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Specialized Ariel Womens Hydraulic Disc 2019 - Hybrid Sports Bike

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Comfortable, efficient and trustworthy on road, cycle path and trail. The perfect bike for your fitness and leisure goals, the Specialized Ariel is a women’s specific hybrid sports bike that features hydraulic disc brake all-weather stopping consistency with wider tyres and a suspension fork to take the sting out of rough roads and tracks. Key Features: • Lightweight A1 premium aluminium frame with rack and mudguard mounts • SR Suntour suspension fork to take the sting out of rough roads • Shimano Altus/Tourney 3x8 speed drivetrain offers a wide gear range • Hydraulic disc brakes for consistent stopping power • Womens specific sports comfort geometry • Sizes: X Small, Small, Medium, Large • Colours: Gloss Storm Grey/Ice Blue • The Specialized Ariel Womens Hydraulic Disc is available with 0% APR finance Safety and control—two things that can be top-of-mind when heading out to get your heart rate up. This Ariel with hydraulic disc brakes takes care of safety with incredible stopping power, while control is provided through a women's-specific geometry and a custom suspension fork that'll have you tackling workouts on paved or dirt surfaces with equal confidence. Not stopping there, we also included light and tough A1 premium aluminium frame tubing, workhorse components that are sized and designed specifically for women, and a wide range of gears that'll take the sting out of steep trails. It's everything you need to take your fitness wherever your heart decides, whether it's the road or the dirt around your house. Highlights: • Designed for women who want to mix adventure with fitness, the hard-working, sturdy A1 Premium Aluminium frame features our Women’s Fitness Geometry—meaning that you’ll go faster with maximum efficiency, only without the discomfort of an aggressive ride position. The more comfortable you are, the longer you’ll ride. • An SR Suntour NEX fork w/ Fitness Brain technology features 55mm of coil-sprung travel that takes the sting out of bumpy terrain, while our Fitness Brain technology promotes more climbing and pedaling efficiency. • Braking duties are handled by Promax Solve hydraulic disc brakes that provide all of the hallmarks of hydraulic braking—consistent performance, easy engagement, and overall power. 

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Specification

Frame:Specialized A1 Premium Aluminum, Fitness Geometry, fully manipulated butted tubing, external cable routing, IS disc, rack and fender mounts
Fork:SR Suntour NEX w/ Specialized Fitness Brain technology, 1-1/8" steerer, QR, fender mounts, 43mm offset, 55mm of travel
Stem:Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
Bars:Double-butted alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 31.8mm
Front Brake:Promax Solve, hydraulic disc, post-mount, 160mm
Rear Brake:Promax Solve, hydraulic disc, post-mount, 160mm
Front Mech:Shimano Tourney, 3-speed, top-swing
Rear Mech:Shimano Altus, 8-speed
Shifters:Shimano Acera, 8-speed
Speed:8
Rims:700C disc, 6061 aluminum, double-wall
Front Hub:Alloy, 6-bolt disc, loose ball bearing, quick-release, 32h
Rear Hub:Alloy, 6-bolt disc, 8-/9-speed freehub, loose ball bearing, quick-release, 32h
Spokes:Stainless, 14g
Front Tyre:Trigger Sport Reflect, 60 TPI, wire bead, 700x38mm
Rear Tyre:Trigger Sport Reflect, 60 TPI, wire bead, 700x38mm
Seat Post:Alloy, 12mm offset, 2-bolt clamp, 27.2mm
Saddle:Specialized Aldia Sport, steel rails, 155mm
Chainset:Shimano Tourney TY501, 3-piece, square-taper
Bottom Bracket:BSA, 68mm, square taper
Chain:KMC X8EPT, 8-speed, anti-corrosion coating w/ reusable Missing Link™
Cassette:SunRace, 8-speed, 11-34t
Pedals:Specialized Body Geometry Fitness, platform, plastic

Specialized Ariel Womens Hydraulic Disc 2019 - Hybrid Sports Bike Reviews

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Overall Rating:
3.2
out of 5
3.16
Build Quality
3.00
Performance
3.50
Value For Money
3.00

Customer Reviews (2)

2
poorly built

Unfortunately I don't know the bikes full potential due to poorly assemble, gears are skipping, chain is falling off every time I ride, I looked forward to buying this bike and now I wish I never did.

Unfortunately I don't know the bikes full potential due to poorly assemble, gears are skipping, chain is falling off every time I ride, I looked forward to buying this bike and now I wish I never did.

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1.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 1/5
Performance: 2/5
Value For Money: 2/5
5
First new bike in ages!

Age: 23 Sex: Female Not feeling ready to commit to the financial strains of a car, it was time I bought myself a new bike robust enough to deal with my clumsy physical characteristics and road-based commute to work. First off, this bike is stunning and a super smooth ride. The front suspension makes you feel safe coming on or off pavements. Breaks are super sturdy and responsive and the frame is as heavy as you would expect from a hybrid bike. The handle bars feel comfy against the palms and the seat may be a bit sharp at first, especially if you're used to a highly worn down squishy seat! At first the frame seemed pretty big for my height of 5'6 but upon riding it felt right and suited my physique well. The bike is easy to ride and builds up speed in no time! It took me a lot of research, disappointment and patience to decide on this bike. Money was a bit of an issue and I was originally looking at a Trek Neko bike which seemed ideal for my preferences but was sadly discontinued! So, specialized was the next best thing. Whilst I have done a fair bit of cycling in my lifetime, I’m not super confident on the roads (can you blame me), so it was important to me that I sought safety and reliability. I’ve now owned the bike for just over a month (I think) and I’m very happy with it. I will, however, raise the following points/tips for others to look out for: -Invest in a good bike lock – read up/research the sold secure classifying system before you purchase. -Don’t be a dum dum and assume it will fit perfectly within any frame. I bought a gold category D lock which won’t fit within the frame of Specialized and I now carry it in my rucksack. It’s either 2KG sticking dangerously out of my bike or on my back… -Invest in a good helmet. There’s a lot of chatter on whether MIPS is actually safer or not but why the hell not. If you’re going to spend that much on a bike might as well couple it with a pricey (but safe) helmet! -Invest in some good lights. Yes I can hear your purse/wallet crying but again - anything you can do to make yourself safer. -Cycle clothes (luminous or otherwise). I bought some but I’m that kinda person… The worst -I did have problems with the gears/chains straight after receiving the bike – but after talking around and a bit of youtubing, managed to stop the chain from skipping on certain gears. I'm yet to try the bike on light trail but I am confident it will perform just as well as it does on road surfaces. Overall I would say this is a big step up from my young adult Apollo bike!

Age: 23 Sex: Female Not feeling ready to commit to the financial strains of a car, it was time I bought myself a new bike robust enough to deal with my clumsy physical characteristics and road-based commute to work. First off, this bike is stunning and a super smooth ride. The front suspension makes you feel safe coming on or off pavements. Breaks are super sturdy and responsive and the frame is as heavy as you would expect from a hybrid bike. The handle bars feel comfy against the palms and the seat may be a bit sharp at first, especially if you're used to a highly worn down squishy seat! At first the frame seemed pretty big for my height of 5'6 but upon riding it felt right and suited my physique well. The bike is easy to ride and builds up speed in no time! It took me a lot of research, disappointment and patience to decide on this bike. Money was a bit of an issue and I was originally looking at a Trek Neko bike which seemed ideal for my preferences but was sadly discontinued! So, specialized was the next best thing. Whilst I have done a fair bit of cycling in my lifetime, I’m not super confident on the roads (can you blame me), so it was important to me that I sought safety and reliability. I’ve now owned the bike for just over a month (I think) and I’m very happy with it. I will, however, raise the following points/tips for others to look out for: -Invest in a good bike lock – read up/research the sold secure classifying system before you purchase. -Don’t be a dum dum and assume it will fit perfectly within any frame. I bought a gold category D lock which won’t fit within the frame of Specialized and I now carry it in my rucksack. It’s either 2KG sticking dangerously out of my bike or on my back… -Invest in a good helmet. There’s a lot of chatter on whether MIPS is actually safer or not but why the hell not. If you’re going to spend that much on a bike might as well couple it with a pricey (but safe) helmet! -Invest in some good lights. Yes I can hear your purse/wallet crying but again - anything you can do to make yourself safer. -Cycle clothes (luminous or otherwise). I bought some but I’m that kinda person… The worst -I did have problems with the gears/chains straight after receiving the bike – but after talking around and a bit of youtubing, managed to stop the chain from skipping on certain gears. I'm yet to try the bike on light trail but I am confident it will perform just as well as it does on road surfaces. Overall I would say this is a big step up from my young adult Apollo bike!

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4.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4/5

Ariel Sizing

Specialized Ariel Sizing

See the table below to find the right size Specialized Ariel.

Height

Size

4’8” / 143cm

XS

 

 

 

 

4’9” / 145cm

XS

 

 

 

 

4’10” / 148cm

XS

 

 

 

 

4’11” / 150cm

XS

 

 

 

 

5’0” / 152cm

XS

S

 

 

 

5’1” / 155cm

 

S

 

 

 

5’2” / 158cm

 

S

 

 

 

5’3” / 160cm

 

S

M

 

 

5’4” / 163cm

 

 

M

 

 

5’5” / 165cm

 

 

M

 

 

5’6” / 168cm

 

 

M

L

 

5’7” / 170cm

 

 

 

L

 

5’8” / 173cm

 

 

 

L

 

5’9” / 175cm

 

 

 

L

XL

5’10” / 178cm

 

 

 

 

XL

5’11” / 180cm

 

 

 

 

XL

 Read our bike size guide for more information on sizing.

Ariel Geometry

 

XS

S

M

L

CRANK LENGTH

165MM

165MM

170MM

170MM

STEM LENGTH

60mm

75mm

75mm

90mm

SEATPOST LENGTH

350mm

350mm

350mm

350mm

SADDLE WIDTH

155mm

155mm

155mm

155mm

HANDLEBAR WIDTH

640mm

640mm

660mm

660mm

TOP TUBE LENGTH, HORIZONTAL

555mm

572mm

587mm

604mm

REACH

378mm

390mm

400mm

412mm

WHEELBASE

1051mm

1067mm

1078mm

1096mm

STACK

580mm

594mm

611mm

630mm

CHAINSTAY LENGTH

445mm

445mm

445mm

445mm

FRONT CENTER

613mm

630mm

641mm

659mm

BB DROP

65mm

65mm

65mm

65mm

SEAT TUBE ANGLE

73°

73°

73°

73°

HEAD TUBE ANGLE

70°

70°

70°

70°

SEAT TUBE LENGTH

363mm

392mm

422mm

457mm

HEAD TUBE LENGTH

95mm

110mm

125mm

145mm

SEAT TUBE LENGTH, BB CENTER TO TOP

355mm

375mm

425mm

475mm

FORK RAKE

42mm

42mm

42mm

42mm

TRAIL

87mm

87mm

87mm

87mm

STANDOVER HEIGHT

697mm

725mm

758mm

60mm

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Hybrid Sport Bike Guide

 

Hybrid Sport Bike Guide

Is a Hybrid Sports Bike Right for Me?

If you’re new to the cycling world, we highly recommend taking a look at our bike buying guide overview or our hybrid bike buying guide to help you decide what type of bike is right for your needs.

When you’re choosing a hybrid sports bike, there are a few things to look out for which can help you work out the quality and performance you can expect from a particular model.


Usage

There are a variety of hybrid sports bikes available. Some will have wider tyres and a suspension fork up front to take the sting out of rough roads and tracks, while others will have narrower tyres and a rigid fork for faster cycling on smoother tarmac.

Usage

Price Bracket

Frame Material

Fork

Pros

Cons

Occasional cycling - on roads and cycle paths

£200 - £400

Plain gauge Aluminium alloy

Rigid steel or basic suspension

An affordable way to get into cycling

Limited gear range. Components are less durable

Regular urban cycling - Commuting, transport and fitness training

£400 - £1,000

Butted aluminium alloy

Rigid aluminium alloy or carbon fibre at the higher end

Quick and confident on the road. Lighter weight with durable components.

Range limited to tarmac roads and cycle paths

Cycling on mixed terrain - riding on mixed terrain from bumpy gravel tracks to smooth roads

£400 - £1,000

Butted aluminium alloy

Suspension fork with lockout

Cycle on a wide range of terrain. Durable components

Slower on the road compared to a bike with a rigid fork

Next level cycling - For the real enthusiast

£1,000 - £1,800

Highest quality aluminium alloy or carbon fibre

Rigid carbon fibre or premium suspension fork with remote lockout

Improved performance on specific terrain types. Slick component action

More expensive. Dedicated road or mountain bikes may perform better

Usage

Price / Frame / Fork

Pros / Cons

Occasional cycling - on roads and cycle paths

£200 - £400

Plain gauge Aluminium alloy

Rigid steel or basic suspension

An affordable way to get into cycling

Limited gear range. Components are less durable

Regular urban cycling - Commuting, transport and fitness training

£400 - £1,000

Butted aluminium alloy

Rigid aluminium alloy or carbon fibre at the higher end

Quick and confident on the road. Lighter weight with durable components.

Range limited to tarmac roads and cycle paths

Cycling on mixed terrain - riding on mixed terrain from bumpy gravel tracks to smooth roads

£400 - £1,000

Butted aluminium alloy

Suspension fork with lockout

Cycle on a wide range of terrain. Durable components

Slower on the road compared to a bike with a rigid fork

Next level cycling - For the real enthusiast

£1,000 - £1,800

Highest quality aluminium alloy or carbon fibre

Rigid carbon fibre or premium suspension fork with remote lockout

Improved performance on specific terrain types. Slick component action

More expensive. Dedicated road or mountain bikes may perform better


Frame Material

Most hybrid sports bike frames are made from lightweight aluminium alloy or carbon fibre composite on some high-end bikes.

Aluminium

Aluminium alloy frames are strong and lightweight, especially compared to the steel frames on cheap supermarket bikes. Entry level hybrids have frames built from plain gauge aluminium while higher end bikes will feature ‘butted’ and/or formed frames which are significantly lighter and just as strong.

Carbon Fibre

Carbon fibre composite frames are even lighter than aluminium. These frames also offer a smoother ride thanks to the vibration absorbing properties of carbon fibre.


Fork

Hybrid sports bikes come in two basic flavours for riding different terrain. Road hybrid bikes are intended for riding on tarmac roads and cycle paths so will have a rigid fork. Mixed terrain hybrids feature a suspension fork for smoother riding on rough gravel tracks and forest paths as well as roads.

Rigid Forks

Rigid forks on hybrid bikes are usually made from aluminium alloy although you will find heavier steel forks on entry level models. Some high-end hybrids will have a carbon fork for a lighter, smoother ride.

Suspension Forks

Suspension forks are found on mixed terrain hybrids to help soak up the bumps on rough roads and gravel cycle paths. Suspension travel is usually just over 60mm, which is plenty for smoothing the bumps on rough roads. At the entry level, you will find coil springs with minimal adjustment. As you move up through the price points you will find lighter air springs and lockouts for more efficient cycling on smooth surfaces.


Components

What gearing options are there?

Most hybrid sports bikes offer a wide range of gears for taking on a variety of terrain. It’s not all about the number of gears though. This is because fewer gears on the front, combined with a wide range rear cassette are much easier to use, but still give you the same wide range of gears. As you go up the price points shifting gets easier with more cogs on the rear cassette and fewer front chainrings.

Hub gears are another option and offer a good spread of gears that require less maintenance to keep them running sweetly, especially when combined with a belt drive.

Entry Level Hybrid Bikes

Entry level hybrid bikes will have a triple chainset with a seven or eight speed cassette.

Mid-level Hybrid Bikes

Mid-level hybrid bikes will have either a double or triple chainset with a nine or ten-speed cassette. You will also find eight-speed hub gears at this level.

High-end Hybrid Bikes

High-end hybrid bikes with a rigid fork will often feature a compact double road bike chainset combined with a nine, ten or eleven speed cassette. Some suspension fork hybrid bikrd will have a single front chainring combined with a very wide range ten or eleven-speed cassette. Eleven-speed hub gears are also popular at this level.

Which are the best brakes?

There are three types of brakes found on most hybrid sports bikes

Rim Brakes

Rim brakes are powerful in the dry but are significantly less powerful in the wet.

Mechanical Disc Brakes

Mechanical disc brakes are powerful in all weather conditions. This makes disc brakes ideal for winter cycling as well as off-roading.

Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Hydraulic disc brakes are the most powerful in all weather conditions, and also offer the best braking precision.

Can I fit mudguards and racks?

Hybrid sports bike are practical machines, so you will often find models that come with mudguards and luggage racks ready fitted. All hybrid bikes are compatible with racks and mudguards, however, so you can always add them later if you wish.


Wheels & Tyres

Most hybrid bikes run on 700c road bike wheels as these roll most efficiently on the smooth surfaces. Occasionally you will find 27.5” (650b) or 29” mountain bike wheels on hybrids as these allow you to run higher volume tyres for a smoother ride on rough terrain.

Hybrid bike tyres are wider than road bike tyres, to give you more cushioning and grip, but not as wide as mountain bike tyres, so you can still ride efficiently on the road. Rigid fork hybrids have tyres with a low-profile tread pattern that is designed for all-weather cycling on tarmac. Suspension fork hybrids tend to have slightly wider tyres with a more aggressive tread pattern. These give you a little more grip on loose surfaces without slowing you down too much on the road.

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