Specialized Roubaix 27 Road Bike

4.47/5 (34 Reviews)
MSRP : $1300.00

Product Description

  • Specialized E5 fully manipulated Columbus SLX tubing with FACT carbon seatstays and Zertz inserts for a smooth ride
  • FACT carbon monocoque fork with Zertz inserts
  • Zertz Comp handlebar with 31.8 clamp diameter and Body Geometry Bar Phat
  • Shimano 105 9-speed drivetrain
  • FSA Gossamer MegaExo 2-piece alloy crankset

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    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Karl Littau a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: September 14, 2010

    Strengths:    Handling, ride.

    Weaknesses:    Unreliable wheelset. Bad customer support.

    Bottom Line:   
    I bought a 2010 Specialized Roubaix Expert. Good Ride. Light and smooth. Handles well at speed. I expected more from the Ultegra Derailleurs, but I can live with a little noise now and again, and If I keep the chain well lubed, it actually sounds fine. The Roval Fusee wheels, however, are crap. The spoke nuts keep working completely loose especially on the rear. Can't be repaired when out on a ride and just as bad as a broken spoke. Not a warranty item according to Specialized - that's just what happens. The performance otherwise is good and it could be a sweet bike, but reliability is important to me and this bike doesn't have it.

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    Purchased At:   Mike's Bikes

    Bike Setup:   Stock

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Brian Coughlin a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: September 11, 2010

    Strengths:    Very comfortable, smooth ride

    Weaknesses:    Could be a little snappier off the line

    Bottom Line:   
    I purchased this bike recently and love it!!! I chose the 2010 Roubaix Elite Comp over the Look 566 b/c the Roubaix offered a smoother, cushier ride. I wish it was a tad snappier off the line but considering I went from a commuter to this, the speed difference is amazing. I'm riding 5+ MPH faster without any additional fatigue and haven't even installed the Look Keo 2's yet. I'm guessing new rims and tires will make the bike feel zippier, but I'm gonna use the stock stuff until I need to replace them. Other than that, I love the bike and will enjoy putting many, many miles on it. The stock setup is just fine for someone like me that rides 75-100 miles a week.

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    Price Paid:    $1850.00

    Purchased At:   California Pedlar

    Similar Products Used:   N/A

    Bike Setup:   Stock

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Adam Trieschmann a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: August 15, 2010

    Strengths:    Extremely smooth and comfortable to ride. Raced professionally 10 years ago and I have never had a more comfortable training bike.

    Weaknesses:    Shimano 105's did not hold up, stripped the cranks, broke a spoke and replace whole group to Dura Ace

    Bottom Line:   
    I recently started riding again after several years off due to an injury. I am a large rider 6'4" 240 LBS and this is the smoothest ride I have ever owned. Coming off Trek and Cannondale aluminum. The frame is the best non race frame I have experienced. If your a big, or strong be prepared to buy new parts or upgrade to a better component group set. Upgrade my bike to dura Ace with Easton EC 90 Bars and stem, with Super record cranks and DA 7800 chain. This is the sweetest performance (NON Racer) the bike has some flex but is ideal for comfort and training.

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    Favorite Ride:   Any

    Price Paid:    $1400.00

    Purchased At:   Local Bike Show

    Similar Products Used:   Look 586 Race frame sold to stiff and far beyond skill level. Trek Aluminum Performance bike SRAM Force Group, Cannondale CAAD.

    Bike Setup:   Dura Ace Upgrade Calipers, Cassette, Front & Rear derailer & Shifters. FSA K-Force compact crankset, Easton EA 70 Wheels and Hubs, Easton EC70 Stem, EC 90 Bars, Stock Specialized fork, seatpost, and Saddle, Crank Brothers pedals.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Mike Kinney a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: December 18, 2009

    Strengths:    Great ride. Comfortable. My 16.2 lbs bike rides as comfortable as my steel Serotta at 27 lbs. Handling is precise.

    Weaknesses:    Decals came loose. Frame scratches as the chain falls off small ring.

    Bottom Line:   
    I got the 2009 Roubaix with Boonen frame. Note the offset alignment of the forks and seat stays. This allows the frame to flex around the Zert. I have 5000 miles on it. Fastest ride 22.3 mph with group. RIDE IS GREAT. This is compared my steel Serotta that Hampsten wn the Giro. I bought Campagnolo Chorus and Mavic Krysium light wheels. 53 frame came in at 16.2 lbs. Fizik Airone seat adds to comfort. The carbon handlebars are a joy. The hidden Campy cable routes within bar with comfy flats.

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    Favorite Ride:   Firecracker Cary NC July 4th

    Price Paid:    $5500.00

    Purchased At:   Spin Cycle

    Similar Products Used:   Litespeed for 12 years. Serotta for 10 years. Mileage reanges from 3000 to 10000 per year.

    Bike Setup:   Campagnolo Chorus 11 speed carbon grooup. Carbon comfy handlebars with nice flat. Fizik Airone seat. Mavic Krysium wheels. Do not compromise. The best.

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by richard hearn a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: April 13, 2009

    Strengths:    the name

    Weaknesses:    shimano 105 front gear changer rubbish

    Bottom Line:   
    specialized roubaix elite.nice looking bike great to ride, but for front mech gear changers first one broken after 104miles, second after 22miles any one had same probs.and tryin to get a repair a dam nitemare EVANS not want to no

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    Favorite Ride:   any

    Price Paid:    $1468.00

    Purchased At:   evans

    Similar Products Used:   specialized allez spot on

    Bike Setup:   ok ish

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