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Specialized Roubaix Elite Apex Compact


Roubaix Elite Apex Compact

Product Rating
3.5 stars
 (2 Reviews)

2013 Specialized Roubaix Elite Apex Compact

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 Apex Compact! You'll love the DT Swiss wheels that get up to speed effortlessly and the quick-shifting, wide-range 20-speed SRAM Apex compact drivetrain that flattens once-challenging hills. And for coming back down steep grades, the Apex 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 Roubaix FACT carbon w/tapered steerer and Zertz inserts
Rims/Wheels DT Swiss Axis 2.0
Hubs See Rims/Wheels
Spokes See Rims/Wheels
Tires Specialized Espoir Elite w/double BlackBelt Puncture Protection, 700x25c
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 Roubaix w/gel padding
Stem Specialized Comp-Set
Brake Levers SRAM Apex
Brakes Axis DC 2.0, dual-pivot
Saddle Specialized Body Geometry Toupe RBX Sport
Seatpost Specialized Comp FACT carbon

* Subject to change without notice.


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3.5 stars

(based on 2 reviews)


of respondents would recommend this to a friend.


  • Comfortable ride 
  • Great gear range 
  • Great stiffness 
  • Lightweight 
  • Perfect response 


  • Apex will not shift right 
  • Bb already wearing 
  • Cheap brakes 
  • Cheap crankset 
  • Wears out quickly 

Best Uses

  • Road biking  (2)
  • Commuting/city 

Reviewed by 2 customers

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My Roubaix Elite Apex Compact Review

By Kevin

from Sacramento

About Me

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  • Lightweight
  • Versatile


    Best Uses

    • Road Biking


    First carbon fiber bike I've owned. Bought it in May 2013 and rode it 3x/week until Nov. It's comfortable, takes bumps well, accelerates nicely, and I love it! Still like my recumbent more though, even though it's a lot heavier and slower acceleration. I've had no shifting issues, brakes are fine. I got a bigger "small" front chain ring 'cause the lowest gears were too low for the flatlands riding that I do.

    • Gift:
    • No

    Comfortable ride but Apex issues

    By Craig M.

    from Greater Cincinnati Area, Ohio

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer


    • Great stiffness
    • Perfect Response
    • Comfortable Ride
    • Smooth Vibration Dampning
    • Great gear range


    • Apex Will Not Shift Right
    • Cheap Crankset
    • Wears Out Quickly
    • Cheap Brakes
    • Bb Already Wearing

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking
    • Commuting/City


    I ride 5000 to 7000 miles a year. I bought this Roubaix about 3 months ago. I love the bike, not so much a fan of Apex. My shifting jumps all over. I have had it serviced from LBS I bought it from and they have no idea how to remedy the issue. We called SRAM to see if it was possibly a warranty issue and they said no. It just shifts poorly all around, both directions, both front chainrings. Going to upgrade to Force wifli to see if it helps. Wish the Apex worked as well as previous Ultegra did. If it did, this would be almost a perfect bike, even being on the bottom end of the line. The ride is so smooth. I am a bigger rider and it is the most comfortable bike I have owned.

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    • No

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