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Specialized Roubaix SL4 Expert

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Roubaix SL4 Expert

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4.5 stars
 (8 Reviews)
 

Specialized Roubaix SL4 Expert

Smoother is faster when it comes to the Roubaix SL4 Expert. With the engineered compliance and responsiveness of its SL4 FACT 10r carbon frame and fork, along with the legendary performance of the mechanical Shimano Ultegra build kit, it's a bike that will ensure you stay fresher, longer—no matter how long your ride may be.

•Specialized's high-modulus SL4 FACT 10r carbon frame with tapered head tube and compact race design provides incredible responsiveness, while the engineered compliance and Zertz inserts smooth out vibrations and road chatter.
•The Specialized FACT carbon fork comes in three different sizes with varying steerer diameters that optimize stiffness for that size, while also providing excellent steering response. Road chatter is also absorbed through the Zertz elastomer inserts.
•The incredibly smooth-running Fulcrum Racing S-19 Light wheels transfer all your power to the road. They're built with butted spokes to be tough enough to handle even the roughest roads and still come back for more.

Features and Information

 
Specification Description
Frame Specialized FACT 10r carbon w/Zertz inserts
Fork Specialized FACT carbon
Rims/Wheels Fulcrum Racing S-19 Light
Hubs See Rims/Wheels
Spokes See Rims/Wheels
Tires Specialized Turbo Pro w/ BlackBelt Protection, 700 x 26c
Crankset Shimano Ultegra
Chainrings 50/34
Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra
Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra
Rear Cogs Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed: 11-32
Shifters Shimano Dura-Ace
Handlebars Specialized Expert, aluminum, shallow-drop
Tape/Grips Specialized CX Pro w/sticky gel
Stem Specialized Pro SL, aluminum
Brake Levers Shimano Dura-Ace
Brakes Shimano Ultegra
Saddle Specialized Body Geometry Phenom Expert w/titanium rails
Seatpost S-Works CG-R, FACT carbon
Seat Binder Aluminum w/titanium bolt

* Subject to change without notice.

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4.5 stars

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87%

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Pros

  • Lightweight  (5)
  • Versatile  (3)
  • Durable  (3)
  • Finish 
  • FIT 

Cons

  • Poor Construction 

Best Uses

  • Road Biking  (5)
  • Endurance rides 
  • Touring 
  • Fitness 

Reviewed by 8 customers

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5.0

SL 4 Expert...Money well spent

By CAP6

from Lafayette, La.

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Smooth
  • Quality
  • Durable
  • Finish
  • Versatile
  • FIT

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fitness
    • Road Biking
    • Endurance rides

    Comments:

    I searched diligently for a new bike after deciding to get back into cycling after many years off. I read articles, test road models, talked to riders and shop owners and was consistently pointed toward the Roubaix. I ended up getting a 54cm SL4 Expert in the satin carbon / blue and could not be happier. It is unreal how much bikes have changed. My local LBS made the choice easy and set me up perfectly. The one drawback is the saddle comes standard in 143mm. I need a 155mm saddle and wish you could trade out for the correct size. Overall, I am extremely pleased with the bike and the components it came with. The money was well spent!

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    4.0

    Great Frame. Cheap Wheels

    By bikerider5705

    from NY, NJ

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      I got this bike in January 2014 to update my '09 Roubaix with a triple ring. It has a stiffer bottom bracket, lighter, easier Shimano Ultegra compact gearing -- much better when pounding uphill on fast club rides. I have 1000 miles on it. No complaints. My advice: Ask for a discount or trade up the wheels. The Fulcrum wheels that came with mine were cheaply made AND had defective welds.

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      5.0

      The Audi A7 of bikes

      By JD

      from Detroit

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Versatile
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Touring
        • Road Biking

        Comments:

        46 yr old black man that live in Detroit, this bike reacts well, very comfortable ride, great quality, great looking bike as well, I do long ride 100+, great bike for those long rides, I love this bike

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        4.0

        Very good ride ever

        By Dan

        from Quebec, Canada

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Poor Construction

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments:

        Happy about the bike on the road but carbon finish can be better. The bike color satin carbon.

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        5.0

        Love my new Roubaix

        By TommyIII

        from Phoenix

        About Me

        Comments:

        Was deciding between Synapse Hi-mod and Roubaix. Rode both. Synapse was 95% great, but 5% felt cramped and just a little uncomfortable throughout the ride. Roubaix was perfect from first ride. Got the 2014 SL4 Expert with full Ultegra components. I picked up almost 3 mph on flats and I actually can accelerate up hills rather than slogging on my old LeMond (which I love, by the way). I'm a 49 yr old average skill fitness rider, so to get a bike that actually improves my less than stellar ability was a big "win". I have never written a product review in my life, but can't say enough awesome things about my new Roubaix. It's fun to ride, and I can't stop telling everyone about it. Oh, and it's beautiful too (black carbon with blue striping).

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        5.0

        My 2014 SL4 Expert

        By Yaron

        from Rockland County, NY

        About Me

        Comments:

        I pre-ordered this bike in July and have been riding it for a month now. I am running Zipp 101's and absolutely love the ride. I would highly recommend this bike to anyone who is serious about riding.

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        5.0

        Big guy's bike

        By OleGuy

        from Loveland, CO/Green Valley, AZ

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Versatile
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking

          Comments:

          I'm 71, 5'11"and 240 lbs. I ride 30 to 40 miles every other day year round in Colorado and Arizona. I had a 2000 LeMond triple crank that doesn't even come close to competing with this bike on comfort or easy of handling. The SL4 is a fantastic bike for me at my age and shape which isn't a bikers physique!

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          2.0

          Expensive for a bland ride

          By Anonymous

          from Devon uk

          About Me

          Comments:

          I bought one of these because they seem really popular and get good reviews. After a few months of riding i tried a friends bike and was amazed at the feeling of 'life' that i got from the bike (which was £400 cheaper) After trying that i borrowed and tested a lot of bikes, some were bad, some were outstanding. The main thing i got out of it was the Spesh just felt bland and dull. It didn't excite me, i felt embarressed to be seen on it. It didn't make me proud of it like the premier marques, i felt no love. Value for money is pretty poor too, my zertz insert on the fork fell off, so i'm off to buy something that has just been designed well, rather than having rubber marketing gimmicks.

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