Peter has a certain style about him—a mix of power, flare, and fun fills his personality. And by working with him, we've designed this Sagan Collection S-Works Roubaix to embody this. What better bike to do it with, after all, with three different golds that represent his three World Championship victories, only the best components, and our Smoother is Faster philosophy, this bike is the perfect rough road race bike.
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 that provides a uniform experience for all riders, regardless of their frame size, so everyone receives the exact same intended performance targets.
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.
We spec'd our cobble-crushing S-Works frame with the legendary performance of the Shimano Dura-Ace 9150 Di2 electronic build kit and 9170 hydraulic disc brakes, a full assortment of S-Works bits, our S-Works Power Cranks dual-sided power meter, and hand-built Roval CLX 32s with the legendary CeramicSpeed bearings and custom hubs that were engineered in our Win Tunnel for maximum aero performance. Add it all up, and you get a race bike at heart, with the technology to float over the roughest roads.