We all benefit from comfort, but all too often, it comes at the expense of performance. Not anymore. With the Specialized Women's Ruby Comp Disc Road Bike, you get a next-level comfort from a design that's nothing short of revolutionary. The frame is among the lightest that Specialized has ever made, and it's been constructed from superlative FACT 10r 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 engineering sorcery, however, Specialized managed to keep the same fit, feel, and position that riders have 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." It's called Future Shock, and essentially, it's a piston in the head tube with 20mm of travel. Specialized 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, focusing on vertical compliance, instead of fork splay, meant that smoothness, speed, and comfort could be improved in one fell swoop. And of all the bikes that tested with the Rolling Efficiency Model, the new Ruby outperforms anything on the market. Lastly, it's spec'd it with awesome components, like Shimano 105 shifting, hydraulic disc brakes, and a women's-specific saddle.
Featuring a 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.
A Ruby Disc fork is built from extraordinary FACT carbon fiber for supreme stiffness, strength, and reactivity, while a thru-axle design only stands to bolster all of the above.
Power to the pedals is provided by the exceptional Praxis Zayante alloy crankset. It's stiff and efficient, and the ramping of the chainrings ensures beautiful shifts between rings.
Comes equipped with a 25lbs spring installed (color: black, weight: medium), and also includes both 13lbs (color: blue, weight: soft) and 40lbs (color: yellow, weight: firm) springs that can be installed to match the terrain you're riding.
CHAIN - KMC X11, 11-speed
CRANKSET - Praxis Zayante
SHIFT LEVERS - Shimano RS505 disc
FRONT DERAILLEUR - Shimano Ultegra, braze-on
CASSETTE - Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11-32t
CHAINRINGS - 50/34T
REAR DERAILLEUR - Shimano Ultegra, long cage, 11-speed