SPECIALIZED DOLCE 2019 WOMEN’S ROAD BIKE 2020 [Review]

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Reviewed by Pedallers

Last Updated on September 3, 2020

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Category 
Bikes
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Specialized
Model
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Year
2020

SPECIALIZED DOLCE 2019 WOMEN’S ROAD BIKE 

Specially designed for women, the 2019 Specialized Dolce Women’s Road Bike will make every lady feel safe and confident hitting the road. It doesn’t matter whether you are new to riding or want to take riding to the next level, expect to have a great ride because everything about your feminine frame has been well-thought-out in the design of this bike. With great Shimano shifting and specialized stems and handlebars, the bike is a one of a kind bike for any kind of rider.

Specialized A1 Premium Aluminum, Women’s Endurance Geometry

Constructed from Specialized A1 Premium aluminum which allows creating a women’s rendered tube sets, the bike offers a balance and control that enhances the rider feel, which is especially useful for new riders. It’s frame, a Women’s Endurance Geometry, is being supported by forks consisting of Specialized FACT (Functional Advanced Carbon technology) carbon fiber, alloy steerer/crown with Zertz inserts. It doesn’t matter whether you are riding on a smooth or bumpy road, the Zertz inserts—Specialized’s vibration-damping viscoelastic polymer—serves as a shock absorber to the bike, hence giving the rider a comfortable ride.

Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp

The Specialized Shallow Drop handlebars are particularly important when riding on the hoods, as it helps in gaining sufficient braking power. With a 31.8mm clamp, the reach to the levers is perfect on the drops, ensuring that brakes are covered safely and confidently. 

Shimano Claris 2000, 8-speed derailleurs

If you have been riding on a rookie-level on plain grounds for a while but would love to take your game to the next level on a hilly road, the Shimano Claris 2000 (8-speed) front and rear derailleur shift levers of this bike limit the difficulty in jumping between gears, thus making it easy to climb or descend hilly paths smoothly.

Tektro caliper, long reach, dual-pivot (front) brake

The Tektro caliper, long reaches, dual-pivot (front) brake helps in controlling speed when spinning down long descents, while the Tektro, alloy, dual-pivot (rear) is useful in reducing the risk of the rider sideways skidding when climbing on a hilly path.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Frame Specialized A1 Premium Aluminum, Women’s Endurance Geometry,

women’s rendered tube sets, with a bottom bracket that is threaded, 1-1/8″

                                 lower bearing, 130mm spacing.

Fork                          Comes with Zertz inserts, Specialized FACT carbon fiber, alloy                  steerer/crown

Shift Levers              Shimano Claris 2000, 8-speed.

Front Derailleur       Shimano Claris, 8-speed, braze-on.

Rear Derailleur        Shimano Claris, 8-speed.

Brakes                      Tektro caliper, long reach, dual-pivot (front), Tektro, alloy, dual-pivot

                                 (rear).

Crankset                  Shimano Claris R200.

Cassette                   SunRace, 8-speed, 11-32t.

Bottom Bracket       BSA, 68mm, square-taper.

Chain                        KMC X8 with Missing Link, 8-speed.

Wheels                     Axis Sport.

Tires                         Double BlackBelt protection, 60 TPI, wire bead, , 700x25mm, Espoir Sport.

Pedals                      Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose ball with reflectors.

Stem                        Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise.

Handlebars              Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp.

Grips                        Specialized S-Wrap.

Saddle                      Comes with a Women’s Myth Sport Geometry, 155mm, thin, steel rails.

Seat Binder              Bolt-type, 31.8mm.

Pros
  • Elegant and simple design.
  • Lightweight as it comes with an A1 premium aluminum frame.
  • Easy to disassemble and assemble.
Cons
  • None

Conclusion

From the handlebar to the saddle, and the frame which bears these features, the 2019 Specialized Dolce Women’s Road Bike has a feminine touch to its design, giving it a stylish elegance that makes it more than just a cyclist’s thing. It’s Specialized A1 Premium Aluminum anchors features gives the rider a characteristic balance, control, and comfort for maximum pleasure. Riders new to cycling would find this bike enjoyable for leisure cycling, while older riders would find it as an intermediate option to move on up the ladder of riding.

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