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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.
|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|
|SEAT BINDER||Alloy, 34.9mm|
|REAR SHOCK||RockShox Monarch RT3, Women's Rx Tune, AUTOSAG, rebound and 3-position compression adjust, 197x48mm|
|FORK||FOX 34 Performance 27.5, 44mm offset, 3 Position Micro Adjust damper 15x110mm Kabolt thru-axle, 150mm of travel|
|RIMS||Roval Traverse Carbon 27.5, hookless carbon, 30mm inner width, 24/28h, tubeless ready, hand-built|
|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"|
|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"|
|INNER TUBES||Standard, Presta valve|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed|
|SHIFT LEVERS||SRAM GX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed|
|CASSETTE||SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t|
|CHAIN||SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed w/ PowerLock®|
|CRANKSET||Truvativ Descendant, Boost 148, 170/165mm crankarm, 30mm spindle|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||SRAM PF30|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|PEDALS||Specialized Platform, 9/16" spindle|
Rhyme - Geometry
|Top Tube Length, Horizontal||539mm||558mm||587mm||618mm|
|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 Length, Full||542mm||542mm||542mm||542mm|