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Specialized Roubaix Sport 2018
When the road less travelled looks more inviting than the well-trodden path, you’ll be wanting the Roubaix Sport, a bike perfectly equipped for long rides over rough terrain.
The 2018 Roubaix Sport is found at the junction between performance and value. The frame is constructed from lightweight FACT 9r carbon fibre with awesome levels of stiffness and an efficient new geometry. It keeps the popular feel and fit characteristics of the earlier SL4 model, but gives them a bit of an upgrade. Not only that, thanks to our exclusive Rider-First Engineered construction system, all the frame's features are consistent throughout the entire size range – so every rider of any size can experience the same thrilling Roubaix ride-feel.
As for suspension, we've waved goodbye to Zertz inserts and welcomed the Future Shock into our fleet. Developed with the help of McLaren Applied Technologies, Future Shock is basically a spring or piston in the head tube offering up to 20mm of travel. The goal was to improve the bike's vertical compliance rather than relying on fork splay on rough terrain. By channeling lumps and bumps through the head tube, the wheelbase remains the same and the frame’s great handling is not compromised. We’ve proven that with the Future Shock, the Roubaix now outperforms all similar competitors thanks to testing with our Rolling Efficiency Model.
The 2018 Roubaix Sport is optimised for a hassle-free, efficient and ultimately enjoyable ride through its build kit. Shimano 105 11-speed mechanical shifting, Tektro Spyre mechanical disc brakes and Axis Sport wheels wrapped in our own Turbo pro 28mm tyres add up to a sum total of versatile, durable and all-out fun.
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 FACT 9r frameset holds its own with our high-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.
A Roubaix Disc fork is built from our FACT carbon fiber for supreme stiffness, strength, and reactivity, while a thru-axle design only stands to bolster all of the above.
Shimano 105 shifting gives you crisp, precise, and reliable shifts. The system is renowned for its durability, performing in adverse conditions with the batting an eyelash…if shifters had eyelashes, that is.
FRAME Specialized FACT 9r carbon, Endurance Geometry, Rider-First Engineered?, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock suspension, 20mm of travel, flat disc mounts
FORK Specialized FACT carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle
FRONT WHEEL Axis Sport Disc
REAR WHEEL Axis Sport Disc
INNER TUBES 700x20/28mm, 40mm Presta valve
FRONT TYRE Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x28mm
REAR TYRE Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x28mm
CRANKSET Praxis Alba 2D
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano 105
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano 105 Ez, braze-on
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano 105, 11-speed
CASSETTE Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11-32t
CHAIN KMC X11EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Link?
FRONT BRAKE Tektro Spyre, flat mount, mechanical disc
REAR BRAKE Tektro Spyre, flat mount, mechanical disc
HANDLEBARS Specialized Comp Hover Bar, 6061 alloy, 70x125mm w/ Di2 hole
TAPE S-Wrap w/ Sticky gel
STEM Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
SADDLE Body Geometry Toup� Sport, steel rails, 143mm
SEATPOST Specialized Comp carbon, single bolt
PEDALS Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors