Specialized Roubaix SL8 Comp

Specialized Roubaix SL8 Comp

  • Frame: FACT 10R, Rider First Engineered™, FreeFoil Shape Library tubes
  • Weight: 8.97kg (19 lb, 12.4 oz) for size 56
  • Drive System: Shimano 105, 12-Speed
  • Tire Size: S-Works Mondo 2BR, 700x32c
  • Suspension: Future Shock 3.2 with Smooth Boot

Our Verdict: The Specialized Roubaix SL8 Comp is a highly versatile road bike featuring a lightweight frame, advanced suspension and a robust drivetrain for optimum performance on various terrains.

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The Specialized Roubaix SL8 Comp delivers an unrivaled blend of speed, comfort, and style for dedicated road riders seeking high-end performance with all-day rideability. As a leader in engineering sophisticated endurance bikes, Specialized has drawn on cutting-edge technologies and design innovations to create a road cycling machine that is as adept at charging ahead in an aggressive pack as it is carrying you smoothly through a long weekend adventure. With the Roubaix SL8 Comp, compromises between compliance and efficiency are masterfully eliminated, resulting in a bike that excels across varied terrain and riding styles. 

This exceptional road bike features a lightweight yet robust FACT 10R carbon fiber frame, engineered by Specialized utilizing their advanced Rider First Engineered construction techniques to ensure uniform performance across every frame size. The aerodynamic FreeFoil Shape Library tubes are strategically shaped using extensive wind tunnel testing to slice through the air with maximum efficiency, reducing drag forces to achieve higher sustained speeds. An integrated Future Shock cartridge positioned above the head tube provides 20mm of axial compliance to soak up vibrations from rough roads, allowing you to remain comfortable and fresh through mile after mile of riding.

To provide crisp, reliable shifting across a wide range of gears, the Roubaix SL8 Comp is equipped with a Shimano 105 12-speed drivetrain. The extended 10-36T cassette paired with 50/34T crankset gives you an ideal gear ratio for everything from rapid paceline riding to tackling steep pitches on an alpine adventure. Combined with the Future Shock system, this gearing enables you to find your optimal cadence over varying terrain to avoid fatigue and muscle burn. Hydraulic disc brakes provide superior all-weather braking capability, giving you the confidence to ride fast whether the road surface is dry, wet, or covered in debris. 

The Roubaix rolls on tubeless-ready DT Swiss G 540 rims, selected for their ride smoothness and durability. Meanwhile, grippy Specialized Sawtooth 2Bliss Ready tires measuring 700x32mm provide cushioning and reliability across changing road surfaces via their 120 TPI casing and Control Compound rubber. Together, these components enhance compliance, traction, puncture resistance and speed. 

The comfortable riding position enabled by touchpoints like the short-reach handlebars and Body Geometry Power Sport saddle allow you to rack up mile after mile with reduced strain. Intuitive handling and vibration damping give you the confidence and comfort to push through long distances and new challenges. Where other endurance bikes make compromises, the Specialized Roubaix SL8 Comp delivers across all disciplines. Ride farther and faster than ever before with this sophisticated carbon road machine.