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.
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 SRAM Red Etap AXS Disc
S-Works Roubaix SRAM Red eTap AXS DiscCourtesy
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.
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’.
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.