Roubaix Expert Ultegra Di2 - 2018
Sorry rough roads, up until now you've challenged only the bravest of riders to travel over you, but with the Roubaix Expert with Shimano Ultegra Di2 that's equipped with our Future Shock technology, the "road less travelled" is now the "fun way home."
The super-light frame has been constructed from our 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. 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, and kept it consistent throughout the size-range due to our Rider-First Engineered™ construction.
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.
This Roubaix Expert comes equipped Shimano's latest Ultegra 8050 Di2 shifting, hydraulic 8070 disc brakes, and lightweight, alloy Roval SLX 24 disc wheels that are laced to DT Swiss 350 hubs.
- 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 10r 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 fibre for supreme stiffness, strength, and reactivity, while a thru-axle design only stands to bolster all of the above.
- The Roval SLX 24 Disc wheelset features a sub-1600-gram weight, a 20-millimeter internal width, and an alloy construction that makes it a solid performer for any 'cross event.
FORK S-Works FACT carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle FRAME Specialized FACT 10r carbon, Endurance Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock suspension, 20mm of travel, flat disc mounts BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano Ultegra CHAIN KMC X11EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™ CRANKSET Shimano Ultegra R8000 FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Ultegra Di2 8050, braze-on CASSETTE Shimano 11-speed Ultegra 8000, 11-28t SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Ultegra Di2 8070, hydraulic disc CHAINRINGS 50/34T REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Ultegra Di2 8050, 11-speed SADDLE Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm TAPE S-Wrap w/ Sticky gel SEATPOST Specialized CG-R, FACT carbon, single-bolt, 27.2mm HANDLEBARS Specialized Comp Hover Bar, 6061 alloy, 70x125mm w/ Di2 hole STEM Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise FRONT BRAKE Shimano Ultegra Di2 8070 hydraulic disc REAR BRAKE Shimano Ultegra Di2 8070 hydraulic disc PEDALS Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors REAR WHEEL Roval SLX 24 Disc, DT Swiss 350 hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 24h INNER TUBES Standard, Presta valve FRONT TYRE Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x28mm REAR TYRE Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x28mm FRONT WHEEL Roval SLX 24 Disc, DT Swiss 350 hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 24h