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Specialized Ariel Sport 2018 Women's Hybrid Bike

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Specialized Ariel Sport Hybrid Bike

This is like the Specialized Ariel Hydraulic Disc upgraded with a smother, simpler microSHIFT R9/Shimano Alivio 2x9 drivetrain and a Shimano rear hub.

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
  • The Specialized Ariel Sport comes with hydraulic disc brakes
  • Why you should consider a bike with hydraulic disc brakes.

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
  • Free fitting - order mudguards or anything else with a new bike and we'll waive our usual fitting charge
  • The suspension fork offers shock absorption that helps make the bike suitable for light trail riding
  • Brain technology means the fork's 55mm travel is only active when required and is automatically locked out for rigid fork-like efficiency on smooth roads
  • Disc Brakes - moving the brakes from the mud and rain-attracting wheel rims to the relatively clean hubs makes for an improvement in the brakes’ all-weather all-conditions performance
  • Disc brake pads are much harder so they last much longer
  • That's why disc brakes tend to need far less maintenance compared with rim brakes - they don't require such frequent adjustment to compensate for brake pad wear
  • The wheel rims will almost certainly last much longer too now that they are no longer being worn down by the brake pads
  • To illustrate the extra care Specialized take, they get the smallest details just right. For instance, the Ariel Sport 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 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. 

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Technical Specifications

Specialized Ariel Sport 2018 
FRAMESpecialized A1 SL Premium Aluminum, Fitness Geometry, fully-manipulated butted tubing, internal cable routing, flat mount disc, rack & Plug + Play mounts
FORKSR Suntour NEX w/ Specialized Fitness Brain technology, 55mm of travel, 1-1/8" steerer, QR, fender mounts
FRONT HUBAlloy, Centerlock disc, loose ball bearing, 100mm spacing, QR, 32h
REAR HUBShimano, Center Lock disc, 8/9/10-speed freehub, loose ball bearing, QR, 32h
SPOKESStainless, 14g
RIMS700c disc, 6061 aluminum double-wall
INNER TUBESPresta, 48mm valve
TYRESTrigger Sport Reflect, 700x38mm, 60TPI, wire bead
CRANKSETFSA Alpha Drive, forged 6061 aluminum
CHAINRINGS44/32T w/chainguard
SHIFT LEVERSmicroSHIFT 2x9-speed
FRONT DERAILLEURmicroSHIFT Marvo LT, 31.8mm clamp, 9-speed
REAR DERAILLEURShimano Alivio, Shadow design, SGS cage, 9-speed
CASSETTESunrace, 9-speed, 11-36t
CHAINKMC X9, EPT anti-corrosion coating, 9-speed w/ Missing Link™
FRONT BRAKETektro HD-R305, hydraulic disc, resin pads, post mount, 160mm rotor
REAR BRAKETektro HD-R310, hydraulic disc, resin pads, flat mount, 160mm Shimano RT10 Center Lock rotor
HANDLEBARSSpecialized, double-butted alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 31.8mm
GRIPSSpecialized Body Geometry Women's XCT, lock-on
STEM3D forged aluminum, 7-degree rise, 31.8mm clamp
SADDLESpecialized Aldia Sport, steel rails
SEATPOSTAlloy, 2-bolt, 12.5mm offset, 27.2mm
 

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