2018 S-WORKS ROUBAIX eTAP (56cm)
Bike technology has come a long way in recent years with braking, electronic gears and now suspension tech getting considerable attention. Bikes are becoming more and more like something designed for a sci-fi movie, and if this sort of space-age smoothness, speed and clean aesthetics is your thing, look no further than the S-Works Roubaix with SRAM eTap.
The 2018 S-Works Roubaix is equipped with a super-lightweight frame, in fact, one of the lightest Specialized has ever designed. Built from FACT 11r carbon fibre around a new geometry based on the fit and feel characteristics of the much-loved SL4 that came before it, the Roubaix is stiffer and more efficient than ever. And with our Rider-First Engineered construction, the frame's characteristics are kept consistent throughout the range of sizes.
As for the industry redefining Future Shock, we've continued to develop it with the team at McLaren Applied Technologies. The goal here was always to dramatically improve performance and efficiency, which has been achieved chiefly in the frame's vertical compliance. This meant optimising smoothness, speed and comfort all at once by moving away from fork splay and instead directing lumps and bumps up through the head tube into the Future Shock which is basically a piston providing 20mm of MTB-style travel'. Through testing against our Rolling Efficiency Model, we've established that the new Roubaix outperforms all similar competitors. No brainer!
The 2018 S-Works Roubaix is wrapped in only the best equipment money can buy, including the future-proof SRAM eTap wireless shifting and hand-built Roval CLX 32 carbon wheels for the perfect fast-rolling connection with the road. You can't get much more high-tech than this!
- Featuring our Rider-First Engineeredâ„¢ 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 our 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 Roubaix Disc fork is built from our top-end FACT 11r carbon fiber for supreme stiffness, strength, and reactivity, while a thru-axle design only stands to bolster all of the above.Â
- SRAM RedÂ® eTap 11-speed shifters provide a glimpse into the future of shifting, and double as brake levers for the SRAM Red hydraulic disc brakes. They communicate wirelessly with the front and rear derailleurs for a ground-breaking level of performance, while offering new, intuitive shift capabilities.
|FRAME||S-Works FACT 11r carbon, Endurance Geometry, Rider-First Engineeredâ„¢, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock suspension, 20mm of travel, flat disc mounts|
|FORK||S-Works FACT 11r carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle|
|FRONT WHEEL||CLX 32 Disc, thru-axle, 2Bliss Ready|
|REAR WHEEL||CLX 32 Disc, thru-axle, 2Bliss Ready|
|FRONT HUB||Roval tubeless plugs|
|REAR HUB||48mm alloy tubeless valveÂ|
|INNER TUBES||700x20/28mm, 48mm Presta valve|
|FRONT TYRE||S-Works Turbo 2Bliss Ready, 700x26mm, 180TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt Protection, Gripton|
|REAR TYRE||S-Works Turbo 2Bliss Ready, 700x26mm, 180TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt Protection, Gripton|
|CRANKSET||SRAM Red 22|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||SRAM BB30, 68mm, no spacer|
|SHIFT LEVERS||SRAM eTap Hydro|
|FRONT DERAILLEUR||SRAM eTap, braze-on|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||SRAM eTap, 11-speed|
|CHAIN||SRAM Red 22, 11-speed|
|HANDLEBARS||S-Works Hover Carbon, 15mm rise,Â 125mm drop, 75mm reach|
|TAPE||S-Wrap Roubaix w/sticky gel|
|STEM||S-Works SL, alloy, titanium bolts, 6-degree rise|
|SADDLE||Body Geometry S-Works Phenom GT, carbon rails, 143mm|
|SEATPOST||Specialized CG-R, FACT carbon, single bolt, 27.2mm|
|PEDALS||Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors|
As with any product, specification is subject to change without prior notification. You are advised to confirm current specification before buying.