Thanks to Specialized's FACT-carbon frameset and its vibration-damping Zertz inserts, you'll ride further and more comfortably than ever on the velvety-smooth Roubaix Elite Apex Compact! You'll love the DT Swiss wheels that get up to speed effortlessly and the quick-shifting, wide-range 20-speed SRAM Apex compact drivetrain that flattens once-challenging hills. And for coming back down steep grades, the Apex dual-pivot brakes offer outstanding confidence and control. Plus, Specialized's plush Body Geometry seat and fine components invite you to add more miles to every ride.
|Frame||Specialized FACT 8r-carbon w/Zertz inserts|
|Fork||Specialized Roubaix FACT carbon w/tapered steerer and Zertz inserts|
|Rims/Wheels||DT Swiss Axis 2.0|
|Tires||Specialized Espoir Elite w/double BlackBelt Puncture Protection, 700x25c|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM Apex|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM Apex|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM Apex, 10-speed: 11-32|
|Shifters||SRAM Apex DoubleTap|
|Handlebars||Specialized Comp, aluminum|
|Tape/Grips||Specialized Roubaix w/gel padding|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Apex|
|Brakes||Axis DC 2.0, dual-pivot|
|Saddle||Specialized Body Geometry Toupe RBX Sport|
|Seatpost||Specialized Comp FACT carbon|
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First carbon fiber bike I've owned. Bought it in May 2013 and rode it 3x/week until Nov. It's comfortable, takes bumps well, accelerates nicely, and I love it! Still like my recumbent more though, even though it's a lot heavier and slower acceleration. I've had no shifting issues, brakes are fine. I got a bigger "small" front chain ring 'cause the lowest gears were too low for the flatlands riding that I do.
I ride 5000 to 7000 miles a year. I bought this Roubaix about 3 months ago. I love the bike, not so much a fan of Apex. My shifting jumps all over. I have had it serviced from LBS I bought it from and they have no idea how to remedy the issue. We called SRAM to see if it was possibly a warranty issue and they said no. It just shifts poorly all around, both directions, both front chainrings. Going to upgrade to Force wifli to see if it helps. Wish the Apex worked as well as previous Ultegra did. If it did, this would be almost a perfect bike, even being on the bottom end of the line. The ride is so smooth. I am a bigger rider and it is the most comfortable bike I have owned.