Clear Icon
Search Icon
Clear Icon
Search Icon

Roubaix Expert

Icon

2019 Roubaix Expert

Sorry, rough roads. Up until now, you've challenged only the bravest of riders to travel over you, but with the Future-Shock-Equipped Roubaix Expert with Shimano Ultegra Di2, the "road less traveled" is now the "fun way home."

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 Roubaix outperforms anything on the market.

This Roubaix Expert comes equipped Shimano's latest Ultegra 8050 Di2 shifting, hydraulic 8070 disc brakes, and hand-built Roval C38 carbon fiber wheels.

Technical Specifications

Add Icon

SUSPENSION

FORK

Specialized FACT carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle

COCKPIT

HANDLEBARS

Specialized Expert Hover, alloy, 125x75mm

STEM

Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt

TAPE

S-Wrap Roubaix w/ sticky gel

SADDLE

Body Geometry Phenom Expert, hollow titanium rails, carbon fiber base, 143mm

SEATPOST

S-Works CG-R, FACT carbon fiber, single-bolt, 27.2mm

BRAKES

FRONT BRAKE

Shimano Ultegra, hydraulic disc

REAR BRAKE

Shimano Ultegra, hydraulic disc

DRIVETRAIN

FRONT DERAILLEUR

Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050, braze-on

REAR DERAILLEUR

Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050, GS medium cage

CASSETTE

Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed, 11-34t

CRANKSET

Shimano Ultegra R8000, HollowTech 2, 11-speed, 52/36T

CHAINRINGS

50/34T

BOTTOM BRACKET

Shimano Ultegra, BBR60

CHAIN

Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed

SHIFT LEVERS

Shimano Ultegra Di2 Disc R8070

WHEELS & TIRES

FRONT WHEEL

Roval C 38 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready, 38mm depth, 24h

REAR WHEEL

Roval C 38 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready, 38mm depth, 24h

FRONT TIRE

Specialized Turbo Pro, 700x28mm

REAR TIRE

Specialized Turbo Pro, 700x28m

INNER TUBES

Presta, 48mm valve

ACCESSORIES

PEDALS

Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose ball 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

Add Icon
49525456586164
Crank Length170mm170mm172.5mm172.5mm175mm175mm175mm
Handlebar Width400mm420mm420mm420mm440mm440mm440mm
Stem Length70mm80mm90mm100mm100mm110mm120mm
Saddle Width143mm143mm143mm143mm143mm143mm143mm
Seatpost Length350mm350mm400mm400mm450mm450mm450mm
Seat Tube Length, BB Center to Top425mm462mm481mm501mm522mm563mm584mm
Fork Rake50mm50mm44mm44mm44mm44mm44mm
Standover Height715.5mm743mm762mm785mm813mm844.3mm860.8mm
Stack549mm569mm585mm611mm644mm665mm679mm
Reach369mm371mm375mm381mm386mm392mm403mm
Head Tube Length90mm110mm125mm150mm185mm205mm220mm
Head Tube Angle72°72.25°72.75°73.5°73.5°74°74°
BB Drop77.5mm77.5mm76mm76mm74.5mm74.5mm74.5mm
Trail59mm57mm61mm55mm55mm52mm52mm
Front Center580mm586mm584mm590mm605mm612mm626mm
Chainstay Length413mm413mm415mm415mm418mm418mm418mm
Wheelbase981mm987mm987mm993mm1011mm1018mm1033mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal527mm534.9mm545mm561.8mm576.3mm588.5mm610mm
Seat Tube Angle74°74°74°73.5°73.5°73.5°73°
Geometry

Rider Reviews

  • 4.5
  • 2 Reviews
 

Second Roubaix I've owned

I previously owned a 2014 Roubaix SL-4 with Ultegra 11 speed and alloy rims with the Zertz inserts in the frame and forks to smooth the ride.I really enjoyed the ride and fatigue reduction of the bike and loved the bike. I put over 7000 miles on the bike riding in Florida on fairly smooth but hot roads. I was contemplating upgrading to a carbon wheelset or a new bike purchase. With the sale price of the 2019 models still in stock and having my size, I just traded it in on the 2019 Roubaix expert with the Roval 38 carbon wheels and the ride is phenomenal, I thought the gains would be marginal in comfort with the future shock system. The comfort of this bike is far better than the old Zerts system, well worth the investment of a bike upgrade. I put over 100 miles on my first week with the bike, which is higher than I usually average, just due to the comfort, speed, and smooth ride. I am 54 years old, 5'8"", 185 lbs. and ride a 54"". I'm not a lightweight by any means, and my LBS installed the heavy spring, which works perfect for me. I also got the light and medium springs to work with, but with the ride quality I have, I'm leaving it as is with the current set up.


Name:
Scotty F.

Helpful?

Comfortable smooth endurance road bike.

The Roubaix Expert is a very nicely optioned bike. It is very comfortable and smooth riding. The future shock does get some getting used to and convincing your self you are not loosing any power with it. The bike's sweet spot is between 12 to 22 MPH and is comfortable for short rides with some friends to ticking off a century on the weekend. If you live or ride hilly areas a Tarmac might be a better choice, almost as comfortable and smooth but more apt to engage and carry more speed on hilly rides.


Name:
Paul

Helpful?