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Specialized Roubaix Expert 2018 Road Bike

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Specialized Roubaix Expert 2018 Road Bike

One of the fastest and most comfortable road bike frames on the planet with Future Shock suspension.

This bike has all the attributes of the Roubaix Comp voted Cycling Plus Bike of the Year 2017 such as Future Shock suspension that smooths rough roads without compromising performance - see our blog

The hydraulic disc brakes are upgraded this year to full Ultegra level which are flat mount and feature more ergonomic levers and fin cooled rotors to withstand overheating on the steepest alpine descents.

It's worth noting that the Specialized Roubaix Expert conforms to the current pleasing trend of coming equipped with a complete Shimano groupset including cranks, brakes, cassette and chain - components that manufacturers tended to substitute with sub-Shimano parts in previous years to save costs. We can assure you that full Shimano Ultegra is noticeably smoother than any diluted version.

Here's how Specialized describe the Roubaix Expert 2018

Sorry rough roads, up until now you've challenged only the bravest of riders to travel over you, but with the Roubaix Expert that's equipped with our Future Shock technology, the "road less travelled" is now the "fun way home."

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.

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 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.

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Technical Specifications

**Specialized Roubaix Expert 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
ShiftersShimano Ultegra 8020, hydraulic disc
Rear DerailleurShimano Ultegra 8000, long cage, 11-speed
Front DerailleurShimano Ultegra 8000, braze-on
ChainsetShimano Ultegra R8000 50/34t
Bottom BracketShimano Ultegra
ChainShimano Ultegra, 11-speed
Cassette / FreewheelShimano 11-speed Ultegra 8000, 11-32t
WheelsRoval SLX 24 Disc, DT Swiss 350 hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 24h
TyresTurbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x28mm
BrakesShimano Ultegra 8020, hydraulic disc
Brake leversShimano Ultegra 8020, hydraulic disc
HandlebarsSpecialized Expert Hover, alloy, 75x125mm
Grips / TapeS-Wrap w/ Sticky gel
StemSpecialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt
SaddleBody Geometry Phenom Expert, Adaptive Edge design, hollow titanium rails, carbon fiber base, 143mm
SeatpostSpecialized CG-R, FACT carbon, single-bolt, 27.2mm

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