Specialized Dolce Sport Road Bike

4.3/5 (10 Reviews)

Product Description

Frame Material: Columbus SLX
Frame Angles: 72.0 head, 75.0 seat
Sizes: womens 44cm, womens 48cm, womens 51cm, womens 54cm
Colors: Dream
Fork: Specialized C-2
Rear Shock: Not applicable
Brake Levers: Shimano Sora STI Dual Control
Handlebar: Specialized Women's Pro
Stem: Specialized Team, 26.0mm
Headset: 1 1/8" integrated Intellaset
Front Der: Shimano Sora Triple, bottom-pull/clamp-on 31.8mm
Crankset: Specialized Comp, 30/42/52 teeth
Rear Der: Shimano Tiagra GS
Pedals: composite body, cr-mo spindle
Tires: 700 x 23c Specialized All Conditions Pro

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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Maura Bradley

Date Reviewed: October 2, 2013

Strengths:    Good bike for Winter riding

Weaknesses:    Brake levers are large for a woman's hand rendering them inefficient for quick braking. Reach from top to bottom is too long for a smaller hand and therefore dangerous. I sold the bike on for that reason. Bike is also quite heavy.

Bottom Line:   
It's a pity that a bike which is woman specific does not address the matter of the brake levers which are man sized and quite stiff.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by grace a Commuter

Date Reviewed: August 19, 2011

Strengths:    it climbs hills well and is amazing at cruizing and gaining speed. it is light and perfect for transport.

Weaknesses:    nope!

Bottom Line:   
im a 13 year old, whos 5' 8 1/2" and so its hard to finda bike that fits my hight, and my age group styling. this bike is perfect

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Favorite Ride:   around town with hills

Price Paid:    $829.00

Purchased At:   mikes bikes

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   easy and nothing needed

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sweet Georgio a Commuter

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2010

Strengths:    Perfect for a women's physique.

Weaknesses:    Took the gears a while to 'bed in', and on the middle gear still sounds like it's complaining a bit.

Also could do with a few more gears for going up steep hills.

Bottom Line:   
Brilliant bike for tall women who normally ride men's bikes!

I have the XL (57cm) frame, which suits my body so much more than a 56 or 58cm men's bike. It's long enough for my legs (obviously it's an adjustable seat so it's also good for shorter legged ladies) and doesn't make my back feel uneccesarily elongated.

It's fast, responsive, comfortable, lightweight, and looks god. I have always preferred the size and appearance of men's bikes, and this bike by no means looks like a pansy women's version.

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Favorite Ride:   Specialized Dolce Sport

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Edinburgh Bicycle Co

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rollacoasta a Commuter

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2010

Strengths:    Fast, lightweight, simple gear change, great handling, top bar brake levers if required, short reach, short drop, easy steering, great colour scheme.

Weaknesses:    Nowhere I can see to put a D-Lock bracket on the bike. It's a very small frame, so I think it will just hit my leg if I put it on there. So I'm carrying mine in my back-pack ;-)

Bottom Line:   
I bought this bike yesterday. I commute 25 miles each day from Essex to the West End of London, and my previous bike was a Marin Larkspur hybrid. Which did the job, but the Dolce - my goodness. The difference in speed, agility, handling is amazing. I felt like I was flying this morning. It's great for shorter people as it's built for women and has a short reach and short drop. It's so lightweight I can lift it with one hand over my head to take it up/down stairs. I'm super impressed with this bike.

I read a lot of reviews comparing this bike with others in the same price range before I bought it - and I'm very pleased with my choice.

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Favorite Ride:   Specialised Dolce

Price Paid:    $549.00

Purchased At:   Cycle Surgery

Similar Products Used:   Marin Larkspur

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by sabra Basler a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: December 19, 2007

Strengths:    great Bike for short legged women

Weaknesses:    gears

Bottom Line:   
The Bike has been good considering, but the front gears shift rough. The Sacramento store sold me Men's shoes instead of womens.. and so they were way too big. They also sold me air pump that did not have the valves that would put air in tires and on a 40 mile ride, i suffered.

Bike probably ok, the store probably charged me too much, did not catch that air pump was bad after asking for two check outs

therefore, for bike

i was over charged
store services were poor
service to get gears checked etc took 3 days

would not shop there again
and when i called on that 20/40 mile trip
where there was missing part on air pump

they were of no help and i walked a long ways!

and i was only a few miles from their shop



is my advic e

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Favorite Ride:   specialized dolce 2007 or 6 not sure

Price Paid:    $859.00

Purchased At:   City Bicycle Works S

Similar Products Used:   rei

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