Rhyme Expert Carbon 27.5
$4,400.00
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Rhyme Expert Carbon 27.5

$4,400.00
Part No.  
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Rhyme Expert Carbon 27.5
Overview
Technical Specifications
Geometry
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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.

  • 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.

Technical Specifications

DRIVETRAIN
CHAIN SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed w/ PowerLock®
BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM PF30
CRANKSET Truvativ Descendant, Boost 148, 170/165mm crankarm, 30mm spindle
SHIFT LEVERS SRAM GX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
CASSETTE SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
CHAINRINGS Alloy, 30T
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
SUSPENSION
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
WHEELS
FRONT HUB Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 24h
REAR HUB Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h
INNER TUBES Standard, Presta valve
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
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"
COCKPIT
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
STEM Specialized Trail, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
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
BRAKES
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
ACCESSORIES
PEDALS Specialized Platform, 9/16" spindle
FRAMESET
SEAT BINDER Alloy, 34.9mm
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

Geometry

Geometry Chart

Rhyme - Geometry

XS S M L
  XS S M L
Crank Length 165MM 170MM 170MM 170MM
Stem Length 45MM 60MM 60MM 60MM
Seatpost Length 310mm 390mm 390mm 430mm
Saddle Width 155mm 155mm 155mm 155mm
Handlebar Width 750mm 750mm 750mm 750mm
Reach 369mm 388mm 414mm 442mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal 539mm 558mm 587mm 618mm
Stack 587mm 590mm 599mm 608mm
Wheelbase 1082mm 1096mm 1126mm 1158mm
Chainstay Length 420mm 420mm 420mm 420mm
Front Center 663mm 677mm 706mm 738mm
BB Drop 18mm 18mm 18mm 18mm
Seat Tube Angle 74° 74° 74° 74°
Head Tube Angle 66.5° 67° 67° 67°
Seat Tube Length 386mm 396mm 430mm 468mm
Head Tube Length 105mm 115mm 95mm 95mm
Bike Standover Height 724mm 742mm 748mm 757mm
Fork Rake/Offset 42mm 42mm 42mm 46mm
Fork Length, Full 542mm 542mm 542mm 542mm
Trail 104mm 104mm 104mm 108mm

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