Specialized Ruby Expert 2018 Womens Road Bike


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.

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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.”

Future Shock is 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. Spec’d 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.

Specialized FACT 10r carbon, Women’s Endurance Geometry, Rider-First Engineeredâ„¢, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock suspension, 20mm of travel, flat-disc mounts
Specialized FACT full-carbon, flat-mount disc, 12x100mm thru-axle
Front Derailleur
Shimano Ultegra 8000, braze-on
Rear Derailleur
Shimano Ultegra 8000, long cage, 11-speed
Number of Gears
Shimano Ultegra 8020, hydraulic disc
Chain set
Shimano Ultegra R8000 50/34T
Bottom Bracket
Shimano Ultegra
Shimano 11-speed Ultegra 8000, 11-32t
Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
Shimano Ultegra 8020, hydraulic disc
Specialized Expert Hover, alloy, 75x125mm
Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt
Bar Tape
Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt
Roval SLX 24 Disc, DT Swiss 350 hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 24h
Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x28mm
Ruby Expert, 155mm, hollow titanium rails, Adaptive Edge, gel padding
Specialized CG-R, FACT carbon, single-bolt, 27.2mm

Additional Information

Frame size

46, 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61