Carbon Frame, Ultegra Groupset, Disc Brakes
The top-rated bike, with its rich history and legacy, is undoubtedly the favorite with today’s comfort-craving cyclist. The new Roubaix makes things easier — easier to maintain speed, pick a line, make choices, find better lines and even attack and pass those riding around you. No even need to let out any pressure from the tyres before hitting the cobbles; the chassis can handle the vibrations and bumps without any extra help. Enjoy that!Book
Carbon Specialized FACT 10r
Shimano Ultegra 2x11 speed
Shimano Ultegra Hydraulic
DT R470 Disc Pro, thru-axle, aluminum
25mm or 28mm
We always knew that smoother was faster, but before the all-new Roubaix Expert, we couldn't have imagined just how much faster it actually is. The frame is the lightest that we've ever made, and it's been constructed from our FACT 10r carbon fiber. Its stiffness levels are also off the charts, and compared to the SL4 iteration of yesteryear, you'll experience a whole new, faster, and more efficient geometry. Through some engineering sorcery, however, we've managed to keep the same fit, feel, and position that we've all come to love from the SL4. Of course, you're probably thinking, "get on to the suspension thing up front." We call it Future Shock, and essentially, it's a piston in the head tube with 20mm of travel. We developed this technology in partnership with McLaren Applied Technologies, and the result of this are a host of drastic performance improvements, namely in the vertical compliance department. Without giving a physics lecture, we found that focusing on vertical compliance, instead of fork splay, meant that we could improve smoothness, speed, and comfort in one fell swoop. And of all the bikes that we've tested with our Rolling Efficiency Model, the new Roubaix outperforms anything on the market. Lastly, we spec'd it with awesome components, like Ultegra 6800 11-speed shifting, hydraulic disc brakes, and ultra-tough DT R460 Disc Pro wheels.