Specialized have launched a Team Edition of the
new S-Works Roubaix, and it's a lot more than just a fancy
paint scheme (although, that paint scheme - wow).
This is a bike with a tight focus, a true race bike that can
handle the roughest of roads (and yes, cobbles), a real race
replica built for speed. And for the target market, those who want
to go fast on 'real world' surfaces, it's going to be an absolute
The Roubaix has nothing to prove in terms of performance - five
of the top ten finishers in this year's Paris-Roubaix were riding
this frame, including the winner, Philippe Gilbert.
As S-Works specialists we were all over the new bike as soon as
it landed, and Barry has already been putting it through its paces
(as you'll have seen if you're following us on
Instagram!). Here's what he found: