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Specialized Ruby Expert UDi2 2018 Womens Road Bike

£4,600.00

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.

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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 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, we spec’d it with awesome components, like Shimano Ultegra Di2 shifting, 8070 hydraulic disc brakes, Roval SLX 24 Disc wheels, and a host of comfortable women’s-specific components.

Frame
Specialized FACT 10r carbon, Women’s Endurance Geometry, Rider-First Engineeredā„¢, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock suspension, 20mm of travel, flat-disc mounts
Fork
Specialized FACT full-carbon, flat-mount disc, 12x100mm thru-axle
Front Derailleur
Shimano Ultegra Di2 8070, braze-on
Rear Derailleur
Shimano Ultegra Di2 8050, 11-speed
Number of Gears
22
Shifters
Shimano Ultegra Di2 8070, hydraulic disc
Chain set
Shimano Ultegra R8000 50/34T
Bottom Bracket
Shimano Ultegra
Cassette
Shimano 11-speed Ultegra 8000, 11-28t
Chain
KMC X11EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Linkā„¢
Pedals
Supplied
Brakeset
Shimano Ultegra Di2 8070 hydraulic disc
Handlebars
Specialized Comp Hover Bar, 6061 alloy, 70x125mm w/ Di2 hole
Stem
Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
Bar Tape
S-Wrap w/ Sticky gel
Wheelset
Roval SLX 24 Disc, DT Swiss 350 hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 24h
Tyres
Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x28mm
Saddle
Ruby Comp, 155mm, hollow Cr-Mo rails, Adaptive Edge, gel padding
Seatpost
Specialized CG-R, FACT carbon, single-bolt, 27.2mm

Additional Information

Frame size

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