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With seven wins at Paris-Roubaix, the Specialized Roubaix has proven that Smoother is Faster. Until this moment, however, smooth has admittedly come with some compromises. But not anymore. The all-new Roubaix Expert now delivers compliance without compromise by introducing a radical new Future Shock 2.0 that gives you more control and damping options, a new Pavé seatpost that creates our most balanced Roubaix to date, aerodynamics that equal the Tarmac, and a Rider-First Engineered frame that’s shed some serious weight. Is it still comfortable? Sure, but don’t call it a comfort bike, because performance was behind every engineering decision we made. This is the new Roubaix.
For the build, we spec’d the Expert with Shimano Ultegra Di2 for its powerful hydraulic disc brakes and super crisp 11-speed shifting. Of course, you’ll be rolling on sturdy wheels courtesy of a Roval C38 wheelset.
Guide To Road Bike Gears
If you are buying a road bike one of the big differences between models will be which gears they use. Most manufacturers will make the same bike, using the same frame but putting different gears and wheels on it. So for instance you can buy a Trek Domane AL 2 Disc with Shimano Claris gearing for £975 or get the Trek Domane AL 4 Disc with Tiagra gearing for £1625. They are fundamentally the same bike. One comes with the Shimano Tiagra gears and the other comes with Shimano Claris gears.
In most cases, the bottom of the range gears and top of the range gears will basically work in the same way. The big differences are in the quality of material used and the weight. Top of the range gears will be lighter and smoother to use.
One thing to watch out for when comparing bikes is whether the full groupset is being used. If you are buying a bike that has Shimano 105 gears on it. Shimano makes 105 brakes, gear levers, front and rear derailleurs, cranks, chainrings and bottom brackets. So basically all of the running gear on the bike. Some bike manufacturers will fit the full groupset, others will fit Shimano 105 front and rear derailleurs but use their own brakes and cranks to save a few pounds. So if you are comparing bikes be sure to check how much of the groupset the bike actually uses.
Nothing beats the feeling of effortless speed you get on a road bike. There are lots of reasons to ride a road bike, from the simple joy of it, to racing, long distance challenges, or café rides with friends. Whatever you want to do there will be road bike out there for you.
Nearly all manufacturers have stopped making dedicated men’s and women’s bikes. They are now all unisex. What you will see is that on smaller bikes, brands will often fit a wider saddle (generally more female friendly). On larger bikes they will often fit a narrower one (generally more male friendly).
It is getting increasingly hard to buy new bikes with rim brakes as the industry has almost exclusively switched to discs. The reasons for this are pretty simple. Disc brakes are much, much, more powerful than old rim brake systems so you can stop a lot more easily and safely. Disc brakes also allow much bigger tyres to be fitted which is more comfortable. Older disc brake systems did often suffer from rubbing and squeaking. While this hasn’t been completely fixed yet it is much less common on modern bikes with hydraulic brakes. Mechanical disc brakes can still take a bit of fettling to get them right so go for hydraulic if you can.
Specialized is one of the best-known quality bike brands in the world. Started by a group of riders in 1974. A fact which has guided their decision making ever since.
" Made for riders, by riders."
They strove to make the best quality tires when quality tyres weren't around. When people wanted to ride cruisers in the dirt, they made the first production mountain bike. When roadies wanted to go faster, Specialized doubled down on carbon and built their own wind tunnel.
Bikes like the Allez, Rockhopper and Stumpjumper have developed followings and reputations of their own. Specialized has a reputation for making high-end, high-quality bikes. Specialized bikes always look great with high-quality paint and sensible sizing hel0s you get the right bike each time. If you buy a Specialized bike you can be guaranteed it will do what it is supposed to and will last.
|Frame||FACT 10R, Rider First Engineeredâ„¢ (RFE), FreeFoil Shape Library tubes, threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc|
|Fork||Future Shock 2.0 w/ Smooth Boot, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc|
|Handlebars||Specialized Hover Expert, Alloy, 125mm Drop, 75mm Reach w/Di2 Hole|
|Stem||Future Stem, Pro|
|Tape||Supacaz Super Sticky Kush|
|Front Brake||Shimano Ultegra R8170, hydraulic disc|
|Seat Binder||Hidden drop clamp|
|Rear Brake||Shimano Ultegra R8170, hydraulic disc|
|Shift Levers||Shimano Ultegra R8170, hydraulic disc|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra R8150, braze-on|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra R8150, 12-speed|
|Cassette||Shimano Ultegra, 12-speed, 11-34t|
|Crankset||Shimano Ultegra R8100|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano Threaded BSA BB|
|Chain||Shimano Ultegra, 12-speed|
|Front Wheel||Roval C38, 21mm internal width carbon rim|
|Rear Wheel||Roval C38, 21mm internal width carbon rim|
|Front Tire||Specialized Turbo Pro, 700x30mm|
|Rear Tire||Specialized Turbo Pro, 700x30mm|
|Saddle||Body Geometry Power Expert, titanium rails|
|Inner Tubes||Presta, 48mm valve|
Please note: Manufacturers can sometimes change the specification of the products from time to time.
|Colours||Smoke/Tarmac Black/Silver Dust/Black Reflective, Teal Tint/ Ice Papaya/ Black Reflective|
|Sizes||44, 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61, 64|
|Barcodes||888818769971, 888818769995, 888818770014, 888818770021, 888818770038, 888818770045, 888818770113, 888818770205, 888818770380, 888818770397, 888818770410, 888818770434, 888818770557, 888818770571|
|SKUs / Part Numbers||94422-3049, 94422-3052, 94422-3054, 94422-3056, 94422-3058, 94422-3061, 94422-3144, 94422-3149, 94422-3152, 94422-3154, 94422-3156, 94422-3158, 94422-3161, 94422-3164|
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We regularly check our prices against our competitors to ensure that you are getting a good deal. If you find an item cheaper within seven days of purchase, just let us know and ask us to match the price.
Cycles UK provides 14 days of free insurance on all new bikes sold to UK customers. As part of our service, your new bike is automatically covered with 14 days’ FREE insurance against theft and accidental damage.
Opinions of contact points such as saddles, shoes and grips can vary a lot between different riders. If you buy a contact point from Cycles UK and you don’t find it comfortable, you can return it within 30 days, and we’ll swap it for something else.
|Frame Size||Rider Height (CM)|
|49cm||155 to 163|
|52cm||163 to 170|
|54cm||170 to 175|
|56cm||175 to 183|
|58cm||180 to 188|
|61cm||188 to 196|
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