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Dolce

Every key component of the Dolce was specifically selected for the female rider looking to tackle everything from the weekend workout to the upcoming century ride. The Dolce Triple has an E5 alloy frame with women’s endurance geometry, carbon seatstays and Zertz inserts for a responsive, yet forgiving ride. The new Shimano Tiagra triple-chainring drivetrain provides reliable and quiet shifting


  • A1 Premium Aluminium frame with women’s endurance geometry and custom tubesets provide a responsive and stable ride
  • Lightweight FACT carbon fork for precision steering through tight turns, with Zertz inserts to absorb road chatter
  • Durable, double-walled 700c alloy rims can handle varied terrain
  • Quality Shimano 2300 drivetrain and triple-ring crankset with removable rings for a wide range of reliable, easy-to-service gears
  • Body Geometry Women’s Riva 155mm saddle features generous padding for all-day performance and comfort

FRAME Specialized A1 Premium Aluminium, fully manipulated tubing, smooth welded, women’s endurance geometry, 1-1/8″ integrated headset, rack eyelets
FORK Specialized FACT carbon legs, alloy crown/steerer, Zertz inserts
HEADSET 1-1/8″ sealed Cr-Mo cartridge bearings integrated w/ headset, 20mm alloy cone spacer, w/ 20mm of spacers
STEM Alloy, CP bolt,12-degree, 31.8mm
HANDLEBARS Specialized Women’s Comp, alloy, shallow drop
TAPE Specialized Roubaix wrap w/ 2.5 gel pads
FRONT BRAKE Tektro forged alloy, dual Teflon pivot
REAR BRAKE Tektro forged alloy, dual Teflon pivot
BRAKE LEVERS Secondary brake lever
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano 2300
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano 2300
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano 2300 STI
CASSETTE Shimano HG-50, 8-speed, 13-26t
CHAIN KMC Z-51 nickel plate
CRANKSET Shimano 2300 triple
CHAINRINGS 52/42/30
BOTTOM BRACKET Cr-Mo axle, 68mm x 113mm
PEDALS Nylon flat test ride, loose ball, w/ reflectors
RIMS Alex S480, 32h
FRONT HUB Forged aluminium, sealed bearing, QR, 32h
REAR HUB Forged aluminium, double-sealed, cassette, QR, 32h
SPOKES Stainless 14g
FRONT TYRE Specialized Espoir Sport w/ double BlackBelt, 60 TPI, wire bead, 700x25c
REAR TYRE Specialized Espoir Sport w/ double BlackBelt, 60 TPI, wire bead, 700x25c
INNER TUBES Lightweight, presta
SADDLE Body Geometry Women’s Riva, 155mm
SEATPOST New Specialized Sport, alloy, 27.2mm
SEAT BINDER Alloy, 31.8mm
NOTES Chainstay protector, derailleur hanger, clear coat, owner’s manual
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WHY DOLCE?

From social rides to weekly workouts to first triathlons, recreational riders want an unintimidating bike that will help them achieve their fitness goals without breaking the bank. Since riding isn’t their sole focus (maybe just one among many interests), these women are looking for the kind of comfort, stability, and control that will make riding feel effortless.


WHAT:
All-new alloy frames with oversized down tubes, shaped seatstays, and endurance geometry. Plus, In-Zertz dampers on Comp and Elite models.

WHY:
Makes the ride even more comfortable and handling more predictable.

HOW:
The larger down tube increases torsional stiffness, while the “S”-shaped seatstays with In-Zertz increase compliance and shock absorption for an efficient, yet comfortable ride. To achieve endurance geometry, we optimise the tubesets and frame layout for a more comfortable and relaxed position.


WHAT:
All-new Women’s Riva saddle and Comp handlebar with 75mm reach and 123mm drop.

WHY:
The saddle design relieves soft tissue pressure, while the shallower bend in the handlebar allows a closer reach to the brake levers for added comfort and confidence in the drops.

HOW:
We spec each bike individually based on frame size and geometry. Through pressure mapping tests with Dr. Roger Minkow, we optimise the foam densities and cutaways in our saddles to relieve soft tissue discomfort.


WHAT:
Zertz viscoelastic dampers inserted into the carbon fork on all models and In-Zertz in the seatstays at the Comp and Elite levels.

WHY:
Absorbs road vibration to minimize fatigue and create a more comfortable ride.

HOW:
Vibrations travel from the road through the wheels and up through the frame and fork. Putting dampers at the mid-section of each fork leg and seatstay helps dissolve vibrations before they reach the rider’s hands and body.

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Specifications subject to change without notice.

London

Shorter Rochford

65-67 Woodhouse Road

Finchley

London

N12 9ET

020 8445 9182

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