With six wins at Paris-Roubaix, Roubaix proved that Smoother is Faster
The all-new Roubaix Comp now delivers compliance without compromise by introducing a radical new Future Shock 1.5 that gives you more control on rough roads, a new Pavé seatpost that creates the most balanced Roubaix to date, aerodynamics that equal the Tarmac, and a Rider-First Engineered™ frame that’s shed some serious weight. Is it still comfortable? Sure, but don’t call it a comfort bike, because performance was behind every engineering decision Specialized engineers made. This is the new Roubaix.
This Roubaix Comp provides a tremendous value, but like the frame itself, this value doesn’t come with any compromises. Specialized spec’d it with Shimano’s Ultegra Di2 for its crisp shifts and powerful hydraulic disc brakes, as well as smooth and sturdy DT R470 Disc wheels, the all-new S-Works Pavé seatpost, 28 mm Turbo Pro tyres, and a fan-favorite Power Comp saddle.
- The new frame delivers compliance without compromise via the perfect balance of aerodynamics. Light overall weight via a Fact 10r carbon construction, compliance, and Rider-First Engineering™. With tube shapes that were born in the FreeFoil Shape Library and validated in the Win Tunnel, the new Roubaix’s as aero as the Tarmac SL6. Meanwhile, to ensure the weight and ride quality, Specialized turned to a Rider-First Engineered™ design to deliver optimal stiffness and compliance across all sizes, from 44 to 64 cm. Of course, the frame has shed some serious weight in the process. And to prep you for your own Hell of the North, they’ve made room for 33 mm tyres.
- To go along with the new frame, they’ve also developed a totally-new S-Works Pavé seatpost. Not only is it the first compliant seatpost that’s also aerodynamic, it does so without any additional weight or finicky contraptions. Starting with the same D-shape design found on the Tarmac, engineers took its compliance a step further by building additional flex into the upper and developing a new drop-clamp design in the frame. This provides plenty of compliance, while staying perfectly balanced with the front-end, so you get a smooth, balanced ride no matter how rough the road.
- With 20 mm of rough-road-taming travel, the Future Shock 1.5 not only delivers a smoother, more comfortable ride, but it also reduces fatigue and increases speed over harsh terrain. The new Smooth Boot, meanwhile, enhances the aesthetics to bring a clean transition from the head tube to the stem.
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed, 11-34t.
Crankset: Shimano Ultegra R8000, HollowTech 2, 11-speed.
Rear derailleur: Shimano Ultegra RX800, 11-speed.
Bottom bracket: Shimano Ultegra, BBR60.
Chain: Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed.
Shift levers: Shimano Ultegra Disc R8020.
Front brake: Shimano Ultegra, Hydraulic.
Rear brake: Shimano Ultegra, Hydraulic.
Seatpost: S-Works Pave.
Stem: Future Stem, Pro.
Saddle: S-Works Power, carbon rails, carbon base, synthetic leather.
Rear tire: Turbo Pro, 700x28mm.
Front tire: Turbo Pro, 700x28mm.
Rear wheel: DT R470 Disc.
Front wheel: DT R470 Disc.
Frame: FACT 10R, Rider First Engineered™ (RFE), FreeFoil Shape Library tubes, threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc.
Manufacturer note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.