This is how road bikes were always meant to be. The super-light frame has been constructed from a FACT 10r 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. The same fit, feel, and position that we’ve all come to love from the SL4 have been maintained, and it has been kept consistent throughout the size-range due to a Rider-First Engineered™ construction.
The Future Shock suspension is essentially a piston in the head tube with 20mm of travel. This technology was developed in partnership with McLaren Applied Technologies, and the result of this are a host of drastic performance improvements, namely in the vertical compliance department. Focusing on vertical compliance, instead of fork splay, meant smoothness, speed, and comfort could be improved in one fell swoop. Of all the bikes tested with the Rolling Efficiency Model, the new Roubaix outperforms anything on the market.
Lastly, Specialized spec’d the Roubaix Elite with 105 11-speed mechanical shifting, RS hydraulic disc brakes, and DT R470 Disc wheels that have been cased in their Turbo Pro 28mm tyres.