If you're looking for a smoother ride that doesn't compromise on speed either, the Specialized Roubaix may well be the bike for you. Specialized has taken the Roubaix back to the drawing board to find a way to make their 6x Paris Roubaix winning bike even better. Thanks to re-engineered tube shapes in Specialized's FreeFoil shape library that were then tested in their "Win-Tunnel" the Roubaix frame is now as aero as the Tarmac SL6. Specialized also updated their revolutionary Future Shock suspension system. The 2.0 edition now enables you to make on-the-fly adjustments from open to fully firm. This means that you can adapt to each road surface whether it is cobbled or freshly laid. Finally, the brand-new Pavé seatpost takes the aero D-shape design from the Tarmac and developed it further by adding greater flexibility which results in smoother traction. At the TriStore, we deal with a number of groupset and component brands so you can make this bike as specific to your needs as you want too.
Hell of the North Ready
The new Roubaix frame delivers compliance without compromise via the perfect balance of aerodynamics, light overall weight via a FACT 10r carbon construction, compliance, and Rider-First Engineering™. With tube shapes that were born in Specialized's FreeFoil Shape Library and validated in the "Win-Tunnel", the new Roubaix’s as aero as the Tarmac SL6. Meanwhile, to ensure the weight and ride quality, Specialized turned to a Rider-First Engineered™ design to deliver optimal stiffness and compliance across all sizes, from 44 to 64cm. Of course, the frame has shed some serious weight in the process. And to prep you for your own Hell of the North, Specialized have made room for 33mm tyres.
Aerodynamic AND Compliant
To go along with the new frame, Specialized has also developed a totally-new S-Works Pavé seatpost. Not only is it the first compliant seatpost that’s ALSO aerodynamic, but it also does so without any additional weight or finicky contraptions. Starting with the same D-shape design found on the Tarmac, Specialized took its compliance a step further by building additional flex into the upper and developing a new drop-clamp design in the frame. This provides plenty of compliance while staying perfectly balanced with the front-end, so you get a smooth, balanced ride no matter how rough the road.
The Future Shock 2.0 is the result of Specialized's pro riders’ demands for the cobbles of Roubaix. It’s smoother, faster, and gives you more control via a knob atop the stem. This knob adjusts compression from fully-open to stiff, while hydraulically-damped internals control rebound. Add it up, and this latest version will reduce fatigue and increase your speed, no matter the terrain. The new Smooth Boot, top cap, and Future Stem also enhance the aesthetic, so you get a clean transition from head tube to stem.
Frame - FACT 11R, Rider-First Engineered™ (RFE), FreeFoil Shape Library tubes, threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
Fork - Future Shock 2.0 w/ Damper, Smooth Boot, 12x100 mm thru-axle, flat-mount
Seatpost - S-Works Pave
Seat Biner - Hidden drop clamp