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Roubaix Elite

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2018 Roubaix Elite

The idea of a perfect road is a myth, as there's always a chip, a crack, a rough patch—you name it. But with our Roubaix Elite, you'll be taming wild asphalt without any extra effort. This is how road bikes were always meant to be.

The super-light frame has 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, 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 the Roubaix Elite with 105 11-speed mechanical shifting, RS hydraulic disc brakes, and DT R470 Disc wheels that have been cased in our Turbo Pro 28mm tires.

Technical Specifications

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FRAMESET

FRAME

Specialized FACT 10r carbon, Endurance Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock suspension, 20mm of travel, flat disc mounts

FORK

Specialized FACT carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle

WHEELS

FRONT WHEEL

DT R470 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h

REAR WHEEL

DT R470 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h

FRONT TIRE

Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x28mm

REAR TIRE

Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x28mm

INNER TUBES

Standard, Presta valve

DRIVETRAIN

SHIFT LEVERS

Shimano RS505 disc

FRONT DERAILLEUR

Shimano 105 Ez, braze-on

REAR DERAILLEUR

Shimano 105, 11-speed

CASSETTE

Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11-32t

CRANKSET

Shimano RS510

CHAINRINGS

50/34T

CHAIN

KMC X11EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™

COCKPIT

SADDLE

Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm

SEATPOST

Specialized CG-R, FACT carbon, single-bolt, 27.2mm

HANDLEBARS

Specialized Comp Hover Bar, 6061 alloy, 70x125mm w/ Di2 hole

STEM

Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise

TAPE

S-Wrap w/ Sticky gel

BRAKES

FRONT BRAKE

Shimano RS505, hydraulic disc

REAR BRAKE

Shimano RS505, hydraulic disc

ACCESSORIES

PEDALS

Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors

* Weights based on production painted frames as pictured. Actual weights will vary based on colorway, frame size, and component variation. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Geometry

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Crank Length170mm170mm172.5mm172.5mm175mm175mm
Handlebar Width400mm420mm420mm420mm440mm440mm
Stem Length70mm80mm90mm100mm100mm110mm
Saddle Width143mm143mm143mm143mm143mm143mm
Seatpost Length350mm350mm400mm400mm450mm450mm
Seat Tube Length, BB Center to Top425mm462mm481mm501mm522mm563mm
Fork Rake50mm50mm44mm44mm44mm44mm
Standover Height715.5mm743mm762mm785mm813mm844.3mm
Stack549mm569mm585mm611mm644mm665mm
Reach369mm371mm375mm381mm386mm392mm
Head Tube Length90mm110mm125mm150mm185mm205mm
Head Tube Angle72°72.25°72.75°73.5°73.5°74°
BB Drop77.5mm77.5mm76mm76mm74.5mm74.5mm
Trail58.5mm57mm61mm55mm55mm52mm
Front Center580mm586mm584mm590mm605mm612mm
Chainstay Length413mm413mm415mm415mm418mm418mm
Wheelbase981mm987mm987mm993mm1011mm1018mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal527mm534.9mm545mm561.8mm576.3mm588.5mm
Seat Tube Angle74°74°74°73.5°73.5°73.5°
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Manual Downloads

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Dodatek - POUŽITÍ TRENAŽÉRU
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual Addendum: Riding With Kids
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Trainer Usage Addendum to the Bicycle Owner's Manual
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2017 Rider/Bike Weight Limits and Terrain Conditions
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2018 Rider/Bike Weight Limits and Terrain Conditions
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (All Languages)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (English)
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Carbon Fork/Chisel Instruction Guide
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Roubaix/Ruby User Manual (Chinese Sim)
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Roubaix/Ruby User Manual (Chinese Traditional)
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Roubaix/Ruby User Manual (Czech)
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Roubaix/Ruby User Manual (Dutch)
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Roubaix/Ruby User Manual (English)
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Roubaix/Ruby User Manual (French)
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Roubaix/Ruby User Manual (German)
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Roubaix/Ruby User Manual (Italian)
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Roubaix/Ruby User Manual (Japanese)
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Roubaix/Ruby User Manual (Polish)
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Roubaix/Ruby User Manual (Portuguese)
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Roubaix/Ruby User Manual (Slovakian)
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Roubaix/Ruby User Manual (Spanish)
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Future Shock Retrofit Compatibility - Chinese Simplified
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Future Shock Retrofit Compatibility - Croatian
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Future Shock Retrofit Compatibility - Dutch
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Future Shock Retrofit Compatibility - English
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Future_Shock_Retrofit_Compatibility_Tech_Bulletin_French.pdf
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Future Shock Retrofit Compatibility - German
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Future Shock Retrofit Compatibility - Japanese
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Future Shock Retrofit Compatibility - Polish
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Future Shock Retrofit Compatibility - Slovenian
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Future Shock Retrofit Compatibility - Spanish
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Future Shock Front Suspension (2.0 damper/1.5 undamped) User Manual

Rider Reviews

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  • 6 Reviews

A real game changer for me

I had some upper spinal problems that had kept me off of the bike for a long time. I did a ton of research on Endurance bikes and Upright position. Rode 3 different brands and lucked into the Roubaix. I got my new bike in April and have been riding 5 days a week ever since. I'm a tinkerer but this bike was spec-ed out so well I haven't changed a thing on it. Cheers to Futureshock.


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Roscoe N.

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Great upgrade...

Upgraded from an Allez a month ago & had looked at a number of the alternatives. Being a 50+ rider comfort becomes a factor. No more shaking the hands when you have tingling fingers. Can ride 3hrs + with no pain anymore. Less back pain too & performance is better - 1 month in, PBs every ride so far, Fantastic bike. No loss of power on climbs or sprints with the future shock.


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Stephen

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Solid

Amazing ride. It's fast and comfortable. I can ride for hours and I am beating my own time records. People stop me all the time to compliment it or ask me about it. Other bike shops who don't sell Specialized know the Roubaix. They all say I made a great purchase.


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G

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YES

Easily the most comfortable bike I've ever ridden. Does everything you need it to do, fast ,comfy and the future shock is so good over the bumps or on rough road. The ride on the front is so smooth and you don't even notice when climbing. Bikes great would recommend to any one


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Greg

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I would strongly recommend this bike .

The future shock is a must have along with hydraulic fingertip brakes .


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25 R.

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