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.
|Frame||Specialized FACT 8r-carbon w/Zertz inserts|
|Fork||Specialized FACT carbon w/Zertz inserts|
|Rims/Wheels||Fulcrum Racing 6|
|Tires||Specialized Espoir Elite w/double BlackBelt puncture protecton, 700 x 25c|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano 105, 10-speed: 11-28|
|Handlebars||Specialized Comp, aluminum|
|Tape/Grips||Specialized Roubaix w/gel padding|
|Stem||Specialized CompSet, aluminum|
|Brake Levers||Shimano 105|
|Saddle||Specialized Body Geometry Toupé Plus Sport|
|Seatpost||Specialized Comp, carbon|
* Subject to change without notice.
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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
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.
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.
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.
Had it for about 2 weeks and love it. Would not hesitate to use it on Triathlons, Long Rides or short rides for fun.