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Specialized Ruby Elite

Specialized Ruby Elite

2018

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2018 Specialized Ruby Elite

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 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 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 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.

- 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 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 control.

- The 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.

- 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.

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    Specification Description
    Frame Specialized FACT 10r carbon, Women's Endurance Geometry, Rider-First Engineered, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock suspension, 20mm of travel, flat-disc mounts
    Fork Specialized FACT full-carbon, flat-mount disc, 12x100mm thru-axle
    Axles Front: 12x100mm thru-axle
    Rear: 12x142mm thru-axle
    Rims/Wheels DT R470 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h
    Tires Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x28mm
    Crankset Shimano RS510
    Chainrings 50/34T
    Chain KMC X11EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Link
    Front Derailleur Shimano 105 Ez, braze-on
    Rear Derailleur Shimano 105, 11-speed
    Cassette/Rear Cogs Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11-32t
    Shifters Shimano RS505 disc
    Handlebars Specialized Comp Hover Bar, 6061 alloy, 70x125mm w/ Di2 hole
    Tape/Grips S-WRAP Roubaix w/ Sticky gel
    Stem Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
    Brakes Shimano RS505, hydraulic disc
    Saddle Lithia Comp Gel, 155mm, nylon shell, gel padding
    Seat Post Specialized CG-R, FACT carbon, single-bolt, 27.2mm

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Just got this bike, upgraded from a Cannondale R700 and absolutely love it! Broke my elbow last year on a fall from my bike, and tried to go on rides over 20 miles afterwards and ended up in tears at end of rides, my elbow screaming at me. Thought I was going to have to stop road biking. Was recommended the Specialized Roubaix/ Ruby elite with the flex in the handlebar stem and carbon frame,...Game changer!!! My maiden voyage a 31 mile ride with minimal discomfort to my elbow because of the fit and shock absorption to arms! I'm so thankful for this bike! AWESOME!!! The Ruby is so pretty too, Love it!

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