Tom Boonen, QuickStep, debut new Specialized Roubaix SL4

New Specialized S-Works Roubaix cobbles bike under select riders this weekend

Tom Boonen, Sylvain Chavanel and other members of Omega Pharma-QuickStep will tackle the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix aboard a new bike from team sponsors Specialized. The bike doesn’t officially have a name yet, but past convention tells us this will be the next-generation S-Works Roubaix SL4.

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Specialized wouldn’t divulge details of the new bike, as it’s still in the final stages of development. Per UCI rules, bikes not only have to meet the governing body’s testing process but they also “have to be presented to the media” so we were shown the new bike but weren’t given any details.