any woman wanting to get her feet wet in road cycling and not spending an outrageous amount of money.

     
    4

    GREAT RIDE

    By 

    from Toronto, Ontario

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Brakes Could Be Better

    Best Uses

    • Exercising
    • Climbing
    • Commuting
    • Racing
    • Casual Riding
    • Serious Training

    Comments:

    Great for long rides or short ones. Best for SPEED- this bike loves going FAST. Not the best for city rides just because Toronto has some poor roads out there- and with every bump-you do feel it.

     
    5

    Love it!

    By 

    from San Antonio, TX

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat

    Best Uses

    • Exercising
    • Casual Riding
    • Serious Training

    Comments:

    [...] Initially I was hesitant to spend more money on a new bike because my Trek mountain bike was stolen. The road bikes cost a lot more money but are really well worth it. I tried different types of bikes and the people at the store never tried to upsell me. They helped me pick a bike tht was within my budget, needs, and made sure it fit my body frame. I took this bike for a ride around the neigbhorhood and really love the handling on it. I love that it's light even though it's made of aluminum. I tried the carbon bikes and didn't feel much of a difference so I didn't fork over $500 extra for the carbon. I also love the brakes on this bike because they are on two areas so it's easy to handle if it's been awhile since you've been on a bike. Thanks Bike Barn [...] I will be back to buy my mountain bike in the future.

     
    5

    Excellent bike for a great price!

    By 

    from Sutton, MA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Exercising
      • Serious Training
      • Racing

      Comments:

      I've had this bike for 1 yr. & have logged almost 2,000 mi. on it.... I LOVE this bike, and the price doesn't get any better for the quality. I've used it for quite a few triathlons, as well, and it has allowed me to be competitive without breaking the bank. Go for it!

       
      4

      Love it!

      By 

      from Ogden, UT

      About Me Casual Cyclist

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Exercising
        • Casual Riding

        Comments:

        I just started getting into cycling and bought my dolce in February. I absolutely love it. My husband is jealous that I have a better bike than he does. The bike is extremely comfortable and easy to ride. I love my bike.

         
        5

        I love this bike.

        By 

        from Rhode Island

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Riding
          • Commuting
          • Climbing

          Comments:

          What a difference when I made the switch to this road bike. I love it. Hills are so much easier.

           
          5

          Great!

          By 

          from San Jose, CA

          About Me Weekend Warrior

          Pros

          • Absorbs Shock Well
          • Good Geometry
          • Handles Well
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Shows dirt on handlebars

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Casual Riding

          Comments:

          Just picked up this bike and it's great. The geometry fits my body height, leg length and torso length well. I tried the Trek 1.2, Fuji Finest 1.0 and 2.0 as the only bikes in the size range I needed. The Fuji Finest 1.0 has better components but the same type of frame. This is my first road bike. Between the two, even though the Fuji has better components, I'd rather save the $$$ as the handling seemed a bit more sensitive on the Dolce and was just as easy to ride as my MTB. The 44cm frame is great for shorter riders (I'm 5'1") who want 700mm wheels instead of 650's.

           
          3

          fun but stiff

          By 

          from south pasadena, ca

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Geometry
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Too Rigid
          • Handles Poorly

          Best Uses

          • Climbing
          • Commuting
          • Sprinting

          Comments:

          this is actually my first road bike, so im not sure if ill be much help, but this is what i figured so far. i enjoy riding it; it is light-weight and very woman-friendly (comfortable) =). it is kind of stiff though, probably because of some aluminum components, but im not exactly sure why. overall i like it so far, and i think its a good starter bike for road riding.

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