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Specialized Roubaix Elite Compact


Roubaix Elite Compact

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4.5 stars
 (2 Reviews)

2012 Specialized Roubaix Elite Compact

Specialized's Roubaix Elite Compact is a zippy road machine that rides so smoothly and comfortably you'll enjoy all your favorite loops more than ever. Specialized's Zertz vibration-damping elastomer inserts boost the carbon frame's inherent road-smoothing qualities, while the back-friendly riding position means total comfort and control. Plus, the 20-speed Shimano 105 drivetrain delivers the ideal gearing for every ride, while the Fulcrum Racing wheelset rolls effortlessly and is built to last. And, this carbon beauty comes with a full complement of Specialized's excellent aluminum components.

Features and Information

  • View the geometry chart.
  • Specialized's FACT (Functional Advanced Composite Technology) carbon frames and components are made from the finest materials and utilize a unique manufacturing process that creates amazing durability, awesome efficiency and super-low weight.
  • Specialized's Zertz viscoelastic inserts damp vibrations for a velvety smooth ride so you stay comfortable and refreshed mile after mile.
  • Choose your preferred pedals (sold separately) from our wide selection.
Specification Description
Frame Specialized FACT 8r-carbon w/Zertz inserts
Fork Specialized FACT carbon w/Zertz inserts
Rims/Wheels Fulcrum Racing 6
Hubs See Rims/Wheels
Spokes See Rims/Wheels
Tires Specialized Espoir Elite w/double BlackBelt puncture protecton, 700 x 25c
Crankset Shimano 105
Chainrings 50/34
Front Derailleur Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105
Rear Cogs Shimano 105, 10-speed: 11-28
Shifters Shimano 105
Handlebars Specialized Comp, aluminum
Tape/Grips Specialized Roubaix w/gel padding
Stem Specialized CompSet, aluminum
Brake Levers Shimano 105
Brakes Shimano 105
Saddle Specialized Body Geometry Toupé Plus Sport
Seatpost Specialized Comp, carbon

* Subject to change without notice.


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Smooth, Sleak Ride

By Scott1777

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        This bike has an ultra smooth and plush ride. Comfort is not an issue with this Roubaix. I opted for the Compact Elite due to price and experience. I did not feel my level of experience warranted much more bike. However, I have no regrets with this purchase. This bike fulfilled more than I anticipated. I have owned other brands of bikes, faster in one regard, but certainly not this comfortable. This bike is a true pleasure to ride for hours and is a surprisingly better climber than I would have imagined. Web-picture also does not do it justice. This bike is great looking and the gold accent looks great in person against the white/black combo.

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        Awesome Ride

        By mike lambie

        from Lake Orion, mI

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              Great ride but maybe its because I've been riding mountain bikes or my old 78 raleigh competition and everything feels better. Shifts great, very agile, the fit was done well. Did 20 miles on a path that was a little muddier and messier than I expected and it handled and rode well. No complaints from me on this bike, very happy camper... err.. biker. mike lambie

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