Specialized launches the Roubaix SL8 with a brand new Future Shock 3.0 system

Specialized Roubaix SL8 ridden by Peter Sagan
(Image credit: Specialized)

Specialized has released the latest version of its Roubaix endurance road bike in the form of the Roubaix SL8 which comes in several spec options. The Roubaix SL8 dovetails with the recently released Tarmac SL8, although there was no previous Roubaix SL7 model the brand says it wanted to link its top-flight models under the same name.

The Roubaix has been around for the best part of two decades now, it was even the American brand's first full-carbon fibre road bike and features in our best endurance road bike guide. Peter Sagan famously rode a Roubaix model to victory at Paris-Roubaix making use of the Futureshock suspension technology the bike has become synonymous with after its debut in 2016. 

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ModelPrice Weight Future ShockGroupsetWheelsColour
S-Works Roubaix SL8€14,000 / $14,000 / £12,000 / AUD19,9007.3kgFuture Shock 3.3SRAM Red eTAP AXSRoval Terra CLX IISmoke / Black pearl
Roubaix SL8 Pro€9,000 / $8,500 / £8,000 / AUD11,9008.1kgFuture Shock 3.3 SRAM Force eTAP AXSRoval Terra CLMetallic Pine
Roubaix SL8 Expert€6,500 / $ 6,500 / £6,000 / AUD9,4008.6kgFuture Shock 3.2 SRAM Rival eTAP AXSRoval Terra CCarbon / liquid silver - Dove grey / Chameleon lapis
Roubaix SL8 Comp€4,800 / $5,000 / £5,000 / AUD7,0008.9kgFuture Shock 3.2 Shimano 105 R7170 DI2DT Swiss G540Deep Lake / white sage metallic - Red ghost pearl / dune white
Roubaix SL8 Sport - Apex€4,000 / $4,000 / £3,250 / AUD5,7008.9kgFuture Shock 3.1 SRAM APEX eTAP AXSDT Swiss G540Carbon / Metallic obsidian - Metallic spruce / Forest green
Roubaix SL8 Sport - 105€3,800 / $3,500 / £3,000 / AUD5,0008.9kgFuture Shock 3.1Shimano 105 R7120 - MechanicalDT Swiss G540Metallic sapphire / Blue onyx - Metallic Obsidian / Birch - Birch / White mountains / Abalone
Roubaix SL8 - base model.€2,800 / $2,800 / £2,500 / AUD3,9008.9kgFuture Shock 3.1 Shimano Tiagra 4720Axis Elite DiscMorning mist / Smoke - Rusted red / Obsidian
Frameset€5,500 / $5,500 / £4,750 / AUD8,900828 gramsN/An/an/aMetallic white sage / Ink / white sage

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Tom Wieckowski
Tech writer

Tom joined the Cyclingnews team in late 2022 as tech writer. Tom has over 10 years experience as a qualified mechanic with 5 or so of those being spent running an independent workshop. Tom has ridden and raced bikes from an early age up to a national level on the road and track and has ridden and competed in most disciplines, even the odd bit of bike polo. Tom is as happy tinkering away in the garage as he is out on the road bike exploring the Worcestershire lanes.