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> Bicycling Catalog > Bikes > Hybrid > Specialized > Ariel - Women's (k28)
Specialized Ariel - Women's (k28)
  • Color: Gloss White/Silver/Black
  • Color: Satin Navy/Light Pearl Turquoise

Specialized

Ariel - Women's (k28)
2016

$440.00
$549.99
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5.0 stars
 (7 Reviews)
 

2016 Specialized Ariel - Women's (k28)

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On the roads or paths, Specialized's Ariel is built for fun. It pedals great on pavement and dirt thanks to its sweet-handling Specialized A1 Premium aluminum frame, bump-bustin' SR Suntour suspension fork and easy-rolling, road bike size wheels. You'll also love the hill-flattening Shimano 24-speed drivetrain and the powerful linear-pull brakes. Plus, for even more comfort there's a plush women's seat.

 
Specification Description
Frame Specialized A1 Premium aluminum, women's-specific geometry
Fork SR Suntour NEX, 60mm-travel w/lockout
Rims/Wheels Aluminum
Hubs Sealed bearing
Spokes 14-gauge, stainless-steel
Tires Specialized Trigger Sport, 700 x 38c
Crankset Aluminum
Chainrings 48/38/28
Front Derailleur Shimano
Rear Derailleur Shimano Altus
Rear Cogs Shimano, 8-speed: 11-32
Shifters Shimano
Handlebars Specialized aluminum, riser
Tape/Grips Specialized Women's Body Geometry XCT
Stem Aluminum
Brake Levers Aluminum
Brakes Aluminum linear-pull
Pedals Composite platform
Saddle Specialized Women's Body Geometry Riva Sport
Seatpost Aluminum

* Subject to change without notice.

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Pros

  • Lightweight  (4)
  • Durable  (3)
  • Handles Well Off-road  (2)
  • Great Components  (2)
  • Shifts well 

Cons

  • None yet 
  • Quirky gear shifting 
  • Colour Choices 

Best Uses

  • Pavement  (3)
  • Off-Road  (2)
  • Commuting  (2)
  • Commuting/City  (2)
  • Road Biking 

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5.0

Joy to ride

By Gaya

from Toronto, ON

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Smooth ride
  • Comfortable
  • Shifts well

Cons

  • Colour Choices

Best Uses

  • Commuting/City
  • Road Biking
  • Mountain Biking

Comments:

Fantastic hybrid bike, lightweight, comfortable and easy to ride, great value for the price.

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5.0

Love my bike!

By KJ

from Clarendon Hills,IL

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Great Components

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments:

      I love this bike! I had tried the Trek and Giant models in a similar price range and this was the most comfortable and easiest for me. I love the ease of the shifting and it's just a pretty bike too!

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      4.0

      Love it

      By Ride_or_Die

      from Cleveland, OH

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fitness
        • Pavement
        • Commuting

        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.

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        4.0

        I Love This Bike!

        By Nancy

        from Gettysburg, PA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Simple shifting
        • Versatile
        • Comfort
        • Suspension

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City

          Comments:

          I just bought this bike after trying a womens Terry bike last year that I just couldn't get comfortable with. This bike is fantastic for me. I feel extremely comfortable on it, the gears are so simple to use. I haven't ridden in years so I needed simple. The front shocks are awesome. I can't wait to take it for a ride next week through a large park near my home. I will equip it with a basket for shopping trips.

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          5.0

          Fantastic bike

          By misscarol

          from Michigan

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Great Components
          • Handles Well Off-road
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          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.

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            5.0

            Perfect hybrid for road and rough paths

            By EP

            from Akron, OH

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Easy to ride
            • Lightweight
            • Fun to ride
            • Sporty

            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!

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              5.0

              Great all-around bike!

              By Missy

              from Aiken, SC

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Handles Well Off-road
              • Attractive
              • Accomodates add-ons
              • Durable
              • Versatile tires

              Cons

              • Quirky gear shifting

              Best Uses

              • Off-Road
              • Pavement
              • Commuting

              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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              Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Store SKU
              Gloss White/Silver/Black / X-Small 00719676250243 82215-7001
              Gloss White/Silver/Black / Small 00719676249056 82215-7002 1384
              Gloss White/Silver/Black / Large 00719676243283 82215-7004 1386
              Gloss White/Silver/Black / X-Large 00719676225012 82215-7005
              Satin Navy/Light Pearl Turquoise / Large 00888818073184 82216-7004
              Satin Navy/Light Pearl Turquoise / X-Large 00888818069156 82216-7005