Specialized Roubaix Elite SL2 Apex Compact - 2011

Specialized Roubaix Elite SL2 Apex Compact
  • Color: Satin Carbon/Gloss Carbon
  • Color: Satin Carbon/Gloss Gold
$2,100.00
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Details

Thanks to Specialized's FACT-carbon frameset, and its vibration-damping Zertz inserts, you'll ride further and more comfortably than ever on the velvety-smooth Roubaix Elite. You'll love the reliable Mavic 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 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.

Specs

Frame Specialized FACT 8r-carbon w/Zertz inserts
Fork Specialized FACT carbon w/Zertz inserts
Rims/Wheels Mavic CXP22
Hubs Aluminum
Spokes 14-gauge stainless-steel
Tires Specialized All Condition w/Flak Jacket puncture protecton, 700 x 23c
Crankset SRAM S150
Chainrings 50/34
Front Derailleur SRAM Apex
Rear Derailleur SRAM Apex
Rear Cogs SRAM Apex, 10-speed: 11-32
Shifters SRAM Apex DoubleTap
Handlebars Specialized Comp, aluminum
Tape/Grips Specialized S-Wrap w/gel padding
Stem Specialized Comp-Set, aluminum
Brake Levers SRAM Apex
Brakes Tektro dual-pivot
Saddle Specialized Body Geometry Riva Road
Seatpost Specialized Comp, FACT-carbon

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Satin Carbon/Gloss Carbon / 49cm 719676853147 9013-5149
Satin Carbon/Gloss Carbon / 52cm 719676855486 9013-5152
Satin Carbon/Gloss Carbon / 54cm 719676861654 9013-5154
Satin Carbon/Gloss Carbon / 56cm 719676853703 9013-5156
Satin Carbon/Gloss Carbon / 58cm 719676866093 9013-5158
Satin Carbon/Gloss Carbon / 61cm 719676872506 9013-5161
Satin Carbon/Gloss Gold / 49cm 719676851365 9013-5249
Satin Carbon/Gloss Gold / 52cm 719676849898 9013-5252

Reviews

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5.0

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable  (12)
  • Handles well  (12)
  • Lightweight  (12)
  • Fast  (11)
  • Good geometry  (11)

Cons

  • Brakes could be better  (4)
  • Uncomfortable seat  (4)
  • Heavy 
  • Heavy wheels 

Best Uses

  • Exercising  (11)
  • Serious training  (10)
  • Casual riding  (7)
  • Climbing  (6)
  • Commuting  (5)
  • Racing  (3)
  • Time trials 
  • Touring 

REVIEWS

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5

Outstanding bike

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from Gig Harbor, WA

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable
  • Fast
  • Responsive
  • Handles Well
  • Good Geometry

Cons

  • Uncomfortable Seat

Best Uses

  • Serious Training
  • Commuting
  • Exercising

Comments:

First serious road bike after years off road on mountain and hybrid bikes. I am a large human (6', 240lbs.) and this bike is great except for the stock saddle. Got fitted properly for a replacement saddle and I couldnt be happier. Owned it two weeks now and already have over 100 miles on it. Purchased as primary cardio training to replace running (far too many chronic injuries to run anymore). Have now set my target on the WA courage classic in Aug '12. Bottom line: great bike, great price, and couldn't be happier

5

Fantastic Value for the Money

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from Orlando, FL

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable
  • Responsive
  • Handles Well

Cons

  • Heavy wheels
  • Brakes Could Be Better

Best Uses

  • Casual Riding
  • Serious Training
  • Exercising

Comments:

After 1,800 miles, what a fantastic bike. Love the ride, comfort and handling. The SRAM APEX gear set is a nice entry level gear set that has worked well with no issues. The wheels that come standard (Mavic CXP-22) wheels are lead weights compared to other options, but have preformed great with no issues even after I found some unexpected potholes. Bottom line is that the wheels can be changed, brakes can be upgraded and the gears can be changed to a higher level of SRAM or Shimano. What you are really buying is the frame and for the money, this one is HARD to beat.

5

Very, very pleased with this bike

By 

from Carrollton, TX

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Fast
  • Comfortable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Serious Training
    • Exercising

    Comments:

    I initially struggled to justify paying [$] for this bike but five months- and about 1,500 miles- later, I have no regrets!Rode it 40 miles the 1st day (a 20-mile ride on my old Schwinn previously seemed like a 'hard ride')- and have since completed a couple of 100k rides, and am training for my first century. FWIW, I've also rented/rode a couple of aluminum road bikes (while traveling), and can honestly say the CF Roubaix is considerably more comfortable. I consider it well worth the slight premium over typical 'entry level' bikes.

    5

    I would buy this product again and again

    By 

    from Springfield, VA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Good Geometry
    • Comfortable
    • Responsive
    • Handles Well
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding
      • Exercising
      • Climbing
      • Serious Training

      Comments:

      I am 50 years old, 6', and 200 lbs. I was looking for a bicycle that I could be comfortable on for long periods of time. At my age and size, completing 100 miles in one ride is not an easy task. When I bought this bicycle I had another one (brand) in mind. I was allowed to tried my selection, but then challenged to test ride this bike. Before I made it to the trail I knew I had found the perfect bicycle that gave me all the qualities I was looking (e.g. good handling, responsiveness and specially comfort). Now I ride 100-150 miles a week. Before, I could only physically resist no more than 75 miles/week.

      5

      Highly recommended

      By 

      from Deerfield, IL

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Responsive
      • Fast
      • Good Geometry
      • Lightweight
      • Comfortable
      • Handles Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Serious Training
        • Casual Riding
        • Exercising

        Comments:

        I love to ride but the Roubaix takes the joy to a whole new level. I never intended to cross the price threshold to a carbon frame, but I'm so glad I did. Once I was fit properly to this bike, it was amazing. I'd urge you to spend time getting professionally fit to experience the comfort and performance this bike has to offer. For me, it meant stem angle and length adjustments that eliminated my resistance to switching from an upright crossover model. I love this bike and am so glad I made the investment.

        5

        Fast and comfortable

        By 

        from Woodland Hills

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Responsive
        • Fast
        • Good Geometry
        • Lightweight
        • Handles Well
        • Comfortable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Exercising
          • Commuting
          • Serious Training

          Comments:

          I'm training on this bike about 30 miles a day 7 days a week and it hasn't let me down yet. It's comfortable, fast and it looks smoking hot! :) Loving this bike!

          5

          Just upgraded from my 2006 Roubaix Elite

          By 

          from ARIZONA

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Responsive
          • Comfortable
          • Good Geometry
          • Lightweight
          • Handles Well
          • Fast

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Serious Training
            • Casual Riding
            • Climbing
            • Exercising
            • Racing

            Comments:

            I just upgraded from my a 2006 Specialized Roubiax Comp! The good thing is the geometry is the same (54cm) as my old bike... but this frame is way stiffer... better carbon (8r) and stronger bottom bracket. The weight of this frame is about the same as my '06... but the oversized tubing is worth the upgrade. Since the SL2 is not available in just the frame... I ended up purchasing this 2011 with the SRAM APEX components. This new like of SRAM is great, however, I had full ULTEGRA on my 2006 so I had my LBS swap all my old components from the '06 to the '11. So MY 2011 Roubiax now has full ULTEGRA components, FSA carbon crankes, carbon bars/stem, and Roval SL25 wheels. I looks like the higher end PRO model without all the dough$! I opted for the matte black color... I love the stealth look. Since my old ULTEGRA brakes where high polished... I swapped them off for a pair of black SRAM RIVAL brakes to match the theme of the bike. The woven carbon wrap looks amazing in the sunlight; it really pops. I am an avid cyclist and ride about 400-500 miles a month. I thought about buying the TARMAC this time around, but reality kicked in and I realized that my cycling habits are mostly long distance rides... not sprints. If you are looking for a great bike at a great value, look no further. This should be your next bike. PS- With my upgrades my 54cm bike now weighs 17.6lbs. Happy trails...

            5

            Love it!

            By 

            from Ontario, Canada

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Good Geometry
            • Fast
            • Handles Well

            Cons

            • Brakes Could Be Better
            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Exercising
            • Climbing
            • Casual Riding

            Comments:

            Just got back into road bikes this year and treated myself to this bike. Tried a few other bikes in various materials but fell in love with this bike from the very first ride. The ride is not harsh and the bike is stiff enough for climbing (which I love). With it's relaxed geometry and comfy seat it's perfect for someone like me who still loves the feel and speed of the road but can't take a harsh ride any more because of age/injury. The Apex compenents are great but the wheels are a little on the heavy side. The brakes are good but not outstanding.

            5

            Absolutely Awesome!!

            By 

            from Grand Rapids, MI

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Responsive
            • Fast
            • Handles Well
            • Good Geometry
            • Lightweight
            • Comfortable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Racing
              • Serious Training

              Comments:

              This bike is very quick. The frame is stiff and handles aggressive climbing as well as out of the saddle sprints. I can ride 40 miles and it feels like I rode only 20. Very comfortable geometry but aggressive enough to be competitive. My new best bike!

              4

              premium price equal premium performance

              By 

              from San Diego, CA

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Fast and Smooth
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Uncomfortable Seat

              Best Uses

              • Touring
              • Time Trials

              Comments:

              Sleek, quick, and rides like on rails. Saddle leaves a little to be desired once you go on rides longer then 50 miles.

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