SPECIALIZED ROUBAIX EXPERT 2018
|Options||61CM Gloss Flo Red/Red Flake/Blk Ref/Clean In Store Now|
|Style||sure, we always knew that smoother was faster, but before the Roubaix Expert with our Future Shock technology, we couldn't have imagined just how much faster being smooth actually is.
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.
|Frame||Specialized FACT 10r carbon, Endurance Geometry, Rider-First Engineered, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock suspension, 20mm of travel, flat disc mounts|
|Forks||Specialized FACT carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra 8000, braze-on|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra 8000, long cage, 11-speed|
|Shifters||Shimano Ultegra 8020, hydraulic disc|
|Chainset||Shimano Ultegra R8000 50/34T|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano Ultegra|
|Chain||Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed|
|Freewheel||Shimano 11-speed Ultegra 8000, 11-32t|
|Stem||Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt|
|Handlebars||Specialized Expert Hover, alloy, 75x125mm|
|Front Brake||Shimano Ultegra 8020, hydraulic disc|
|Rear Brake||Shimano Ultegra 8020, hydraulic disc|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Ultegra 8020,|
|Rims||Roval SLX 24 Disc Wheel Set, DT Swiss 350 hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 24h|
|Tyres||Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x28mm|
|Saddle||Body Geometry Phenom Expert, Adaptive Edge design, hollow titanium rails, carbon fiber base, 143mm|
|Seatpost||Specialized CG-R, FACT carbon, single-bolt, 27.2mm|
|Pedals||Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors|
|Grips||S-Wrap w/ Sticky gel|
As with any product, specification is subject to change without prior notification. You are advised to confirm current specification before buying.