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Specialized Roubaix 2018 Road Bike

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Specialized Roubaix 2018 Road Bike

Even this entry-level model has the key attributes of this Paris-Roubaix-proven design - the Future Shock-equipped full carbon frame.

In fact apart from being Shimano Tiagra /Tektro Spyre rather than Ultegra-equipped, the Roubaix is fundamentally the same as the Specialized Roubaix Comp voted 2017 Road Bike of the Year.

Roubaix
Specialized coined the term endurance road bike to describe the game-changing bike they launched in 2004 - the original Roubaix.

Their goal was to create a road bike with engineered-in comfort features that didn't compromise its speed potential.

The Specialized Roubaix design has since been vindicated with four victories in the hardest test in the road race calendar - the event that inspired the bike's name - Paris-Roubaix.

Specialized really did create a carbon road bike you can ride over cobbles without feeling every bump.

Last year, Specialized raised the bar by several notches by retiring the Roubaix's original Zertz 'jelly' shock absorbers. Instead, compliance is achieved via its lighter weight carbon layup and an all-new Future Shock - that is a 20mm-travel lightweight shock inside the top of the head tube that suspends the rider, not the bike.

Within a few months of it's launch, Cycling Plus reviewers hailed the Future Shock-equipped Specialized Roubaix Comp as their 2017 Road Bike of the Year. To put this award in context, the Roubaix was chosen from a long-list of the 25 best road bikes this magazine's most experienced testers had reviewed over the previous year. Read all about it. 

Here's how Specialized describe the Roubaix 2018

The Roubaix provides you with the tools you need to explore the road less travelled, while keeping room in your wallet for a mid-ride brew.

The light weight frame has been constructed from our FACT 9r carbon fibre. 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, the Roubaix comes equipped with hassle-free mechanical disc brakes that'll see you spending more time riding and zero time bleeding your brakes, a Shimano Tiagra drivetrain, and Axis Sport Disc wheels, ensuring that you'll keep rolling without trouble, mile after mile.

  • The FACT 9r carbon frame has all of the road absorbing, engineered compliance that you'd expect from a bike born on the cobbles, yet its compact endurance race design provides all of the responsiveness and performance you need for long days in the saddle.
  • FACT 8r carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle
  • Shimano Tiagra

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Technical Specifications

Specialized Roubaix 2018 
FRAMESpecialized FACT 9r carbon, Endurance Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock suspension, 20mm of travel, flat disc mounts
FORKSpecialized FACT carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle
WHEELSAxis Sport Disc
TYRESTurbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x28mm
INNER TUBESStandard, Presta valve
SHIFT LEVERSShimano Tiagra
FRONT DERAILLEURShimano Tiagra, braze-on
REAR DERAILLEURShimano Tiagra, 10-speed
CASSETTEShimano Tiagra, 10-speed, 11-34t
CHAINKMC X10EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Link
CRANKSETShimano Tiagra
CHAINRINGS50/34T
SEATPOSTSpecialized, alloy, single bolt, 27.2mm
SADDLESpecialized Body Geometry Toupé Sport, steel rails, 143mm
HANDLEBARSSpecialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
STEMSpecialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
TAPES-Wrap  w/ Sticky gel
BRAKESTektro Spyre, flat mount, mechanical disc
PEDALSNylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors

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