Topgear is are excited to bring the all-new Roubaix SL8 to riders in the north east of Melbourne. Today, the new Roubaix SL8, with new Future Shock 3.0 up front and AfterShock technology in the rear, is lighter, faster, and smoother than everything preceding — unleashing unmatched speed, control, and safety.
Specialized pioneered the endurance road category two decades ago, proving that high ergonomics means high performance—winning seven Paris-Roubaix titles along the way.
A Smoother Ride than the Nearest Competitor
The new Tarmac SL8 raised the bar for race bikes and now the Roubaix SL8 sets a new standard for performance and compliance. After extensive testing of the top competitors, the Ride Science team at Specialized has found the Roubaix SL8 is significantly smoother than the nearest competitor. Riding this you will be confidently and comfortably floating above the chaos - smooth, in control, with less fatigue - while your bike remains nimble and laterally rigid for power transfer and precise handling.
All-New Future Shock 3.0
Future Shock 3.0 is an step up from version 2.0 — now more tunable, adjustable, and durable than ever. Regardless of position on the bike, you'll experience 20mm of smooth, stiction-free travel between the stem and head tube.
Specialized dropped clamp design exposes more seatpost to increase deflection, but “more” isn’t simply better. The Pavé seatpost controls that deflection for the optimal vertical compliance. Together they create AfterShock technology.
Pioneering Endurance Geometry
Pioneering the endurance geometry decades ago, and then gathering data from thousands of Retül fits, Specailized have honed the Roubaix ever since, so you ride “IN” the bike, not “ON” the bike. Roubaix’s geometry relieves pressure on your hands, arms, and shoulders for capability and confidence on any road.
Faster, Lighter, and More Capable Than Ever
Roubaix is already the most dominant bike in the modern era at Paris-Roubaix, and now it’s not just smoother than ever, it’s also more aerodynamic and lighter. Add mounts for a third bottle, top tube bag, and fenders, and clearance for up to 40c tires, and the all-new Roubaix SL8 delivers an untouchable combination of performance and compliance.
Talk to us today about options and visit us in store to see the Roubaix SL8 in the flesh.
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