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Specialized Roubaix Elite Compact

Specialized Roubaix Elite Compact

2012

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (5 Reviews)
$2,750.00
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2012 Specialized Roubaix Elite Compact

Specialized's Roubaix Elite Compact is a zippy road machine that rides so smoothly and comfortably you'll enjoy all your favorite loops more than ever. Specialized's Zertz vibration-damping elastomer inserts boost the carbon frame's inherent road-smoothing qualities, while the back-friendly riding position means total comfort and control. Plus, the 20-speed Shimano 105 drivetrain delivers the ideal gearing for every ride, while the Fulcrum Racing wheelset rolls effortlessly and is built to last. And, this carbon beauty comes with a full complement of Specialized's excellent aluminum components.

Features and Information

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  • Specialized's FACT (Functional Advanced Composite Technology) carbon frames and components are made from the finest materials and utilize a unique manufacturing process that creates amazing durability, awesome efficiency and super-low weight.
  • Specialized's Zertz viscoelastic inserts damp vibrations for a velvety smooth ride so you stay comfortable and refreshed mile after mile.
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    Specification Description
    Frame Specialized FACT 8r-carbon w/Zertz inserts
    Fork Specialized FACT carbon w/Zertz inserts
    Rims/Wheels Fulcrum Racing 6
    Hubs See Rims/Wheels
    Spokes See Rims/Wheels
    Tires Specialized Espoir Elite w/double BlackBelt puncture protecton, 700 x 25c
    Crankset Shimano 105
    Chainrings 50/34
    Front Derailleur Shimano 105
    Rear Derailleur Shimano 105
    Rear Cogs Shimano 105, 10-speed: 11-28
    Shifters Shimano 105
    Handlebars Specialized Comp, aluminum
    Tape/Grips Specialized Roubaix w/gel padding
    Stem Specialized CompSet, aluminum
    Brake Levers Shimano 105
    Brakes Shimano 105
    Saddle Specialized Body Geometry Toupé Plus Sport
    Seatpost Specialized Comp, carbon

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Store SKU
    49cm 00719676041452 9023-5249
    52cm 00719676022727 9023-5252
    54cm 00719676033686 9023-5254 17285
    56cm 00719676027388 9023-5256
    58cm 00719676035628 9023-5258
    61cm 00719676037370 9023-5261
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    4.5 stars

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Absorbs Shock Well  (4)
    • Handles Well  (4)
    • Comfortable  (4)
    • Good Geometry  (3)
    • Great Components  (3)

    Cons

    • Could use stronger brakes 
    • Tire Upgrade required 

    Best Uses

    • Climbing  (3)
    • Serious Training  (3)
    • Casual Riding  (3)
    • Racing 
    • Sprinting 

    Reviewed by 5 customers

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    4.0

    Awesome Ride

    By mike lambie

    from Lake Orion, mI

    About Me

    Comments:

    Great ride but maybe its because I've been riding mountain bikes or my old 78 raleigh competition and everything feels better. Shifts great, very agile, the fit was done well. Did 20 miles on a path that was a little muddier and messier than I expected and it handled and rode well. No complaints from me on this bike, very happy camper... err.. biker. mike lambie

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    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    It's good.

    By Rick

    from Maryland

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Great Components
    • Good Geometry
    • Handles Well
    • Absorbs Shock Well
    • Comfortable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding

      Comments:

      I have about 350 miles (and counting) so far including a century. This bike is light and the components are a step above. Consider this bike if you want quality and comfort, in a flashy package. Be prepared to go fast! I am really impressed with this bike, good job Specialized. A few questions I've answered: Q) Mushy carbon? A) No, not here. Q) Does it flex? A) Yes, that's good for dampening the bumps.

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      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Plush Bike!

      By DWP

      from Central Alberta

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Comfortable
      • Good Geometry
      • Handles Well
      • Absorbs Shock Well
      • Great Components

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Serious Training
        • Climbing
        • Casual Riding

        Comments:

        This bike is an excellent combination of speed and comfort. The geometry is aggressive enough to accelerate and stay there, but relaxed enough to stay on for a long time. The the bike climbs well, and descends even better. I have yet to experience hand numbness thanks to the carbon frame, Zertz inserts and gel bar tape. I rode a well-decked 6061 bike with carbon post, stem and fork, but this is much smoother. The 105 drive train works well too. Great bike at this price point.

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Very comfortable and fast bike

        By gw

        from Staten Island, NY

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Handles Well
        • Good Geometry
        • Absorbs Shock Well
        • Lightweight
        • Comfortable
        • Great Components

        Cons

        • Could use stronger brakes

        Best Uses

        • Serious Training
        • Sprinting
        • Climbing
        • Casual Riding

        Comments:

        Have just about 150 miles on the bike so far. After a re-fitting (shorter stem) the bike is fantastic to ride. Planning to do a century on it in June and I expect to have a great time riding on this bike.

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        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Love it!

        By Dan G.

        from New York, NY

        About Me Weekend Warrior

        Pros

        • Absorbs Shock Well
        • Comfortable
        • Handles Well

        Cons

        • Tire Upgrade required

        Best Uses

        • Climbing
        • Racing
        • Serious Training

        Comments:

        Had it for about 2 weeks and love it. Would not hesitate to use it on Triathlons, Long Rides or short rides for fun.

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