We've been saying it for years—smoother is faster. But with the all-new S-Works Roubaix with SRAM eTap, this philosophy is taken to new, remarkable heights.
The frame is one of the lightest that we've ever made, and it's been constructed from our top-tier FACT 11r 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, and kept it consistent throughout the size-range due to our Rider-First Engineered™ construction.
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 top of the line equipment, like the futuristic SRAM eTap wireless shifting and featherweight Roval CLX 32 carbon 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 S-Works FACT 11r frameset is our highest quality carbon frame, offering the ideal blend of light overall weight and targeted stiffness, while the all-new Future Shock "suspension" system at the cockpit delivers a revolutionary degree of comfort and control.
- An S-Works FACT Disc fork is built from our FACT carbon fiber for supreme stiffness, strength, and reactivity, while a thru-axle design only stands to bolster all of the above.
- The Roval CLX 32 wheelset is the perfect balance of light weight, durability, and aerodynamics. It's stiff enough for sprinting, strong enough for abuse, and its CeramicSpeed bearings keep things silky-smooth, making CLX 32 wheels the ultimate all-rounders.
|CHAIN||SRAM Red 22|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||SRAM BB30, 68mm, no spacer|
|CRANKSET||SRAM Red 22, BB30, 50/34T|
|SHIFT LEVERS||SRAM eTap, hydraulic disc, wireless|
|CASSETTE||SRAM Red 22, 11-speed, 11-32t|
|FRONT DERAILLEUR||SRAM Red eTap, wireless|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||SRAM eTap, 11-speed, wireless|
|SADDLE||S-Works Phenom GT, 143mm, carbon rails, EVA foam, carbon base|
|TAPE||S-Wrap w/ Sticky gel|
|SEATPOST||Specialized CG-R, FACT carbon, single-bolt, 27.2mm|
|STEM||S-Works SL, alloy, titanium bolts, 6-degree rise|
|HANDLEBARS||S-Works Carbon Hover Drop, 125x75mm|
|REAR WHEEL||Roval CLX 32 Disc, Win Tunnel Engineered, carbon rim, 32mm depth, Roval AFD Hub, CeramicSpeed bearings, 24h|
|INNER TUBES||Standard, Presta valve|
|FRONT TIRE||Turbo Cotton, 700x28mm|
|REAR TIRE||Turbo Cotton, 700x28mm|
|FRONT WHEEL||Roval CLX 32 Disc, Win Tunnel Engineered, carbon rim, 32mm depth, Roval AFD Hub, CeramicSpeed bearings, 21h|
|FRONT BRAKE||SRAM Red eTap, hydraulic disc|
|REAR BRAKE||SRAM Red eTap, hydraulic disc|
|PEDALS||Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors|
|FORK||S-Works FACT carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle|
|FRAME||S-Works FACT 11r carbon, Endurance Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock suspension, 20mm of travel, flat disc mounts|
Roubaix - Geometry
|Top Tube Length, Horizontal||527mm||534.9mm||545mm||561.8mm||576.3mm||588.5mm|
|Seat Tube Angle||74°||74°||74°||73.5°||73.5°||73.5°|
|Head Tube Angle||72°||72.25°||72.75°||73.5°||73.5°||74°|
|Head Tube Length||90mm||110mm||125mm||150mm||185mm||205mm|
|Seat Tube Length, BB Center to Top||425mm||462mm||481mm||501mm||522mm||563mm|