With seven victories in the Paris-Roubaix, our Roubaix has shown that Comfort is Speed. But there's more, the new Roubaix Expert now delivers uncompromising performance by introducing the radical new Future Shock 2.0 that gives you more control and damping options, the new Pavé seatpost that makes our Roubaix the most balanced yet, aerodynamics that match the Tarmac, and the Rider-First frame Engineered™ that saves a serious amount of weight. Still comfortable? Sure, but not only is it a comfortable bike, performance has been behind every engineering decision we've made. This is the new Roubaix.
For its construction, we mounted the Expert with the Shimano Ultegra Di2 for its powerful hydraulic disc brakes and super-sharp 11-speed derailleur. Of course, it has incredibly fast DT R470 Disc carbon fiber wheels.
The new frame offers all the uncompromising performance and the perfect balance between aerodynamics, performance and Rider-First Engineering™. With tube shapes that were born in our FreeFoil shape library and validated in the Win Tunnel, the new Roubaix is as aerodynamic as the Tarmac SL6. Meanwhile, to ensure lightness and ride quality, we used a Rider-First design Engineered™ to provide optimal rigidity and compliance in all sizes from 44 to 64 cm. Of course, we saved a lot of weight in the process. We have also left enough space to mount 33mm tyres.
To complement the new frame, we have developed the new S-Works Pavé which is the first aerodynamic seatpost with vertical elasticity. Starting from the same D-shaped design found in the Tarmac, we added flexibility to the top of the seat post and developed a new saddle clamp design in the lowered position in the frame. This makes the vertical elasticity of the rear perfectly balanced with that of the front, so you can enjoy a smooth and balanced ride on any type of road.
The Future Shock 2.0 is the result of the demands of our professional riders for Roubaix paving stones. It's smoother, faster and gives you more control through a dial on top of the power. This dial adjusts the compression from fully open to rigid, while the internal parts of the hydraulic damping control the rebound. All in all, this latest version will reduce fatigue and increase your speed, no matter what the terrain.
The new Smooth Boot, top cap and Future Power all improve aesthetics, so you get a clean transition from the head tube and power.