Smoother is faster, it's a fact. Whether your out for an all-day epic or just a friendly ride with your local club, no matter how rough the roads are on those given days, you'll notice the benefits of the Roubaix Comp.
The incredibly light FACT 10r carbon fibre is stiffer than our charts have ever seen, and looking at the numbers from years past you'll definitely notice a difference in speed and efficiency. Plus using our vast knowledge from the RETUL database we were able to keep the same comfort and feel of the much-loved SL4, plus keeping it a consistent fit across the board.
Up front is the Future Shock, it's our bar-raising new technology, developed hand-in-hand with McLaren Applied Technologies with the aim of keeping efficiency and handling consistent, no matter how rough the road is. What we came up with was a piston or spring in the head tube, offering up to 20mm of travel, addressing performance in vertical compliance rather than working with traditional suspension systems. In the past, fork splay would be the go-to method of smoothing out rough surfaces, but that means stretching the wheelbase which loosens up the handling and compromises pace and efficiency. By focussing on vertical compliance and sending road feedback up through the headtube, the bike essentially stays the same shape, maintaining its exquisite handling and ensuring that the Roubaix outperforms any of its competitors.
We've kitted the Roubaix comp with some great components including Shimano's Ultegra 8000 eleven speed groupset, Some Shimano 8020 hydraulic disc brakes and DT's smooth rolling R470 Disc wheelset wrapped in our very own Turbo Pro 28mm tyres.