Looking for a bike to explore the road less traveled while also keeping room in your wallet for a mid-ride cappuccino? Look no further than the Ruby Sport.
The frame is among the lightest that we've ever made and it's been constructed from our superlative FACT 9r carbon fibre. Its stiffness levels are also off the charts 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 Tiagra shifting powerful RS505 hydraulic disc brakes strong Axis Sport Disc wheels and a women's-specific saddle.
|Frame||Specialized FACT 9r 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 Tiagra, GS cage, 10-speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed|
|Shift Levers||Shimano RS405 Shifters, hydraulic disc, 10-speed|
|Chainset||Praxis Alba M30, PF30: 50/34T|
|Bottom Bracket||Praxis, external bearings, threaded, 68mm|
|Chain||KMC X10 Extra Lightweight, 10-speed|
|Cassette||SunRace, 11-34t, 10-speed|
|Stem||Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise|
|Handlebars||Specialized Comp Hover Bar, 6061 alloy, 75x125mm w/ Di2 hole|
|Front Brake||Shimano RS505, hydraulic disc|
|Rear Brake||Shimano RS505, hydraulic disc|
|Tyres||Specialized Espoir Sport, 60TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x28mm|
|Saddle||Women's Body Geometry Myth Sport, 155mm, thin, steel rails|
|Seatpost||Carbon, single-bolt, 30.9mm|
|Pedals||Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose ball w/ reflectors|
|Grips /Tape||S-Wrap Roubaix w/ sticky gel|
|Wheels||Rear: Axis Sport Disc
Front: Axis Sport Disc