Been saying it for years. 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 Specialized has ever made, and it's been constructed from their top-tier FACT 11r carbon fibre. Its stiffness levels are also off the charts, and compared to the previous SL4 iteration, you'll experience a whole new, faster, and more efficient geometry. They'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 Rider-First Engineered construction.
The new Roubaix features the Future Shock and, essentially, it's a piston in the head tube with 20mm of travel. 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. Focusing on vertical compliance, instead of fork splay, meant that they could improve smoothness, speed, and comfort in one fell swoop. And of all the bikes that they've tested with Specialized's Rolling Efficiency Model, the new Roubaix outperforms anything on the market.
Lastly, it's spec'd with top of the line equipment, like SRAM eTap wireless shifting and featherweight Roval CLX 32 carbon wheels.
Featuring 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 the 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 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.