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With elements of both a road bike and mountain bike, the Ariel is for the female rider looking to zip through the weekday commute and head out for weekend adventure. The Ariel Step-Through features a A1 Premium Aluminium frame with women’s recreational geometry, Body Geometry Women’s Riva saddle, and a 75mm-travel SR Suntour fork for a plush ride.

  • Step-Through A1 Premium Aluminium frame with women’s recreational geometry and tubesets for a lightweight and confidence-inspiring ride. Fender/rack braze-ons for versatility.
  • SR Suntour 75mm-travel custom women’s coil sprung fork with alloy lowers provides a capable and plush ride
  • Durable, double-walled 700c alloy rims can handle varied terrain
  • Specialized Borough XC Sport 700x45c tyres roll fast, yet have enough bite for the trail
  • SR Suntour 8-speed triple crankset gives her all the gears she needs for varied terrain, with a chainguard for added protection
  • Shimano Acera 8-speed rear derailleur for crisp and reliable shifting
  • Body Geometry Women’s Riva 155mm saddle combines generous padding and durable scuff guards for all-day performance and comfort

FRAME Step-Through A1 Premium Aluminium w/ smooth welding, women’s recreational geometry and tubesets, fender and rack braze-ons, forged dropouts, and kickstand mount
FORK SR Suntour SF11-NVX-700C, alloy lower, 28mm stanchions, custom women’s coil spring, 75mm travel
HEADSET FSA Ahead, 1-1/8″ cold forged Cr-Mo cups, loose ball
STEM Melt-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 20º rise, 25.4mm clamp
HANDLEBARS Hi-Ten riser bar, 640mm wide, 35mm rise, 8º backsweep, 4º upsweep, 25.4mm
GRIPS Women’s Body Geometry Contour
FRONT BRAKE Die cast, alloy “V” brake, 1pc. pad
REAR BRAKE Die cast, alloy “V” brake, 1pc. pad
BRAKE LEVERS Alloy “V”-brake, two-finger, linear pull
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano FDM-191, 31.8mm clamp, top-swing, dual-pull
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Altus, 8-speed, top normal
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano M310, 8-speed, Rapidfire
CASSETTE Shimano 8-speed, 11-32t
CHAIN KMC X-8, 8-speed, reusable missing link
CRANKSET SR Suntour, 8-speed, square taper spindle, replaceable outer ring, w/ chainguard
CHAINRINGS 48/38/28, w/ chainguard
BOTTOM BRACKET Square taper, cartridge bearing, double crank stop
PEDALS Composite plastic body, loose ball w/ reflectors
RIMS Alex alloy 700c, double-wall w/ CNC sidewalls, pinned, 32h
FRONT HUB 5mm QR, steel axle, loose ball, sealed, dual-lock nuts
REAR HUB Double-sealed, dual lock nuts, 5mm QR
SPOKES Stainless, 2.0mm (14g)
FRONT TYRE Specialized Borough XC Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, 700x45c
REAR TYRE Specialized Borough XC Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, 700x45c
INNER TUBES Schrader valve
SADDLE Women’s Body Geometry Riva, 155mm width
SEATPOST Alloy, 2-bolt head, 12.5mm offset, 27.2mm
SEAT BINDER 31.8mm, extruded and machined alloy
NOTES Chainstay protector, derailleur hanger, owners manual
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For casual female riders who want a versatile bike that can do a little bit of everything, the Ariel is their all-access pass to pavement, dirt, and everything in between. Inspired by fun and fitness, these riders want an efficient, yet capable bike for anything from the weekday commute to a weekend spent exploring local greenway trails.

Fully-butted A1 Premium Aluminium frame featuring women’s recreational geometry, smooth welds, and full fender/rack compatibility. XS size and step-through models now available.

To create the lightest weight, most versatile, and best fitting all-road bike for women.

Our engineers optimise the frame’s tube shapes and diameters specifically for women to maximize compliance, handling, and fit. With each frame designed from the ground up, we created a smaller size (XS) and step-through model while improving standover and geometry on all other sizes to make the Ariel accessible to the widest range of riders.

BG Women’s Riva saddle, BG Women’s Contour grips, size-specific crank lengths and handlebar widths.

To ensure that female riders get the most comfort and best fit from every contact point.

Through pressure mapping studies with Dr. Roger Minkow, we optimise the foam densities and cutaways in our saddles to relieve soft tissue discomfort, and our grips are designed with varying thickness to anatomically contour to the hands. Crank lengths and handlebar widths are chosen based on female rider sizes, with each frame size and model spec’d individually.

Fully functioning, damped, 75mm-travel adjustable forks with lockout (select models).

Better control and off-road handling for a more predictable and comfortable ride.

The fork is stiffer with improved top-out, which reduces harsh rebounds and creates a buttery-smooth ride. With a lockout, riders gain more efficiency on surface streets or gentle trails.

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Specifications subject to change without notice.


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65-67 Woodhouse Road



N12 9ET

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    27 Barnet Road

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