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2015 Roubaix SL4 Expert

After riding my Swiss Cross on the road with the current fatty tires on it, I realized I couldn't go as fast as I would like on the road like I used to when I had a fast road bike. Because my janky Gravity frame is currently in pieces, I didn't have any full blown road bikes in my stable. While working at the bike shop, I happened to stumble upon the fact that Specialized has a fantastic Employee Rewards program. I decided to check out their road bike offering. I initially wanted a Tarmac Comp. I went to a nearby bike shop that had the build in my size and took it out for a test ride. I found that the Tarmac was too twitchy and too rough. I did not like it. I decided to try out the Roubaix and liked it much better than the Tarmac. I used to own an aluminum base model so I know how it handles. I liked it before, the carbon fiber version must be better. The week after, I decided to order one and it finally arrived. I built it up and I was surprised at the final built weight: 16.84 lbs with no pedals. This bike is the lightest bike I've ever owned. After riding it on my regular commute route, I found that I was five minutes faster than I was on my former Gravity bike. I am very happy with this purchase and I don't think I am changing anything on this build aside from the wheels later in the future.

Frame:
Specialized Roubaix SL4 FACT IS 10r

Fork/Headset:
Specialized Roubaix with Zertz

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
FSA BB30 Crabon Fibre cranks 50/34, FSA BB

Pedals:
Shimano Ultegra 6800

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Shimano Ultegra 6800, 11-32 cassette

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Shimano Ultegra 6800

Handlebars/Stem:
Specialized Pro

Saddle/Seatpost:
Specialized Toupe saddle, S Works CG-R seatpost

Brakes:
Shimano Ultegra 6800

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Fulcrum Racing S2, Specialized Turbo Pro 700x25

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Fulcrum Racing S2, Specialized Turbo Pro 700x25

Added by retroawesomeness. Last updated over 5 years ago.

1 Comment

Garuuk

Garuuk says:

one hell of a classy ride you got there.

Posted over 5 years ago