Thanks to Specialized's FACT-carbon frameset and its vibration-damping Zertz inserts, you'll ride further and more comfortably than ever on the velvety-smooth Roubaix Elite Compact! You'll love the DT Swiss wheels that get up to speed effortlessly and the quick-shifting, 20-speed Shimano 105 compact drivetrain that flattens once-challenging hills. And for coming back down steep grades, the Shimano 105 dual-pivot brakes offer outstanding confidence and control. Plus, Specialized's plush Body Geometry seat and fine components invite you to add more miles to every ride.
|Frame||Specialized FACT 8r-carbon w/Zertz inserts|
|Fork||Specialized Roubaix FACT carbon w/tapered steerer and Zertz inserts|
|Rims/Wheels||DT Swiss Axis 2.0|
|Tires||Specialized Espoir Elite w/double BlackBelt Puncture Protection, 700x25c|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed: 12-28|
|Shifters||Shimano 105 STI|
|Handlebars||Specialized Comp, aluminum|
|Tape/Grips||Specialized Roubaix w/gel padding|
|Brake Levers||Shimano 105|
|Saddle||Specialized Body Geometry Toupe RBX Sport|
|Seatpost||Specialized Comp FACT 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.