The All-New Roubaix: Smoother is Faster

The All-New Roubaix: Smoother is Faster

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By sourcing cutting-edge, Silicon Valley technology, we’ve engineered a bike that’s lighter than our Venge and more aero than our Tarmac. The All-New Roubaix. The most technically advanced machine we’ve ever made.

Six Wins at Paris-Roubaix:

Our concept of “Smoother is Faster” began with our FSR suspension, and through the Roubaix, we quickly applied it to the road. 15 years and 6 Paris-Roubaix wins later, that concept’s spiraled into a complete obsession for designing the fastest machine on the cobbles, with each iteration bringing more speed, control, and capability. And the new Roubaix is our fastest and most capable yet, for everything from the Hell of the North’s cobbles to your hometown favorites.

Suspend the Rider, Not the Bike:

The Future Shock sits above the frame, isolating you from road harshness. This gives you all the benefits of a compliant ride without taking a hit on handling or efficiency over any road condition.

More Speed. More Control. More Safety:

The all-new Future Shock 2.0 delivers 20mm of axial compliance via a hydraulic damper that suspends you, not the bike. This new system uses an oil port to simultaneously control the compression and rebound damping, while an easy-to-access dial above the stem enables you to make on-the-fly damping adjustments.

Compliance Without Compromise:

The new Pavé seatpost is the first compliant seatpost that’s aerodynamic. Starting with the same D-shape design found on the Tarmac, we built-in flex throughout the post and developed a new drop-clamp design in the frame. This makes the rear compliance perfectly balanced with the front-end, so you get a smooth, balanced ride no matter what.

Lighter. Faster. More Aero:

The new Roubaix frame delivers the perfect balance of aerodynamics, light overall weight, and compliance. Its FreeFoil tube shapes take cues from the Venge, and when validated in the Win Tunnel, the chassis is more aero than the Tarmac SL6. A Rider-First Engineered™ design ensures optimal stiffness and compliance across all sizes, as well as a frame weight below 900 grams (Size 56cm | Black).

How We Made It:

As with all of our performance road bikes, the design of the all-new Roubaix came from a heavy collaboration with our World Tour teams.

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