We all dream of the perfect road. We’d all love our rides to be filled with fast, sweeping lanes and the smoothest asphalt underneath our tyres. Unfortunately, turning this dream into a reality is a near-impossible task. There’s always going to be bumps in the road (literally) and that’s why we set about designing our breath-taking Roubaix Elite.
Our FACT 10r carbon fibre frame is ultra-light and combined with high levels of stiffness it delivers a superfast performance. It’s a big improvement on the SL4, yet we’ve worked our magic to maintain the same fit, comfort and position that riders of previous models loved so much. With Rider-First Engineered principles applied to tube sizing, the Roubaix provides the same great experience across the entire size range.
We’ll get onto the suspension now; where the Roubaix really stands out from the crowd. We’ve named our technology Future Shock and, essentially, it’s a piston in the head tube providing 20mm of travel. Working alongside McLaren Applied Technologies, we switched our focus from fork splay to vertical compliance and reaped the rewards. We tested a wide range of bikes with our Rolling Efficiency Model and the Roubaix outperforms its competitors with a super smooth and fast performance.
The Roubaix Elite has a spec featuring 105 11-speed mechanical shifting, RS hydraulic disc brakes and DT R470 Disc wheels cased with our Turbo Pro 28mm tyres.
- Featuring our Rider-First Engineeredâ„¢ 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 holds its own with our high-end carbon offerings, with 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.
- A Roubaix Disc fork is built from our FACT carbon fiber for supreme stiffness, strength, and reactivity, while a thru-axle design only stands to bolster all of the above.
- Shimano 105 shifting gives you crisp, precise, and reliable shifts. The system is renowned for its durability, performing in adverse conditions with the batting an eyelashâ€¦if shifters had eyelashes, that is.