In order to squeeze every last ounce of fun out of the trail, you need a bike that can take a hit and dish it right back out 10-fold. In other words, you need the Rhyme Comp 27.5.
To start, it lives by the philosophy that more tire volume results in more speed. It might be a claim that sounds flipped on its head, but one ride and it'll have you shouting this sentiment from the rooftops. The big tires also put out more traction, more floatation, and better handling without sacrificing anything to efficiency on climbs.
For the construction, we built it from our superlative M5 alloy that's lightweight and durable, and gave it a whole host of women's-specific components that tailor the ride to you. This means that you'll get a custom-tuned RockShox Monarch RT rear shock with 150mm of travel, bars and cranks that are sized proportionately to female riders, and the fan-favorite Body Geometry Myth Sport saddle. Of course, the rest of the build spec is awesome, with SRAM's 11-speed GX one-by shifting, powerful Guide R hydraulic disc, and fast-rolling Roval Traverse alloy wheels.
- M5 alloy Trail Chassis with Rhyme FSR alloy rear end blends durability, stiffness, and light weight, while 150mm of travel provides more than capable handling.
- A RockShox Reba RL fork handles suspension up front with ease, soaking up bumpy terrain with 150mm of plush travel.
- SRAM's 11-speed GX groupset features a wide gear range that delivers climbing and descending efficiency in spades. On top of this, the one-by setup is notorious for being next to impossible to drop a chain with, plus it provides a significant weight savings in comparison to a standard two-by setup.
|Race Face PF30||18|
|SRAM Guide R, hydraulic disc, organic pads, Guide S4 4-piston caliper, 200/180mm rotor||24|
|SRAM GX, trigger, 11-speed||13|
|DT Swiss Industry, stainless, 3-cross, 2.0"||8|
|SRAM Guide R, hydraulic disc, organic pads, Guide S4 4-piston caliper, 180/160mm rotor||25|
|Specialized M5 Aluminum, 27.5 Trail Geometry, PF30 BB, internal cable routing, ManFu link, 12x148mm dropouts, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 150mm of travel||1|
|Slaughter, GRID casing, Gripton compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5 x 2.8"||10|
|Specialized, 6061 alloy, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 27mm rise, 750mm width||20|
|Specialized Sip Grip, lock-on, half-waffle, regular thickness||21|
|Women's Body Geometry Myth Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 155mm||22|
|Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 24h||6|
|Specialized Platform, 9/16" spindle||26|
|SRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed||12|
|Command Post IRcc, 12-position micro-height adjustable, alien head design, bottom mount cable routing, remote SRL lever, 30.9mm, XS: 75mm travel, S/M:100mm travel, L: 125mm travel||23|
|RockShox Reba RL 27.5, tapered alloy steerer, 42mm offset, external rebound adjust, low speed comp to lockout, 15mm Maxle® Stealth thru-axle, custom 15x110mm Boost™, 150mm of travel||4|
|Standard, Presta valve||11|
|SRAM XG 1150, 11-speed, 10-42t||14|
|Specialized Trail, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise||19|
|KMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™||15|
|RockShox Monarch RT, Women's Rx Tune, AUTOSAG, rebound and 2-position compression adjust, 197x48mm||3|
|Race Face Aeffect||16|
|Specialized disc, alloy,15x110mm thru-axle, Torque Caps, 24h||7|
|Roval Traverse 27.5, hookless alloy, 29mm inner width, tubeless ready, 24/28h||5|
|Butcher, GRID casing, Gripton compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5 x 2.8"||9|
Rhyme - Geometry
|Top Tube Length, Horizontal||532mm||553mm||585mm||618mm|
|BB Height, 650x2.8"||325mm||325mm||325mm||325mm|
|Seat Tube Angle||74.5°||74°||74°||74°|
|Head Tube Angle||66.5°||67°||67°||67°|
|BB Height, 650x3.0"||331mm||331mm||331mm||331mm|
|Seat Tube Length||386mm||396mm||430mm||468mm|
|Head Tube Length||95mm||95mm||105mm||115mm|
|BB Height, 29x2.3"||338mm||338mm||338mm||338mm|
|Bike Standover Height||724mm||742mm||748mm||757mm|
|Fork Length, Full||542mm||542mm||542mm||542mm|