We all benefit from comfort but all too often it comes at the expense of performance. Not anymore though. With the Ruby Comp you get next-level comfort from a design that's nothing short of revolutionary.
The frame is among the lightest that we've ever made and it's been constructed from our superlative FACT 10r carbon fibre. Its stiffness levels are excellent and compared to the SL4 iteration of yesteryear you'll experience a whole new faster and more efficient geometry. Through some advanced dedicated engineering however we've managed to keep the same fit feel and position that we've all come to love from the SL4's Women's Endurance Geometry. Of course you're probably thinking "get on to the suspension thing up front."
We call it Future Shock and essentially it's a piston in the head tube with 20mm of travel. We developed this technology in partnership with McLaren Applied Technologies and the result of this are a host of drastic performance improvements namely in the vertical compliance department. Without giving a physics lecture we found that focusing on vertical compliance instead of fork splay meant that we could improve smoothness speed and comfort in one fell swoop. And of all the bikes that we've tested with our Rolling Efficiency Model the new Ruby outperforms anything on the market.
Lastly we spec'd it with a host of components that blur the lines between steadfast reliability and outright performance like Shimano Ultegra 11-speed shifting powerful Shimano Ultegra hydraulic disc brakes svelte and sturdy DT R470 Disc wheels and a women's-specific saddle that provides all-day comfort.
|Frame||Specialized FACT 10r carbon, Women's Endurance Geometry, Rider-First Engineeredâ„¢, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock suspension, 20mm of travel, flat-disc mounts|
|Fork||Specialized FACT full-carbon, flat-mount disc, 12x100mm thru-axle|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra R8000, Shadow Design, 11-speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra R8000, braze-on|
|Shift Levers||Shimano Ultegra Disc R8020|
|Chainset||Shimano Ultegra R8000, HollowTech 2, 11-speed: 50/34T|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano Ultegra, BBR60|
|Chain||Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed|
|Cassette||Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed, 11-34t|
|Stem||Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise|
|Handlebars||Specialized Comp Hover Bar, 6061 alloy, 70x125mm w/ Di2 hole|
|Front Brake||Shimano Ultegra, hydraulic disc|
|Rear Brake||Shimano Ultegra, hydraulic disc|
|Tyres||Turbo Pro, 700x28mm|
|Saddle||Ruby Comp, 155mm|
|Seatpost||S-Works CG-R, FACT carbon fiber, single-bolt, 27.2mm|
|Pedals||Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose ball w/ reflectors|
|Grips /Tape||S-Wrap Roubaix w/ sticky gel|
|Wheels||Rear: DT R470 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h
Front: DT R470 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h