Specialized Vita Elite 2011 Women's Hybrid Bike

Specialized Vita Elite Overview

The Specialized Vita Elite is a hybrid bike that aims to provide both comfort and performance for female riders who want to keep fit or travel locally without having to jump in a car. It is built to give you a good deal of control over the bike when it travels across tarmac and for those who dwell in urban areas it will be a tool for staying healthy, popping to the shops or making your way to work each morning.

Although the Specialized Vita Elite can be used for everyday tasks it is far from basic in terms of its construction or components list. You get an aluminium frame, a front fork with carbon legs and a well placed saddle that all work in tandem to give you speed, acceleration and most importantly, comfort whilst you are out on the road. You pay a price for this level of functionality but it will probably be seen as a worthy investment, particularly if used on a regular basis.

The Specialized Vita Elite is an appealing red and white colour with appropriate swoops and swishes and a pleasingly arched frame, which makes it look softer and less angular than its immediate rivals.

Specialized Vita Elite Specifications

  • Frame: Specialized A1 Premium aluminium, fully manipulated tubing, women’s compact design, hourglass Speedstays, integrated headset, fender and rack eyelets
  • Front Fork: Specialized FACT carbon legs, aluminium crown & steerer, fender eyelets
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Altus
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore
  • Number of Gears:
  • Shifters: Shimano EF-51, EZ Fire
  • Chainset: Shimano FCM171
  • Chainrings: 48 x 38 x 28T with chainguard
  • Bottom Bracket: Sealed cartridge, square taper, 68mm
  • Cassette: Shimano HG-40, 8-speed, 11-32t
  • Chain: KMC Z-51
  • Pedals: Composite flat pedal
  • Front Brake: Forged 6061 aluminium, 85mm linear pull with cartridge pads
  • Rear Brake: Forged 6061 aluminium, 85mm linear pull with cartridge pads
  • Brake Levers: Shimano EF-51 integrated with shifter
  • Handlebars: Specialized Expert flat bar, 2014 aluminium, 31.8mm
  • Stem: Specialized Elite-Set, 3D forged alloy, 4-position adjustable, 4-bolt 31.8mm clamp
  • Headset: 1 1/8″ sealed Cr-Mo bearings integrated with headset, 20mm alloy cone spacer with 20mm of spacers
  • Grips: Body Geometry Women’s locking Comfort Grip, open end with plug, alloy bar end
  • Rims: Alex AS-14, double wall
  • Front Hub: Forged aluminium, sealed bearing, QR, 32h
  • 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, 700x32c, wire bead, 60TPI with Flak Jacket protection
  • Rear Tyre: Specialized All Condition Sport, 700x32c, 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. 23.06lbs (10.46kg) for the Medium Size
  • Colour:
  • Extra Features: Chain stay protector, chain catcher, clips and straps, derailleur hanger, clear coat