Specialized Ruby Expert Gel women's saddle review
Using the company's Body Geometry design, the Specialized Ruby Expert saddle comes in three widths and features a modest cut-out for ventilation.
Great women's saddle for the price
Comes in three widths
Comfortable on long rides
Supportive in harder efforts
You can trust Cycling Weekly. Our team of experts put in hard miles testing cycling tech and will always share honest, unbiased advice to help you choose. Find out more about how we test.
This minimalist saddle has a racy look to it. With one of Specialized’s lightest levels of padding you really feel like you’re in the driving seat. The lack of padding gave a harsh ride on our pothole filled commute, but on smoother tarmac surfaces it had the perfect level of padding which gave great levels of support on longer rides.
>>> For a buyer's guide to saddles click here
The saddle, covered in Specialized’s micromatrix material, sits on a carbon-reinforced shell and hollow titanium rails.
A specifically designed and medically tested cut-out, part of Specialized’s Body Geometry technology, ensures the pressure is off those sensitive areas when riding, even when adopting a more forward position. We tested the narrowest width – 143mm - which enabled us to sit comfortably on long rides with the majority of our weight through our sit bones, but still supported us when moving into a more forward and aggressive riding position.
>>> For a review of the Specialized Romin men's saddle click here
Coming in three widths the Ruby expert caters for various sizes of sit bones, and with their Body Geometry sit bone measurement technology it’s simple to find out which should suit you best. In addition, Specialized offer a 30 day period where you can exchange your saddle if you’re not comfortable or happy with your choice. For the price we feel you can’t really go too far wrong.
Visit the Specialized website for more details
Thank you for reading 10 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access
Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1
*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription
Join now for unlimited access
Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1
Founded in 1891, Cycling Weekly and its team of expert journalists brings cyclists in-depth reviews, extensive coverage of both professional and domestic racing, as well as fitness advice and 'brew a cuppa and put your feet up' features. Cycling Weekly serves its audience across a range of platforms, from good old-fashioned print to online journalism, and video.
British bike company Planet X saved after sale to private equity firm
Winglong Garments Ltd, a company funded by equity firm Baaj Capital, now owns the Yorkshire-based bike company
By Adam Becket • Published
Georg Zimmermann exorcises demons as he takes win on Critérium du Dauphiné stage six
Jonas Vingegaard thwarted as he tries to steal some seconds on his GC rivals
By Vern Pitt • Published
Tweets of the week: Cycling world reacts to Tour de France: Unchained and Dad jokes galore at Ineos
Taking a look through the best of cycling social media in the last week
By Tom Thewlis • Published