When it comes to shooting down a twisty ribbon of singletrack, charging into corners, or blasting over technical features that run afoul of your front wheel, it's tough to beat Specailized's Rumor FSR Expert 650B. Supple suspension, a quality component selection, and obsessive attention to detail—the Rumor 650B has it. What really sets it apart, however, is the attention that went into making it the perfect women's trail bike. Every component of the bike, from the handlebars to the crankarm length, is tailored with a focus on women and rider size. The lightweight M5 aluminum frame features Women's 650B Trail Geometry that creates a roomy, responsive, and confidence-inspiring ride. A Rockshox Pike fork up front and a custom-tuned Fox Float CTD shock out back combine to trounce rough terrain, while a dominant SRAM 1 x 11-speed drivetrain and illustrious Shimano XT brakes give you speed and power at your fingertips. Finished out with an excellent Body Geometry Myth saddle and a Command Post dropper, Specialized made sure every aspect of the Rumor was scrutinized and tuned for women.
|Frame||Specialized M5-aluminum, women's-specific geometry, 125mm travel, 142 x 12mm thru-axle|
|Fork||RockShox Pike RC, 130mm-travel, 15mm thru-axle|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float CTD Factory w/Autosag, Women's Custom Tune|
|Rims/Wheels||Roval Traverse 650B aluminum|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Super Comp|
|Tires||Front/Rear: Specialized Purgatory/Ground Control 650B (27.5) x 2.3|
|Crankset||SRAM S-2200 carbon|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X01|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM XG 1180, 11-speed: 10-42|
|Tape/Grips||Specialized Sip Grip|
|Brake Levers||Shimano XT|
|Saddle||Body Geometry Myth Comp|
|Seatpost||Command Post IR (Small/Medium: 75mm-travel, Large: 100mm-travel)|
|Accessories & Extras||SWAT Bottle Cage|
* Subject to change without notice.