Specialized 22' Roubaix Expert

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With seven wins at Paris-Roubaix, the 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 seat post that creates the 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, Specialized 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.

  • The new frame delivers compliance without compromise via the perfect balance of aerodynamics, light overall weight via a FACT 10r carbon construction, compliance, and Rider-First Engineering. With tube shapes that were born in our FreeFoil Shape Library and validated in the Win Tunnel, the new Roubaix is more aero than the Tarmac SL6. Meanwhile, to ensure the weight and ride quality, Specialized turned to a Rider-First Engineered design to deliver optimal stiffness and compliance across all sizes, from 44 to 64cm. Of course, the frame has shed some serious weight in the process. And to prep you for your own cobblestone-esque escapade, there's room for 33mm tyres.

  • To go along with the new frame, developed is a totally-new S-Works Pavé seat post. Not only is it the first compliant seat post that’s also aerodynamic, it does so without any additional weight or finicky contraptions. Starting with the same D-shape design found on the Tarmac, taking compliance a step further by building additional flex into the upper and developing a new drop-clamp design in the frame. This provides plenty of compliance, while staying perfectly balanced with the front-end, so you get a smooth, balanced ride no matter how rough the road.

  • The Future Shock 2.0 is the result of pro riders’ demands for the cobbles of Roubaix. It’s smoother, faster, and gives you more control via a knob atop the stem. This knob adjusts compression from fully-open to stiff, while hydraulically-damped internals control rebound. Add it up, and this latest version will reduce fatigue and increase your speed, no matter the terrain. The new Smooth Boot, top cap, and Future Stem also enhance the aesthetic, so you get a clean transition from head tube to stem.

Specifications:

Frame

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

Fork

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

Handlebars

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

Stem

Future Stem, Pro

Tape

Supacaz Super Sticky Kush

Seat Post

S-Works Pave

Front Brake

Shimano Ultegra R8170, hydraulic disc

Seat Post Collar

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

Chainrings

50/34T

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 Tyre

Specialized Turbo Pro, 700x30mm

Rear Tyre

Specialized Turbo Pro, 700x30mm

Saddle

Body Geometry Power Expert, titanium rails

Inner Tubes

Presta, 48mm valve

Test Pedals

Not included on performance Specialized bikes such as this for environmental reasons. Pedals are an additional purchase, based on preference and riding style.


Geometry & Sizing:

49

52

54

56

58

61

BB Drop

77.5

77.5

76

76

74.5

74.5

BB Height

265

265

266

266

268

268

Bike Standover Height

715

743

762

783

805

844

Chainstay Length

413

413

415

415

418

418

Fork Length, Full

370

370

370

370

370

370

Fork Rake/Offset

50

50

44

44

44

44

Front Center

581

586

585

592

607

618

Head Tube Angle

71.5°

72°

72.75°

73.5°

73.5°

74°

Head Tube Length

100

112

125

143

170

205

Reach

363

368

376

384

392

398

Seat Tube Angle

74°

74°

74°

73.5°

73.5°

73.5°

Seat Tube Length

410

446

465

485

505

547

Stack

555

570

585

605

630

665

Top Tube Length, Horizontal

525

533

545

563

579

595

Trail

62

59

61

55

55

52

Wheelbase

982

986

988

995

1014

1024

*Barring angle values marked by their degree symbol (°), all chart measurements above are listed in millimetres (mm).

Detailed below are the 2022 Roubaix Expert's sizes, with their respective rider's height ranges to which they suit:

49cm - 155cm to 163cm (5'1" to 5'4")

52cm - 163cm to 170cm (5'4" to 5'7")

54cm - 170cm to 178cm (5'7" to 5'10")

56cm - 175cm to 180cm (5'9" to 5'11")

58cm - 180cm to 188cm (5'11" to 6'2")

61cm - 188cm to 196cm (6'2" to 6'5")

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