The idea of a perfect road is a myth, as there’s always a chip, a crack, a rough patch—you name it. But with our Roubaix Elite, you’ll be taming wild asphalt without any extra effort. This is how road bikes were always meant to be. The super-light frame has 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, however, we’ve managed to keep the same fit, feel, and position that we’ve all come to love from the SL4, and kept it consistent throughout the size-range due to our Rider-First Engineered™ construction.
Future Shock is essentially a piston in the head tube with 20mm of travel. We developed this technology in partnership with McLaren Applied Technologies, and the result of this are a host of drastic performance improvements, namely in the vertical compliance department. Without giving a physics lecture, we found that focusing on vertical compliance, instead of fork splay, meant that we could improve smoothness, speed, and comfort in one fell swoop. Lastly, the Roubaix Elite is spec’d with 105 11-speed mechanical shifting, RS hydraulic disc brakes, and DT R470 Disc wheels that have been cased in our Turbo Pro 28mm tires.
- FACT 10r carbon Frame
- FACT carbon Fork
- Shimano 105 22 Speed Drivetrain
- Shimano RS505 Hydraulic disc brakes
- Turbo Pro 700 x 28c Tyres