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."
Our 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 our 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 our Women’s Trail Geometry that’s equal parts snappy and efficient on climbs and descents, while maintaining an ultra-low standover. It also allowed us to accommodate the 6Fattie Wheel System without compromising on our 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 our 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.
|CHAIN||KMC X10, 10-speed w/ Missing Link™|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||Square taper, 73mm, internal bearings|
|CRANKSET||Stout, forged alloy, PF30, Cr-Mo spindle, 76mm BCD spider|
|SHIFT LEVERS||SRAM X5, trigger, 10-speed|
|CASSETTE||Sunrace, 10-speed, 11-42t|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||SRAM GX, Type 2.1, long cage, 10-speed|
|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|
|INNER TUBES||Standard, Presta valve|
|RIMS||Stout 38 27.5, 19mm rim depth, 38mm internal width, 24/28h|
|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"|
|SADDLE||Women's Body Geometry Myth Sport, steel rails, 155mm|
|SEATPOST||Die cast, 2-bolt, 30.9mm, 12mm offset, zinc finish|
|STEM||Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise|
|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|
|FORK||SR Suntour XCM32, 1-/18" steerer, 47mm offset, 32mm stanchion, post mount disc, 15mm thru-axle, 80mm travel|
|FRONT BRAKE||Tektro Auriga, hydraulic disc brake, organic pads, 180mm rotor|
|REAR BRAKE||Tektro Auriga, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160mm rotor|
|SEAT BINDER||Alloy, 31.8mm|
|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|
Ruze - Geometry
|Top Tube Length, Horizontal||546mm||566mm||592mm||615mm|
|Seat Tube Angle||73°||73°||73°||73°|
|Head Tube Angle||68.5°||68.5°||68.5°||68.5°|
|Seat Tube Length||330mm||371mm||417mm||463mm|
|Head Tube Length||100mm||100mm||110mm||120mm|
|Bike Standover Height||652mm||674mm||697mm||722mm|
|Fork Length, Full||500mm||500mm||500mm||500mm|