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2018 Ruze

2018 Ruze
Regular price $1,500.00

More traction not only increases confidence, but it also takes fun to another level—and with the Ruze, you get just that. It's specifically designed from the ground up to give women of all skill levels an advantage on the trail, earning it the nickname of "the ultimate trail hardtail."

Specialized's 6Fattie Wheel/Tire System is the hallmark feature on the Ruze, as it puts out more traction, more floatation, and better handling without sacrificing anything to efficiency on climbs. And to solidify itself as a proper trail machine, this iteration of the Ruze places a focus on blending durability with performance. To do so, we spec'd it with strong alloy rims, a bulletproof one-by drivetrain with plenty of hammering and climbing ability, and a SR Suntour fork with 80mm of travel.

Of course, you also get a host of women's-specific components, plus a Women's Trail Geometry with an ultra-low standover height. It has everything you need to ride harder and go faster, and nothing that you don't.

  • When it came to construction, A1 Premium Aluminum proved to be the right material for the job, allowing a lightweight, durable frame with Women’s Trail Geometry that’s equal parts snappy and efficient on climbs and descents, while maintaining an ultra-low standover. It also allowed Specialized to accommodate the 6Fattie Wheel System without compromising on their hallmark short chainstays that provide unrivaled handling and climbing prowess.
  • The SR Suntour XCM 6Fattie fork's 80mm of travel soaks up trail bumps, while a Women’s Custom Tune better accommodates lighter riders.
  • SRAM GX rear derailleur is precise and strong, so it can face down rock gardens and rough trails while still providing accurate, reliable shifting.

Specs

  • FRAME Specialized A1 Premium Aluminum w/Smooth Welds, Zero Stack 44 head tube, forged post mount 160mm disc, 141mm QR dropout, alloy replaceable derailleur hanger
  • FORK SR Suntour XCM32, 1-/18" steerer, 47mm offset, 32mm stanchion, post mount disc, 15mm thru-axle, 80mm travel
  • FRONT HUB Stout 110, alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 6-bolt disc, 15x110mm thru-axle, 24h
  • REAR HUB Stout 141, alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 6-bolt disc, 10-speed freehub, quick-release, 10x141mm spacing, 28h
  • SPOKES Stainless, 14g
  • RIMS Stout 38 27.5, 19mm rim depth, 38mm internal width, 24/28h
  • INNER TUBES Standard, Presta valve
  • FRONT TYRE Ground Control, GRID casing, Gripton compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5 x 3.0"
  • REAR TYRE Fast Trak, GRID casing, Gripton compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5 x 2.8"
  • CRANKSET Stout, forged alloy, PF30, Cr-Mo spindle, 76mm BCD spider
  • CHAINRINGS 28T
  • BOTTOM BRACKET Square taper, 73mm, internal bearings
  • SHIFT LEVERS SRAM X5, trigger, 10-speed
  • REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM GX, Type 2.1, long cage, 10-speed
  • CASSETTE Sunrace, 10-speed, 11-42t
  • CHAIN KMC X10, 10-speed w/ Missing Link™
  • FRONT BRAKE Tektro Auriga, hydraulic disc brake, organic pads, 180mm rotor
  • REAR BRAKE Tektro Auriga, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160mm rotor
  • HANDLEBARS Stout, double-butted alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm
  • GRIPS Specialized Sip Grip, lock-on, half-waffle, regular thickness
  • STEM Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
  • SADDLE Women's Body Geometry Myth Sport, steel rails, 155mm
  • SEATPOST Die cast, 2-bolt, 30.9mm, 12mm offset, zinc finish
  • SEAT BINDER Alloy, 31.8mm
  • PEDALS Specialized Dirt

Geometry

XS S M L
BB Drop 52mm 52mm 52mm 52mm
BB Height 305mm 310mm 310mm 310mm
Bike Standover Height 652mm 674mm 697mm 722mm
Chainstay Length 435mm 435mm 435mm 435mm
Fork Length, Full 500mm 500mm 500mm 500mm
Fork Rake/Offset 46mm 46mm 46mm 46mm
Front Center 631mm 651mm 677mm 701mm
Head Tube Angle 68.5° 68.5° 68.5° 68.5°
Head Tube Length 100mm 100mm 110mm 120mm
Reach 362mm 382mm 405mm 425mm
Seat Tube Angle 73° 73° 73° 73°
Seat Tube Length 330mm 371mm 417mm 463mm
Stack 603mm 603mm 612mm 622mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal 546mm 566mm 592mm 615mm
Trail 93mm 93mm 93mm 93mm
Wheelbase 1060mm 1080mm 1107mm 1131mm

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