Roubaix Expert
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Roubaix Expert

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Roubaix Expert
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Technical Specifications
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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.
  • Featuring our Rider-First Engineered™ design that ensures every frame size has the same legendary responsiveness and smooth ride quality that you'd expect from a Roubaix. The FACT 10r frameset is exceptional in every way, offering the ideal blend of light overall weight and targeted stiffness. Meanwhile, the all-new Future Shock "suspension" system at the cockpit delivers a revolutionary degree of comfort and control.
  • A Roubaix Disc fork is built from our top-end FACT 11r carbon fiber for supreme stiffness, strength, and reactivity, while a thru-axle design only stands to bolster all of the above. 
  • Shimano BR-805 hydraulic disc brakes deliver smooth modulation and lever feel, and more importantly, incredible stopping power in any condition.
  • Comes equipped with a 40lbs spring (color: yellow, weight: firm) installed, and also includes both 13lbs (color: blue, weight: soft) and 25lbs (color: black, weight: medium) springs that can be installed to match the terrain you're riding.

Technical Specifications

DRIVETRAIN
CHAIN Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
CRANKSET Shimano Ultegra Compact
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano ST-RS685, 11-speed
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Ultegra, braze-on
CASSETTE Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed, 11-32t
CHAINRINGS 50/34T
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Ultegra, long cage, 11-speed
WHEELS
REAR WHEEL DT R470 Disc Pro, thru-axle, 2Bliss Ready
INNER TUBES 700x20/28mm, 48mm Presta valve
FRONT TYRE Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
REAR TYRE Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
FRONT WHEEL DT R470 Disc Pro, thru-axle, 2Bliss Ready
COCKPIT
SADDLE Phenom Expert GT, Adaptive Edge design, hollow titanium rails, 143mm
TAPE S-Wrap Roubaix w/sticky gel
SEATPOST Specialized CG-R, FACT carbon, single bolt, 27.2mm
HANDLEBARS Specialized Hover Expert Alloy, 15mm rise, 125mm drop, 75mm reach
STEM Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt
BRAKES
FRONT BRAKE Shimano RS805 hydraulic disc
REAR BRAKE Shimano RS805 hydraulic disc
ACCESSORIES
PEDALS Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors
FRAMESET
FORK S-Works FACT carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle
FRAME Specialized FACT 10r carbon, Endurance Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock suspension, 20mm of travel, flat disc mounts
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