Rhyme Expert Carbon 27.5

After one ride on the Rhyme Expert 27.5, you'll never be merely "riding trail" again. It's a bold statement to make, but the increase in traction, control, and floatation that its 27.5 x 2.8" tires provide is nothing short of revolutionary. And then, of course, there's the rest of the bike.

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 put out more traction, more floatation, and better handling without sacrificing anything to efficiency on climbs.

It features our FACT 9m carbon fiber for the bulk of the construction in order to provide an ultra-lightweight, strong, and stiff frame. The carbon molding process also allowed us to revolutionize how you carry your trail essentials with the revolutionary SWAT™ Door found at the down tube. This compartment will fit a tube, a tool, and pump without rattling or compromising the structural integrity of the frame.

And when you factor in a build spec that has SRAM's 12-speed GX Eagle one-by shifting, powerful Guide R hydraulic disc brakes, a FOX 34 Performance fork with 150mm of travel, and a whole host of women's-specific components, from the saddle to the custom-tuned RockShox Monarch RT3 shock, you have a bike that will have you never looking back—unless it's to see the girls eating your dust.

After one ride on the Rhyme Expert 27.5, you'll never be merely "riding trail" again. It's a bold statement to make, but the increase in traction, control, and floatation that its 27.5 x 2.8" tires provide is nothing short of revolutionary. And then, of course, there's the rest of the bike.

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 put out more traction, more floatation, and better handling without sacrificing anything to efficiency on climbs.

It features our FACT 9m carbon fiber for the bulk of the construction in order to provide an ultra-lightweight, strong, and stiff frame. The carbon molding process also allowed us to revolutionize how you carry your trail essentials with the revolutionary SWAT™ Door found at the down tube. This compartment will fit a tube, a tool, and pump without rattling or compromising the structural integrity of the frame.

And when you factor in a build spec that has SRAM's 12-speed GX Eagle one-by shifting, powerful Guide R hydraulic disc brakes, a FOX 34 Performance fork with 150mm of travel, and a whole host of women's-specific components, from the saddle to the custom-tuned RockShox Monarch RT3 shock, you have a bike that will have you never looking back—unless it's to see the girls eating your dust.

    • FRAME

      FACT 9m carbon front chassis w/ Specialized M5 Aluminum rear end, 27.5 Trail Geometry, SWAT™ Door integration, PF30 BB, fully enclosed internal cable routing, 12x148mm dropouts, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 150mm of travel

    • FORK

      FOX 34 Performance 27.5, 44mm offset, 3 Position Micro Adjust damper 15x110mm Kabolt thru-axle, 150mm of travel

    • REAR SHOCK

      RockShox Monarch RT3, Women's Rx Tune, AUTOSAG, rebound and 3-position compression adjust, 197x48mm

    • FRONT HUB

      Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 24h

    • REAR HUB

      Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h

    • SPOKES

      DT Swiss Industry, stainless, 3-cross, 2.0"

    • RIMS

      Roval Traverse Carbon 27.5, hookless carbon, 30mm inner width, 24/28h, tubeless ready, hand-built

    • INNER TUBES

      Standard, Presta valve

    • FRONT TIRE

      Butcher, GRID casing, Gripton compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5 x 2.8"

    • REAR TIRE

      Slaughter, GRID casing, Gripton compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5 x 2.8"

    • CRANKSET

      Truvativ Descendant, Boost 148, 170/165mm crankarm, 30mm spindle

    • CHAINRINGS

      Alloy, 30T

    • BOTTOM BRACKET

      SRAM PF30

    • SHIFT LEVERS

      SRAM GX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed

    • REAR DERAILLEUR

      SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed

    • CASSETTE

      SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t

    • CHAIN

      SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed w/ PowerLock®

    • FRONT BRAKE

      SRAM Guide R, hydraulic disc, organic pads, Guide S4 4-piston caliper, 200/180mm rotor

    • REAR BRAKE

      SRAM Guide R, hydraulic disc, organic pads, Guide S4 4-piston caliper, 180/160mm rotor

    • HANDLEBARS

      Specialized Trail, 7050 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 25mm rise, 750mm width, 31.8mm clamp

    • GRIPS

      Specialized Sip Grip, lock-on, half-waffle, regular thickness

    • STEM

      Specialized Trail, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise

    • SADDLE

      Women's Body Geometry Myth Expert thin, hollow titanium rails, 155mm

    • SEATPOST

      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

    • SEAT BINDER

      Alloy, 34.9mm

    • PEDALS

      Specialized Platform, 9/16" spindle

    Specifications subject to change without notice.

  • FACT 9m carbon fiber Trail Chassis with Rhyme FSR M5 alloy rear end blends stiffness with light weight to form the pinnacle of efficiency, while fully enclosed cable routing and an integrated SWAT™ Door create exceptional handling and zero-hassle storage.
  • The FOX 34 Performance fork features 150mm of plush travel to take on big hits and bumpy terrain with supreme confidence and efficiency.
  • SRAM's 12-speed GX Eagle drivetrain, with a Truvativ Descendent crank, features an ultra-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.
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Geometry

  XS S M L
Stack 616mm 618mm 618mm 646mm
Reach 371mm 386mm 413mm 431mm
Head Tube Length 95mm 95mm 95mm 125mm
Head Tube Angle 67° 67° 67° 67°
BB Height, 29x2.3" 338mm 338mm 338mm 338mm
BB Height, 650x3.0" 331mm 331mm 331mm 331mm
BB Height, 650x2.8" 325mm 325mm 325mm 325mm
BB Drop 33mm 33mm 33mm 33mm
Trail 97mm 97mm 97mm 96.5mm
Fork Length, Full 560mm 560mm 560mm 560mm
Fork Rake/Offset 51mm 51mm 51mm 51mm
Front Center 673mm 687mm 714mm 744mm
Chainstay Length 437mm 437mm 437mm 437mm
Wheelbase 1106mm 1122mm 1149mm 1179mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal 538mm 563mm 590mm 616mm
Bike Standover Height 732mm 754mm 761mm 770mm
Seat Tube Length 386mm 396mm 430mm 468mm
Seat Tube Angle 75° 74° 74° 74°

  • Stack 616mm
    Reach 371mm
    Head Tube Length 95mm
    Head Tube Angle 67°
    BB Height, 29x2.3" 338mm
    BB Height, 650x3.0" 331mm
    BB Height, 650x2.8" 325mm
    BB Drop 33mm
    Trail 97mm
    Fork Length, Full 560mm
    Fork Rake/Offset 51mm
    Front Center 673mm
    Chainstay Length 437mm
    Wheelbase 1106mm
    Top Tube Length, Horizontal 538mm
    Bike Standover Height 732mm
    Seat Tube Length 386mm
    Seat Tube Angle 75°
    View XS Geometry
  • Stack 618mm
    Reach 386mm
    Head Tube Length 95mm
    Head Tube Angle 67°
    BB Height, 29x2.3" 338mm
    BB Height, 650x3.0" 331mm
    BB Height, 650x2.8" 325mm
    BB Drop 33mm
    Trail 97mm
    Fork Length, Full 560mm
    Fork Rake/Offset 51mm
    Front Center 687mm
    Chainstay Length 437mm
    Wheelbase 1122mm
    Top Tube Length, Horizontal 563mm
    Bike Standover Height 754mm
    Seat Tube Length 396mm
    Seat Tube Angle 74°
    View S Geometry
  • Stack 618mm
    Reach 413mm
    Head Tube Length 95mm
    Head Tube Angle 67°
    BB Height, 29x2.3" 338mm
    BB Height, 650x3.0" 331mm
    BB Height, 650x2.8" 325mm
    BB Drop 33mm
    Trail 97mm
    Fork Length, Full 560mm
    Fork Rake/Offset 51mm
    Front Center 714mm
    Chainstay Length 437mm
    Wheelbase 1149mm
    Top Tube Length, Horizontal 590mm
    Bike Standover Height 761mm
    Seat Tube Length 430mm
    Seat Tube Angle 74°
    View M Geometry
  • Stack 646mm
    Reach 431mm
    Head Tube Length 125mm
    Head Tube Angle 67°
    BB Height, 29x2.3" 338mm
    BB Height, 650x3.0" 331mm
    BB Height, 650x2.8" 325mm
    BB Drop 33mm
    Trail 96.5mm
    Fork Length, Full 560mm
    Fork Rake/Offset 51mm
    Front Center 744mm
    Chainstay Length 437mm
    Wheelbase 1179mm
    Top Tube Length, Horizontal 616mm
    Bike Standover Height 770mm
    Seat Tube Length 468mm
    Seat Tube Angle 74°
    View L Geometry