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Specialized Rhyme FSR Expert carbon

  • Model2017 Rhyme FSR Expert carbon 650b
  • Star Rating (4)
  • RRP $4999
  • Model2017 Rhyme FSR Expert carbon 6Fattie
  • Star Rating (4)
  • RRP $4999

Coming into the Specialized Women's lineup as the longest travel full suspension bike, the Rhyme offers 150mm of travel front and rear and 27.5” diameter wheels. Compared to the women's Camber model, the Rhyme features more travel, slacker geometry, fatter tyres and more burly components for adding confidence when riding technical singletrack. If you want a lightweight bike for flying up the climbs and speeding through smooher singletrack, then the Women's Camber may be more your style. But if you like the idea of having a little extra suspension travel in reserve, as well as geometry and a parts spec that will handle the rough and tumble nature of enduro racing, then the Specialized Rhyme is a highly capable bike for your needs.

Fundamentally, the Rhyme is the women's equivalent of the Stumpjumper. It uses exactly the same frame as the unisex version, but with a lighter shock tune that is designed to offer a smoother suspension feel for lighter female riders. A comfortable women's specific saddle and changes to the cockpit ensure the Rhyme is dialled in to the female form, with carefully selected contact points. Otherwise you're getting the same features as the Stumpjumper FSR 27.5 which includes the clever AutoSAG rear shock for painless suspension setup, amd neat SWAT integration of essential ride tools and spares. The Rhyme is available in either a carbon or alloy frameset, with the FACT carbon fibre construction helping to lower the overall weight. The alloy frame gets the same features however, such as the tapered head tube and press-fit bottom bracket that both help to boost stiffness and frame rigidity.

Whichever model of Rhyme you choose, you'll find reliable thru-axles, sleek internal cable routing, and a height-adjustable seatpost that allows you to get the saddle out of the way before tackling steep descending sections of trail.




Reviews from bike beagles

At a glance

  • Riding typeTrail

  • Drive trainSRAM X1

  • Gear ratios1x11 Mountain

  • Frame buildCarbon Mid
    Light weight and high tech on a budget

At a glance

  • Riding typeTrail

  • Drive trainSRAM X1

  • Gear ratios1x11 Mountain

  • Frame buildCarbon Mid
    Light weight and high tech on a budget


SPECIFICATIONS


  • Frame FACT 9m carbon, Trail 650b Geometry, FACT IS construction, M5 alloy rear end, SWAT Door integration, fully enclosed internal cable routing, 142mm dropouts, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, front derailleur compatible w/ Taco
  • Fork RockShox Pike RC 27.5, Solo Air, compression and rebound adjust,

  • Wheels Roval Traverse 650b
  • Tyres Specialized Butcher Control, 60TPI

  • Shifters SRAM X1, 11-speed, trigger
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM X1, 11-speed, alloy cage
  • Crank Custom SRAM S-2200, carbon, PF30 spindle, 30T, 94mm BCD spider
  • Cassette SRAM XG-1180, 11-speed, 10-42t
  • Chain SRAM PC-X1, 11-speed
  • Bottom Bracket SRAM PF30, OS press-in bearings

  • Saddle Body Geometry Women's Myth Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 155mm
  • Seatpost Command Post IRcc, 10-12 position micro-height adjustable, alien head design, bottom mount cable routing, remote SRL lever, 30.9mm, XS: 75mm, S/M: 100mm, L: 125mm travel
  • Stem Specialized Trail, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
  • Brakeset Shimano Deore XT, Ice-Tech
  • Frame FACT 9m carbon, Trail 6Fattie Geometry, FACT IS carbon construction, M5 alloy rear triangle, SWAT Door integration, PF30 BB, fully enclosed internal cable routing, 148mm dropouts, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 135mm trave
  • Fork FOX 34 Plus Performance Elite, 150mm travel, 3-position compression adjust

  • Wheels Roval Traverse 650b
  • Tyres Specialized 6Fattie Purgatory Control, 60TPI

  • Shifters SRAM X1, 11-speed, trigger
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM X01, 11-speed, carbon cage
  • Crank Custom SRAM S-2200, carbon, PF30 spindle, 28T
  • Cassette SRAM XG-1180, 11-speed, 10-42t
  • Chain SRAM PC-X1, 11-speed
  • Bottom Bracket SRAM PF30, OS press-in bearings

  • Saddle Body Geometry Women's Myth Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 155mm
  • Seatpost Command Post IRcc, 10-12 position micro-height adjustable, alien head design, bottom mount cable routing, remote SRL lever, 30.9mm, XS: 75mm, S/M: 100mm, L: 125mm travel
  • Stem Specialized Trail, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
  • Brakeset Shimano Deore XT, Ice-Tech

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