The idea of a perfect road is a myth, as there's always a chip, a crack, a rough patch—you name it. But with our Roubaix with hydraulic disc brakes, you'll be taming wild asphalt without any extra effort. This is how road bikes were always meant to be.
The super-light frame has been constructed from our FACT 10r 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 sophisticated engineering, 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 with our Rider-First Engineered™ 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 Roubaix outperforms anything on the market.
Lastly, we spec'd this Roubaix with11-speed Tiagra shifting, RS hydraulic disc brakes, and DT R470 Disc wheels that have been cased in our Turbo Pro 28mm tires.
- Features 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 highest-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.
- Shimano's RS405 hydraulic disc brakes deliver plenty of stopping power and the superior modulation that hydraulic disc brakes are known for.
- With Shimano Tiagra taking the reins on shifting, you'll experience crisp shifts for many miles to come.
|Frame||Specialized FACT 9r carbon, Endurance Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock suspension, 20mm of travel, flat-mount disc brakes|
|Fork||Specialized FACT carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle|
|Rims/Wheels||Axis Sport Disc|
|Tires||Specialized Espoir Sport, 60TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x28mm|
|Bottom Bracket||Praxis, Threaded bearings|
|Chain||KMC X10, 10-Speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Tiagra, GS cage, 10-speed|
|Rear Cogs||SunRace, 11-34t, 10-speed|
|Shifters||Shimano RS405 Shifters, hydraulic disc, 10-speed|
|Handlebars||Specialized Comp Hover Bar, 6061 alloy, 125x75mm w/ Di2 hole|
|Tape/Grips||S-Wrap Roubaix w/ sticky gel|
|Stem||Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise|
|Brakes||Shimano Dura-Ace R9170, hydraulic disc|
|Pedals||Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose ball w/reflectors|
|Seat Post||Carbon, single-bolt, 30.9mm|
* Subject to change without notice.