Weaknesses: the triple crank and inability to get it adjusted correctly
i chose the elite version to get the upgraded components over the entry level dolce. i didn't think, as a brand new rider, that i needed to upgrade to a comp.
generally, i do like this bike. i have nothing to compare it to, as it is my first road bike. i love the bar phat. i also still ride on the stock seat a year later. i've ridden centuries and tons of miles with no problems. (i tried other saddles and went back to the one that came with the bike!)
one thing i'm not crazy about... the way the triple shifts. i have had this bike in the shop for adjustment too many times for the short year i've had it. it drops off the small ring, won't go onto the large ring, rubs in gears i'm supposed to be able to use... adjustment just doesn't seem to help! perhaps if they had used a shimano crand instead of a house/specialized brand?
i'm glad i got a 2004.. cuz i don't know what specialized was thinking with their 2005 colors!
[COLOR=#333333]I'm just getting into cycling, looking for a road bike that I can use for weekly rides, as well as, some beginner triathlons. I've been an avid long distance runner (half/marathons and ultra-marathons) for many years and want to switch over to cycling to ... Read More »
I'm just getting into cycling, looking for a road bike that I can use for weekly rides, as well as, some beginner triathlons. I've been an avid long distance runner (half/marathons and ultra-marathons) for many years and want to switch over to cycling to be nice to my joints and cross train. ... Read More »
Well, after 8+ years of riding the same Allez Comp Double, it was time for an upgrade. I really had my eye on a Roubaix, but as we all know, you have to ride different bikes to find one that fits your preferences.
The family and I were out shopping last weekend for something that might fit our 1 ... Read More »
:)I saw someone selling the specialized dolce elite-05. From the reviews, it seems like a great bike, but for being 6-7 years old, how much do you think they run for? Or what should I offer? He said there are new gatorskin tires and tubes, but no pedals included :mad:. Any input is greatly appre ... Read More »
My wife and I recently got both our road bikes stolen. The description of the bikes are below:
2006 Women's Specialized Dolce Elite -- light blue with gray handlebar tape. Rip along right-hand side of seat. 2 silver water bottle cages. Continental Gatorskin tires. Black Shimano pedals. Bl ... Read More »