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Specialized Vita - Women's
  • Color: Gloss White/Silver/Charcoal
  • Color: Satin Indigo/Charcoal/White
  • Color: Nordic Red/Light Turquoise/Metallic White Silver

Specialized Vita - Women's

2017

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (7 Reviews)
$500.00 - $520.00
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  • The manufacturer does not allow this item to be shipped, however, it can be purchased online and picked up at our Richardson location.
 

Product Details

2017 Specialized Vita - Women's

Speed, comfort and confident handling come together to make Specialized's Vita a carefree ride. It sports a light, women's-specific aluminum frame, a pavement-smoothing steel fork and efficient 700c wheels for easy pedaling on every road and path. Plus, Shimano's 24-speed drivetrain provides a wide range of gears for easy climbing, while the powerful linear-pull brakes control your speed on the fun back down. And thanks to the flat handlebars, women's seat and comfort-oriented riding position, you'll finish every ride wanting more.

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Specialized A1 Premium aluminum, women's-specific geometry
    Fork Steel
    Rims/Wheels Aluminum, double-wall
    Hubs Aluminum, sealed
    Spokes 14-gauge, stainless-steel
    Tires Specialized Nimbus, 700 x 32c w/Flak Jacket puncture protection
    Crankset Shimano Altus
    Chainrings 48/38/28
    Front Derailleur Shimano
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Altus
    Rear Cogs Shimano, 8-speed: 11-32
    Shifters Shimano
    Handlebars Specialized Vita aluminum
    Tape/Grips Specialized Body Geometry Contour Women's
    Stem Aluminum
    Brake Levers Shimano
    Brakes Aluminum linear-pull
    Pedals Platform
    Saddle Specialized Body Geometry Women's Riva Sport Plus
    Seatpost Aluminum

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Vendor Number Store SKU
    Gloss White/Silver/Charcoal / X-Small 00719676144948 82915-7001 SBC-82915-7001 SPE796315Q
    Gloss White/Silver/Charcoal / Small 00719676128528 82915-7002 SBC-82915-7002 SPE816579M
    Gloss White/Silver/Charcoal / Medium 00719676126197 82915-7003 SBC-82915-7003
    Gloss White/Silver/Charcoal / Large 00719676135847 82915-7004 SBC-82915-7004 SPE037684B
    Gloss White/Silver/Charcoal / X-Large 00719676139234 82915-7005 SBC-82915-7005
    Satin Indigo/Charcoal/White / X-Small 00719676129303 82915-7101 SBC-82915-7101 SPE012764P
    Satin Indigo/Charcoal/White / Small 00719676131054 82915-7102 SBC-82915-7102 SPE395468A
    Satin Indigo/Charcoal/White / Medium 00719676127705 82915-7103 SBC-82915-7103 SPE601345V
    Satin Indigo/Charcoal/White / Large 00719676128191 82915-7104 SBC-82915-7104 SPE760498L
    Satin Indigo/Charcoal/White / X-Large 00719676136035 82915-7105 SBC-82915-7105
    Nordic Red/Light Turquoise/Metallic White Silver / X-Small 00888818195374 82917-7001 SBC-82917-7001
    Nordic Red/Light Turquoise/Metallic White Silver / Small 00888818211784 82917-7002 SBC-82917-7002
    Nordic Red/Light Turquoise/Metallic White Silver / Medium 00888818192342 82917-7003 SBC-82917-7003
    Nordic Red/Light Turquoise/Metallic White Silver / Large 00888818206070 82917-7004 SBC-82917-7004
    Nordic Red/Light Turquoise/Metallic White Silver / X-Large 00888818208340 82917-7005 SBC-82917-7005
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    5.0 stars

    (based on 7 reviews)

    71%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Lightweight  (5)
    • Durable  (4)
    • Stylish  (4)
    • Comfortable  (3)
    • Packs well  (2)

    Cons

    • Thin seat 
    • None 
    • Tiny Saddle 
    • Heavy 

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City  (4)
    • Comfort  (2)
    • Fitness  (2)
    • Bike rides 
    • Recreation 

    Reviewed by 7 customers

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    5.0

    Love my new bike!

    By Karen

    from Cypress, TX

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Comfortable
    • Packs Well
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments:

        Julio at the Champions store did an awesome job helping me select my first bike! I am able to pack this into my trunk in my Kia with back seats down. I plan to buy a hitch and rack for the car. It is easy to take apart and put together. It is easy to shift and learn how to ride. It is just a FUN BIKE! I love riding through the city and seeing the sites. I bought the purple - love the finish. It looks COOL! The only negative is that I do not think the seat will work. I plan to check into a new seat in the next couple of months. I also wish it had an easy release for the seat to adjust, but that isn't such a big deal.

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        5.0

        Awesome bike

        By Britt

        from Fond du Lac

        About Me Beginner

        Pros

        • Packs Well
        • Comfortable
        • Stylish
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bike Rides
          • Comfort

          Comments:

          Great workers, helped me find the perfect bike!

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          5.0

          Best Bike Ever

          By Jess

          from Cedar Rapids, IA

          About Me Beginner

          Pros

          • Stylish
          • Good value
          • Smooth
          • Smooth Shifting
          • High quality
          • Comfortable
          • Sporty
          • Good For Beginners
          • Durable
          • Enjoyable
          • Lightweight
          • Nimble

          Cons

          • Thin Seat

          Best Uses

          • Road
          • Comfort
          • Recreation
          • Fitness
          • Transportation

          Comments:

          This is a really great bike that I would highly recommend. I am a beginner to the fine sport of cycling. I wanted an activity that I could enjoy but also has fitness benefits. Cycling has been wonderful thus far. It also has the added benefit of offering transportation around the campus come Autumn. I started by reading all of the information my LBS' website had to offer and was immediately obsessed. Before this bike I had a Townie 21 speed since the 7th grade. It was a good comfort bike for around the neighborhood but was heavy and didn't have the sporty feel of the Vita. I went into my LBS and looked at several bikes including some Cannondales and Giants. This bike fit me the best of them all. I am a 5'4" young woman of exceedingly average dimensions. The stem of the bike was a little too short for me, but my LBS put a slightly longer one on for me. After that, this bike fit just perfectly. Don't buy a bike unless it feels like it is an extension of you made only for you! If this bike didn't fit me so well, I doubt I would still be riding. Whenever I drive anywhere in my car, all I can think of is how I should ride my bike there. The only negative thing I can say about this bike is that the seat can um, numb you after awhile. Perhaps this would improve with a pair of padded bike shorts. I plan to head to my LBS and get a pair soon. Overall, this bike is extremely stylish as well. I have the purple color. I love how it has the matte finish rather than the shine. It gives it an expensive and sleek look. I have found this bike to be lightweight, smooth, comfortable, stylish, and extremely enjoyable. To me, nothing beats the feeling of pedaling along as cars pass and laughing to myself about what they are missing. Since I'm a very new beginner, all I can say is that I am absolutely in love with this bike and it has enabled me to find a healthy passion, and let's face it, an obsession. If you're still reading, here's the bottom line: This is a great bike that you should seriously consider and is worth every cent two times over. I cannot give it higher reviews. Everytime I look at it, a smile comes to my face as I imagine the places we will go and the things we will see.

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          5.0

          Love it!

          By Saeriu

          from Mason City, IA

          About Me Commuter

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Durable

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City
          • Road Biking

          Comments:

          This is my first 'real' bike. Absolutely love it. I'm working on training to commute to work (46mi round trip) and it's been fantastic to train on.

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          5.0

          Wonderful (+ FUN) Bike for Commuting

          By biodobe

          from Springfield, MO

          About Me Commuter

          Pros

          • Smooth Gears
          • Versatile
          • Fast
          • Lightweight
          • Quiet
          • Smooth ride

          Cons

          • Tiny Saddle

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City

          Comments:

          I recently bought this bike to begin commuting to work and school. My car is 10 years old now and has 150,000+ miles on it. I want to keep it for several more years and would like to slow the daily wear and milage it's racking up. This led me to my bike purchase. I test rode a few bikes and this one was by far the smoothest ride. (A Trek I test rode was VERY clunky when shifting, which I've heard from Trek owners is apparently common with that brand.) The gears on the Vita are quiet and easy. And it's light! Which is important, not only for speed but, because I'm a small woman at 5'6" and 115-lbs. I work in an old loft downtown and I can't manhandle a large bike up the flight of stairs but this bike is light enough I can pick it up with 1 hand and carry it straight up at my side. It does have a painfully tiny saddle for someone who lacks much natural, err, uh, "cushion" in their seat. But that is easily fixed by swapping out the saddle and wearing some good bike shorts. I'm having a lot of fun riding it and can't believe it took me so long to retire my car as a daily driver in favor of a good bike!

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          5.0

          Very fun to ride. Great bike!

          By Ranilus

          from Stow, OH

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Stylish
          • Versatile
          • Stable
          • Smooth ride
          • Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Fitness
            • Commuting/City

            Comments:

            I don't know what the other reviewer is talking about when he said this bike is cheaply made. I ride a 2010 Cannondale Caad 9 5, one of the last Caads that were handmade in America. I went to our LBS with my father to pick out a bike for him. Out of the entire shop, and it is a huge bike shop, me and my father agreed this was one of the sleekest looking. Of course, that is, excluding all the $6,000+ roadbikes. The components on this bike are exactly like other hybrids/comfort bikes in this price range. The other reviewer mentioned Trek 7.2 and Spesh Sirrus, well they pretty much have the same components. The components are mostly Shimano so they shift reasonably well. The V-Brakes are firm and well controlled - in fact, much better than the cheap Tektros on my Caad9 5. I do have two complaints about the groupo - 1) triple chain rings are kinda heavy and can never shift as smooth/accurate as a double compact. It is not the shifters or the derailleurs fault, and no amount of tuning at the LBS can fix that. 2) the crank arms are silver - against the rest of the bike which is all sleek black, this is an eye sore. I might replace the crank arms with something all black. So yeah, we really do enjoy the all black paint finish - it feels premium, like a higher end bike. All the other offerings in this price range are silver/metallic color with silly designs, and in turn look cheap. This bike is about 1/3 heavier than my Caad9 5 road bike, which is not bad at all. It is got a hi-ten steel front fork, no suspension. My father is so glad that I talked him out of getting a bike with front suspension - they are heavy, and don't work well anyway. For commuting/trail riding, the suspension is really going to nerf your each pedal stroke and slow your acceleration, and the comfort they provide is only slightly better than letting a bit of air out of your tires. Here is something you can't tell my father though - When he's not biking, I sneak out with this bike. It is such a joy to ride. Compared to my roadie, this bike is smooth, comfortable, feels very responsive in handling and accelerating. I can go almost as fast - about 1 to 2 miles per hour slower than on my roadie. I might get a bit more tired riding long distance, but I don't care because it is so much fun to just pound the pavement with this bike! If you are wondering about getting this bike, versus say, a $300 bike from Target, or spend a bit more into the $600 range, stop right there! $200-300 bikes may look almost as good as a $400-500 bike from a LBS, but you get much inferior components, usually where you can't see them - cheap brake pads, nuts and bolts that rust easily, etc. Plus you don't get the support that LBS offers. So your Target bike may ride so-so out of the store, 1 month later when things start to fall apart - wheels no longer true, brakes constantly rubbing against your wheels, derailleurs hold an adjustment for about 20 minutes, etc etc. And those $500-600 bikes? They have the same grade of frame as this bike. Maybe you get an Aluminum fork, but I'd prefer a steel one anyone because steel smoothes out road vibrations, and if I want to upgrade I'd just get a carbon fiber fork. Oh one last thing I wanted to add - the geometry of this bike is women specific, but my father and I both ride it fine. The wheel base is a bit longer than my 54CM caad9, but headset and seatpost locations are exactly the same. This means a more comfortable ride (where shorter wheel base gives quicker turns and accelerations and are more race-oriented), and even if you ride a 54CM roadbike you will be fine on this one (maybe a tad smaller but definitely rideable) Oh and one more thing, stock saddles usually suck. However I do find the women-specific saddle on the Vita quite pleasing. I alternate between this bike and my Caad9, and my buttocks appreciate the wider and shorter saddle shape (designed to suite a woman's wider pelvis anatomy, for giving birth and stuff). In all, the vita is an excellent value - fantastic looking/paintjob, everyday components that get the job done, fun to ride around. I hope this helped!

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            3.0

            Not worth the price tag

            By Specialized rider

            from Madison, Ohio

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Nice entry level bike

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City

            Comments:

            I purchased this bike for my wife who is not an avid cyclist. I looked at several bikes including the Trek 7.2 but purchased the Vita because I have the 2011 Sirrus Sport and love it. Compared to my Sirrus the Vita feels cheap. If I had to do it again I would have spent the extra $50 and purchased the Trek 7.2.

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