Specialized Roubaix Elite Road Bike 2018 – Satin/ Gloss Black
Experience a whole new faster and more efficient geometry
The idea of a perfect road is a myth as there's always a chip a crack a rough patch—you name it.
But with our Roubaix Elite you'll be taming wild asphalt without any extra effort.
This is how road bikes were always meant to be.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 the Roubaix Elite with 105 11-speed mechanical shifting RS hydraulic disc brakes and DT R470 Disc 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.
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.FRAMESpecialized FACT 10r carbon Endurance Geometry Rider-First Engineered™ 12x142mm thru-axle Future Shock suspension 20mm of travel flat disc mountsFORKSpecialized FACT carbon 12x100mm thru-axleFRONT WHEELDT R470 Disc sealed cartridge hubs 14g spokes 24hREAR WHEELDT R470 Disc sealed cartridge hubs 14g spokes 24hINNER TUBESStandard Presta valveFRONT TYRETurbo Pro 60 TPI folding bead BlackBelt protection 700x28mmREAR TYRETurbo Pro 60 TPI folding bead BlackBelt protection 700x28mmCRANKSETShimano RS510CHAINRINGS50/34TSHIFT LEVERSShimano RS505 discFRONT DERAILLEURShimano 105 Ez braze-onREAR DERAILLEURShimano 105 11-speedCASSETTEShimano 105 11-speed 11-32tCHAINKMC X11EL 11-speed w/ Missing Link™FRONT BRAKEShimano RS505 hydraulic discREAR BRAKEShimano RS505 hydraulic discHANDLEBARSSpecialized Comp Hover Bar 6061 alloy 70x125mm w/ Di2 holeTAPES-Wrap w/ Sticky gelSTEMSpecialized 3D forged alloy 4-bolt 7-degree riseSADDLEBody Geometry Phenom Comp Adaptive Edge design Hollow Cr-Mo rails 143mmSEATPOSTSpecialized CG-R FACT carbon single-bolt 27.2mmPEDALSNylon 105x78x28mm loose balls w/ reflectors