What makes a Specialized Roubaix a specialized bike?

What makes a Specialized Roubaix a specialized bike?

*All bikes represented in the graph tested with their respective proprietary frame, fork, seatpost, and cockpit. The same wheels, components, and position were used for all bikes. As with all of our performance road bikes, the design of the all-new Roubaix came from a heavy collaboration with our World Tour teams.

How much does a Specialized Roubaix pro force cost?

The front chainrings might look small, but there are plenty of gears for going fast thanks to the 10t sprocket on the cassette. Whatever you think about the implications for drivetrain friction, the benefits of the increased range probably outweigh the negatives for most riders. So, the price. At £6,400 / $7,000 / AU$10,000, it’s not cheap.

What kind of suspension system does Roubaix have?

The Roubaix is the kind of race bike many of us should probably be riding. The handlebar suspension system is hidden inside the steerer tube. The Future Shock suspension system is one feature that divides opinion.

What kind of handlebars do Roubaix saddles use?

Technical Specifications HANDLEBARS Specialized Hover Comp Alloy Bar, 125 Dr STEM Future Stem, Comp TAPE Roubaix S-Wrap SADDLE Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails SEATPOST S-Works Pave

How big is the Roubaix expert top tube?

The Roubaix Expert comes in six sizes, but oddly there is a jump from a 54cm to a 57cm top-tube. Specialized is a master at adding small details to its finishing kit components to woo customers, and the Roubaix Expert is no exception.

What kind of Tyre does a Specialized Roubaix use?

With an entire Shimano Ultegra SL groupset completing the line-up, the Expert is tops for spec. The Specialized has the excellent Roubaix Pro 25mm tyres which can be run safely down to 90psi to provide a bit more comfort than a 23mm tyre gives.

Which is faster the FSR or the Roubaix?

Our concept of “Smoother is Faster” began with our FSR suspension, and through the Roubaix, we quickly applied it to the road. 15 years and seven Paris-Roubaix wins later, that concept’s spiraled into a complete obsession for designing the fastest machine on the cobbles, with each iteration bringing more speed, control, and capability.