So long Zertz. It's been fun, but we found someone better for us. In our humble opinion, the Roubaix Pro represents the future of road bikes, and in a second, you'll see exactly why.
The super-light frame has been constructed from our FACT 11r 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.
Lastly, we spec'd it top of the line equipment, like Dura-Ace 9100 mechanical shifting, 9120 hydraulic disc brakes, and the lightweight and durable Roval CL 32 carbon wheels.
FACT 11r 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||S-Works FACT Carbon|
|Chainrings||Alloy spider, 50/34T|
|Bottom Bracket||Praxis 6806 bearings|
|Chain||Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Dura-Ace 9100, braze-on|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Dura-Ace 9100, 11-speed|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano Ultegra 8000,11-speed, 11-30t|
|Shifters||Shimano Dura-Ace 9120 hydraulic disc|
|Handlebars||S-Works Carbon Hover Drop, 125x75mm|
|Stem||Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt|
|Pedals||Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors|
Body Geometry Phenom Expert, Adaptive Edge design, hollow titanium rails, carbon fiber base, 143mm
Specialized CG-R, FACT carbon, single-bolt, 27.2mm