Specialized Dolce 24 2011 Women's Road Bike

Specialized Dolce 24 Overview

In a price bracket that is suitable for budding amateurs and experienced cyclists sits the Specialized Dolce 24, a road bike for women and a great base from which riders can learn all about what it takes to become skilled and competent. It is home to many quality components, from its feather light frame to its specially protected tyres and all of the know how of the Specialized team is clearly visible in this quality piece of engineering.

Whilst the Specialized Dolce 24 has an aluminium frame, which is both light and tough, it is not an all-metal construction, as the fork has carbon legs and is part of the FACT range, which promises an impressive degree of control in all conditions. Female riders have specific requirements, which are well met by this bike and it is built to provide the rider with an advantage in a competitive situation. Of course it will be equally well suited to a life of exercise and training if racing is not your cup of tea.

The blue and white finish of the Specialized Dolce 24 is easy on the eye and not overly feminine, as can be an issue with other bikes of this type. It has been put together with a consistently robust quality throughout, which should give you confidence that it will keep on rolling along for years to come.

Specialized Dolce 24 Specifications

  • Frame: Specialized A1 Premium aluminium, fully manipulated tubing, smooth weld women’s compact design, integrated headset, rack eyelets
  • Front Fork: Specialized FACT carbon legs, alloy crown & steerer, Zertz inserts
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano 2300
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano 2300
  • Number of Gears:
  • Shifters: Shimano 2300 STI
  • Chainset: Shimano 2300
  • Chainrings: 52 x 39 x 30T
  • Bottom Bracket: Cr-Mo axle, 68mm x 118mm
  • Cassette: Shimano HG-50, 8-speed, 13-26
  • Chain:
  • Pedals: Black cage, body & toe clips with strap
  • Front Brake: Light dual pivot brake, Teflon pivots, forged alloy, with standard angle adjustable pads
  • Rear Brake: Light dual pivot brake, Teflon pivots, forged alloy, with standard angle adjustable pads
  • Brake Levers: Secondary brake lever
  • Handlebars: Specialized Women’s Comp, shallow drop, 6061 alloy
  • Stem: Alloy, CP bolt, 31.8mm
  • Headset: 1 1/8″ sealed Cr-Mo bearings integrated w/ headset, 20mm alloy cone spacer with 20mm of spacers
  • Grips: Specialized S-Wrap with 2.5 gel pads
  • Rims: Mavic CXP22
  • Front Hub: Forged aluminium, sealed bearing, Quick Release, 32 hole
  • Rear Hub: Forged alloy, double-sealed, cassette, Quick Release, 32 hole
  • Front Spokes: Stainless 14g
  • Rear Spokes: Stainless 14g
  • Front Tyre: Specialized All Condition Sport, 700x25c, wire bead, 60TPI, with Flak Jacket protection
  • Rear Tyre: Specialized All Condition Sport, 700x25c, wire bead, 60TPI, with Flak Jacket protection
  • Tubes: Standard presta valve
  • Saddle: Body Geometry Women’s Riva Road, 155mm width
  • Seatpost: Specialized Sport, alloy, two-bolt clamp, 27.2mm
  • Seat Binder: Alloy, 31.8mm
  • Weight: Approx. 22.38lbs (10.15kg) for the 54cm Size
  • Colour:
  • Extra Features: Chain stay protector, chain catcher, derailleur hanger, clear coat