Specialized has announced a whole suite of bikes based on its new 2020 Roubaix design. The range starts with the £2,600 / $2,900 / AU$4,000 Roubaix Sport, equipped with the Future Shock 1.5, rising to the £9,500 / $11,500 / AU$17,000 S-Work Roubaix, which is fitted with on-the-fly suspension adjustment in the form of the 2.0 Future Shock unit.
Here’s a rundown of the range:
Specialized Roubaix Sport
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The Roubaix Sport uses a Fact10R carbon frame with a Future Shock 1.5 fitted to the fork, and is available in four colour options.
It comes stock with the S-Work’s Pave seatpost, which is found throughout the range right up to the S-Works models, and runs on DT Swiss R470 wheels fitted with 28mm Turbo Pro tyres
The drivetrain is Shimano 105 (50/34, 11-34) with a Praxis Alba chainset.
Rumour has it there will be a bike coming in under the price of the Comp later in the year.
- £2,600 / $2,900 / AU$4,000
Specialized Roubaix Comp
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Like the Sport, the Comp uses the Fact 10r frameset and Future Shock 1.5-equipped fork and S-Works Pave seatpost.
The drivetrain is upgraded to a full Shimano Ultegra R8000 groupset (50/34, 11-34) and shares the same wheelset from DT Swiss (R470 disc) with Turbo Pro 28mm tyres.
Specialized Roubaix Comp Ultegra Di2
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The Comp Ultegra Di2 uses the same frame, fork and shock system as the Comp, and the same running gear, but the groupset gets upgraded from standard mechanical Ultegra to the Di2 version.
- £4,400 / $4,400 / AU$6,500
Specialized Roubaix Expert
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The Expert level machines are the first in the range to feature the fully adjustable Future Shock 2.0, which is built into a Fact10r chassis.
The Expert runs on Shimano Ultegra Di2, Roval C38 disc wheels and 28mm Turbo Pro tyres.
- £5,400 / $6,000 / AU$8,500
Specialized Roubaix Pro Force eTap AXS
Roubaix Pro Force eTap AXS Courtesy
The first bike in Specialized’s line up to feature SRAM’s new 12-speed wireless drivetrain. Its combined with the Fact10r frame, Future Shock 2.0-equipped fork, carbon hover bar, S-Works Pave seatpost, Roval CL32 carbon disc wheels and Turbo Pro 28mm tyres.
Specialized S-Works Roubaix Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
S-Works Roubaix Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 Courtesy
The S-Works models all get the premium sub-900g Fact11r frameset and the Future Shock 2.0 system-equipped fork.
As you’d expect on a bike costing £9,500, this one gets the S-Works carbon bar, post, Power saddle, Roval CLX 50 carbon wheelset and premium Turbo Cotton tyres in a 28.
It’s all driven by Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 with a 50/34, 11-30 setup.
- £9,500 / $11,000 / AU$16,200
Specialized S-Works Roubaix SRAM Red Etap AXS Disc
S-Works Roubaix SRAM Red eTap AXS Disc Courtesy
The sub 900g S-Works chassis and Future Shock 2.0 are combined with SRAM’s all-new 12-speed Red group (46/33, 10-33).
There’s the full raft of S-Works components, but it differs from the Di2 S-Works bike by using shallower Roval CLX 32 wheels. They are still shod with Turbo Cotton 28mm tyres and there’s a Power meter option too.
- £9,500 / $11,500 / AU$17,000
Specialized S-Works Roubaix Sagan Collection
S-Works Roubaix Sagan Collection Courtesy
The S-Works bike gets reworked in a limited-edition Sagan finish, its essentially the same spec as the Dura-Ace Di2 bike but with a suite of Sagan components: Sagan edition S-Works Romin saddle, Sagan edition Roval CLX 50 wheelset, Turbo Cotton Hell of the North Sagan Ltd 28mm tyres and a coordinated Sagan finish called ‘Underexposed’.
- £10,000 / $12,000 / AU$N/A
Specialized Roubaix Comp – Sagan Collection
Roubaix Comp – Sagan Collection Courtesy
This Fact 10r frameset with Future Shock 1.5 and full mechanical Ultegra is just like the standard Comp but finished in the same ‘Underexposed’ colourway as the ten grand S-Works Sagan edition.
S-Works Roubaix frameset
The new Roubaix’s S-Works framesets have a secret up their sleeves compared to the complete bikes. You can of course buy the same S-Works frameset as used on all S-Works bikes, and the Sagan special edition, but there is also an S-Works Team frame option, which comes in a super-aggressive slammed geometry. This model is only available in 53cm, 57cm, and 59cm options.
It’s these chassis that are based around the Pro-only geometry, so, for example, the 53cm sits at a very slammed 552mm stack height (the 90mm head tube is the smallest it can go while still mechanically being able to contain the FutureShock 2.0). Compare that to the 54cm in the standard bike with a 585mm stack or the 52cm with a 570mm stack and you can see its significantly lower.
For the 56cm on the standard S-Works the stack is 605mm, while the Team 57cm is 574mm, the Team 58cm is 630mm, the TEAM 59cm has a 588mm stack and the 61cm is 665mm. Across these three larger sizes the reach on average is around 10mm more.
The bare bones Fact 11r chassis with 2.0 Future Shock is available in the Dove grey/red colourway of the Di2 bike, a sunset chameleon fade or a mirror finish Sagan edition.
- £3,400 / $4,500 / AU$N/A
Sagan edition: £TBC / $5,000 / AU$6,000