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 sophisticated engineering 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 with our Rider-First Engineeredâ„¢ 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 Roubaix outperforms anything on the market.
Lastly we spec'd the Roubaix Sport with 105 11-speed mechanical shifting hassle-free Tektro Spyre mechanical disc brakes and DT R470 Disc wheels that have been cased in our Turbo Pro 28mm tyres.
|Frame||Specialized FACT 9r carbon, Endurance Geometry, Rider-First Engineeredâ„¢, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock suspension, 20mm of travel, flat-mount disc brakes|
|Fork||Specialized FACT carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 105, 11-speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Chainset||Praxis Alba M30, PF30: 50/34T|
|Bottom Bracket||Praxis, external bearings, threaded, 68mm|
|Chain||KMC X10 Extra Lightweight, 11-speed|
|Cassette||Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11-34t|
|Handlebars||Specialized Comp Hover Bar, 6061 alloy, 125x75mm w/ Di2 hole|
|Front Brake||Shimano 105, hydraulic disc|
|Rear Brake||Shimano 105, hydraulic disc|
|Tyres||Turbo Pro, 700x28mm|
|Saddle||Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, hollow Cr-Mo|
|Pedals||Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose ball w/ reflectors|
|Wheels||Rear: DT R470 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h
Front: DT R470 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h