With a mix of comfort, performance, and value, the Ruby is the perfect steed for exploring the road ahead—even if that road is a little rough and choppy.
The frame is among the lightest that Specialized ever made, and it's been constructed from superlative FACT 9r carbon fiber. Its stiffness levels are also excellent, and compared to the SL4 iteration of yesteryear, you'll experience a whole new, faster, and more efficient geometry. Through some advanced, dedicated engineering, however, they have managed to keep the same fit, feel, and position that people 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."
Future Shock is essentially a piston in the head tube with 20mm of travel. 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 they could improve smoothness, speed, and comfort in one fell swoop. And of all the bikes tested with Rolling Efficiency Model, the new Ruby outperforms anything on the market.
Topping off the lightweight frame and Future Shock technology is a Shimano component spec, hassle-free mechanical disc brakes, and women's-specific touch points that are sure to keep you rolling, worry-free, for many miles to come.