The Specialized Ariel Disc is arguably a sporty racing bike disguised as a subdued city cycle and given its hybrid status, this is precisely the aim of its manufacturer. You will feel right at home whether you are weaving through traffic clogged streets on your way home from work or taking it out for a ride to the local park when you get some spare time.

The set up of this bike will help you keep a good grip on how it controls and operates. The mechanical disc brakes from Tektro provide a good deal more stopping power and precision than more basic alternatives whilst the SR Suntour front fork provides spring-loaded suspension to iron out the bumps in the road ahead. The Specialized Ariel Disc carries itself well and the white and dark brown finish looks good on the frame. The quality of the bike is clear wherever you look.

Specialized Ariel Disc 2011 Specifications

  • Frame: Specialized A1 Premium Aluminium with smooth welding, fender and rack braze-ons, forged drop outs and kickstand mount
  • Front Fork: SR SunTour SF11-NVX-DS, alloy lower, 28mm stanchions, coil spring
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano FD-TX51, 31.8mm clamp, top swing, dual pull
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Altus, 7-speed
  • Number of Gears: 21
  • Shifters: Shimano, SL-M310, 7-speed rapid fire
  • Chainset: SR SunTour Octalink spline, replaceable rings, with composite anti-jump disc
  • Chainrings: 48 x38 x 28T
  • Bottom Bracket:
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-730, 7-speed, 12-32
  • Chain: KMC Z7
  • Pedals: Composite plastic body, loose ball bearings with reflectors
  • Front Brake: Tektro mechanical disc brake
  • Rear Brake: Tektro mechanical disc brake
  • Brake Levers:
  • Handlebars: Hi-Ten riser bar, 25.4mm, 32mm rise, 640mm wide, 8 degree back sweep, 6 degree up
  • Stem: Melt-forged alloy, 20 degree rise, 25.4mm clamp
  • Headset: Ahead, loose ball bearings, Cr-Mo cups, 25.5mm stack
  • Grips: BG Contour, women’s grip
  • Rims: Alloy double wall, pinned, disc mount, 32 hole
  • Front Hub: Double sealed, ground race, dual lock nuts with 17mm contact side, 5mm Quick Release, round disc mount only
  • Rear Hub: Double sealed, ground race, dual lock nuts with 19mm contact side, 5mm Quick Release, round disc mount only
  • Front Spokes: 2mm (14g) stainless
  • Rear Spokes: 2mm (14g) stainless
  • Front Tyre: Specialized Borough XC Sport, 700x45c, 60TPI, wire bead
  • Rear Tyre: Specialized Borough XC Sport, 700x45c, 60TPI, wire bead
  • Tubes: Schrader valve
  • Saddle: Body Geometry Women’s Riva MTB, 155mm width
  • Seatpost: Alloy, 2-bolt head, 12.5mm offset, 27.2mm
  • Seat Binder: Forged alloy
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  • Colour:
  • Extra Features: Chain stay protector, derailleur hanger, clear coat