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Dolce - Women's
2015

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5.0 stars
 (15 Reviews)
 

2015 Specialized Dolce - Women's

Increase your speed and fun factor with Specialized's agile Dolce road machine! It features a light aluminum frame and quick-rolling Axis wheels for confident handling, effortless climbing and a sensational ride. Plus, the 16-speed Shimano drivetrain delivers the right gears you need no matter where you roam, while Specialized's women's-specific components ensure you have the ride of your life.

 
Specification Description
Frame Specialized A1 Premium aluminum, women's-specific geometry
Fork Specialized A1 Premium aluminum
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 Aluminum
Brake Levers Shimano 2400 Claris
Brakes Tektro dual-pivot
Saddle Specialized Body Geometry Women's Riva Sport
Seatpost Specialized Sport, aluminum

* Subject to change without notice.

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5.0 stars

(based on 15 reviews)

93%

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Shows dirt on handlebars 
  • None I've Found 
  • Too Rigid 
  • None I love i 
  • Handles Poorly 

Best Uses

  • Casual Riding  (11)
  • Commuting  (6)
  • Exercising  (5)
  • Climbing  (4)
  • Serious Training  (4)

Reviewed by 15 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love this bike!

By Tori

from florida

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Versatile
  • Lightweight
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments:

    I would buy this bike again and again.

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    5.0

    Great Bike!

    By bicycletyro

    from Indianapolis, IN

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

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

    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.

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    4.0

    GREAT RIDE

    By Sandra-Cab

    from Toronto, Ontario

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Brakes Could Be Better

    Best Uses

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

    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.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love it!

    By pink lady

    from San Antonio, TX

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat

    Best Uses

    • Exercising
    • Serious Training
    • Casual Riding

    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.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent bike for a great price!

    By TriGirl

    from Sutton, MA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Serious Training
      • Racing
      • Exercising

      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!

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      4.0

      Love it!

      By KJAZZ13

      from Ogden, UT

      About Me Casual Cyclist

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Riding
        • Exercising

        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.

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I love this bike.

        By MJ

        from Rhode Island

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Climbing
          • Casual Riding

          Comments:

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

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          (26 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great!

          By newbierider

          from San Jose, CA

          About Me Weekend Warrior

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Shows dirt on handlebars

          Best Uses

          • Casual Riding
          • Commuting

          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.

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          (15 of 51 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          fun but stiff

          By mel c

          from south pasadena, ca

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Geometry
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Handles Poorly
          • Too Rigid

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Sprinting
          • Climbing

          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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          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect Bike!

          By Tara

          from Ft Worth

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Riding
            • Racing
            • Serious Training

            Comments:

            I wanted a more expensive bike, but this was all I could afford. What a sweet surprise! This bike is excellent. I have used it in 4 triathlons and numerous rides. This is the best bike for the money and more. Not one thing would I change!

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