Specialized Ruby 2018

Specialized Ruby 2018

Product Code: spec167882 Brand: Specialized Availability: In Stock

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Ride further with less fatigue. The Specialized Ruby is a women’s specific endurance road bike that offers an incredibly smooth ride over even the very roughest road surfaces – like the cobbles of the notorious Paris-Roubaix. The Ruby is ideal for Sportives as well as any rides over rough roads.

Key Features:
•FACT 9r carbon fibre frame with women’s endurance geometry
•Low seat post clamp for improved compliance at the saddle
•Full FACT carbon fork for precise steering control
•Future Shock offers 20mm of road bike specific suspension travel
•Shimano Tiagra 2x10 speed drivetrain with a wide range of gears
•Tektro mechanical disc brakes for all-weather stopping consistency
•Sizes: 44cm, 48cm, 51cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm
•Colours: Cosmic Flake White/Acid Mint
•The Specialized Ruby is available with 0% APR finance

With a mix of comfort, performance, and value, the Ruby is the perfect steed for exploring roads that are, well, less than ideal.

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 excellent, 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.

Topping off the lightweight frame and Future Shock technology is a predominantly Shimano component spec, hassle-free Tektro Spyre mechanical disc brakes, and women's-specific touch points that are sure to keep you rolling, worry-free, for many miles to come.

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 9r 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 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.



Frame: Specialized FACT 9r carbon, Women|s Endurance Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock suspension, 20mm of travel, flat disc mounts
Fork: Specialized FACT full-carbon, flat-mount disc, 12x100mm thru-axle
Stem: Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
Bars: Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
Front Brake: Tektro Spyre, flat mount, mechanical disc
Rear Brake: Tektro Spyre, flat mount, mechanical disc
Front Mech: Shimano Tiagra, braze-on
Rear Mech: Shimano Tiagra, long cage, 10-speed
Shifters: Shimano Tiagra
Speed: 20
Rims: Axis Sport Disc
Front Tyre: Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x28mm
Rear Tyre: Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x28mm
Seat Post: Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 27.2mm
Chainset: Shimano Tiagra, 50/34T
Bottom Bracket: Shimano Tiagra
Chain: KMC X10EL, 10-speed w/ Missing Link™
Cassette: Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed, 11-34t
Pedals: Nylon

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