Tired of rough roads wearing you out? We were, too. But where we see a problem, we can't help ourselves but to make a solution. And in this circumstance, that solution takes the shape of the Ruby Expert.
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 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 engineering sorcery, 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 an awesome set of components that are hand-selected to endure harsh roads. Along these lines, you'll find the Expert outfitted with the likes of Shimano Ultegra 8000 mechanical shifting, powerful 8020 hydraulic disc brakes, low profile Roval SLX 24 wheels, and a host of women's-specific components.
- Featuring our Rider-First Engineered™ design that ensures every frame size has the same legendary responsiveness and smooth ride quality that you'd expect from a Ruby. The FACT 10r frameset is exceptional in every way, offering the ideal blend of light overall weight and targeted stiffness. Meanwhile, the all-new Future Shock "suspension" system at the cockpit delivers a revolutionary degree of comfort and control.
- The Ruby Disc fork is built from our extraordinary FACT carbon fibre for the lightest possible weight, supreme stiffness, strength, and reactivity, while a thru-axle design only stands to bolster all of the above.
- Comes equipped with a 25lbs spring installed (colour: black, weight: medium), and also includes both 13lbs (colour: blue, weight: soft) and 40lbs (colour: yellow, weight: firm) springs that can be installed to match the terrain you're riding.
FORK Specialized FACT full-carbon, flat-mount disc, 12x100mm thru-axle FRAME Specialized FACT 10r carbon, Women's Endurance Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock suspension, 20mm of travel, flat-disc mounts BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano Ultegra CHAIN Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed CRANKSET Shimano Ultegra R8000 FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Ultegra 8000, braze-on CASSETTE Shimano 11-speed Ultegra 8000, 11-32t SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Ultegra 8020, hydraulic disc CHAINRINGS 50/34T REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Ultegra 8000, long cage, 11-speed SADDLE Ruby Expert, 155mm, hollow titanium rails, Adaptive Edge, gel padding TAPE S-WRAP Roubaix w/ Sticky gel SEATPOST Specialized CG-R, FACT carbon, single-bolt, 27.2mm HANDLEBARS Specialized Expert Hover, alloy, 75x125mm STEM Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt FRONT BRAKE Shimano Ultegra 8020, hydraulic disc REAR BRAKE Shimano Ultegra 8020, hydraulic disc PEDALS Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors REAR WHEEL Roval SLX 24 Disc, DT Swiss 350 hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 24h INNER TUBES Standard, Presta valve FRONT TYRE Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x28mm REAR TYRE Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x28mm FRONT WHEEL Roval SLX 24 Disc, DT Swiss 350 hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 24h