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677 S. Pear Orchard Rd., Ridgeland, MS 39157
Phone: 601-956-8383
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Specialized Roubaix Compact

Specialized

Roubaix Compact
2013

$1,749.99
Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (13 Reviews)
 

2013 Specialized Roubaix Compact

Thanks to Specialized's FACT-carbon frameset and its vibration-damping Zertz inserts, you'll ride further and more comfortably than ever on the velvety-smooth Roubaix Compact! You'll love the DT Swiss wheels that get up to speed effortlessly and the quick-shifting 20-speed Shimano compact drivetrain that flattens once-challenging hills. And for coming back down steep grades, the dual-pivot brakes offer outstanding confidence and control. Plus, Specialized's plush Body Geometry seat and fine components invite you to add more miles to every ride.

Features and Information

  • View the geometry chart.
  • Specialized's FACT (Functional Advanced Composite Technology) carbon frames and components are made from the finest materials and utilize a unique manufacturing process that creates amazing durability, awesome efficiency and super-low weight.
  • Specialized's Zertz viscoelastic inserts damp vibrations for a velvety smooth ride so you stay comfortable and refreshed mile after mile.
  • Choose your preferred pedals (sold separately) from our wide selection.
 
Specification Description
Frame Specialized FACT 8r-carbon w/Zertz inserts
Fork Specialized Roubaix FACT carbon w/tapered steerer and Zertz inserts
Rims/Wheels DT Swiss Axis 1.0
Hubs See Rims/Wheels
Spokes See Rims/Wheels
Tires Specialized Espoir Sport w/double BlackBelt Puncture Protection, 700x23c
Crankset Shimano Sora
Chainrings 50/34
Front Derailleur Shimano Sora
Rear Derailleur Shimano Sora
Rear Cogs Shimano, 10-speed: 11-32
Shifters Shimano Sora STI
Handlebars Specialized Comp, aluminum
Tape/Grips Specialized Roubaix w/gel padding
Stem Specialized EliteSet, aluminum
Brake Levers Shimano Sora
Brakes Axis DC 1.0, dual-pivot
Saddle Specialized Body Geometry Riva Road
Seatpost Specialized Comp FACT carbon

* Subject to change without notice.

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Pros

  • Lightweight  (13)
  • Comfortable  (11)
  • Fast  (11)
  • Good geometry  (11)
  • Handles well  (11)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable Seat  (4)
  • Brakes Could Be Better  (3)
  • None yet 

Best Uses

  • Casual riding  (10)
  • Exercising  (10)
  • Serious training  (10)
  • Climbing  (6)
  • Racing  (6)

Reviewed by 13 customers

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5.0

very reliable entry level carbon bike

By Roberto

from salem, ma

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Good Geometry
  • Fast
  • Responsive
  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable
  • Handles Well

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Climbing
    • Casual Riding
    • Exercising
    • Serious Training

    Comments:

    great bike for long centuries, comfortable and stable. no issues after one thousand of riding

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    5.0

    Perfection--pure and simple.

    By woodyas

    from La Quinta, CA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Smooth
    • Versatile
    • Great Handling

    Cons

    • None yet

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking
    • Commuting/City

    Comments:

    Started off with the Specialized Allez--which is a great bike...and especially considering the price. After having been on about 400 miles, and feeling some road vibration, I decided to upgrade to the Specialized Roubaix. And wow: what a huge difference. So smooth. So comfortable. And just as fast, if not faster, then the Allez. This is a great bike--and so happy U was abke ti get into this bike.

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    5.0

    i love it!!!

    By gee

    from louisville CO

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Responsive
    • Lightweight
    • Handles Well
    • All around sick
    • Good Geometry
    • Comfortable
    • Fast

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Exercising
      • Racing
      • Serious Training
      • Casual Riding
      • Climbing

      Comments:

      i ride with lousiville cyclery and befor my roubaix i was on an aluminum cannondale. it was like 2 different worlds! i love it so darn much. i have been able to ride faster and longer. i enjoy almost every moment on that bike! thanks dad! :)

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      5.0

      Very well designed!

      By Back in the Saddle

      from Connecticut

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Fast
      • Responsive
      • Handles Well
      • Rugged
      • Lightweight
      • Good Geometry

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Climbing
        • Casual Riding
        • Exercising
        • Serious Training
        • Distance riding

        Comments:

        I bought my Roubaix in August 2009, and received an excellent fitting in my LBS. After several rides, I found that I needed a minor seat adjustment. Other than that, I have had no problems at all. I am returning to serious riding after many years and have found it to be very comfortable for my 50+ age category. I put about 350 hilly miles on it before winter temperatures set in, and am very satisfied with all the components. I plan to try winter riding on non-snowy/icy roads if possible.

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        5.0

        Roubaix turns cobblestones into dust....

        By Dave in HTown

        from Katy, Texas, USA

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Handles Well
        • Good Geometry
        • Lightweight
        • Fast
        • Responsive

        Cons

        • Uncomfortable Seat

        Best Uses

        • Casual Riding
        • Serious Training
        • Exercising

        Comments:

        I use this bike for 10-25 mile rides daily and the periodic 50-65 mile ride on the weekends. I really enjoy this bike. Quite responsive and the Shimano 105 components work well with my riding needs. Great entry level road bike to get back into riding routine. After not riding for awhile, the seat definitely took some getting used to in the first few weeks. Great gearing w/ 30 gear options. Nice and light weight wise and also in the wallet. Tires will probably need upgrade. Overall, a bike I would recommend to friends or riders alike.

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        4.0

        Awesome Bike!

        By Longo

        from Mohegan Lake, NY

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Responsive
        • Comfortable
        • Handles Well
        • Fast
        • Good Geometry
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Uncomfortable Seat

        Best Uses

        • Casual Riding
        • Exercising
        • Serious Training

        Comments:

        Great bike, great components

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great buy

        By shorty

        from orlando

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Good Geometry
        • Comfortable
        • Responsive
        • Fast
        • Handles Well

        Cons

        • Uncomfortable Seat

        Best Uses

        • Climbing
        • Casual Riding
        • Racing
        • Exercising
        • Commuting

        Comments:

        great bike good price a must ride if your getting in the sport.

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Specialized Roubaix Compact 2009

        By zzzippp

        from Richmond Hill, Ontario

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight
        • Handles Well
        • Good Geometry
        • Responsive
        • Fast

        Cons

        • Uncomfortable Seat

        Best Uses

        • Racing
        • Climbing
        • Serious Training
        • Commuting
        • Casual Riding
        • Exercising

        Comments:

        I bought this bike on June 30th/ 09. I am 6 foot and weigh about 166 lbs. Also 60 years old. Regular cyclist for 20 years, about 30 to 40 miles/ week in winter; 50- 60 miles/ wk in summer. I also do one long trip every so often. I tested mainly Trek 1 and 2 model series, and Allez bikes too. Shopped for about a month. I bought the Roubaix because of the edge in control I felt it gave me, ease for speed AND the great price for a carbon frame. It is now July 21st and I already put on about 300 miles, 200 on a trip from which I just returned. Unfortunately (and unforeseeably) I had to go on gravel and crushed stones on this trip for several hours and still this bike held amazingly to its tune-up at sale. The wheels remain true, the tires remain at full pressure, no brakes rubbing against the wheel. The hill climbing is phenomenal, truly. It is a lot of fun to ride! A classy looking and well built machine. You can adjust seat level and handle bars to several heights and positions (Suggest you buy compact allen key unit $35). I love it. AN IMPROVEMENT MIGHT BE be a softer seat BUT I only felt the problem on this recent trip, after hours on the bike on the unforeseeably rugged roads...with a 10 lb. back pack. As far as I'm concerned, this road bike is EXTREMELY durable and well built. HIGH RECOMMENDATION!

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        4.0

        The best bike!

        By mark

        from SD,CA

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Handles Well
        • Comfortable
        • Fast
        • Good Geometry
        • Responsive
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Brakes Could Be Better

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Climbing
        • Exercising
        • Casual Riding

        Comments:

        I love riding this bike. I am a bigger person and this bike is amazing on the road, it climbs well and is very smooth. The best place to buy it is at Pulse Endurance! Thanks Pulse for getting me back out on the road!

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent Fast Comfortable Ride

        By Scott B.

        from Ashburn, VA

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Good Geometry
        • Handles Well
        • Responsive
        • Lightweight
        • Comfortable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Racing
          • Serious Training
          • Exercising

          Comments:

          Zertz softens up the ride with little impact to responsiveness. It's fairly light, I had the 2007 model (~17.8 pounds). My previous bike was cro-mo @ 24.7 pounds - quite a difference. I've test ridden several bikes and the Madone was the only one that I rode which was more responsive. It was hard to believe until I rode it. Great for racing on rough roads. Good control and confidence in the turns. I've ridden this up to 105 miles and never feel beaten up or stretched out. Geometry is not aero for pure racers. Mine came with a 28-12 cassette on the back - which is not geared for speed when combined with the compact crank, so I went with a 25-11 cassette. If you want a ride that goes fast, but is comfortable on long rides (particularly the back) - this is it.

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