Specialized Dolce Elite E5 2017

Size: 44 - 57

The Dolce Elite E5 is purpose-built to take you places—both physically and geographically—and make sure you're enjoying the best ride along the way. It's the perfect bike to introduce you to the sport, taking you to new levels of confidence on your cycling journey. At the heart of it is our DSW technology, which strategically places more welding material where it's needed, resulting in an aluminum bike that's more compliant and considerably stiffer. How stiff, exactly? It's one of the stiffest alloy bike we've ever tested. Drawing inspiration from the Rider-First Engineered™ philosophy, this frame has a unique down tube, bottom bracket shell, and head tube. This ensures uniform performance across the entire size run. Making sure every single watt you produce gets transferred to the road, we built the Elite around our Women's Endurance Geometry. This ensures that you stay comfortable and confident over any kind of terrain, while also providing a lower standover to make getting on/off the bike, as well as putting a foot down, as easy as can be. For the build, we spec'd it with Shimano Tiagra 10-speed shifting, fast-rolling Axis Sport Disc wheels, and traction-packed Espoir Sport 25mm tires.

The Dolce's sturdy and reliable E5 Premium Aluminum frame w/ D’Aluisio Smartweld technology is built with our Women’s Endurance Geometry and delivers two important benefits. This geo improves stability and handling for confident control when climbing and descending, while also putting you in a less aggressive and more natural ride position. Result? Hours of comfortable riding.
The agile and responsive FACT carbon fork features Zertz inserts to absorb road roughness and give you a smoother ride.
Shimano Sora 9-speed shifting is nothing short of legendary. It's built to last over the long haul, and it's well-equipped to deliver precise shifts across a wide range of gears.

FRAMESpecialized E5 Premium Aluminum w/D'Aluisio Smartweld Technology, Women's Endurance Geometry, women's fully-manipulated tube sets w/smooth welds, Zertz, 1-1/8" lower bearingFORKRuby, full carbon monocoque w/ZertzFRONT WHEELAxis SportREAR WHEELAxis SportINNER TUBES700x20/28mm, 40mm Presta valveFRONT TIREEspoir Sport, 700x25mm, 60TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protectionREAR TIREEspoir Sport, 700x25mm, 60TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protectionCRANKSETPraxis AlbaCHAINRINGSSubcompact, 48/32TSHIFT LEVERSShimano Tiagra STI, 10-speedFRONT DERAILLEURShimano Tiagra, braze-onREAR DERAILLEURShimano Tiagra, long cage, 10-speedCASSETTE Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed, 11-32tCHAINKMC X10, 10-speed w/reusable MissingLinkFRONT BRAKEAXIS 1.0REAR BRAKEAXIS 1.0HANDLEBARSSpecialized Shallow Drop, alloy, 125mm drop, 70mm short-reachTAPESpecialized S-WrapSTEMAlloy, 7-degree rise, 31.8mm clampSADDLEBody Geometry Women's Riva Sport Plus, steel rails, 155mmSEATPOSTSpecialized Sport, alloy, 2-bolt, 27.2mmSEAT BINDERAlloy, 31.8mm