Specialized's 120mm-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 120mm of FSR rear suspension. More fast and fun parts include a 120mm-travel RockShox fork, quick-rolling 29-inch wheels, and an easy-shifting Shimano/SRAM 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.
|Frame||Specialized M5-aluminum, women's-specific geometry, 120mm travel, 142 x 12mm thru-axle|
|Fork||RockShox Recon Silver 29, 120mm-travel, tapered steerer, 15mm thru-axle|
|Rear Shock||X-Fusion 02 RL|
|Rims/Wheels||Alex XD, aluminum|
|Hubs||Specialized Hi Lo disc|
|Tires||Specialized Tubeless Ready Front: Purgatory Control, 29 x 2.3 Rear: Ground Control, 29 x 2.3|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM X5|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore Shadow|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano, 9-speed, 11-34|
|Handlebars||Specialized Stout, flat, aluminum|
|Tape/Grips||Specialized Sip Grip|
|Brake Levers||Tektro Gemini|
|Brakes||Tektro Gemini, hydraulic-disc|
|Saddle||Body Geometry Women's Myth Sport|