The Vita offers the speed of a road bike with the comfort and confidence that comes from a step-through frame and flat bar, for exercising, commuting, or hitting the open road; with Shimano 8-speed gearing for reliable performance.
|FRAME||Specialized A1 Premium Aluminium, fully manipulated women’s tubesets, women’s fitness geometry, integrated lower bearing, mudguard/rack eyelets|
|FORK||Steel straight blade, mudguard eyelets|
|HEADSET||1-1/8″ Integrated cartridge lower, external sealed upper bearing|
|STEM||Alloy, 20-degree, 25.4mm clamp|
|HANDLEBARS||Vita Alloy Flat bar, 6-degree bend|
|TAPE||Body Geometry Contour Women’s|
|FRONT BRAKE||Alloy linear pull|
|REAR BRAKE||Alloy linear pull|
|BRAKE LEVERS||Shimano EF-51 2-finger|
|FRONT DERAILLEUR||Shimano, top swing, dual pull|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano Altus 8-speed|
|SHIFT LEVERS||Shimano EF-51, EZ Fire, 8-speed|
|CASSETTE||Shimano HG-31, 8-speed, 11-32t|
|CHAIN||KMC X8 nickel plate, reusable Missing Link|
|CRANKSET||Shimano FC-M131, w/ chainguard|
|CHAINRINGS||48/38/28, w/ chainguard|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||Sealed cartridge, square taper, 68mm|
|PEDALS||Nylon flat pedal|
|RIMS||Sirrus DLX700, double-wall, 700c, CNC machined, 32h|
|FRONT HUB||Forged alloy, sealed, alloy quick release, 32h|
|REAR HUB||Forged alloy, sealed, cassette, alloy quick release, 32h|
|FRONT TYRE||Specialized Nimbus w/ Flak Jacket, 26 TPI, 700x32c|
|REAR TYRE||Specialized Nimbus w/ Flak Jacket protection, 26 TPI, 700x32c|
|INNER TUBES||Schrader valve|
|SADDLE||Body Geometry Women’s Riva, 155mm|
|SEATPOST||Alloy, double bolt, 27.2mm|
|SEAT BINDER||Alloy, 31.8mm|
|NOTES||Chainstay protector, derailleur hanger, clear coat, owners manual|
Vita riders want the speed of a road bike with the comfort and confidence that comes from a flat bar. Whether exercising, commuting, or hitting the open road, their ideal bike fits great out of the box and is versatile, light, fast, and stable—one that’s comfortable enough for recreational rides, but still packs enough performance for the occasional event ride or triathlon.
Viscoelastic surface dampers integrated into the Vita fork.
Absorbs road vibration to minimize fatigue and create a more comfortable ride.
Vibrations travel from the road through the wheels and up through the frame. Putting dampers at the mid-section of each fork leg helps dissolve vibrations as they travel up the fork, before they reach the rider’s hands and body.
BG Women’s Riva Road saddle, BG Women’s Cerros grips with built-in bar ends, and size-specific crank lengths.
To ensure that female riders get the most comfort and best fit out of 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. Grips are designed with varying thickness to anatomically contour to the hands, and crank lengths are chosen based on female rider sizes.
All-new double butted E5 alloy Vita frame featuring women’s Fitness geometry, smooth welds, full fender and rack compatibility, internal cable routing, and improved tyre clearance.
To create the best fitting, most versatile, and most attractive fitness-inspired bike for women.
Our engineers optimise the frame’s tube shapes and diameters specifically for women to maximize compliance and fit–an example being the Vita’s hourglass seatstays, which add compliance for more comfort. By lengthening the chainstays and modifying the frame, we’ve built in more tyre and fender clearance this year.
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