Specialized S-works Ruby Etap Road Bike 2018 54 – TARMAC BLACK/NORDIC RED/CHROME
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 Specialized ever made and it's been constructed from their 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 they have 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.
> 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 S-Works FACT 11r frameset is our highest quality carbon frame offering the ideal blend of light overall weight and targeted stiffness while the all-new Future Shock 'suspension' system at the cockpit delivers a revolutionary degree of comfort and control.
> The S-Works Ruby Disc fork is built from our extraordinary FACT 11r carbon fibre for the lightest possible weight 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 colour: black weight: medium and also includes both 13lbs colour: blue weight: soft and 40lbs colour: yellow weight: firm springs that can be installed to match the terrain you're riding.
SPECS: 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 CHAINRINGS 50/34T 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 PEDALS Nylon 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