Specialized's 110mm-travel Rumor was designed from the ground up for women. Everything from women's-specific parts, to the geometry, to custom suspension were considered. All that translates to a fun, fast, confidence-inspiring ride on any trail. With some of the best standover height in the business, the Rumor's fit is second to none. The aluminum frame is light, agile, and ready to take on the rough stuff with 110mm of FSR rear suspension. More fast and fun parts include a 110mm-travel RockShox fork, quick-rolling 29-inch wheels, and an easy-shifting Shimano 2 x 9-speed drivetrain.
Specialized's FSR suspension offers plush travel, incredible control, unbeatable traction and an overall awesome ride because it's completely unaffected by pedaling and braking forces. This design also eliminates "bobbing" for optimum climbing and acceleration. You'll be amazed.
For increased stiffness and improved steering precision, tapered head tubes (see image, on left) and forks pair an oversize lower steerer tube (usually 1 1/2-inch, see image, on right) with a standard diameter upper steerer tube (usually 1 1/8-inch). This combination sheds weight compared to straight 1 1/2-inch systems, and adds stability and stiffness when compared to straight 1 1/8-inch systems. The result is a bike that tracks better through corners while allowing for the use of standard stems.
To optimize fit, pedaling efficiency, comfort and control, Specialized tailors the geometry and components on their women’s bikes to feminine physiques. The frames are engineered with smaller-diameter tubes to decrease weight and increase compliance. Shorter top tubes provide a perfect fit and greater stand-over height on small frames allows for easy on/off. And, for a truly custom feel, Specialized includes small-diameter grips, narrow handlebars and women's saddles that make every ride more fun and comfortable than you could ever imagine.
|Frame||Specialized M5-aluminum, women's-specific geometry, 110mm travel, 142 x 12mm thru-axle|
|Fork||RockShox XC32 Solo Air, 110mm-travel w/lockout, tapered steerer|
|Rear Shock||X-Fusion 02 RL|
|Hubs||Specialized Hi Lo disc|
|Tires||Specialized Ground Control, 29 x 2.3/2.1-inch front/rear|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM X5|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore Shadow|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano, 9-speed, 11-34|
|Handlebars||Specialized Flat Top|
|Tape/Grips||Specialized Sip Grip|
|Brake Levers||Tektro Gemini|
|Brakes||Tektro Gemini hydraulic disc, 180/160mm front/rear|
|Saddle||Body Geometry Myth Sport|
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