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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.
|CHAIN||KMC X11EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™|
|SHIFT LEVERS||Shimano RS505 disc|
|FRONT DERAILLEUR||Shimano 105 Ez, braze-on|
|CASSETTE||Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11-32t|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano 105, 11-speed|
|SADDLE||Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm|
|TAPE||S-Wrap w/ Sticky gel|
|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|
|REAR WHEEL||DT R470 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h|
|INNER TUBES||Standard, Presta valve|
|FRONT TIRE||Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x28mm|
|REAR TIRE||Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x28mm|
|FRONT WHEEL||DT R470 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h|
|FRONT BRAKE||Shimano RS505, hydraulic disc|
|REAR BRAKE||Shimano RS505, hydraulic disc|
|PEDALS||Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors|
|FORK||Specialized 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|
|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|