When a bike shares its name with one of the most storied, grueling races in cycling's history, it better have equal parts performance and all-day comfort. So to stay true to its namesake, we made sure that the Roubaix has it all in spades. It features our Endurance Geometry for stable and predictable handling, and Zertz vibration damping inserts and a CG-R seatpost for engineered vertical compliance. And to ensure that every bit of power is transferred to the road, as well as to provide unparalleled responsiveness, the frame and fork are constructed from our FACT carbon fiber. When put altogether, the Roubaix is guaranteed to keep you fresh on long hauls over rough terrain. With the Roubaix, the only thing you’ll have to worry about is if you brought enough gels for the ride.
When you consider a three-hour ride a warm-up, comfort is just as important as performance. With taller head tubes that have slightly more relaxed angles, as well as short chainstays and low bottom brackets, our Endurance Road Geometry keeps you in a comfortable position, while providing a broad fit range that delivers the type of confidence and able descending you need.
FACT CARBON FRAME
Our FACT carbon frames are the result of years of carbon engineering and manufacturing experience. And with FACT carbon fiber technology, they possess the ideal balance of weight, stiffness, and vibration damping for complete performance.
TAPERED HEAD/STEERER TUBE
The wider base of a tapered head tube naturally creates a stiffer junction, while the gradual transition of carbon fiber, from top to bottom, eliminates the potential for the weak spots that result from sharp angles (carbon is at its best when it keeps a smooth line). The strategically designed head tube/steerer assembly tapers from 1-1/8" at the top to 1-3/8" at the crown in order to increase steering response and input for a more responsive and confident ride.
Road vibrations travel up through your bike to your hands and body, resulting in discomfort over the course of your ride. Zertz inserts are viscoelastic dampers that are integrated into the seatstays and fork in order to absorb these road vibrations before they reach you. As a result, fatigue is minimized, and you get a more comfortable ride.
Hydraulic and mechanical disc brakes provide more efficient stopping power, regardless of the weather or terrain. Additionally, they provide more modulation while requiring less hand input. This results in keeping you safe, confident, and fresher at the end of the day.