Specialized Roubaix Pro and S-Works first ride review

Specialized Roubaix Pro and S-Works first ride review

Smoother is faster. That’s the Specialized mantra when it comes to the Roubaix, and to a certain extent that bears out. Especially when it comes to non-optimal surfaces, be it the cobbles of Arenburg, Carrefour or even the scarred and potholed roads of my local test loops. I’ve had the chance to try the premium S-Works SRAM Red eTap AXS-equipped bike on home soil and the Fact10r carbon framed Roubaix Pro Force eTap AXS bike on the cobbles and rain of Kortrijk, Belgium over three days, riding the greatest hits of the Tour of Flanders and the Paris-Roubaix. Specialized's new Roubaix returns to its racing roots Specialized Roubaix 2020 range overview At its heart this is a suspension-equipped road bike, but it’s not like any other suspension currently available. That’s because when it comes to front suspension there are two distinct types: splay, which relies on the fork being able ...

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