Specialized Roubaix Expert 2017 Road Bike


Specialized have been saying it for years—smoother is faster.

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Specialized have been saying it for years—smoother is faster. With the all-new Roubaix Expert this philosophy is taken to new, remarkable heights. The frame is the lightest that they ever produced, and it’s been constructed from FACT 10r carbon fibre. Its stiffness levels are also off the charts, and compared to the SL4 iteration of yesteryear, you’ll experience a whole new, faster, and more efficient geometry. Through some engineering sorcery, Specialized have managed to keep the same fit, feel, and position that we’ve all come to love from the Roubaix. Of course, you’re probably thinking, “get on to the suspension thing up front.” Its called Future Shock, and essentially, it’s a piston in the head tube with 20mm of travel. Developed in partnership with McLaren Applied Technologies, the results are a host of drastic performance improvements. Without boring you too much Specialized have focusing on vertical compliance, instead of fork splay, which means that they could improve smoothness, speed, and comfort in one fell swoop.

FACT 10r carbon, Endurance Geometry, Rider-First Engineered, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock suspension, 20mm of travel
Roubaix disc, FACT 11r carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle
Front Derailleur
Shimano Ultegra, braze-on
Rear Derailleur
Shimano Ultegra, long cage, 11-speed
Number of Gears
Shimano ST-RS685, 11-speed
Chain set
Shimano Ultegra Compact 50/34
Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed, 11-32t
Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
Shimano RS685 Road Hydraulic Disc
Specialized Hover Expert Alloy, 15mm rise, 125mm drop, 75mm reach
Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt
Bar Tape
S-Wrap Roubaix w/stickygel
DT Swiss R460 Disc Pro, thru-axle, 2Bliss Ready
Turbo Pro, 700x26mm, 60TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection
Phenom Expert GT, Adaptive Edge design, hollow titanium rails, 143mm
Specialized CG-R, FACT carbon, single bolt, 27.2mm
Specialized Road BB Mount Swat Box

Additional Information

Frame size

46, 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61