The Ruby is one of those quietly impressive bikes that is simply
packed with useful, practical technology.
In the case of the Ruby it's all about going long distances
quickly and in comfort. The front end has FutureShock suspension
which uses a spring hidden away below the stem to provide extra
damping on rough surfaces (with a choice of 3 easily swappable
springs provided, so you can vary the level of suspension to suit
At the rear a relatively skinny (by modern standards) 27.2mm
seatpost provides some extra compliance, with a built-in elastomer
The standout on this build is the brand new Specialized Power
Pro Elaston saddle (an upgrade from the standard issue). With a
carbon fibre shell and titanium rails this is a saddle designed for
performance as well as comfort. The padding is fairly slim, but it
uses the new "Elaston" technology - basically packing it full of
little beads expanded into the foam - which provides a great deal
of comfort without any unnecessary 'squish'.
That really sums this bike up: It's designed and built to be
both fast and comfortable. Thankfully the days are gone
where you had to choose one or the other.
This is a great example of the Bespoke approach - even when
taking an "off the peg" bike we do whatever is necessary to ensure
the perfect fit for each individual rider. For your own dream bike,
built to fit you perfectly, get in touch
photos by Bence Bujaki