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Specialized Roubaix Apex Compact

Specialized

Roubaix Apex Compact
2012

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (2 Reviews)
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2012 Specialized Roubaix Apex Compact

The further you ride the Specialized Roubaix Apex Compact, the better it gets! Specialized's FACT-carbon frameset has vibration-damping Zertz inserts so you can ride more comfortably than ever. You'll love the DT Swiss wheels that get up to speed effortlessly and the quick-shifting 20-speed SRAM compact drivetrain that flattens once-challenging hills. And for coming back down steep grades, the SRAM dual-pivot brakes offer outstanding confidence and control. Plus, Specialized's plush Body Geometry seat and fine components invite you to add more miles to every ride.

Features and Information

  • View the geometry chart.
  • Specialized's FACT (Functional Advanced Composite Technology) carbon frames and components are made from the finest materials and utilize a unique manufacturing process that creates amazing durability, awesome efficiency and super-low weight.
  • Specialized's Zertz viscoelastic inserts damp vibrations for a velvety smooth ride so you stay comfortable and refreshed mile after mile.
  • Choose your preferred pedals (sold separately) from our wide selection.
 
Specification Description
Frame Specialized FACT 8r-carbon w/Zertz inserts
Fork Specialized FACT carbon w/Zertz inserts
Rims/Wheels DT Swiss Axis 2.0
Hubs See Rims/Wheels
Spokes See Rims/Wheels
Tires Specialized Espoir Sport w/double BlackBelt Puncture Protection, 700x23c
Crankset SRAM
Chainrings 50/34
Front Derailleur SRAM Apex
Rear Derailleur SRAM Apex
Rear Cogs SRAM Apex, 10-speed: 11-32
Shifters SRAM Apex
Handlebars Specialized Comp, aluminum
Tape/Grips Specialized Roubaix w/gel padding
Stem Specialized EliteSet, aluminum
Brake Levers SRAM Apex
Brakes SRAM Apex
Saddle Specialized Body Geometry Toupé Plus Sport
Seatpost Specialized Sport, aluminum

* Subject to change without notice.

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4.5 stars

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Pros

  • Durable 
  • Fast 
  • Great looking 
  • Lightweight 
  • Versatile 

Best Uses

  • Road biking  (2)
  • Long-distance riding 

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4.0

Great bike for long, comfortable rides

By BringItOn

from Plano, Texas

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Quick
  • Great looking
  • Very comfortable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking
    • Long-distance riding

    Comments:

    I've put 2,000 miles on this bike in under ten months, and I still love it. It's ideal for riders who want to ride comfortably and quickly over long rides - in my case 30-60 mile rides. The SRAM shifter was new to me and took a bit of work to get used to but is easy now. It's a great-looking bike that inspires me to ride.

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    5.0

    Awesome

    By newbee

    from Orlando, Fl

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Versatile
    • Lightweight
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      I just up graded from a Secteur Sport after three weeks of riding a road bike and OMG what a difference. As soon as you sit on this bike the road just melts away. My first ride was a 25 miler and i wanted to continue further. The carbon frame just absorbs the road and the Sram shifters make inclines inexistent. If you are in the market for a road bike this is the one.

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