Specialized Ariel - Women's - 2012

Specialized Ariel - Women's
  • Color: Gloss Black/White/Pink
  • Color: Gloss Blue/White
  • Color: Gloss White/Charcoal
$550.00
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Details

On-road or off, Specialized's Ariel is built to excel. It eats up both dirt and pavement thanks to its great-handling A1 Premium aluminum frame, a bump-bustin' SR SunTour suspension fork and smooth-rolling 700c wheels. You'll also love the easy-pedaling Shimano 24-speed drivetrain and the precise modulation and stopping power afforded by the linear-pull brakes. And to make your rides even smoother, the Ariel boasts a comfy women's-specific saddle!

Specialized's women's bikes make every ride a blast!

To optimize fit, pedaling efficiency, comfort and control, Specialized tailors the geometry and components on their women’s bikes to feminine physiques. The frames are engineered with smaller-diameter tubes to decrease weight and increase compliance. Shorter top tubes provide a perfect fit and greater stand-over height on small frames allows for easy on/off. And, for a truly custom feel, Specialized includes small-diameter grips, narrow handlebars and women's saddles that make every ride more fun and comfortable than you could ever imagine.

Specs

Frame Specialized A1 Premium aluminum, women's-specific geometry
Fork SR SunTour, 75mm-travel
Rims/Wheels Alex
Hubs Aluminum
Spokes 14g stainless-steel
Tires Specialized Borough XC Sport, 700 x 45c
Crankset Aluminum
Chainrings 48/38/28
Front Derailleur Shimano
Rear Derailleur Shimano Altus
Rear Cogs Shimano, 8-speed: 11-32
Shifters Shimano
Handlebars Steel riser
Tape/Grips Specialized Women's BG Contour
Stem Aluminum
Brake Levers Aluminum
Brakes Aluminum linear-pull
Pedals Composite platform
Saddle Specialized Women's Body Geometry Riva
Seatpost Aluminum

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Gloss Black/White/Pink / X-Small 719676024592 8222-7101
Gloss Black/White/Pink / Small 719676019369 8222-7102 8222-7102
Gloss Black/White/Pink / Medium 719676023786 8222-7103
Gloss Black/White/Pink / Large 719676024776 8222-7104
Gloss Blue/White / X-Small 719676027661 8222-7201
Gloss Blue/White / Small 719676020679 8222-7202
Gloss Blue/White / Medium 719676023595 8222-7203 8222-7203

Reviews

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5.0

(based on 6 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight  (4)
  • Durable  (3)
  • Great components  (2)
  • Handles Well Off-road  (2)
  • Comfort 

Cons

  • None yet 
  • Quirky gear shifting 

Best Uses

  • Pavement  (3)
  • Off-Road  (2)
  • Commuting  (2)
  • Commuting/city 
  • Fitness 

REVIEWS

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5

Love my bike!

By 

from Clarendon Hills,IL

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Great Components

Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments:

    I love this bike! I had tried the Trek and Giant models in a similar price range and this was the most comfortable and easiest for me. I love the ease of the shifting and it's just a pretty bike too!

    4

    Love it

    By 

    from Cleveland, OH

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fitness
      • Commuting
      • Pavement

      Comments:

      I use it for fitness, riding 20-50 miles. The saddle is about as comfortable as they come and it is a nice smooth riding bike that handles climbs well. Sometimes when shifting gears, it catches and locks up the pedals for a moment or seems to sort of jump. But, for the price you can't beat this bike. Glad I bought it.

      4

      I Love This Bike!

      By 

      from Gettysburg, PA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Versatile
      • Suspension
      • Simple shifting
      • Lightweight
      • Comfort

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City

        Comments:

        I just bought this bike after trying a womens Terry bike last year that I just couldn't get comfortable with. This bike is fantastic for me. I feel extremely comfortable on it, the gears are so simple to use. I haven't ridden in years so I needed simple. The front shocks are awesome. I can't wait to take it for a ride next week through a large park near my home. I will equip it with a basket for shopping trips.

        5

        Fantastic bike

        By 

        from Michigan

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Handles Well Off-road
        • Lightweight
        • Great Components

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Pavement
          • Off-Road

          Comments:

          I was using an old bike for 2 seasons after starting to ride bikes again. I received this bike as a gift and absolutely love it. I've taken it on paved bike paths, dirt roads and rustic mountain bike trails. No problems mechanically. The handle bar grips are not the most comfortable I have experienced, but can be changed out.

          5

          Perfect hybrid for road and rough paths

          By 

          from Akron, OH

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Easy to ride
          • Sporty
          • Fun to ride

          Cons

          • None yet

          Best Uses

          Comments:

          I was looking for a bike to use on the road and dirt paths. I used to have a Gary Fisher mountain bike but now needed something lighter and more "road friendly." At the same time I wanted something "sportier" and more fun than a comfort bike. I'm so happy with my purchase. This bike fits all the requirements! Awesome!

          5

          Great all-around bike!

          By 

          from Aiken, SC

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Accomodates add-ons
          • Versatile tires
          • Durable
          • Handles Well Off-road
          • Attractive

          Cons

          • Quirky gear shifting

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Off-Road
          • Pavement

          Comments:

          I didn't know what kind of riding I wanted to do, I just wanted a bike that would take me wherever I wanted to roll! Over the years, I never ventured far on my store-bought bikes because they were so hard to pedal. I bought my Ariel last year and have ridden many carefree miles on the road, local greenway, and multi-terrain bicycle paths, and it still rolls like a dream. It is unquestionably my favorite bike!

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