The mission of the Rhyme Comp Carbon 27.5 is pretty simple—give female riders the best performing trail bike out there. And to make sure of it, we gave it our proprietary trail shock tune for women, Women's Rx Tune, that's tailored to give you the best suspension performance possible.
To start, it lives by the philosophy that more tire volume results in more speed. It might be a claim that sounds flipped on its head, but one ride and it'll have you shouting this sentiment from the rooftops. The big tires put out more traction, more floatation, and better handling without sacrificing anything to efficiency on climbs.
It features our FACT 9m carbon fiber for the bulk of the construction in order to provide an ultra-lightweight, strong, and stiff frame. The carbon molding process also allowed us to revolutionize how you carry your trail essentials with the revolutionary SWAT™ Door found at the down tube. This compartment will fit a tube, a tool, and pump without rattling or compromising the structural integrity of the frame.
And when you factor in a build spec that has SRAM's 11-speed GX one-by shifting, powerful Guide R hydraulic disc brakes, a RockShox Revelation RC fork with 150mm of travel, and a whole host of women's-specific components, from the saddle to the custom-tuned RockShox Monarch RT shock, you have a bike that will have you never looking back—unless it's to see the girls eating your dust.
•Bottom Bracket: Race Face PF30
•Cassette: SRAM XG 1150, 11-speed, 10-42t
•Chain: KMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™
•Chainrings: Steel, 28T
•Crankset: Raceface Aeffect crank, PF30
•Fork: RockShox Revelation RC 27.5, Solo Air, rebound / low speed compression adjust, tapered steerer, 46mm offset, 15mm Maxle® Stealth thru-axle, 15x110mm Boost™, 150mm of travel
•Frame: FACT 9m carbon front chassis w/ Specialized M5 Aluminum rear end, 27.5 Trail Geometry, SWAT™ Door integration, PF30 BB, fully enclosed internal cable routing, 12x148mm dropouts, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 150mm of travel
•Front Brake: SRAM Guide R, hydraulic disc, organic pads, Guide S4 4-piston caliper, 200/180mm rotor
•Front Hub: Specialized disc, alloy,15x110mm thru-axle, Torque Caps, 24h
•Front Tire: Butcher, GRID casing, Gripton compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5 x 2.8"
•Grips: Specialized Sip Grip, lock-on, half-waffle, regular thickness
•Handlebars: Specialized, 6061 alloy, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 27mm rise, 750mm width
•Inner Tubes: Standard, Presta valve
•Pedals: Specialized Platform, 9/16" spindle
•Rear Brake: SRAM Guide R, hydraulic disc, organic pads, Guide S4 4-piston caliper, 180/160mm rotor
•Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed
•Rear Hub: Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h
•Rear Shock: RockShox Monarch RT, Women's Rx Tune, AUTOSAG, rebound and 2-position compression adjust, 197x48mm
•Rear Tire: Slaughter, GRID casing, Gripton compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5 x 2.8"
•Rims: Roval Traverse 27.5, hookless alloy, 29mm inner width, tubeless ready, 24/28h
•Saddle: Women's Body Geometry Myth Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 155mm
•Seat Binder: Alloy, 34.9mm
•Seatpost: Command Post IRcc, 12-position micro-height adjustable, alien head design, bottom mount cable routing, remote SRL lever, 30.9mm, XS: 75mm travel, S/M:100mm travel, L: 125mm travel
•Shift Levers: SRAM GX, trigger, 11-speed
•Spokes: DT Swiss Industry, stainless, 3-cross, 2.0"
•Stem: Specialized Trail, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise