Patents suggest a full-suspension Specialized Roubaix is on the way

Specialized road suspension patent 2021
Could this be the next Roubaix? (Image credit: Specialized Google patent)

Specialized has recently been granted a patent application which indicates a new suspension comfort concept will be applied to Specialized road bikes.

A set of patent drawings discovered by BikeRadar indicate a top-tube-mounted damper, allowing for both vertical and fore-to-aft movement of the seatpost.

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Lance Branquinho is a Namibian born media professional, with 15-years of experience in technology and engineering journalism covering anything with wheels. Being from Namibia, he knows a good gravel road when he sees one, and he has raced some of Africa’s best-known mountain bike stage races, such as Wines2Wales and Berg&Bush.