We all benefit from comfort, but all too often, it comes at the expense of performance. Not anymore. With the Ruby, you get a next-level comfort from a design that’s nothing short of revolutionary. The frame is among the lightest that Specialized has ever made. 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. Specialized 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 improving smoothness, speed, and comfort in one fell swoop. And of all the bikes tested with Specialized’s Rolling Efficiency Model, the new Ruby outperforms anything on the market. Lastly, it’s spec’d with awesome components, like Shimano 105 shifting, hydraulic disc brakes, and a women’s-specific saddle.