Specialized Ruby Elite
Who said that performance and comfort don't mix? It sure wasn't
us, because our all-new 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." 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 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 105 shifting,
hassle-free mechanical disc brakes, and a women's-specific
- 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
- A Ruby Disc fork is built from our 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 Alba
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.