2022 Specialized

Roubaix Expert

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

$5,499$8,000
FrameCarbon
SuspensionHardtail
ForkCarbon
Wheels700c Carbon
Drivetrain2 × 12 Electronic
GroupsetUltegra Di2
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Rider Position
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Terrain
smoothrugged
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Gearing

A bike with lower gearing will be easier to ride up steep hills, while a higher top end means it will pedal faster down hills.

Lowest gear

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39 mph

Roubaix Expert

39 mph

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Reviews
BikeRadar
Specialized Roubaix SL8 Expert review

Nov 2023 · Warren Rossiter

The Roubaix is versatile with a smooth ride and swift handling, but it's very much an all-road bike rather than a pure road bike

Highs
  • Smooth, comfortable ride position

  • Swift steering

Lows
  • Ride can feel unbalanced

  • Better value available elsewhere

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Velo
Specialized Roubaix SL8 first ride review: Compliance above all else

Sep 2023 · Troy Templin

The upgraded Specialized Roubaix SL8 is new but far from all-new.

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Gran Fondo Magazine
2023 Specialized Roubaix Comp - Head-to-head in our all-road group test

Sep 2023 · Calvin Zajac

The Specialized Roubaix Comp aims to deliver a ride as smooth as a magic carpet. But can the compliant bike hold its own in our all-road group test?

Highs
  • Bike with the best front suspension

  • Forgiving long-distance handling

Lows
  • Reserved, dated look

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Bikerumor
Will Next-Gen Specialized Roubaix Feature Angled Strut For Extra Vertical Compliance?

Feb 2023

Specialized patent gives glimpse of more vertically compliant Classics road bike with improved tire clearance... next-gen Roubaix, perhaps?

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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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Cyclist
Specialized S-Works Roubaix review

Jun 2020 · Stu Bowers

The 2020 Specialized S-Works Roubaix is as comfortable as previous generations while matching the speed of the Tarmac SL6

Highs
  • Nipping at the Tarmac's heel in terms of performance

  • But with much greater comfort and increased versatility at the turn of a dial

  • Impressively light

  • Fantastic control

Lows
  • To buy an S-Works means nearly £10k

  • But cost is subjective

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Geometry
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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

ColorsTeal Tint/ Ice Papaya/ Black Reflective; Smoke / Tarmac Black/silver Dust/black Reflective

Fork

Future Shock 2.0 w/ Smooth Boot, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

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

Seatpost

S-Works Pave

TypeRigid

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano Ultegra R8150, 12-speed

Front Derailleur

Shimano Ultegra R8150, braze-on

Crank

Shimano Ultegra R8100, 50/34T

Shifters

Shimano Ultegra R8170, hydraulic disc

Cassette

Shimano Ultegra, 12-speed, 11-34t

Chain

Shimano Ultegra, 12-speed

Brakes

Front: Shimano Ultegra R8170, hydraulic disc, Rear: Shimano Ultegra R8170, hydraulic disc

TypeHydraulic Disc

Wheels
Rims

Front: Roval C38, 21mm internal width carbon rim, Rear: Roval C38, 21mm internal width carbon rim

Tires

Front: Specialized Turbo Pro, 700x30mm, Rear: Specialized Turbo Pro, 700x30mm

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Last updated July 19