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Specialized Ariel Mechanical Disc 2018 Women's Hybrid Bike

Specialized Ariel Mechanical Disc 2018 Women's Hybrid Bike

  • Specialized's women's trail-capable commuter bike
  • Efficient on roads, forgiving on light trails
  • Suntour suspension fork with Brain auto-lockout

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Specialized Ariel Mechanical Disc 2018

The Specialized Ariel is a women's geometry/diamond frame commuter hybrid bike with suspension forks and disc brakes to make it more than capable on light trails.

Specialized Ariel Overview
When Specialized introduced their women's Ariel and unisex Crosstrail ranges of trail capable commuter bikes in 2008 they created a genre - much as Specialized have done throughout their history (think Specialized Stumpjumper mountain bike or Roubaix sportive road bike).

As is the Specialized way, the Ariel concept has evolved and been refined, so their 2018 models are better designed than ever with features borrowed from their finest four-figure road and and mountain bikes, such as:

  • Its confidence-inspiring perfectly aligned Specialized A1 premium aluminum frame will be among the lightest at its price point
  • Internal gear cable routing makes for a cleaner finish that accentuates the frame's gorgeous paint job
  • The flat-disc brake mounts are much neater and lighter weight than first-generation disc brake frame bosses

For all these improvements, every Ariel bike lives up to Specialized's original ambition - that is to create a trail-capable commuter bike.

  • To this end, every Ariel rolls on 700x38 tyres from one of the world's most respected bicycle tyre companies - Specialized
  • These tyres are faster than off-road knobblies and more forgiving than 23-28mm-wide road bike tyres
  • Pannier rack and mudguard compatibility make an Ariel perfect for commuting, touring and general riding
  • The suspension fork offers shock absorption that helps make the bike suitable for light trail riding
  • Brain technology means the fork's 60mm travel is only active when required and is automatically locked out for rigid fork-like efficiency on smooth roads

To illustrate the extra care Specialized take, they get the smallest details just right. For instance, the Ariel Mechanical Disc's wheel rims are double wall and the rear freehub takes a cassette rather than a freewheel to help ensure greater strength and longevity. Even the chain is specially selected for its anti-corrosion coating to help ensure minimum maintenance and maximum service life for its wide-range Shimano 3x7 drivetrain.

It's little wonder that Ariel bikes have been consistent best sellers since their introduction. If you are looking for a women's geometry bike that works well over the widest spectrum of conditions, a Specialized Ariel is well worth considering. 

See also the technically identical unisex version - Specialized Crosstrail Mechanical Disc 2018

Here's how Specialized describe their Ariel Mechanical Disc
Take your fitness to new, adventurous levels with the Ariel, a bike that'll see you tackling workouts on paved or dirt paths with equal confidence and control.

It features a light and tough A1 Premium Aluminium frame that's been designed with our Women's Fitness Geometry with an ultra-low standover, so it will fit and feel like a dream right out of the box. Not stopping there, we also included a custom suspension fork that takes the sting out of bumpy terrain, a host of women's-specific components that increase comfort, fit, and hassle-free mechanical disc brakes that'll see you spending more time riding and less time bleeding your brakes.

Put it all together, and you have a purpose-built bike that's bent on giving you the perfect ride, whether it's on the dirt or on the road.

  • Designed for women who want to mix adventure with fitness, the hard-working, sturdy A1 Premium Aluminium frame features our Women's Fitness Geometry—meaning that you'll go faster with maximum efficiency, only without the discomfort of an aggressive ride position. The more comfortable you are, the longer you'll ride.
  • An SR Suntour NEX fork w/ Fitness Brain technology features 55mm of coil-sprung travel that takes the sting out of bumpy terrain, while our Fitness Brain technology promotes more climbing and pedalling efficiency.
  • Mechanical disc brakes provide the stopping power and reliability you need without the hassle of bleeding them.

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Technical Data
Specialized Ariel Mechanical Disc 2018 
FrameSpecialized A1 premium aluminum, Fitness Geometry, fully-manipulated butted tubing, internal cable routing, flat mount disc, rack and Plug + Play fender mounts
ForksSR Suntour NEX, Multi Circuit Damping, 60mm of travel, 1-1/8" steerer, QR, fender mounts
HandlebarsDouble-butted alloy, 5-degree backsweep, 25.4mm
Stem10-degree rise, 25.4mm clamp
Shifters21 Speed Shimano EF510, EZ-Fire Plus
Front MechShimano Tourney, top swing, 31.8mm clamp
Rear MechShimano Tourney TX, 7-speed
ChainsetShimano Tourney, 3-piece, 48/38/28T, steel
Bottom BracketBSA, 68mm, square taper
ChainKMC Z7, 7-speed w/ Missing Link
CassetteShimano HG200, 7-speed, 12-32t
Front BrakeMechanical disc, organic pads, 160mm/6-bolt rotor, tool-less reach adjust brake lever
Rear BrakeMechanical disc, organic pads, 160mm/6-bolt rotor, tool-less reach adjust brake lever
Rims700C disc, double wall
Front HubAlloy, 6-bolt disc, loose ball bearing, QR, 32h
Rear HubAlloy, 6-bolt disc, 7-speed freehub, loose ball bearing, QR, 32h
SpokesStainless, 14g
TyresTrigger Sport, 60TPI, wire bead, 700x38mm FrontTrigger Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, 700x38mm Rear
SeatpostAlloy, 12mm offset, 2-bolt clamp, 27.2mm
PedalsSpecialized Body Geometry Fitness, platform, plastic

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