Specialized Roubaix Pro Road Bike

4.9/5 (59 Reviews)
MSRP : $4400.00

Product Description

  • Specialized FACT 7r carbon frame with compact race geometry and Zertz seatstay inserts
  • Specialized FACT carbon fork with vibration damping Zertz inserts
  • Lighter S-Works FACT carbon stem with magnesium face plate
  • Lighter S-Works FACT carbon aero handlebar with ergo/aero shaping
  • Shimano Dura-Ace 20-speed complete group for ultimate shifting precision
  • FSA K-Force MegaExo 2-piece carbon crankset with compact 50x36T chainrings
  • Super light Dura-Ace wheelset

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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by ezliven a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: March 21, 2013

    Strengths:    Comfort

    Weaknesses:    None I've found

    Bottom Line:   
    After years of Mtn. biking some of my riding buddies also road biked so I decided to give road biking a try. I did a lot of research on road bikes and tested several different bikes. My budies were riding Tarmacs and considered one myself but just really didn't like the feel of the Tarmac. Seemed to lean to far forward, especially having rode cross country mtn. bikes for so long. After reading Roubaix reviews I test rode myself and really liked the feel and was smoother than the Tarmacs I had tried, so I bought it. I've really enjoyed this bike and rarely mtn. bike anymore. It is that enjoyable. A lot of the guys I ride with complain of back pain on long rides but I have never had any back problems on the Roubaix. The more upright positioning and zert inserts is probably the reason. We normally ride 2 or 3 times during the week, 30 to 40 miles each ride and on the weekend usually ride 50 to 70 miles each with a few centuries in the mix. We are usually looking for hills to climb and have sprints at different points during the ride and at the end. So, what I'm saying is the bike is really tough with very little flex that I can feel. I've ridden over 12,000 miles the last two years and not had any problems. Just routine maintenance and change tires. I'de say anyone looking for a tough bike and a comfortable ride would really like this bike.

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    Favorite Ride:   Roland Loop

    Price Paid:    $3300.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Bike Setup:   2011 Roubaix Expert
    Compact 50 X 34 cranks
    Ultragra components
    Enve SES 3.4 clincher wheels

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by mreding a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: March 11, 2013

    Strengths:    Great responsive, light weight comfortable all day machine

    Weaknesses:    None if used for its intended purpose

    Bottom Line:   
    I've been buying and riding Specialized bikes since 1984. I still ride an old Expedition (touring model comparable to a Trek 720) that handles like a dream and hauls a load. But the Roubaix Pro (mine is a 2011 frameset) is a sweet ride. I got it as a warranty exchange. It is smooth as silk over bumps and descends like it is on rails. To ride it is to love it.

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    Bike Setup:   Mavic Open rims with Ultegra hubs.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by ras a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: March 15, 2011

    Strengths:    stable-handling, comfortable ride

    Weaknesses:    prize ultraquick handling

    Bottom Line:   
    This is my 3rd road bike; started riding 5 years ago with an Aluminum bike, all DuraAce. The Roubaix has been an upgrade in every facet. I completed the Shiner Ride feeling fresh and ready to go for more. The price is quite high for this but you will be amazed when you ride it. It is not only a bike for me, it is a frind now! I take care of it more than my car!
    I actually found and bought it here:

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    Favorite Ride:   road

    Price Paid:    $1900.00

    Purchased At:   alivetrading.com

    Bike Setup:   # SIZES: 49, 52, 54 (tested), 56, 58, 61, 64cm
    # FRAME: FACT 9r carbon fiber w/ Zertz inserts
    # FORK: FACT carbon fiber w/ 13/8-in. lower headset bearing and Zertz inserts

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Richman909 a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: September 12, 2010

    Strengths:    Comfort
    Super Bike Handeling
    Perfect Kermesse bike
    the Frameset lasts and lasts

    Weaknesses:    No weakenesses for me but I'll list some that other people can view as weakenesses

    headtube is too long
    not light compared to other carbon road framesets
    not aerodynamic
    wheel base is too long
    not as stiff compared to other road bikes

    Bottom Line:   
    This bike is da bomb! I'd say it's the best handling bike I have ever owned! After 70 miles of riding on the bike I feel like I can ride 70 more! The frameset is not that light. I'd say it's the best carbon road bike I've ever owned. I'm usually rough when it comes down to rating bikes but this bike is would be an easy 5/5. the weakenesses that other people see on this bike aren't weakenesses for me.

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    Favorite Ride:   skyline

    Price Paid:    $800.00

    Purchased At:   kisslers

    Similar Products Used:   Giant TCR Advanced, Specialized Tarmac, Giant TCX, Specialzed Tricross, Giant TCR Omnium, Giant TCR alloy, fuji track pro, Giant tcr composite, giant ocr composite

    Bike Setup:   Giant tcr advanced with sram red and dura ace 7800 crankset

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Maiaibing a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: September 9, 2010

    Strengths:    Stiff enough to respond to power and yet flexible enough to be a comfy (for a road racer).

    Weaknesses:    None so far - but have only had it for a short time.

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a 2010 model review. I am a oldie coming back to road racing after years of mountain biking. Got a tester to make sure it was the right bike for me. Great comfortable ride. I use it with a Dura-Ace set-up and compact gears. Stiff frame but the Zertz inlays lend it a little flex and I never felt uncomfortable even during the first days. Geometry raises you up a little higher than on the Tarmac. Took it for a small mountain climb (1.000m) last weekend and it climbed happily all the way. I was amazed at how well I could keep up my speed - frankly few were faster that day - however, with a compact you really need to plan your gear train carefully. Carbon frame feels good and handling was solid both climbing and racing downhill. Wheels are sturdy but seem a little suspect and I am considering having a set of wind cutters in stead.

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    Purchased At:   Tokyo

    Similar Products Used:   Olmo (it was hot back then!)

    Bike Setup:   Dura Ace

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