We've been saying it for years—smoother is faster. But with the all-new S- Works Roubaix with SRAM eTap, this philosophy is taken to new, remarkable heights.
The frame is one of the lightest that we've ever made, and it's been constructed from our top-tier FACT 11r 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 engineering sorcery, 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 due to 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 new Roubaix outperforms anything on the market.
Lastly, we spec'd it top of the line equipment, like the futuristic SRAM eTap wireless shifting and featherweight Roval CLX 32 carbon wheels.
Featuring 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 S-Works FACT 11r frameset is our highest quality carbon frame, offering 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.
An S-Works FACT Disc fork is built from our FACT carbon fibre for supreme stiffness, strength, and reactivity, while a thru-axle design only stands to bolster all of the above.
The Roval CLX 32 wheelset is the perfect balance of light weight, durability, and aerodynamics. It's stiff enough for sprinting, strong enough for abuse, and its CeramicSpeed bearings keep things silky-smooth, making CLX 32 wheels the ultimate all-rounders.
FRAMES-Works FACT 11r carbon, Endurance Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock suspension, 20mm of travel, flat disc mountsFORKS-Works FACT carbon, 12x100mm thru-axleFRONT WHEELRoval CLX 32 Disc, Win Tunnel Engineered, carbon rim, 32mm depth, Roval AFD Hub, CeramicSpeed bearings, 21hREAR WHEELRoval CLX 32 Disc, Win Tunnel Engineered, carbon rim, 32mm depth, Roval AFD Hub, CeramicSpeed bearings, 24hINNER TUBESStandard, Presta valveFRONT TYRETurbo Cotton, 700x28mmREAR TYRETurbo Cotton, 700x28mmCRANKSETSRAM Red 22, BB30, 50/34TCHAINRINGS50/34TBOTTOM BRACKETSRAM BB30, 68mm, no spacerSHIFT LEVERSSRAM eTap, hydraulic disc, wirelessFRONT DERAILLEURSRAM Red eTap, wirelessREAR DERAILLEURSRAM eTap, 11-speed, wirelessCASSETTESRAM Red 22, 11-speed, 11-32tCHAINSRAM Red 22FRONT BRAKESRAM Red eTap, hydraulic discREAR BRAKESRAM Red eTap, hydraulic discHANDLEBARSS-Works Carbon Hover Drop, 125x75mmTAPES-Wrap w/ Sticky gel STEMS-Works SL, alloy, titanium bolts, 6-degree riseSADDLES-Works Phenom GT, 143mm, carbon rails, EVA foam, carbon baseSEATPOSTSpecialized CG-R, FACT carbon, single-bolt, 27.2mmPEDALSNylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors