The 2017 Specialized Roubaix Elite is a mid-range all-road racer. The lowest-priced model incorporating the radical new Future Shock, it's a great introduction to rough road racing. The all-carbon frameset is light and stiff, efficiently transferring power, while providing a very smooth ride, thanks to the 20mm of steerer-tube suspension. Highly sensitive, it absorbs vibration and bumps without affecting the ride. Kit on the Elite is solid from hub to hub: Axis wheels, the stalwart, precise Spyre disc brakes, and Shimano's reliable, precise 105 drivetrain.
A very good road bike.