Is Roubaix faster than Tarmac?

Is Roubaix faster than Tarmac?

The bike is designed to ride faster over bumpier roads, based on the brand’s motor ‘Smoother is Faster. ‘ Roubaix features aerodynamic tube profiles, including an aero seat post and lowered seat stays. The design makes it more aero than its Tarmac counterpart and brings it to par with the Venge model.

Is Roubaix more comfortable than Tarmac?

have owned both, sold my tarmac when I got my roubaix, roubaix is slightly heavier but slightly more aero than the tarmac, it’s WAY more comfortable to ride (future shock and pave seatpost combined with bigger tires), takes bigger tires (33s will fit easy).

Is Roubaix as fast as Tarmac?

Well, that’s still sort of true. But with the Roubaix now faster and much lighter than before, and Specialized even claiming it’s faster than the Tarmac SL6, the Roubaix steps into a bigger spotlight, and may just end up making the most sense for an even larger group of cyclists.

Should I get a tarmac or Roubaix?

Tarmac for sure, it’s a lighter bike and will be more fun to ride on the kind of loops you do. It’ll also happily do long distance miles and has no propitiatory nonsense like the Roubaix’s Future Shock which has been recalled in the past may may be tricky to get parts for in the future.

Which Roubaix 2014 bike should you buy?

The Roubaix 2014 model likely to draw the greatest attention is the £4,500 SL4 Expert Disc, one equipped with Shimano’s new hydraulic road disc brake and Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting. The calipers are mounted to a re-designed rear triangle and a brand new front fork and the rotors are mounted to a DT Axis 4.0 wheelset.

Is the tarmac disc worth it?

The Tarmac disc will be a very versatile bike as is the Roubaix…. I’ve had both bikes which are excellent although personally it’s the Tarmac every time.

How much does a tarmac bike cost?

The Tarmac range tops out at £9,000 with an S-Works frame dressed in Shimano Dura Ace Di2 9070, a Specialized FACT carbon crank, and Specialized Roval CLX 40 wheels, with Specialized-designed, DT-manufactured hubs rolling on ceramic bearings. The same build, but with Shimano Dura Ace 9000 mechanical shifting will cost £6,500.