However, the frame is otherwise unchanged from the top-end model, with the same Future Shock damper in the head tube and roomy seat tube that allows the 27.2mm seatpost to flex
Specialized supplies the 28mm all-weather minded Espoir tyresJack Luke / Immediate Media
The bike is built around a Shimano Tiagra groupset and Specialized Axis Sport wheels. These wheels are shod with 28mm Espoir tyres that also come courtesy of Specialized. These should go some way to smoothing out the worst road buzz that the Future Shock can’t handle.
The bike uses thru-axles at the front and rearJack Luke / Immediate Media
These days we’d normally expect a disc equipped bike of this price to have hydraulic disc brakes, however there’s a lot of unique tech packed into the Roubaix so it’s not surprising that the bike instead uses TRP Spyre mechanical brakes.
As you’d hope of a modern bike, the Roubaix is built around the flat mount brake standard with thru-axles front and rear.
All praise the threaded BB shell!Jack Luke / Immediate Media
Retrogrouches (and those that actually work on their own bikes) will also be delighted to see that the Roubaix uses a threaded bottom bracket shell.
We’re really looking forward to trying out this bike and you should expect to see a full review on the site in the coming months.