Specialized Roubaix Elite 2018 Road Bike
The idea of a perfect road is a myth, as there's always a chip, a crack, a rough patch—you name it. But with our Roubaix Elite, you'll be taming wild asphalt without any extra effort. This is how road bikes were always meant to be.
The super-light frame has been constructed from our FACT 10r carbon fibre. Its stiffness levels are also off the charts, and compared to the SL4 iteration of yesteryear, you'll experience a whole new, faster, and more efficient geometry. Through some engineering sorcery, however, we've managed to keep the same fit, feel, and position that we've all come to love from the SL4, and kept it consistent throughout the size-range due to our Rider-First Engineered™ construction.
Of course, you're probably thinking, ""get on to the suspension thing up front."" We call it Future Shock, and essentially, it's a piston in the head tube with 20mm of travel. We developed this technology in partnership with McLaren Applied Technologies, and the result of this are a host of drastic performance improvements, namely in the vertical compliance department. Without giving a physics lecture, we found that focusing on vertical compliance, instead of fork splay, meant that we could improve smoothness, speed, and comfort in one fell swoop. And of all the bikes that we've tested with our Rolling Efficiency Model, the new Roubaix outperforms anything on the market.
Lastly, we spec'd the Roubaix Elite with 105 11-speed mechanical shifting, RS hydraulic disc brakes, and DT R470 Disc wheels that have been cased in our Turbo Pro 28mm tires.
- Featuring our Rider-First Engineered™ design that ensures every frame size has the same legendary responsiveness and smooth ride quality that you'd expect from a Roubaix. The FACT 10r frameset holds its own with our high-end carbon offerings, with the ideal blend of light overall weight and targeted stiffness, while the all-new Future Shock "suspension" system at the cockpit delivers a revolutionary degree of comfort and control.
- A Roubaix Disc fork is built from our FACT carbon fibre for supreme stiffness, strength, and reactivity, while a thru-axle design only stands to bolster all of the above.
- Shimano 105 shifting gives you crisp, precise, and reliable shifts. The system is renowned for its durability, performing in adverse conditions with the batting an eyelash…if shifters had eyelashes, that is.
Specialized at Dales Cycles
Since 1974 Specialized have been producing innovative and technically advanced cycling products.
The Stumpjumper is recognised as the first commercially available mountain bike back in 1981. The Roubaix in 2005 begun the endurance road category and has gone onto to win three times at Paris-Roubaix. Today the brand represents all types of riders, from performance, mountain biking to commuting and children.
Dales Cycles has been selling Specialized since 1988 and today are one of the leading stores for the brand in the UK. We have a BodyGeometry Fit service with the only Level 3 Certified fitter in Scotland.
All our staff have many years’ experience with the Specialized brand and will be able to offer you the best advice for your riding needs. Authorised as a S-Works and Test Centre location with accredited fit and service technicians for the Venge ViAS “Aero is Everything” road bicycle.
|Frame||Specialized FACT 10r carbon, Endurance Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock suspension, 20mm of travel, flat disc mounts|
|Fork||Specialized FACT carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle|
|Shift Levers||Shimano RS505 disc|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 105 Ez, braze-on|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 105, 11-speed|
|Chain||KMC X11EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™|
|Cassette||Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11-32t|
|Front Brake||Shimano RS505, hydraulic disc|
|Rear Brake||Shimano RS505, hydraulic disc|
|Front Wheel||DT R470 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h|
|Rear Wheel||DT R470 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h|
|Front Tyre||Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x28mm|
|Rear Tyre||Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x28mm|
|Inner Tubes||Standard, Presta valve|
|Handlebars||Specialized Comp Hover Bar, 6061 alloy, 70x125mm w/ Di2 hole|
|Grips||S-Wrap w/ Sticky gel|
|Stem||Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise|
|Saddle||Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm|
|Seat Post||Specialized CG-R, FACT carbon, single-bolt, 27.2mm|
|Pedals||Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors|
Fully Assembled Delivery from Dales Cycles
Dales Cycles is one of the only online cycle retailers in the Uk to offer a delivery option that trly reflects a 'fully built' bike arriving at your door. This premium delivery option is known as 'Ready to Ride' and costs £30* per bike.
'Ready to Ride' bikes come in a bespoke bike box, with a minimal packaging approach and all tools supplied, you really can be off and riding your new bike in less than a few minutes.
This unique premium delivery service eliminates the need for foam, bubble wrap and zip-ties too, so it’s also better for the planet. We recycle all this stuff, so where you can, please try and do the same. Apart from doing your bit for mother Earth, it will give you a warm, fuzzy feeling that you just can't buy!
Free Standard Delivery
In addition to our 'Ready to Ride' premium delivery service, we also offer a 'Free Standard Delivery' option on all bikes, and orders over £20*. Bikes ordered using the free service will require some basic setup on delivery. An easy to follow setup guide is provided with all bikes using the free delivery service.
Due to the extra weight of electric bikes, we are unable to ship these fully assembled. Instead, your bike will be built, configured and checked by our mechanics before being packed back into it's original box.
This method requires removing the front wheel, handlebars, pedals and seatpost, which will need to be reinstalled upon arrival.
To help with this we have a video guiding you through every step! However, if there's anything you'd like any help or advice, please contact us by calling 0141 332 2705 or by e-mailing [email protected]
2-7 Working Days (Excludes Weekends & Public Holidays)
Standard Free Delivery: Available on all orders over £20 at Dales Cycles*
Premium 'Ready to Ride': £30 per bike*
Bicycles to Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and Northern Island will incur a courier charge of £20 and estimated delivery is 3-9 working days (excludes weekends and public holidays)
Parts, Accessories & Clothing
Items Under £20: £2.50 Delivery
Dispatched by Royal Mail
3-5 Working Days to Deliver (excludes weekends and public holidays)
Items Over £20: Free Delivery*
3-5 Working Days to Deliver (excludes weekends and public holidays)
- Small items Dispatched by Royal Mail
- Bulky/Heavy Goods Dispatched by DPD
*Bulky/Heavy goods (Bikes, Turbo Trainers, Workstands etc) to the Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and Northern Ireland will incur a courier charge of £20
More help is on hand by calling 0141 332 2705 or by emailing [email protected] where one of our helpful staff members will be glad to answer any questions you may have.
We try our best to process orders as soon as we receive them, most orders will be dispatched within 24 hours and we aim to dispatch all orders within 1-3 working days of order confirmation.
Delivery times may be longer in circumstances where items need to be specially ordered due to size requirements or the item no longer being in stock and you would like an alternative or to wait on it arriving back into stock.
We will advise you of any possible delays when you place your order.
You will receive an email confirmation at various stages of your order process as well as upon dispatch.
We use either TNT, DHL, DPD or Royal Mail Tracked Delivery Service for all deliveries.
A signature will be required to receive your order*
When we dispatch your order, you will receive an e-mail containing a TNT, DHL, DPD or Royal Mail tracking number.
You can use these emails to access TNT, DHL, DPD or Royal Mails Track and Trace system on their respective websites. This will give you information regarding expected delivery times.
All orders are sent using either TNT Next Working Day, DHL Next Working Day, DPD Next Working Day or Royal Mail tracked service.
Depending on your location and the time of year, your order should arrive, at the latest, 3 working days after dispatch.
If your item has not been received after this time you can contact TNT, DHL, DPD or Royal Mail directly, quoting your Tracking Reference number or contact Dales Cycles by emailing [email protected].
Although we can take no responsibility for any delivery delays or problems out-with our control caused by TNT, DHL, DPD, Royal Mail or any other carrier, we will do all we can to help resolve any delivery problems.
You will be responsible for the items as soon as they are delivered so please check your delivery before you sign for it and if your package is damaged please sign for it as such and contact us to let us know.
*During Covid-19, many couriers are not taking signatures
Over the Christmas period our website and store will be closed on the dates found here. Orders can still be placed during this time and will be processed as quickly as possible when the doors open again.
Please note that in the case of items which need to be ordered in for you, our suppliers will be operating their own schedule of Christmas closures. If this would cause a delay to your order we will be in touch in inform you and help arrange the best solution.
*Highlands & Islands Surcharge
Sometimes, we may need to apply a shipping surcharge at checkout for remote locations. This will be calculated automatically and applied where appropriate.
For deliveries in the Highlands & Islands, our couriers tend to outsource the final leg of delivery, hence the increased cost.
We only ship to UK destinations.