Specialized Ariel - Women's - 2011

Specialized Ariel - Women's
  • Color: White/Yellow
  • Color: Teal/Black
  • Color: White/Red
$433.49
$499.99
Color:
White/Red
Size:
Large
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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 21-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 Aluminum
Hubs Aluminum
Spokes 14-gauge 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 SRAM, 7-speed
Shifters Shimano
Handlebars Steel
Tape/Grips Specialized BG Contour
Stem Aluminum
Brake Levers Aluminum
Brakes Aluminum linear-pull
Pedals Composite platform
Saddle Specialized Body Geometry Women's Riva
Seatpost Aluminum

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
White/Red / Large 719676852898 8212-7204 ARI269059959

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5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable  (3)
  • Lightweight  (3)
  • Handles well off-road  (2)
  • Accomodates add-ons 
  • Attractive 

Cons

  • None yet 
  • Quirky gear shifting 

Best Uses

  • Pavement  (3)
  • Commuting  (2)
  • Off-road  (2)
  • Fitness 

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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.

    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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