Specialized Ruby

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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Specialized Ruby. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

11 reasons to buy

  • The Specialized Ruby has a carbon frame. Specialized designs the carbon layup differently on each size to best suit riders of that size.
  • This is a women's specific bicycle. It is built with components, such as the saddle, that are ergonomic to women's bodies.
  • The CG-R seat post absorbs road vibrations and offers riders additional flex for traversing rough roads.
  • Specialized uses the Future Shock spring system up front. This offers great small bump compliance and reduces the jolt felt on bigger hits.
  • There are three springs options for the Future Shock that allow riders to fine-tune the compliance of the Ruby for their weight and the roads they traverse.
  • Disc brakes provide riders with excellent stopping power in all types of weather.
  • The bike has a high stack and low reach. This places riders in a comfortable upright riding position for long days in the saddle and confident descents.
  • Specialized Turbo Pro tires offer riders additional stability descending on the Ruby.
  • The bike fits a wide range of riders, with five sizes. Size 44 fits riders as short as 4'8", making it ideal for teenagers.
  • The Ruby is offered in attractive color options, as noted by testers.
  • The S-Works model of the Ruby has a SWAT compartment. Riders can fit a tube, tools, CO2, and snacks in it.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The bike's geometry is not very aggressive. This limits the rider's ability to accelerate quickly.
  • Testers agree the bike has a high price point, especially the S-Works model.
  • Specialized designed the Ruby to place riders in an upright position that makes steep climbs difficult.

Bottom line

The Specialized Ruby is a road bike with extra compliance for rough roads. It is a women’s specific model. The Roubaix is the men’s version of this bike. The Ruby comes with a stiff carbon frame, Future Shock, and a CG-R seat post to dampen road chatter and blows from pot-holes. With an overall upright riding position, the Ruby is not the most capable climber. It descends stably with Turbo Pro tires, according to testers. The bike is great for women that frequent chip-sealed or potholed roads, looking for a quality road endurance bike.

Expert Reviews

70/100 based on 1 rated expert review

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Specialized Ruby Expert Review

The Specialized Ruby is the women’s version of the Roubaix for men. The Roubaix is a bike that was developed around the classic Paris Roubaix ride in France, which happens in the spring and where they go through treacherous, treacherous cobbles.

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The Bicycle Rider

Specialized Ruby

It is just such a fantastic bike if you’re looking to buy your wife a bike that she’s going to enjoy, that she’s going to feel comfortable on and that she can feel safe riding.

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