With a mix of comfort, performance, and value, the Ruby is the perfect steed for exploring the road ahead—even if that road is a little rough and choppy.
The frame is among the lightest that we've ever made, and it's been constructed from our superlative FACT 9r carbon fiber. Its stiffness levels are also 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.
Topping off the lightweight frame and Future Shock technology is a Shimano component spec, hassle-free mechanical disc brakes, and women's-specific touch points that are sure to keep you rolling, worry-free, for many miles to come.
•Bottom Bracket: Shimano Tiagra
•Cassette: Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed, 11-34t
•Chain: KMC X10, 10-Speed
•Crankset: Shimano Tiagra 4700, 10-speed
•Fork: Specialized FACT full-carbon, flat-mount disc, 12x100mm thru-axle
•Frame: Specialized FACT 9r carbon, Women's Endurance Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock suspension, 20mm of travel, flat disc mounts
•Front Brake: Tektro Spyre Mechanical disc Brake, 160mm
•Front Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed
•Front Tire: Specialized Espoir Sport, 60TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x28mm
•Front Wheel: Axis Sport Disc
•Handlebars: Specialized Comp Hover Bar, 6061 alloy, 75x125mm w/ Di2 hole
•Inner Tubes: Presta, 40mm valve
•Pedals: Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose ball w/reflectors
•Rear Brake: Tektro Spyre Mechanical disc Brake, 160mm
•Rear Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra, GS cage, 10-speed
•Rear Tire: Specialized Espoir Sport, 60TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x28mm
•Rear Wheel: Axis Sport Disc
•Saddle: Women's Body Geometry Myth Sport, 155mm, thin, steel rails
•Seat Binder: Included w/ frame
•Seatpost: Specialized, alloy, single-bolt, 27.2mm
•Shift Levers: Shimano Tiagra
•Stem: Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
•Tape: Specialized S-Wrap