Specialized Roubaix Comp review

The latest Roubaix has more versatility with a promise of better performance. Does it deliver?

Specialized Roubaix Comp
Rider First Engineering means this 56cm should provide the same ride feel as a44cm or even 64cm size.
Cycling Weekly Verdict

For riders looking for an endurance specialist that does a great job of killing road shocks then the Specialized Roubaix Comp fits the bill incredibly well. It's good looking, dependable and has the sort of component list that will stand the test of time. Just don't expect it to light up the roads with a blistering turn of speed or an anti-gravity level of climbing prowess.

Reasons to buy
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    Ride performance

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    Frame quality

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    Future shock does a good job of smoothing out the road

Reasons to avoid
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    Heavy wheels suck away potential speed

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*NB - at time of review, this bike retailed at £3,400.

A lot has been said about Specialized's long standing endurance road bike in the years since it was first debuted in 2004. It's been through many changes in the sixteen years since and this latest version has seen the brand push the emphasis back towards the performance end of the market. In fact this new version is supposed to rival even the race oriented Tarmac and Venge bikes in terms of aerodynamic prowess.

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