The 2018 Roubaix Sport is found at the junction between performance and value. The frame is constructed from lightweight FACT 9r carbon fibre with awesome levels of stiffness and an efficient new geometry. It keeps the popular feel and fit characteristics of the earlier SL4 model, but gives them a bit of an upgrade.
As for suspension, we’ve waved goodbye to Zertz inserts and welcomed the Future Shock into our fleet. Developed with the help of McLaren Applied Technologies, Future Shock is basically a spring or piston in the head tube offering up to 20mm of travel. The goal was to improve the bike’s vertical compliance rather than relying on fork splay on rough terrain. By channeling lumps and bumps through the head tube, the wheelbase remains the same and the frame’s great handling is not compromised. We’ve proven that with the Future Shock, the Roubaix now outperforms all similar competitors thanks to testing with our Rolling Efficiency Model.
The 2018 Roubaix Sport is optimised for a hassle-free, efficient and ultimately enjoyable ride through its build kit. Shimano 105 11-speed mechanical shifting, Tektro Spyre mechanical disc brakes and Axis Sport wheels wrapped in our own Turbo pro 28mm tyres add up to a sum total of versatile, durable and all-out fun.
- 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 9r 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 fiber 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.
|FRAME||Specialized FACT 9r carbon, Endurance Geometry, Rider-First Engineered?, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock suspension, 20mm of travel, flat disc mounts|
|FORK||Specialized FACT carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle|
|FRONT WHEEL||Axis Sport Disc|
|REAR WHEEL||Axis Sport Disc|
|INNER TUBES||700×20/28mm, 40mm Presta valve|
|FRONT TYRE||Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x28mm|
|REAR TYRE||Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x28mm|
|CRANKSET||Praxis Alba 2D|
|SHIFT LEVERS||Shimano 105|
|FRONT DERAILLEUR||Shimano 105 Ez, braze-on|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano 105, 11-speed|
|CASSETTE||Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11-32t|
|CHAIN||KMC X11EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Link?|
|FRONT BRAKE||Tektro Spyre, flat mount, mechanical disc|
|REAR BRAKE||Tektro Spyre, flat mount, mechanical disc|
|HANDLEBARS||Specialized Comp Hover Bar, 6061 alloy, 70x125mm w/ Di2 hole|
|TAPE||S-Wrap w/ Sticky gel|
|STEM||Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise|
|SADDLE||Body Geometry Toup� Sport, steel rails, 143mm|
|SEATPOST||Specialized Comp carbon, single bolt|
|PEDALS||Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors|