Specialized's S-Works Roubaix has shown the world that smooth is fast when it comes to performance, winning Paris Roubaix SIX times. But Specialized didn't stop there, they took to the FreeFoil Shape Library and Win Tunnel to redesign the S-Works Roubaix. The results? The Roubaix is more aerodynamic than ever, matching the aerodynamics of the Tarmac for the first time in ever. The new frame isn't just more aero, it's more compliant than ever whilst the overall weight of the frame is kept as light as possible. The S-Works Roubaix Team has been developed so that 33mm tyres are now compatible, aiding your prep for your own Hell of the North race or training. The new Roubaix features a completely new S-Works Pavé seatpost that brings a new level of compliance paired with aerodynamics to the game, all at no extra weight. To do this, Specialized took the D-Shape design from the Tarmac and its compliance and added more flex along with a new drop-clamp design. Overall, this allows the frame to be perfectly balanced to provide a smooth and fast ride feel.
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