Specialized Dolce Elite - Women's

2016
 
5.0 stars
 (5 Reviews)
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Description

Specialized's Dolce Elite packs a whole lot of performance into a quality ride. Purpose-built to take you places—both physically and geographically—the Dolce Elite features a fine component package and geometry that will keep you comfortable on long rides as you explore your boundaries. With its smooth-riding premium aluminum frame, this is the perfect bike to introduce you to the sport, or take you to new levels of confidence on your cycling journey.

•D’Aluisio Smartweld technology in the E5 Premium Aluminum frame provides a lightweight and precise-handling ride, while the Women’s Endurance Geometry of the frame delivers improved stability for confident control when climbing and descending. This geo also puts you in a less aggressive and more natural ride position for hours of comfortable riding.
•The agile and responsive FACT carbon, full-monocoque fork features Zertz inserts to absorb road roughness and give you a smoother ride.
•The Dolce Elite features Shimano’s Tiagra drivetrain with compact 50/34 gearing. This affordable, quality group provides smooth and reliable shifting on climbs.

Features & Info

Geometry chart

Pedals sold separately

Consumer Reviews

 
5.0 stars

(5 reviews)

100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable  (5)
  • Handles Well  (5)
  • Lightweight  (5)
  • Good Geometry  (4)
  • Fast  (2)
  • Responsive 

Cons

  • Brakes Could Be Better 
  • Can feel all the bumps 

Best Uses

  • Casual Riding  (5)
  • Commuting 
  • Exercising 

 
5.0
Apr 30, 2009

First bike since childhood

Pros:
Fast, Lightweight, Responsive, Handles Well, Comfortable, Good Geometry
Cons:
Brakes Could Be Better
Best Uses:
Casual Riding, Exercising
This was my first bike since my teenage years. I bought it about 9 months ago at the Richardson Bike Mart. The salesmen were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I expected to just be a casual cyclist on the days I didn't feel the urge to go to the gym, but this bike makes riding so fun, I've become quite the avid cyclist in recent months. I average 75-100 miles per week on this bike, definitely worth every penny. Only nitpicky comment, the brake levers are hard to reach for my small hands, however, that seems to be a common problem.
by Jenny from Dallas, Texas

 
4.0
Mar 05, 2009

First bike

Pros:
Lightweight, Fast, Good Geometry, Handles Well, Comfortable
Cons:
Best Uses:
Casual Riding
Love this bike!!
by Denise from hartford ct

 
5.0
Jul 12, 2008

Execellent Buy

Pros:
Lightweight, Good Geometry, Comfortable, Handles Well
Cons:
Best Uses:
Commuting, Casual Riding
This was my first serious bike purchase and I couldn't be happier. I've been riding it daily now for 7 months, primarily just around town though I have gone on a few long rides. It's incredibly comfortable although it doesn't absorb shock very well. I haven't had any back or neck pain, although I did have to re-adjust the seat several times to get it in just the right position because I tended to slide forward. Aside from also being super lightweight and easy to handle, it's just a beautiful bike. I absolutely LOVE riding it!
by EP from Alameda, CA

 
5.0
Jun 03, 2008

Best fit

Pros:
Great Components, Comfortable, Handles Well, Good Geometry, Lightweight
Cons:
Best Uses:
Casual Riding
I tried this bike on for size at Scheels in Appleton WI and bought it immediately. This was after riding on a custom fit speacalized bike that was carbon fiber for years with shoulder and neck pain. I can lift it to put it on the bike rack. I can also feel comfortable riding for hours on the stock seat. I did change the pedals to avoid the clips. I have tried other bikes and still this one is the best for my 5'2" medium frame. I suggest this bike for any female who is complaining of neck or shoulder pain. I recommend heavily padded gel gloves as the fork is rather stiff. I love this sweet bike.
by Reno from WI

 
4.0
May 04, 2008

Love it!

Pros:
Comfortable, Handles Well, Lightweight
Cons:
Can feel all the bumps
Best Uses:
Casual Riding
This was my first road bike and I really love it - it's comfortable, light, easy to handle...
by MH from Dallas, TX

Specifications

Frame
Specialized E5 Premium Aluminum w/D’Aluisio Smartweld Technology, Zertz
Fork
Specialized FACT-carbon w/aluminum steerer and Zertz inserts
Rims/Wheels
Axis 1.0
Hubs
See Rims/Wheels
Spokes
See Rims/Wheel
Tires
Specialized Espoir Sport w/double Black Belt puncture protection, 700 x 25c
Crankset
Shimano Tiagra
Chainrings
50/34
Front Derailleur
Shimano Tiagra
Rear Derailleur
Shimano Tiagra
Rear Cogs
Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed: 12-30
Shifters
Shimano Tiagra
Handlebars
Specialized Comp
Tape/Grips
Specialized Roubaix w/gel padding
Stem
Specialized, aluminum
Brake Levers
Shimano Tiagra
Brakes
Axis 1.0
Saddle
Specialized Body Geometry Women's Riva Sport
Seatpost
Specialized Sport, aluminum