Product Details


Here at Dales Cycles we have years of experience helping female cyclists find the perfect bicycle. We know how difficult it can be to find a well-equipped and well-designed female specific design in a market dominated by gents models. The Ariel range are the ladies' specific version of the venerable Specialized Crosstrail model. Compared to the Crosstrail, the ariel has a shorter top-tube, a wider ladies saddle, narrower handlebar grips and comes in sizes designed to more closely suit the proportions of the average female rider. Perfect for rough roads and rugged tow-path routes, the Ariel is the perfect partner for the female cyclist that wants to have as much fun at the weekends as they do on the weekday commute.

Specialized says that, "The 2013 Specialized Ariel women's range puts a new slant on the term "Hybrid" Not so much because it's not one, but it offers a balance of strength, lightness and handling never seen before in this type of bike. Mixing road sized wheels and slack frame geometry with Mountain Bike components and a strong, light frame built for a little more punishment than your average hybrid, it ticks all the boxes. Add in the fact that it has all the attachments for racks and mudguards, he 2013 Ariel is the ultimate all round women's bike for almost any situation.

With elements of both a road bike and mountain bike, the Ariel is for the female rider looking to zip through the weekday commute and head out for weekend adventure. The Ariel Sport Disc features an A1 Premium aluminium frame with women's recreational geometry, Tektro Draco hydraulic disc brake, and a 60mm-travel SR Suntour fork for a plush ride."

REAR BRAKEShimano BR-M446 hydraulic disc brake, 160mm rotor
BRAKE LEVERSShimano hydraulic lever
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano FD-M430, top swing, dual pull
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Deore, 9-speed
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano SL-M390, Rapidfire
CASSETTE Shimano 9-speed, 11-32
CHAIN KMC X-9, 9-speed, reusable Missing Link
CRANKSET Shimano FC-M431, 48/36/26, w/chainguard
CHAINRINGS 48/35/26, w/ chainguard
BOTTOM BRACKET Cartridge bearing, square spindle w/ crank stop right side, capless bolts
PEDALS FDP light alloy, loose ball, w/ reflectors
RIMS 700c, alloy, double-wall, DISC, 32h
FRONT HUB Disc hub, double sealed, ground race, dual lock nuts w/ 17mm contact side, 5mm QR, round disc mount
REAR HUB Disc hub, loose ball, double-sealed, ground race, dual lock nuts w/ 19mm contact side, QR
SPOKES Stainless, 2.0mm (14g)
FRONT TYRESpecialized Trigger Sport, 700x38c, wire bead, 60 TPI
REAR TYRESpecialized Borough XC Sport, 700x45c, wire bead, 60 TPI
INNER TUBES Specialized Presta valve
SADDLE Specialized Women's BodyGeometry Riva WMN Sport, steel rails, 155mm width
SEATPOST Alloy, 2-bolt head, 12.5mm offset, 27.2mm
SEAT BINDER Alloy clamp

Product Reviews