2021 Specialized

Roubaix Expert

A carbon frame endurance bike with high-end components and hydraulic disc brakes.
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Manufacturer Price

$5,000
FrameCarbon
SuspensionHardtail
ForkCarbon
Wheels700c Aluminum
Drivetrain2 × 11 Electronic
GroupsetUltegra Di2
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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39 mph

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39 mph

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Reviews
Cycling News
The Specialized Roubaix Expert is sublime in many ways, but has one major flaw

Sep 2022 · Will Jones

A lack of mudguard mounts holds it back from being the ultimate ‘real world’ road bike

Highs
  • The Future Shock is genuinely brilliant

  • Seatpost flex makes long rides a breeze

  • Race levels of stiffness and power transfer

Lows
  • No mudguard mounts

  • Difficult to work on

  • Expensive

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VeloNews
Gallery: Peter Sagan's non-Di2 Specialized for Paris-Roubaix

Oct 2021 · Ben Delaney

Shimano’s latest R9200 Dura-Ace group has a few options, but none of them include mechanical shifting; it’s Di2 only for Shimano’s top racing group from here on out. At Paris-Roubaix, Peter Sagan has voted with his bike that he prefers still mechanical shifting for the world’s hardest cobblestone race, thank you very much. In 2018, … Continued

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Road Bike Action
SPECIALIZED ROUBAIX ROAD BIKE TEST - Road Bike Action

Oct 2021 · David Kennedy

REVAMPED AND STILL A WINNER

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BikeRadar
Specialized Roubaix Expert long-term review

Dec 2020 · Matthew Loveridge

I wish it had mudguard mounts and it's certainly not cheap, but the Roubaix Expert is an exceptionally good bike. I’m starting to wish my other bikes had a Future Shock

Highs
  • Future Shock works beautifully and ride quality is perfectly balanced front to rear

  • Big spec

  • Lovely paint job

Lows
  • There’s no ignoring the price

  • Cable routing at the bar could be neater

  • The Future Shock adjuster is surprisingly easy to break (if you’re an idiot like me)

  • 2021 model is arguably less good value

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Cycling Weekly
Specialized Roubaix Comp

Mar 2020 · James Bracey

The latest Roubaix has more versatility with a promise of better performance. Does it deliver?

Highs
  • Ride performance

  • Frame quality

  • Future shock does a good job of smoothing out the road

Lows
  • Heavy wheels suck away potential speed

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road.cc
Specialized Roubaix Comp Ultegra Di2 2020

Feb 2020 · Stu Kerton

Fast, sweet-handling bike with great comfort levels, but I'd like some control over the spring rate

Highs
  • Handling unaffected by rough roads at speed

  • Ultegra Di2 groupset is faultless in use

Lows
  • No lockout on Future Shock, which means it bounces under hard efforts

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Bikerumor
Review: Specialized's all-new Roubaix, a Spring Classics road bike for everyone

Apr 2019

At the peak of the Spring Classics, we had the chance to put Specialized’s all-new Future Shock 2.0 front suspension Roubaix endurance road bike to a true test on the bergs, pavé & wind swept roads that define those iconic one-day races. While the Roubaix certainly proved its mettle with Phillipe Gilbert winning Paris-Roubaix on …

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Cycling Tips
Specialized's new Roubaix first-ride review: Performance, soothed - CyclingTips

Apr 2019 · Dave Rome

“Lighter than our Venge and more aero than our Tarmac.” That’s an attractive statement for anyone seeking a new race bike. In this case, it applies to Specialized’s all-new Roubaix, the company’s long-standing endurance platform. Announced just in time for its namesake race, the new Roubaix retains and improves on a number of the platform’s […]

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Specs
Build
Frame

FACT 10R, Rider First Engineered™ (RFE), FreeFoil Shape Library tubes, threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

BB StandardBSA, 68mm, Threaded

ColorsSatin Carbon / White; Gloss Black / Forest Green/oak Green; Gloss Blush / Black

Fork

Future Shock 2.0 w/ Damper, Smooth Boot, 12x100 mm thru-axle, flat-mount

Bottom Bracket

Shimano Threaded BSA BB

Stem

Future Stem, Pro

Handlebar

Specialized Hover Expert, Alloy, 125mm Drop, 75mm Reach w/Di2 Hole

Saddle

Body Geometry Power Expert, titanium rails

Seatpost

S-Works Pave

TypeRigid

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano Ultegra RX, RX805

Front Derailleur

Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050, braze-on

Crank

Shimano Ultegra R8000, HollowTech 2, 11-speed, 50/34T

Shifters

Shimano Ultegra Di2 Disc R8070

Cassette

Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed, 11-34t

Chain

Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed

Brakes

Front: Shimano Ultegra R8070, hydraulic disc, Rear: Shimano Ultegra R8070, hydraulic disc

TypeHydraulic Disc

Wheels
Rims

Front: DT Swiss R470 rim, 20mm internal width, tubeless ready, 24h, Specialized full sealed bearing thru axle hub, centerlock disc, DT Swiss Champion 14G stainless steel spokes, DT Swiss brass nipples., Rear: DT Swiss R470 rim, 20mm internal width, tubeless ready, 24h, Specialized full sealed bearing thru axle hub, centerlock disc, alloy freehub body, DT Swiss Champion 14G stainless steel spokes, DT Swiss brass nipples.

Tires

Front: Specialized Turbo Pro, 700x28mm, Rear: Specialized Turbo Pro, 700x28mm

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