Is Specialized Roubaix good for climbing?
For riders looking for an endurance specialist that does a great job of killing road shocks then the Specialized Roubaix Comp fits the bill incredibly well. Just don’t expect it to light up the roads with a blistering turn of speed or an anti-gravity level of climbing prowess.
How much is a Specialized Roubaix worth?
The following five bikes are the most popular models in the Specialized Roubaix series, ranging in price from $1900 to $10,500.
Is the Specialized Roubaix comp the 2018 bike of the year?
The Specialized Roubaix Comp is one of our Bike of the Year bikes for 2018. To read reviews of the other contenders and the categories tested across road, mountain and women’s bikes, visit our Bike of the Year hub. A few things have changed in the year since the Roubaix took the crown, first the price has shifted upwards considerably.
How does the Specialized Roubaix compare to the original Venge?
Specialized has developed the bike in the wind tunnel, and it shows. The Roubaix’s aerodynamically on par with the original Venge. Even more impressively, data suggests it betters the Tarmac SL6. The ride is so smooth you’d be forgiven for thinking that you’re cruising aboard seriously fat rubber, rather than the impressive Turbo 28s.
What makes the Specialized Roubaix 10R carbon frame so special?
Specialized’s Turbo Pro Gripton 28c tyres provide a smooth ride. The Fact 10r carbon frame’s not solely about suspension and comfort, though. Specialized has developed the bike in the wind tunnel, and it shows. The Roubaix’s aerodynamically on par with the original Venge.
What is the difference between the Roubaix comp and other bikes?
The Roubaix Comp shares an identical frame design as all other bikes in the range, the main differentiator being the grade of carbon fibre used in the construction and the suspension system used in the fork. The Comp uses FACT 10R carbon, the same even as found on the £6,400 Pro version.