Specialized has been saying it for years—smoother is faster. But with the all-new S-Works Roubaix Frameset, this philosophy is taken to new, remarkable heights. The frame is the lightest that they've ever made, and it's been constructed from the top-end FACT 11r carbon fiber. 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, Specialized has managed to keep the same fit, feel, and position that you've come to love from the SL4. Up front, Specialized has integrated its new Future Shock—it's a piston in the head tube with 20mm of travel. They have developed this technology in partnership with McLaren Applied Technologies, and the results are a host of drastic performance improvements. It focuses on vertical compliance, instead of fork splay, which means they improved smoothness, speed, and comfort in one fell swoop. Plus, Specialized's S-Works CG-R carbon seatpost and FACT 11r carbon fork invite you to add more miles to every ride.
|Frame||S-Works FACT 11r carbon, Endurance Geometry, Rider-First Engineered, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock suspension, 20mm of travel|
|Fork||Roubaix disc, FACT 11r carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle|
|Bottom Bracket||OSBB, CeramicSpeed bearings|
|Seatpost||Specialized CG-R, FACT carbon, single bolt, 27.2mm|