2018 Roubaix Comp - 54cm
Smoother is faster, we have not only known since yesterday. Therefore, we have consistently developed our new Roubaix using this approach to make you faster and more relaxed on all the rough roads of the world.
The FACT 10r Carbon Rider First Engineered design frame is one of the lightest we've ever developed. But that's not enough. The efficiency remains at the usual high level, the geometry we have revised so that the new Roubaix drives even more agile and direct.
In order to preserve the relaxed seating position for which the Roubaix is so appreciated by many, our engineers have used a few tricks. To give the bike more vertical compliance at the front, they have teamed up with McLaren to develop the so-called "Future Shock" system. This is a cartridge housed in the head tube that provides 20mm vertical compliance. The result is more speed on poor surfaces and of course a much smoother ride, so you're more powerful, especially on longer distances. The neutral, direct handling is not affected by the "Future Shock" system because the system works in a vertical direction and has no play. Thus, even when sprinting everything behaves as directly as you would expect from a racing bike.
By the way, we have underpinned with our "Rolling Efficiency Model" that the new Roubaix is unbeatably fast. Equipped with Shimano Ultegra components, hydraulic disc brakes and stiff Roval SLX 24 wheels, the Roubaix Comp is a confident long-distance racer for those seeking speed and comfort. Highlights Rider-First Engineered ™ frame made from FACT 10r carbon for perfect handling, ultimate speed and high driving stability. The fiber assignment, which is individually tailored to each frame size, enables a powerful balance of stiffness and weight. Smoother is faster:
The "Future Shock" system ensures 20mm vertical compliance on the cockpit without compromising on direct handling. Three different spring hardnesses allow the system to be individually adapted to the road conditions. The Roubaix Disc fork is made with our exclusive FACT 11r fiber composition, resulting in superior handling.
The design on 12mm thru axles underlines the direct handling and ensures always identical positioning of the brake disc. The Roval SLX 24 system wheels are stiff, sturdy and accelerate directly and quickly thanks to their weight of less than 1600 g. The inside 20 mm wide rim ensures an optimal tire shape and is tubeless compatible. Disc fork with exclusive FACT 11r fiber assignment and 12mm thru axles.
Frame Specialized ™ FACT 10r 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 tire Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x28mm
Rear tire Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x28mm
Crankset Practice Zayante, 6061 alloy chainrings, alloy bolts
Chainrings 50 / 34T
Gear lever Shimano Ultegra 8020, hydraulic disc
Derailleur Shimano Ultegra 8000, long-cage, 11-speed
Cassette Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11-32t
Chain KMC X11EL, 11-speed w / Missing Link ™
Front brake Shimano Ultegra 8020, hydraulic disc
Rear brake Shimano Ultegra 8020, hydraulic disc
Handlebars Specialized ™ Comp Hover Bar, 6061 alloy, 70x125mm w / Di2 hole
Stem Specialized ™, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
Saddle Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
Seatpost Specialized ™ CG-R, FACT carbon, single-bolt, 27.2mm