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FIRST LOOK: Specialized Roubaix 2007


The Roubaix for 2007

A few weeks ago Spesh launched their latest stuff for 2007. We have a whole load of pictures to sort through including the new wheels, a all new Tarmac and the new S-Works carbon cranks. But first up is an RCUK favourite ride – The Roubaix. It’s lighter and tricker than before and some of the detailing is marvellous. No chance to ride it yet but here’s the details from the press release:

Roubaix 2007 Advancements from 06:

All-new S-Works frame design featuring AZ1 construction
All-new Pro/Expert frame platform with AZ1 construction
Wheels chosen for ride quality
Roubaix tires on all models
All models are 10 speed
BG F.I.T. implementations

The ‘new’ main features are:

Systems approach to Bike Design – Project Roubaix
Oversize Bottom Bracket / Crank combination – Stiffest/lightest available
Handlebar – integration of stem & handlebar creates stiffest combination
Wheels – models chosen best blend of performance and compliance
Tires – High performance with increased compliance – Roubaix 23/25
Bars – Increase comfort without compromising performance – Barphat
Saddles –Lightest available while maintaining good bloodflow with enhanced comfort – Toupe gel
Gearing – more appropriate for all-day rides

More here

Spesh’s own carbon Roval wheels

The new ‘Zertz’ are being tested
by Gerolsteiner in the Tour

Spesh’s S-Works Crank in carbon

Spesh have added nice details

The approval of Gerolsteiner

The new Roubaix has cleaner lines

and the whole look is ‘lighter’

‘insect leg’ seat stays

The new Roubaix


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