Roubaix 2020

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  • 02-05-2019
    msg98
    Roubaix 2020
    Is there going to me a major redesign for the next model year? Does anyone have any insight into what to expect? Thx
  • 02-07-2019
    taodemon
    I believe it is the Roubaix's turn again next year. No idea on what is coming though, maybe some aero elements?
  • 02-23-2019
    TricrossRich
    It is in fact time for the Roubaix to see an update, given the normal schedule of updates... Specialized usually updates their 3 main road bikes, Tarmac/Venge/Roubaix every 3 years, alternating between each one, so this year should see a Roubaix update.

    You can expect to see a new Roubaix for the Paris-Roubaix race and in fact, Sagan has been spotted riding some sort of new bike. The bike appears to be Roubaix-like, but not the same as the current one. I've heard that the future shock will be going away, but the photo seemed to show one on the bike he was using.
  • 02-26-2019
    msg98
    can you link to the photo of the prototype sagan was spotted on?
  • 02-26-2019
    taodemon
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    Someone posted this on weightweenies but I couldn't find the specific post on his instagram.

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  • 03-01-2019
    Rogus
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TricrossRich View Post
    I've heard that the future shock will be going away, but the photo seemed to show one on the bike he was using.

    Today the owner of the Specialized shop I visited said the future shock is not going away, but that they were "cleaning it up." According to him, enough people complained about the looks of it on the Roubaix to convince Specialized to make changes. He didn't say, but my guess is the recall probably has something to do with it.

    Supposedly, the announcement is sometime in March, but he said May might be more likely with how manufacturers meet time goals. Hearing that Trek is making a big deal about their upcoming March announcement, maybe Specialized will want to counter with an announcement of their own.
  • 03-06-2019
    Mathelo
    Specialized Recall!!!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rogus View Post
    ... but my guess is the recall probably has something to do with it.

    As an owner of a registered Specialized Roubaix with the future shock, I'm glad I happened upon this thread. I had no idea this recall occured. Glad its winter. Really disappointed with Specialized on this. Not that there is a failure but they haven't notified their customers. I registered my bike with them when I bought it. A simple email would have sufficed.

    Louis
  • 03-10-2019
    masont
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mathelo View Post
    As an owner of a registered Specialized Roubaix with the future shock, I'm glad I happened upon this thread. I had no idea this recall occured. Glad its winter. Really disappointed with Specialized on this. Not that there is a failure but they haven't notified their customers. I registered my bike with them when I bought it. A simple email would have sufficed.

    Louis

    Check your junk mail. They sent out at least one email.
  • 03-13-2019
    Mathelo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by masont View Post
    Check your junk mail. They sent out at least one email.

    Possible but I receive other emails from Specialized that don't get blocked. So unless they were sending this using an email service that my system has flagged, it should have gotten through. And I check my junk folder on a regular basis. The biggest problem I have is that my ISP routinely blocks emails coming from IP address blocks it has blacklisted. :-(

    So I got the new collar and replaced it myself. I see no difference between the old and new part other than a different part number on the side. Even the weight is the same. Any idea what is different?

    Louis
  • 03-13-2019
    Rogus
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mathelo View Post
    I see no difference between the old and new part other than a different part number on the side. Even the weight is the same. Any idea what is different?

    After having the part replaced at the shop where the bike was purchased, I asked what was different. The shop said they had no idea as the new part looked identical to the old part.
  • 03-13-2019
    Mathelo
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rogus View Post
    After having the part replaced at the shop where the bike was purchased, I asked what was different. The shop said they had no idea as the new part looked identical to the old part.

    Here are a few pictures. I see no difference other than the part number. T73 is the new part.
  • 03-16-2019
    Mathelo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rogus View Post
    After having the part replaced at the shop where the bike was purchased, I asked what was different. The shop said they had no idea as the new part looked identical to the old part.

    I reached out to Specialized to find out what is different. This is the reply I received:
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    Hello Louis,

    Thanks for reaching out. The new steerer tube collars have been improved with corrosion resistant materials (bolts). I don't have any additional information, but they appear to be almost identical other than that (explains the weight being the same). I hope that this info is helpful.

    Have a great day!

    -Mikey
    ---------------------

    So it seems that it is mostly the bolt that was the problem.

    Louis
  • 04-04-2019
    msg98
    alternatively/in addition to the roubaix 2020 news, any info about the new specialized e-road bike? supposed to be very well integrated such it'd hard to even tell it has battery. I'm hearing it's out soon.
    thx
  • 04-10-2019
    BlackSquirrel
  • 04-10-2019
    Mathelo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BlackSquirrel View Post

    That new seatpost clamp should be a technical improvement. The old one was fiddly and slipped without a healthy dose of graphite paste. But the new clamp looks ugly in the photo.
  • 04-10-2019
    ToiletSiphon
    Have they redesigned the steerer clamp for the new roubaix, or is it still a one bolt design?

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  • 04-11-2019
    BlackSquirrel
    Its the same design, just a new shock. I suspect that all 3 will be interchangeable, but I will confirm when we get one in.

    *edit* one of the reviews says they are not backwards compatible because the new shock is longer. I will still check it out though.
  • 04-11-2019
    Mathelo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BlackSquirrel View Post
    Its the same design, just a new shock. I suspect that all 3 will be interchangeable, but I will confirm when we get one in.

    *edit* one of the reviews says they are not backwards compatible because the new shock is longer. I will still check it out though.

    Would be nice if it was backward compatible.