If you thought that a bike had to be jarring and unforgiving in order to be fast, we apologize in advance for bursting your bubble. The more comfortable you are, in fact, the faster you'll go. And if you need proof of this, look no further than our Ruby Expert with Ultegra Di2. Its revolutionary design erases any shadow of a doubt that smoother is indeed faster.
The frame is among the lightest that we've ever made, and it's been constructed from our 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, 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 is 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 awesome components, like Shimano Ultegra Di2 shifting, 8070 hydraulic disc brakes, Roval C38 Disc carbon wheels, and a host of comfortable 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 holds its own with our highest-end carbon offerings, with the ideal blend of light overall weight and targeted stiffness, while the all-new Future Shock "suspension" system at the cockpit delivers a revolutionary degree of comfort and control.
- Yep, that's right—carbon wheels on an Expert-level bike. The Roval C38 Disc carbon wheels bring performance to the masses. They're lightweight, durable, and ready for just about anything.
- Shimano's Ultegra Di2 with hydraulic disc brakes not only offers exceptionally smooth and crisp shifts, but it also provides incredible stopping power and modulation.
Electronic drivetrain systems deliver excellent shifting, easy set up, and solid battery life. Here are some benefits of electronic shifting that you don't want to miss.
Electronic shifting systems use powerful servo motors to rapidly shift the chain. Because microprocessors and sensors constantly monitor every aspect of the system, they shift with surgical precision and without chain rub.
Many major systems have customizable shifting. Some have the ability to add remote shifters for common riding positions, and some even allow you to change the functions of the shifting buttons.
Electronic groupsets are responsive and consistent. There are no cables to stretch and wear out, so you get a flawless shift every time. The added bonus is you'll never have to replace a derailleur cable ever again.
|Frame||Specialized FACT 10r carbon, Endurance Geometry, Rider-First Engineered, Future Shock suspension, 20mm of travel, flat-mount disc brakes|
|Fork||Specialized FACT full-carbon, flat-mount disc|
Front: 100 x 12mm
Rear: 142 x 12mm
|Rims/Wheels||Roval C 38 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready, 38mm depth, 24h|
|Tires||Turbo Pro, 700x28mm|
|Crankset||Shimano Ultegra R8000, HollowTech 2, 11-speed|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano Ultegra, BBR60|
|Chain||Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050, braze-on|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050, GS medium cage|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed, 11-34t|
|Shifters||Shimano Ultegra Di2 Disc R8070|
|Handlebars||Specialized Expert Hover, alloy, 125x75mm w/ Di2 hole|
|Tape/Grips||S-Wrap Roubaix w/ sticky gel|
|Stem||Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt|
|Brakes||Shimano Ultegra, hydraulic disc|
|Pedals||Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose ball w/ reflectors|
|Saddle||Ruby Expert, 155|
|Seat Post||S-Works CG-R, FACT carbon fiber, single-bolt, 27.2mm|
* Subject to change without notice.