Sorry rough roads, up until now you've challenged only the bravest of riders to travel over you, but with the Roubaix Expert with Shimano Ultegra Di2 that's equipped with our Future Shock technology, the "road less traveled" is now the "fun way home." The super-light frame has been constructed from our FACT 10r carbon fiber. 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 Engineeredª 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 Expert comes equipped Shimano's latest Ultegra 8050 Di2 shifting, hydraulic 8070 disc brakes, and lightweight, alloy Roval SLX 24 disc wheels that are laced to DT Swiss 350 hubs.
Specialized FACT 10r carbon, Endurance Geometry, Rider-First Engineeredª, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock suspension, 20mm of travel, flat disc mounts
|Fork||S-Works FACT carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle|
|Tires||Standard, Presta valve|
|Crankset||Shimano Ultegra R8000|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano Ultegra|
|Chain||KMC X11EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Linkª|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra Di2 8050, braze-on|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra Di2 8050, 11-speed|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano 11-speed Ultegra 8000, 11-28t|
|Shifters||Shimano Ultegra Di2 8070, hydraulic disc|
Specialized Comp Hover Bar, 6061 alloy, 70x125mm w/ Di2 hole
|Stem||Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise|
|Pedals||Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors|
Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
Specialized CG-R, FACT carbon, single-bolt, 27.2mm