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Specialized Roubaix Sport 2018

Specialized Roubaix Sport 2018

  • Future Shock/Shimano 105-equipped Paris/Roubaix-proven road bike
  • Delivers speed without compromising comfort
  • And comfort without compromising speed
£2,200.00
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Specialized Roubaix Sport 2018

Apart from being Shimano 105/Tektro Spyre rather than Ultegra-equipped, the Roubaix Sport 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 Sport 2018

Hitting a sweet spot between performance and value, the Roubaix Sport was designed to thrive on long rides through rough country.

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, we spec'd the Roubaix Sport with Shimano 105 11-speed mechanical shifting, hassle-free Tektro Spyre mechanical disc brakes, and Axis Sport 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 9r 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.
  • Shimano 105 shifting gives you crisp, precise, and reliable shifts. The system is renowned for its durability, performing in adverse conditions with the batting an eyelash…if shifters had eyelashes, that is.

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Technical Data

Specialized Roubaix Sport 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
TYRETurbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x28mm
INNER TUBESStandard, Presta valve
SHIFT LEVERSShimano 105
FRONT DERAILLEURShimano 105 Ez, braze-on
REAR DERAILLEURShimano 105, 11-speed
CASSETTEShimano 105, 11-speed, 11-32t
CHAINKMC X11EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Link
CRANKSETPraxis Alba 2D
CHAINRINGS50/34T
SEATPOSTSpecialized Comp carbon, single bolt
SADDLESpecialized Body Geometry Toupé Sport, steel rails, 143mm
HANDLEBARSSpecialized Comp Hover Bar, 6061 alloy, 70x125mm w/ Di2 hole
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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