Specialized Dolce

  • Price Paid:$800.00
  • User rating:
    (4)
  • Would buy again from this company: Yes
  • Used product for: 1 years 4 months
  • # of logged workouts:

"Good Entry level WSD bike. They had my size when I was purchasing that weekend. I'd definitely recommend this brand to any woman just entering into the world of triathlons or cycling. Although I'd probably steer them more towards the Ruby or the Allez depending on the budget. Don't get me wrong, I love this bike, my first (and only) for the time being in this sport. And if I decide to just cycle I'd still keep this one as my trainer and eventually upgrade to a lighter frame."tri_sandz

(0)

Ease of installation

Already put together at the bike store.

(4)

Ease of use

I jumped on and pedaled away, during the test ride. Bought it, and once I got it home, the same thing.

(4)

Quality of Construction

The funny thing is some of the specialized bikes that are sold as commuter bikes - similar frame. This one is Women's Specific Design.

(3)

Fit

Good for road bike a lot a tweaking for a triathlon bike

(4)

Comfort

Good for an entry level road bike

(4)

Adjustability

(4)

Durability

My 'crashes' have been the forgot I was clipped in and over I went. So nothing to really report there - no problems on the frame wise. Usually my body sustained more damage than the bike.

(5)

Value

(4)

Appearance

Not too much pink - lol.
This year has purple instead of pink on black.

(0)

Customer Service

Never used always went back to the local bike store where I purchased the bike.

(0)

Performance

I am probably not the professional to speak in this area. I am still relatively new to cycling. I've seen people round corners on a clunky bike looking as graceful as a gazelle, and I am about to fall over. I am sure it has it, but try it for yourself.

Strengths

Excellent for someone not sure if they are going to do triathlons for a long period, but pretty sure they would at least keep up the cycling.

Weakness

Hard to change around if you want to add horns and a bit o' gear for triathlons

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  • 11 people use
  • 125 workouts logged
  • 4513.86 miles / 334.19 hours logged