Roubaix Expert
$4,200.00
Part No.  

Roubaix Expert

$4,200.00
Part No.  133928
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Roubaix Expert
Overview
Technical Specifications
Geometry
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Sure, we always knew that smoother was faster, but before the Roubaix Expert with our Future Shock technology, we couldn't have imagined just how much faster being smooth actually is.

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.

For this Roubaix, we spec'd Shimano's new mechanical Ultegra 8000 to handle shifting duties, with Ultegra 8020 hydraulic disc brakes to match. We then topped it off with lightweight, alloy Roval SLX 24 disc wheels laced to DT Swiss 350 hubs to keep you rolling smoothly.

  • 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 holds its own with our high-end carbon offerings, with 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.
  • A Roubaix 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 SLX 24 Disc wheelset features a sub-1600-gram weight, a 20-millimeter internal width, and an alloy construction that makes it a solid performer when the roads turn rough.

Technical Specifications

FRAMESET
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
DRIVETRAIN
BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano Ultegra
CHAIN Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
CRANKSET Shimano Ultegra R8000
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Ultegra 8000, braze-on
CASSETTE Shimano 11-speed Ultegra 8000, 11-32t
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Ultegra 8020, hydraulic disc
CHAINRINGS 50/34T
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Ultegra 8000, long cage, 11-speed
COCKPIT
SADDLE Body Geometry Phenom Expert, Adaptive Edge design, hollow titanium rails, carbon fiber base, 143mm
TAPE S-Wrap w/ Sticky gel
SEATPOST Specialized CG-R, FACT carbon, single-bolt, 27.2mm
HANDLEBARS Specialized Expert Hover, alloy, 75x125mm
STEM Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt
BRAKES
FRONT BRAKE Shimano Ultegra 8020, hydraulic disc
REAR BRAKE Shimano Ultegra 8020, hydraulic disc
ACCESSORIES
PEDALS Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors
WHEELS
REAR WHEEL Roval SLX 24 Disc, DT Swiss 350 hubs, DT Swiss Competition 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 Roval SLX 24 Disc, DT Swiss 350 hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 24h

Geometry

Geometry Chart

Roubaix - Geometry

  49 52 54 56 58 61
Crank Length 170mm 170mm 172.5mm 172.5mm 175mm 175mm
Stem Length 80mm 90mm 100mm 100mm 110mm 110mm
Seatpost Length 350mm 350mm 400mm 400mm 450mm 450mm
Saddle Width 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm
Handlebar Width 400mm 420mm 420mm 420mm 440mm 440mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal 527mm 534.9mm 545mm 561.8mm 576.3mm 588.5mm
Reach 369mm 371mm 375mm 381mm 386mm 392mm
Wheelbase 981mm 987mm 987mm 993mm 1011mm 1018mm
Stack 549mm 569mm 585mm 611mm 644mm 665mm
Chainstay Length 413mm 413mm 415mm 415mm 418mm 418mm
Front Center 580mm 586mm 584mm 590mm 605mm 612mm
BB Drop 77.5mm 77.5mm 76mm 76mm 74.5mm 74.5mm
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
Fork Rake 50mm 50mm 44mm 44mm 44mm 44mm
Trail 58.5mm 57mm 61mm 55mm 55mm 52mm
Standover Height 715.5mm 743mm 762mm 785mm 813mm 844.3mm

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