We've known for years that smoother is indeed faster, but until the S-Works Ruby with SRAM eTap came along, we had no idea just how right we were.
The frame is among the lightest that we've ever made, and it's been constructed from our top-end FACT 11r 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 that'll make your friends overcome with envy, like SRAM's revolutionary eTap shifting, hydraulic disc brakes, hand-built Roval CLX 32 Disc wheels, and a whole host of women's-specific features, from the handlebar width to the saddle.
Type: Road Bikes
Size CM: 54cm
Braking Type: Disc Brakes
Groupset: SRAM Red eTap
Item condition: New
FORK S-Works FACT full-carbon, flat-mount disc, 12x100mm thru-axle
FRAME Specialized FACT 11r carbon, Women's Endurance Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock suspension, 20mm of travel, flat disc mounts
BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM GXP, 68mm
CHAIN SRAM Red 22
CRANKSET SRAM Red 22, GXP
FRONT DERAILLEUR SRAM eTap, Braze-on, wireless
CASSETTE SRAM Red 22, 11-speed, 11-32t
SHIFT LEVERS SRAM eTap, hydraulic disc, wireless
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM eTap, 11-speed, wireless
SADDLE Ruby Pro, 155mm, carbon rails, Adaptive Edge
TAPE S-Wrap w/ Sticky gel
SEATPOST Specialized CG-R, FACT carbon, single-bolt, 27.2mm
HANDLEBARS S-Works Carbon Hover Drop, 125x75mm
STEM S-Works SL, alloy, titanium bolts, 6-degree rise
FRONT BRAKE SRAM eTap, hydraulic disc
REAR BRAKE SRAM eTap, hydraulic disc
REAR WHEEL Roval CLX 32 Disc, Win Tunnel Engineered, carbon rim, 32mm depth, Roval AFD Hub, CeramicSpeed bearings, 24h
INNER TUBES Standard, Presta valve
FRONT TYRE Turbo Cotton, 700x28mm
REAR TYRE Turbo Cotton, 700x28mm
FRONT WHEEL Roval CLX 32 Disc, Win Tunnel Engineered, carbon rim, 32mm depth, Roval AFD Hub, CeramicSpeed bearings, 21h