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Specialized Dolce Womens 2019 - Road Bike

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Product Description

Ride the road in comfort and efficiency. The Specialized Dolce is a women’s road bike that offers a comfortable riding position and a smooth ride to help you perform at your best on long rides. The Dolce is ideal for sportives and charity rides as well as fitness training.

Key Features:

  • A1 Premium Aluminium frame is lightweight and robust
  • Carbon bladed fork with Zerts for a smoother ride
  • Shimano Claris 2x8 speed drivetrain with 46/34t chainset for extra low gears
  • Puncture protection tyres for reliable rolling
  • Sizes: 44cm, 48cm, 51cm, 54cm, 57cm
  • Colours: Satin Gloss Cool Grey/Acid Pink
  • The Specialized Dolce is available with 0% APR finance

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.

The Dolce Elite's sturdy and reliable A1 Premium Aluminium frame is built with Women’s Endurance Geometry and delivers two important benefits. This geo improves stability and handling, giving you confident control when climbing and descending, while also putting you in a less aggressive and more natural ride position. The result? Hours upon hours of comfortable riding.

The agile and responsive FACT carbon fork features Zertz inserts to absorb road roughness and to give you a smoother ride.

The Shimano 2000 sub-compact crankset makes it easy to spin up hills and limits the jump in difficulty between gears.

All Tredz bikes are:

  • Fully built & ready to ride
  • Fully checked & tested by Cytech qualified mechanics
  • Available with 0% APR finance (up to 48 months) on any basket over £99
  • UK price match guarantee
  • 365 day no hassle returns
  • Free delivery in the UK Mainland on a date that suits you

In the box with every Tredz bike is:

  • Free Tredz 9 key trail tool
  • Free Tredz pedal spanner
  • Free basic pedals
  • Tredz drawstring kit bag
  • 16 point quality control check sheet
  • Basic bike setup instructions
  • Free Cycle Plan insurance voucher (8 weeks)

Specification

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
Stem:Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
Bars:Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
Front Brake:Tektro caliper, long reach, dual-pivot
Rear Brake:Tektro caliper, long reach, dual-pivot
Front Mech:Shimano Claris, braze-on
Rear Mech:Shimano Claris, 8-speed
Shifters:Shimano Claris 2000
Speed:16
Rims:Axis Sport
Front Tyre:Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x25mm
Rear Tyre:Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x25mm
Seat Post:Alloy, 2-bolt clamp, 12mm offset, 27.2mm, anti-corrosion hardware
Chainset:Shimano RS200, 46/34T
Chain:KMC X8, 8-speed w/ Missing Link™
Cassette:Sunrace, 8-speed, 11-32t
Pedals:Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors

Occasionally without notice, manufacturers sometimes change product specifications.

Specialized Dolce Womens 2019 - Road Bike Reviews

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1st Road bike

Got this as my 1st road bike and it is just brilliant. Nice an light in weight cant feel any vibration through the handles. Love the colours an i just love the bike. If your new to road biking like i am this is a must buy!

Got this as my 1st road bike and it is just brilliant. Nice an light in weight cant feel any vibration through the handles. Love the colours an i just love the bike. If your new to road biking like i am this is a must buy!

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

Dolce Sizing

Specialized Dolce Sizing

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

Height

Size

4’8” / 143cm

44

 

 

 

 

 

4’9” / 145cm

44

 

 

 

 

 

4’10” / 148cm

44

 

 

 

 

 

4’11” / 150cm

44

 

 

 

 

 

5’0” / 152cm

44

48

 

 

 

 

5’1” / 155cm

 

48

 

 

 

 

5’2” / 158cm

 

48

 

 

 

 

5’3” / 160cm

 

48

51

 

 

 

5’4” / 163cm

 

 

51

 

 

 

5’5” / 165cm

 

 

51

 

 

 

5’6” / 168cm

 

 

51

54

 

 

5’7” / 170cm

 

 

 

54

 

 

5’8” / 173cm

 

 

 

54

56/57

 

5’9” / 175cm

 

 

 

 

56/57

58

5’10” / 178cm

 

 

 

 

56/57

58

5’11” / 180cm

 

 

 

 

 

58

6’0” / 183cm

 

 

 

 

 

58

6’1” / 185cm

 

 

 

 

 

58

Read our bike size guide for more information on sizing.

Dolce Geometry

 

44

48

51

54

57

CRANK LENGTH

165MM

165MM

170MM

170MM

170 / 172.5MM

STEM LENGTH

70mm

80mm

90mm

90mm

100mm

SEATPOST LENGTH

350mm

350mm

350mm

400mm

400mm

SADDLE WIDTH

155mm

155mm

155mm

155mm

155mm

HANDLEBAR WIDTH

360mm

380mm

400mm

400mm

400mm

REACH

360mm

370mm

370mm

374mm

390mm

TOP TUBE LENGTH, HORIZONTAL

504mm

517mm

527mm

536mm

564mm

STACK

519mm

532mm

548mm

567mm

589mm

WHEELBASE

975mm

984mm

984mm

994mm

1020mm

CHAINSTAY LENGTH

412mm

415mm

415mm

415mm

417mm

FRONT CENTER

574mm

580mm

580mm

590mm

614mm

BB DROP

73mm

73mm

73mm

73mm

72mm

BB HEIGHT

269.5mm

269.5mm

269.5mm

269.5mm

271mm

SEAT TUBE ANGLE

74.5°

74.5°

74°

74°

73.5°

HEAD TUBE ANGLE

70.5°

71.5°

72°

72°

72°

SEAT TUBE LENGTH

363mm

392mm

422mm

457mm

487mm

HEAD TUBE LENGTH

120mm

130mm

145mm

165mm

190mm

BIKE STANDOVER HEIGHT

679.5mm

699.8mm

720.8mm

750.6mm

778.5mm

FORK RAKE/OFFSET

49mm

49mm

49mm

49mm

49mm

FORK LENGTH, FULL

369mm

369mm

369mm

369mm

369mm

TRAIL

69mm

63mm

60mm

60mm

60mm

Read our Road Bike Geometry Explained guide for more information on Road geometry.

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!

Road Bike Guide

 

Is a Road 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 road bike buying guide to help you decide what type of bike is right for your needs.

When you’re choosing a road 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

What road bike is right for you? There are a few different kinds of road bike, and they all have their specialities. We break down their strengths and usage in an easy to read table below.

Type of Road Bike

Usage

Pros

Cons

Sportive Road

Long distance, training, sportive and endurance riding, as well as rough roads.

Comfortable, relaxed geometry is more accessible for riders new to road cycling.

Not as aggressive or stiff, so serious racers may look for a road race bike.

Road Race

Racing and training.

Lightweight, aggressive geometry for most efficient riding position.

Range limited to tarmac roads and cycle paths.

Aero Race

Road and criterium racing.

Aero dynamically efficient and fast. Stiff frames and aggressive geometry.

Heavier than road race bikes.

Flat Bar Road

Training and commuting. Comfortable, fast city riding.

Upright riding position is great for training and city riding.

Limited options of bikes. MTB-like position not great for racing.

Type of Road Bike / Usage

Pros

Cons

Sportive Road

Long distance, training, sportive and endurance riding, as well as rough roads.

Comfortable, relaxed geometry is more accessible for riders new to road cycling.

Not as aggressive or stiff, so serious racers may look for a road race bike.

Road Race

Racing and training.

Lightweight, aggressive geometry for most efficient riding position.

Range limited to tarmac roads and cycle paths.

Aero Race

Road and criterium racing.

Aero dynamically efficient and fast. Stiff frames and aggressive geometry.

Heavier than road race bikes.

Flat Bar Road

Training and commuting. Comfortable, fast city riding.

Upright riding position is great for training and city riding.

Limited options of bikes. MTB-like position not great for racing.


Frame Material

The vast majority of road bikes are made from either aluminium alloy or carbon fibre. Alloy bikes can offer higher tier groupsets for a lower price, whereas carbon frames come at a significant premium, but are lighter and give that extra performance advantage.

Aluminium

Aluminium alloy frames
Alloy frames have come a long way recently, using hydroforming and butting to keep the weight low, while keeping stiffness high.

Carbon fibre

Carbon fibre composite frames
Carbon frames have a lighter weight and greater stiffness, while maintaining excellent comfort.


Fork

Road bike forks are made to be lightweight and stiff, giving accurate steering, as well as a comfortable ride. Budget road bikes will have alloy forks, whereas mid-range forks often have mix-material forks, with alloy steerer tubes and carbon fork blades. Carbon bladed forks deliver a more comfortable ride, absorbing road vibrations and flexing slightly in rough roads. Full carbon forks are found on high end road bikes. They are especially lightweight and offer even greater stiffness.


Groupset

A bike’s groupset, or drivetrain, is where the biggest difference in component quality is seen. A complete groupset comprises of the following parts:

  • Chainset (aka Crankset)
  • Bottom bracket
  • Brakes
  • Brake levers
  • Shifters
  • Front & rear derailleur
  • Chain
  • Cassette

Road groupsets are supplied by Shimano, SRAM or Campagnolo. Having reliable and fast shifting can make all the difference when pushing hard. The majority of road bikes have double chainring drivetrains, while triple chainring setups are usually only found on low end bikes and touring bikes. Road bikes will have 7-11 speeds in the rear, with higher gears meaning more options for smoother riding.

Road Groupsets

Brakes

Disc Brakes

Disc brakes
Disc brakes offer greater stopping power and modulation. They work as well in wet as dry weather, and don’t require the rims to be replaced periodically. They come at a weight penalty, however.

Calliper Rim Brakes

Calliper rim brakes
Rim brakes are lightweight and easy to maintain. They allow greater aerodynamics for aero road bikes and


Wheels & Tyres

Types of tyres

Road bikes tyres don’t vary as much as mountain bike or even hybrid, but they still make a huge difference to how the bike rides. For a detailed look into road bike tyres, see our guide.

Road tyres have long been offered as either clincher or tubular. Clincher tyres are the standard tyres that fit onto standard rims with a tube holding the air. Tubular tyres are glued to a special tubular rim and are fully encased, doing without a tube.

Tubeless tyres are now a feature of road bikes, delivering a compromise between tubular and clincher tyres. They look the same as clincher tyres, but pair up with special rims to offer a proper seal within the tyres, also doing away with tubes.

Tyre Size

Road tyres are traditionally quite narrow. Nowadays the accepted standard is 25c, but 23c and 28c tyres are very common too. The larger the size tyre, the more comfortable they will be, but they will also be heavier and potentially slower rolling. Sportive and flat bar road bikes will commonly have wider tyres, whereas race and aero road bike will tend towards narrower tyres.

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If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

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What's In The Box

What's In The Box

As cyclists ourselves, we know you will be keen to get out on your new bike as soon as possible. That's why we provide you with all the essential kit you need to get your shiny new bike rolling for the first time.

Most bikes don't come with pedals as standard so we include a set of basic pedals, free of charge with every bike we send out. We will also provide you with a pedal spanner to fit them and a 9-key trail tool, along with full instructions for setting your bike up out of the box. Each bike is sent out with a 16 point, quality control check sheet so you can be confident that your bike has been fully checked by our qualified mechanics.

What's in the box
  • Basic setup instructions
  • 16 point quality control checklist
  • Free tredz multitool
  • Free tred pedal spanner
  • Free basic pedals
  • Free drawstring kit bag
  • Free bike insurance voucher

All these items are provided at no extra charge and are packed into a Tredz drawstring bag that doubles up as a handy backpack for carrying your ride essentials.

  • Basic bike setup instructions
  • Free ‘basic’ pedals
  • Free Tredz pedal spanner
  • Free Tredz 9-key trail tool
  • Free Tredz drawstring bag
  • Free 8 weeks insurance voucher
  • 16 point, quality control check sheet

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