Pro bike: 2014 Roubaix-winner’s Roubaix

Terpstra’s Specialized S-Works Roubaix

On Friday Niki Terpstra and his Etixx-Quick Step teammates rode critical sectors of Sunday’s Paris-Roubaix course, a longstanding reconnaissance tradition made special for the returning champion.

“The feelings today were really good on the cobblestones,” Terpstra said of riding his Specialized S-Works Roubaix. “It was nice to be back. I have good memories of course. It was good to get a feel for Sunday.”

In 2014, Terpstra was riding in support of team leader and multi-time Paris-Roubaix winner Tom Boonen. Boonen is out with an injury this year.

This year Terpstra is co-leader of the team along with cyclocross star Zdenek Stybar and Stijn Vandenbergh.

Standing 186cm (6’1"), Terpstra has some similarly large figures for his Roubaix bike: 28mm Specialized tubulars, a 155mm-width Specialized Chicane saddle, 177.5mm FSA K-Force Light cranks, and 53/46 FSA chainrings.

Take a look at the gallery above for a closer look at Terpstra’s Roubaix for Paris-Roubaix.

This k-edge number plate will hold the enviable number 1 come sunday: this k-edge number plate will hold the enviable number 1 come sunday
This k-edge number plate will hold the enviable number 1 come sunday: this k-edge number plate will hold the enviable number 1 come sunday

The K-Edge number plate will be holding the enviable #1 come Sunday, as Terpstra trusts his 28mm Specialized tubulars to see him through the pavé

Complete bike specifications

  • Frameset: Specialized S-Works Roubaix
  • Stem: FSA OS 99, 12cm, -6 degree
  • Handlebar: FSA Energy, Traditional Bend, 40cm 
  • Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
  • Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace, 11-25t 
  • Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace 
  • Crankset: FSA K-Force Light, 177.5mm, 53/46t
  • Power meter: Power2Max
  • Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Front wheel: Roval CLX 40 Rapide
  • Read wheel: Roval CLX 40 Rapide
  • Front tubular: Specialized, 28mm  
  • Rear tubular: Specialized, 28mm  
  • Saddle: Specialized Chicane155
  • Bottle cages: Tacx (2)

Critical measurements

  • Rider height: 1.86m/6'1"
  • Rider weight: 75kg/165lb
  • Saddle height:  81.9cm
  • Tip of saddle to center of bar: 59.8cm
  • Frame size:  58cm
Ben Delaney

US Editor-in-Chief
Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
  • Discipline: Road (paved or otherwise), cyclocross and sometimes mountain. His tri-curious phase seems to have passed, thankfully
  • Preferred Terrain: Quiet mountain roads leading to places unknown
  • Current Bikes: Scott Foil Team Issue, Specialized S-Works Tarmac, Priority Eight city bike... and a constant rotation of test bikes
  • Dream Bike: A BMC Teammachine SLR01 with disc brakes and clearance for 30mm tires (doesn't yet exist)
  • Beer of Choice: Saison Dupont
  • Location: Boulder, CO, USA

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