SPECIALIZED - RUBY EXPERT
NEW FOR 2018
Tyred 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."
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 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.
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
FRONT WHEEL : Roval SLX 24 Disc, DT Swiss 350 hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 24h
REAR WHEEL : Roval SLX 24 Disc, DT Swiss 350 hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 24h
INNER TUBES : Standard, Presta valve
FRONT TYRE : Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x28mm
REAR TYRE : Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x28mm
CRANKSET : Shimano Ultegra R8000
CHAINRINGS : 50/34T
BOTTOM BRACKET : Shimano Ultegra
SHIFT LEVERS : Shimano Ultegra 8020, hydraulic disc
FRONT DERAILLEUR : Shimano Ultegra 8000, braze-on
REAR DERAILLEUR : Shimano Ultegra 8000, long cage, 11-speed
CASSETTE : Shimano 11-speed Ultegra 8000, 11-32t
CHAIN : Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
FRONT BRAKE : Shimano Ultegra 8020, hydraulic disc
REAR BRAKE : Shimano Ultegra 8020, hydraulic disc
HANDLEBARS : Specialized Expert Hover, alloy, 75x125mm
TAPE : S-WRAP Roubaix w/ Sticky gel
STEM : Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt
SADDLE : Ruby Expert, 155mm, hollow titanium rails, Adaptive Edge, gel padding
SEATPOST : Specialized CG-R, FACT carbon, single-bolt, 27.2mm
PEDALS : Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors
To purchase this product or for help and advice on making your selection, please contact us on 03 688 8892