Specialized Roubaix Expert 2017

Now AU$5,300 AU$6,600

Garland Cycleworks
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Description

We always knew that smoother was faster, but before the all-new Roubaix Expert, we couldn't have imagined just how much faster it actually is. The frame is the lightest that we've ever made, and it's 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 engineering sorcery, however, we've managed to keep the same fit, feel, and position that we've all come to love from the SL4. 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 with awesome components, like Ultegra 6800 11-speed shifting, hydraulic disc brakes, and ultra-tough DT R460 Disc Pro wheels.

Product Details

  • Item condition: New
  • Availability: In-store
  • Brand: Specialized
  • Category: Road Bikes
  • Gender: Unisex
  • Size: XS/S, Small, Medium, Large
  • Colour: Dark Blue
  • Size CM: 49cm, 52cm, 54cm, 56cm
  • ID: 103024540
  • Braking Type: Disc Brakes
  • Material: Carbon
  • Groupset: Shimano Ultegra

Specifications

FRAME

FACT 10r carbon, Endurance Geometry, Rider-First Engineeredâ„¢, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock suspension, 20mm of travel

FORK

Roubaix disc, FACT 11r carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle

FRONT WHEEL

DT R470 Disc Pro, thru-axle, 2Bliss Ready

REAR WHEEL

DT R470 Disc Pro, thru-axle, 2Bliss Ready

INNER TUBES

700x20/28mm, 48mm Presta valve

FRONT TYRE

Turbo Pro, 700x26mm, 60TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection

REAR TYRE

Turbo Pro, 700x26mm, 60TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection

CRANKSET

Shimano Ultegra Compact

CHAINRINGS

50/34T

SHIFT LEVERS

Shimano ST-RS685, 11-speed

FRONT DERAILLEUR

Shimano Ultegra, braze-on

REAR DERAILLEUR

Shimano Ultegra, long cage, 11-speed

CASSETTE

Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed, 11-32t

CHAIN

Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed

FRONT BRAKE

Shimano, hydraulic, Ice-Tech resin pads w/fins

REAR BRAKE

Shimano Ultegra, hydraulic, resin pads w/fins

HANDLEBARS

Specialized Hover Expert Alloy, 15mm rise, 125mm drop, 75mm reach

TAPE

S-Wrap Roubaix w/stickygel

STEM

Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt

SADDLE

Phenom Expert GT, Adaptive Edge design, hollow titanium rails, 143mm

SEATPOST

Specialized CG-R, FACT carbon, single bolt, 27.2mm