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NEW 2017 Specialized Roubaix–Future Shock

   Words by Beth Noy

   on 09/09/2016 09:42:00

It was back in July when we went to see what Specialized had in store for 2017 and after handing over phones and signing our lives away we were introduced to the NEW 2017 Specialized Roubaix. This is a pretty special bike and we’re not surprised Specialized wanted to keep this under wraps until today!

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Introducing the new 2017 Specialized Roubaix and Ruby

Every crack, every pothole, every rough patch and bit of chip seal—the off-limits boneshakers to the smoothest homestretches—these bikes aren't resigned to a single day in France, they're made to make your daily rides smoother and faster. Welcome to the new era of smooth.

Future Shock - New For 2017 Specialized Roubaix

The 2017 Specialized Roubaix road bike range introduces a never-seen-before suspension unit above the head tube giving a smoother ride on our not-so-smooth British roads.

The ‘Future Shock’ on all of the Specialized Roubaix models gives up to 20mm of travel, and is positioned above the head tube in order to move in a vertical path. This means when the front wheel encounters rough terrain, the bike moves up towards your hands and preserves your forward momentum without slowing you down.

Another key factor is that, because the Future Shock is positioned above the stem, the bike’s wheels are held together rigidly by the frame. In other words, because the wheelbase isn’t changing throughout the suspension’s travel, like with traditional systems, you get the added benefit of extremely predictable handling.

 

What’s New For 2017 Specialized Roubaix

  • NEW Future Shock Head Tube offering 20mm of travel
  • NEW CG-R seatpost to soften the resonant impact that travels from the rear wheel to the saddle and to keep the seat height consistent. This paired with the new Drop Clamp provides 20 degrees of rearward arc compliance without decoupling the rear end of the bike
  • NEW SWAT Storage – The 2017 Roubaix Pro, Expert & S-Works models feature a SWAT storage solution toolbox that bolts between the down and seat tube, it’s flush and compact design allows you to bring along any necessities

2017 Specialized Roubaix Expert UDi2 - £3800

  • £3800 | From £63.33 per month on 0% finance
  • Featuring a Rider-First Engineered™ design that ensures every frame size has the same legendary responsiveness and smooth ride quality that you'd expect from a Roubaix. The FACT 10r frameset is exceptional in every way, offering the ideal blend of light overall weight and targeted stiffness. Meanwhile, the all-new Future Shock "suspension" system at the cockpit delivers a revolutionary degree of comfort and control.
  • A Roubaix Disc fork is built from our top-end FACT 11r carbon fiber for supreme stiffness, strength, and reactivity, while a thru-axle design only stands to bolster all of the above. 
  • Shimano Ultegra Di2 shifting offers 11-speeds of electronic wonderment. Shifts are as precise as it gets, dropping chains becomes a rarity, and the trim adjust up front ensures that chain rub is a thing of the past—no matter how extreme your cross-chaining gets.

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2017 Specialized Roubaix Pro UDi2 - £5500

  • £5500 | From £91.67 per month on 0% finance
  • Featuring a Rider-First Engineered™ design that ensures every frame size has the same legendary responsiveness and smooth ride quality that you'd expect from a Roubaix. The S-Works FACT 11r frameset is our highest quality carbon frame, offering the ideal blend of light overall weight and targeted stiffness, while the all-new Future Shock "suspension" system at the cockpit delivers a revolutionary degree of comfort and control.
  • An S-Works Roubaix Disc fork is built from our top-end FACT 11r carbon fiber for supreme stiffness, strength, and reactivity, while a thru-axle design only stands to bolster all of the above. 
  • Shimano Ultegra Di2 shifting offers 11-speeds of electronic wonderment. Shifts are as precise as it gets, dropping chains becomes a rarity, and the trim adjust up front ensures that chain rub is a thing of the past—no matter how extreme your cross-chaining gets.

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2017 Specialized Roubaix Comp - £2400

  • £2400 | From £40.00 per month on 0% finance
  • Featuring a Rider-First Engineered™ design that ensures every frame size has the same legendary responsiveness and smooth ride quality that you'd expect from a Roubaix. The FACT 10r frameset is exceptional in every way, offering the ideal blend of light overall weight and targeted stiffness. Meanwhile, the all-new Future Shock "suspension" system at the cockpit delivers a revolutionary degree of comfort and control.
  • A Roubaix Disc fork is built from our top-end FACT 11r carbon fiber for supreme stiffness, strength, and reactivity, while a thru-axle design only stands to bolster all of the above. 
  • This Praxis Zayante 50/34T crankset is perfect for tackling steep grades and rough roads.

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