With seven wins at Paris-Roubaix, our Roubaix has proven that Smoother is Faster. Until this moment, however, smooth has admittedly come with some compromises. But not anymore. The all-new Roubaix Expert now delivers compliance without compromise by introducing a radical new Future Shock 2.0 that gives you more control & damping options, a new PavÃ© seatpost that creates our most balanced Roubaix to date, aerodynamics that equal the Tarmac, & a Rider-First Engineeredâ„¢ frame that's shed some serious weight. Is it still comfortable? Sure, but don't call it a comfort bike, because performance was behind every engineering decision we made. This is the new Roubaix.
For the build, we spec'd the Expert with Shimano Ultegra Di2 for its powerful hydraulic disc brakes & super crisp 11-speed shifting. Of course, you'll be rolling on stupid-fast carbon fiber wheels courtesy of a Roval C 38 Disc wheelset.
The new frame delivers compliance without compromise via the perfect balance of aerodynamics, light overall weight, compliance, & Rider-First Engineeringâ„¢. With tube shapes that were born in our FreeFoil Shape Library & validated in the Win Tunnel, the new Roubaixâ€™s as aero as the Tarmac SL6. Meanwhile, to ensure the weight & ride quality, we turned to a Rider-First Engineeredâ„¢ design to deliver optimal stiffness & compliance across all sizes, from 44 to 64cm. Of course, the frame has shed some serious weight in the process. & to prep you for your own Hell of the North, weâ€™ve made room for 33mm tires. To go along with the new frame, weâ€™ve also developed a totally-new S-Works PavÃ© seatpost. Not only is it the first compliant seatpost thatâ€™s ALSO aerodynamic, it does so without any additional weight or finicky contraptions. Starting with the same D-shape design found on the Tarmac, we took its compliance a step further by building additional flex into the upper & 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 our pro ridersâ€™ demands for the cobbles of Roubaix. Itâ€™s smoother, faster, & 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, & this latest version will reduce fatigue & increase your speed, no matter the terrain. The new Smooth Boot, top cap, & Future Stem also enhance the aesthetic, so you get a clean transition from head tube to stem.
BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano Ultegra, BBR60 CHAIN Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed CRANKSET Shimano Ultegra R8000, HollowTech 2, 11-speed SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Ultegra Di2 Disc R8070 FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050, braze-on CASSETTE Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed, 11-34t CHAINRINGS 50/34T REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Ultegra RX, RX805 FORK Future Shock 2.0 w/ Damper, Smooth Boot, 12x100 mm thru-axle, flat-mount SADDLE Body Geometry Power, Hollow Titanium rails SEAT BINDER Hidden drop clamp TAPE Roubaix S-Wrap SEATPOST S-Works Pave HANDLEBARS Specialized Expert Hover, alloy, 125x75mm w/ Di2 hole STEM Future Stem, Pro REAR WHEEL Roval C 38 Disc INNER TUBES Presta, 48mm valve FRONT TIRE Specialized Turbo Pro, 700x28mm REAR TIRE Specialized Turbo Pro, 700x28m FRONT WHEEL Roval C 38 Disc FRONT BRAKE Shimano Ultegra, Hydraulic REAR BRAKE Shimano Ultegra, Hydraulic PEDALS Specialized Dirt FRAME FACT 10R, Rider First Engineeredâ„¢ (RFE), FreeFoil Shape Library tubes, threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc