One of the lightest frames Specialized have ever produced comes in a unique Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 Disc TriStore build. The 2018 Roubaix frame provides everything you need for a frame ready for anything. Built with revolutionary future shock suspension found on the head tube, providing 20mm of travel, this design not only improves comfort but overall smoothness and speed as well. Also to note is the Fact 11r carbon fibre the frame and forks have been built with, leading the way in performance carbon fibre technology due to it providing supreme stiffness, strength and reactivity. Finally, the CG-R carbon fibre seatpost has integrated elastomer inserts, helping to dissipate road chatter and vibration, without sacrificing responsiveness or power transfer.
Fact 11r Frame
The Roubaix frame is one of the lightest Specialized have ever made, and it's been constructed from top-tier FACT 11r 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, Specialized has 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 Rider-First Engineered™ construction.
Rider-First Engineered™ design
Rider-First Engineered™ design ensures every frame size has the same legendary climbing responsiveness and descending prowess you'd expect from a Tarmac.
Future Shock Suspension
Developed in partnership with McLaren Applied Technologies brings a host of drastic performance improvements, namely in the vertical compliance department. Specialized focused on vertical compliance, instead of fork splay, meaning they could improve smoothness, speed, and comfort in one fell swoop. And of all the bikes that Specialized have tested with their Rolling Efficiency Model, the new Roubaix outperforms anything on the market.
S-Works FACT 11r carbon, Endurance Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock suspension, 20mm of travel, flat disc mounts
S-Works FACT carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle
Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 Disc
Bars: 3T Team Ergonova Pro
Tape: 3T Corius Pro
Saddle: Specialized S-Works Romin Evo Expert
Stem: 3T Team Pro
Wheels: Mavic Ksyrium Pro Disc
Bottom Bracket: OSBB, CeramicSpeed bearings
Seatpost: Specialized CG-R, FACT carbon, single-bolt, 27.2mm