Specialized 2019 Roubaix Sport £2500

Hitting a sweet spot between performance and value, the Roubaix Sport was designed to thrive on long rides through rough country.

The light weight frame has been constructed from our FACT 9r carbon fibre. 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 the Roubaix Sport with 105 11-speed mechanical shifting, hassle-free Tektro Spyre mechanical disc brakes, and DT R470 Disc wheels that have been cased in our Turbo Pro 28mm tyres.

 

  • 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 105 shifting and hydraulic disc brakes ensure reliable shifting and stopping power in a variety of conditions.
  • DT R470 Disc wheels feature reliable, sealed cartridge hubs, and 24 front and rear spokes that keeps weight low and durability high.

 

SPECIFICATIONS
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
FRONT WHEEL
DT R470 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h
REAR WHEEL
DT R470 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h
INNER TUBES
Presta, 48mm valve
FRONT TYRE
Turbo Pro, 700x28mm
REAR TYRE
Turbo Pro, 700x28mm
CRANKSET
Praxis Alba M30, PF30
CHAINRINGS
50/34T
BOTTOM BRACKET
Praxis, external bearings, threaded, 68mm
SHIFT LEVERS
Shimano 105 R7020 hydraulic disc
FRONT DERAILLEUR
Shimano 105
REAR DERAILLEUR
Shimano 105, 11-speed
CASSETTE
Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11-34t
CHAIN
KMC X10 Extra Lightweight, 11-speed
FRONT BRAKE
Shimano 105, hydraulic disc
REAR BRAKE
Shimano 105, hydraulic disc
HANDLEBARS
Specialized Comp Hover Bar, 6061 alloy, 125x75mm w/ Di2 hole
TAPE
S-Wrap Roubaix w/ sticky gel
STEM
Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
SADDLE
Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
SEATPOST
Carbon, single-bolt, 30.9mm
SEAT BINDER
Included w/ frame
PEDALS
Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose ball w/ reflectors