Specialized Ruby Elite 2018 Womens Road Bike


Looking for a bike to explore the road less travelled, while keeping room in your wallet for a mid-ride cappuccino? Look no further than the Ruby Sport.

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Who said that performance and comfort don’t mix? It sure wasn’t us, because our Ruby Elite combines the two in one seamless, unprecedented package. 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.”

It’s called 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, the Ruby is spec’d with a host of components that blur the lines between steadfast reliability and outright performance, like Shimano 105 11-speed shifting, powerful RS505 hydraulic disc brakes, strong DT R470 wheels, and a women’s-specific saddle.

Specialized FACT 10r carbon, Women’s Endurance Geometry, Rider-First Engineeredā„¢, 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 105 Ez, braze-on
Rear Derailleur
Shimano 105, 11-speed
Number of Gears
Shimano RS505 disc
Chain set
Shimano RS510 50/34T
Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11-32t
KMC X11EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Linkā„¢
Shimano RS505, hydraulic disc
Specialized Comp Hover Bar, 6061 alloy, 70x125mm w/ Di2 hole
Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
Bar Tape
S-WRAP Roubaix w/ Sticky gel
DT R470 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h
Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x28mm
Lithia Comp Gel, 155mm, nylon shell, gel padding
Specialized CG-R, FACT carbon, single-bolt, 27.2mm

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Frame size

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