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Specialized Roubaix Comp 2018 Road Bike

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Specialized Roubaix Comp 2018 Road Bike

This is the like the 2017 Roubaix Comp - Cycling Plus Road Bike of the Year - upgraded with a better Shimano Ultegra 8000 groupset and wider tyres.

Shimano Ultegra 8000

Shimano's latest Ultegra 8000 STI 2x11 shifters and gear mechs are even closer to Dura-Ace level in terms of their smooth, slick and precise performance - whisper it but this analogue drivetrain will have you questioning the need to spend more on Di2.

Better still, this 8000 group introduces us to the first pure Ultegra flat mount hydraulic disc brake.

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.

Here's how Specialized describe the Roubaix Comp 2018

When you're rolling smoother, you're rolling faster. And regardless of if you're on the cobbles of Northern France or the chip and seal of your hometown, you'll benefit immensely from the Roubaix Comp.

The super-light frame has been constructed from our FACT 10r 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, we spec'd it with awesome components, like Ultegra 8000 11-speed mechanical shifting, 8020 hydraulic disc brakes, and ultra-tough Roval SLX 24 wheels that have been cased in our Turbo Pro 28mm tires.

  • 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 fibre 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 for any 'cross event.

Would you like to try out a Roubaix for a day or two?
See our demo bike page.

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Technical Specifications

Specialized Roubaix Comp 2018 
FRAMESpecialized FACT 10r carbon, Endurance Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock suspension, 20mm of travel, flat disc mounts
FORKSpecialized FACT carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle
WHEELSRoval SLX 24 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 24h
TYRESSpecialized Turbo Pro, 700x28mm, 60TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection
CRANKSETPraxis Zayante, 6061 alloy chainrings, alloy bolts
CHAINRINGS50/34T
SHIFT LEVERSShimano Ultegra 8020, hydraulic disc
FRONT DERAILLEURShimano Ultegra 8000, braze-on
REAR DERAILLEURShimano Ultegra 8000, long cage, 11-speed
CASSETTEShimano 105, 11-speed, 11-32t
CHAINKMC X11, 11-speed
BRAKESShimano Ultegra 8020, hydraulic disc
HANDLEBARSSpecialized Hover Comp Alloy, 15mm rise, 125mm drop, 75mm reach
TAPES-Wrap Roubaix w/stickygel
STEM3D-forged alloy, 7-degree rise
SADDLESpecialized Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
SEATPOSTSpecialized CG-R, FACT carbon, single bolt, 27.2mm
Weight- weighed in our Newcastle shop February 201854cm Frame: 8.96kg/19.75lb

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