The brand new Specialized Roubaix has been redesigned from the ground up. What has been created is the lightest road frame Specialized have ever made without sacrificing any performance to compliance, comfort or handling.
The Roubaix uses an innovative Future Shock providing 20mm of suspension situated above the head tube to allow the bike to move vertically up towards the hands. As the Future Shock is positioned above the stem the bikes wheels are held rigidly by the frame, because of the cleaver positioning the wheel base of the frame doesn’t change like a traditional suspension unit when it is travelling in a vertical direction. This allows for excellent predictable handling.
Roubaix Expert uses FACT 10r carbon to create the frame with Rider first engineered an endurance geometry, this allows each frame size equal performance by tailoring the carbon layup and tube size. Roubaix Disc fork is built from FACT 11r carbon fibre for supreme stiffness, strength, and reactivity, while a thru-axle design only stands to bolster all of the above.
Bike/Rider Type:Road Enthusiast
Ideal Use:Road, broken road surfaces, endurance
Frame:FACT 10r carbon, Endurance Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, 12x142mm thru-axle,
Future Shock suspension, 20mm of travel
Fork:Roubaix disc, FACT 11r carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle
Stem:3D-forged alloy, 7-degree rise
Handlebars:Specialized Hover Comp Alloy, 15mm rise, 125mm drop, 75mm reach
Front Brake:Shimano 805 Flat-Mount HYD, resin pads with fins
Rear Brake:Shimano 805 Flat-Mount HYD, resin pads with fins
Gear Shifters:Shimano ST-RS505, 11-speed
Front Derailleur:Shimano Ultegra, braze-on
Rear Derailleur:Shimano Ultegra, long cage, 11-speed
Crankset:Praxis Zayante, 50/34t chainrings
Cassette:Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11-32t
Wheelset:DT R470 Disc Pro, thru-axle, 2Bliss Ready
Front Tyres:Turbo Pro, 700x26mm, 60TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection
Rear Tyres:Turbo Pro, 700x26mm, 60TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection
Saddle:Phenom Expert GT, Adaptive Edge design, hollow titanium rails, 143mm
Seatpost:Specialized CG-R, FACT carbon, single bolt, 27.2mm