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 fiber. 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 a mix of Shimano 105 and Tiagra shifting, powerful hydraulic disc brakes, durable DT R470 Disc wheels, and a women's-specific saddle.
•Bottom Bracket: Praxis, Threaded bearings
•Cassette: Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11-34t
•Chain: KMC X11 Extra Lightweight, 11-speed
•Crankset: Praxis Alba
•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: Shimano 105, hydraulic disc
•Front Wheel: DT R470 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h
•Front Derailleur: Shimano 105
•Front Tire: Specialized Turbo Pro, 700x28mm
•Tape: S-Wrap Roubaix w/ sticky gel
•Inner Tubes: Presta, 48mm valve
•Rear Brake: Shimano 105, hydraulic disc
•Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105
•Rear Wheel: DT R470 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h
•Rear Tire: Specialized Turbo Pro, 700x28m
•Saddle: Women's Body Geometry Myth Sport, 155mm, thin, steel rails
•Seatpost: Carbon, single-bolt, 30.9mm
•Shift Levers: Shimano 105 R7020 hydraulic disc
•Stem: Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
•Pedals: Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose ball w/reflectors