Hitting a sweet spot between performance and value, the Roubaix Sport was designed to thrive on long rides through rough country. The lightweight frame has been constructed from our FACT 9r carbon fiber. Its stiffness levels are also off the charts and, compared to the SL4 iteration of yesteryear, you'll experience a whole new, faster, and more efficient geometry. Through some sophisticated engineering, however, we've managed to keep the same fit, feel, and position that we've all come to love from the SL4, and kept it consistent throughout the size-range with our Rider-First Engineered construction. Of course, you're probably thinking, "get on to the suspension thing up front." We call it Future Shock, and essentially, it's a piston in the head tube with 20mm of travel. We developed this technology in partnership with McLaren Applied Technologies, and the result of this is a host of drastic performance improvements, namely in the vertical compliance department. Without giving a physics lecture, we found that focusing on vertical compliance, instead of fork splay, meant that we could improve smoothness, speed, and comfort in one fell swoop. And of all the bikes that we've tested with our Rolling Efficiency Model, the Roubaix outperforms anything on the market. Lastly, we spec'd the Roubaix Sport with 105 11-speed mechanical shifting, hassle-free Tektro Spyre mechanical disc brakes, and DT R470 Disc wheels that have been cased in our Turbo Pro 28mm tires. - Features our Rider-First Engineered design that ensures every frame size has the same legendary responsiveness and smooth ride quality that you'd expect from a Roubaix. The FACT 9r frameset holds its own with our highest-end carbon offerings, with the ideal blend of light overall weight and targeted stiffness, while the all-new Future Shock "suspension" system at the cockpit delivers a revolutionary degree of comfort and control. - DT R470 Disc wheels feature reliable, sealed cartridge hubs, and 24 front and rear spokes that keeps weight low and durability high. - Shimano's 105 shifting and hydraulic disc brakes ensure reliable shifting and stopping power in a variety of conditions.
We're adamant believers that you needn't have an elitist's budget to feel like one. Need proof? Take a look at Specialized's Diverge E5 Elite. The Diverge frame will comfortably fit up to 700x42mm tires with plenty of room for mud, too. Weight was a large factor in the development, so Specialized took some design cues from the Roubaix with an E5 Premium Aluminum frame that's plenty light, certainly stiff for hard efforts, and undeniable durable. Specialized opted for a new Open Road Geometry. We know what you're thinking, "it's just another marketing term," but they truly did develop an entirely new geometry. Think of it as a road version of modern trail bike geometry. It provides playful handling and predictable steering for endless dirt skids and mid-corner drifts. The geo features a bottom bracket that's over a half-centimeter lower than the previous Diverge, a slacked-out head tube angle, short chainstays, and a short wheelbase. These changes make for a bike that's not only fun in the dirt, but also performs well on the road. Specialized topped it off with three water bottle mounts and mounts for racks and fenders. So while it's one of the most smile-inducing bikes you'll ever shred fire roads on, it's equally adept at bike packing, commuting, or even a spin to your local brewery. The frame, meanwhile, is topped off with a Shimano Tiagra groupset, mechanical-disc brakes, and an Axis Sport wheelset.
With the Diverge Sport, you'll be prepared for anything the road throws at you, from smooth tarmac to the most chewed-up tracks out there. It's packed with all the same technologies as its pricier cousins, only its spec places an emphasis on reliable performance, not components so flashy you'll be eating nothing but top ramen for months. The Diverge is more capable than ever. And with the constant goal to best meet your needs, we took your number one request into account—tire clearance. The new frame will comfortably fit up to 700x42mm tires or 650b x 47mm tires. Along with tire clearance, weight was a large factor in the development, and taking some design cues from the development of the Roubaix, we developed a FACT 9r carbon frame that’s one of the lightest in its category. Next up, we moved away from a traditional ‘cross geometry, instead opting for something that hasn’t been seen before—our Open Road Geometry. You can think of it as a road version of modern trail bike geometry. It provides playful handling and predictable steering for endless dirt skids and mid-corner drifts. The geo features a bottom bracket that's over a half-centimeter lower than the previous Diverge, a slacked-out head tube angle, short chainstays, and a short wheelbase. These changes make for a bike that's not only fun in the dirt but also performs well on the road. And while riding gravel and dirt roads on a road bike may add to the adventure, there’s only so much that wider tires with lower pressures can absorb, in terms of bumps. With this in mind, we implemented a new version of our Future Shock into the Diverge design. It not only soaks up bumps with ease but also adds the benefit of extremely predictable handling. That's because the wheelbase isn’t lengthening when you hit a bump, so the front end of the Diverge keeps the same effective head tube angle. In other words, when you dive hard into a turn, you won’t be surprised by under-steer or sloppy handling. Unlike the original Future Shock (found on the Roubaix), the Diverge's version features a progressive spring that makes this technology more suitable for off-road applications, where stiffer suspension is often needed to soak-up larger bumps and obstacles. Adding to its multifaceted talents, we topped it off with three water bottle mounts, plus mounts for racks and fenders. For the spec, we wanted to make sure that it shifted crisply and braked smoothly for years to come, so you'll find a Shimano 105 groupset, hydraulic disc brakes, and a DT R470 Disc wheelset. - The FACT 9r carbon frame features our adventure-bound Open Road Geometry, Future Shock Progressive suspension with 20mm of travel, and front/rear thru-axles, making it the ultimate tool for your next adventure. - The lightweight FACT carbon fork is plenty stiff, aiding in handling and a light overall weight. - Shimano's 105 shifting and hydraulic disc brakes ensure reliable shifting and stopping power in a variety of conditions.
Whether you're racing friends on the weekend, snagging a new KOM or PR, or mixing it up in a local road race, the Tarmac Disc Pro it the purpose-built to do it with. In order to cut some grams from the Tarmac, but to also ensure that it's stiff and compliant in exactly the right places, we took major steps to improving our Rider-First Engineered technology. From different layup schedules and materials, to visibly different forks, we scrutinized every single aspect of the Tarmac to ensure you're getting the perfect ride. With this revamp, we also updated the geometry, basing it on countless Retül data points and professional rider input. This enabled us to develop a Performance Road Geometry that perfects the combination of a responsive front-end and short wheelbase, which delivers instantaneous response and optimal power transfer. And while stiffness aids in the aforementioned, compliance must also be utilized for an optimal ride quality. That's why we designed a seatpost that builds compliance into the upper 120mm where clamping doesn't happen, dropped the seatstays, and altered the seat tube shape. We also added tire clearance up to 30mm, which translates to a 28mm Turbo Cotton on a Roval CL 50 Disc wheel. This allows lower pressures for decreased rolling resistance, increased traction, and more comfort. Altogether, these additions still have the Tarmac riding like a true race-machine, but it also takes a bit of the sting out of road imperfections. You'll thank us on your next long ride. But why disc brakes? The real question is "why not?" They offer superior braking power and modulation, work exceptionally well in wet weather, and offer a very, very minor weight addition. All this means that you have more control and can go faster with more confidence. We also know, however, that aerodynamic improvements are the most important thing we can do to make you faster. Our Bora-Hansgrohe and Quick-Step Floors Pro Tour riders, after all, are demanding aero improvements on every bike. With this, the aero goal was to discover where we could essentially "add aero for free," by not taking anything away from the hallmarks of the Tarmac design. During the six-month iterative process, three areas were discovered where we could do this—a new fork shape, dropped seatstays with aero tubes, and a D-shaped seatpost and seat tube. The result? A bike that's approximately 45 seconds faster over 40km compared to other lightweight bikes in the same category. The spec on this Tarmac means business, with Shimano Ultegra Di2 handling shifting duties, powerful hydraulic disc brakes, and lightweight and aerodynamic Roval CL 50 Disc carbon wheels. - Featuring our Rider-First Engineered design that ensures every frame size has the same legendary climbing responsiveness and descending prowess you'd expect from a Tarmac. The FACT 10r frame is the perfect blend of value and performance. - Shimano's new Ultegra Di2 with hydraulic disc brakes not only offers exceptionally smooth and crisp shifts, but it also provides incredible stopping power and modulation. - The Roval CL 50 Disc wheelset utilizes the same rim as its older sibling the CLX 50 Disc, but pairs it with traditional bearings and round spokes to keep value at an all-time high.
Checkpoint ALR 4 Women's is an aluminum gravel bike that offers an incredible amount of capability for the price. It's built for the rigors of gravel and dirt roads, but it's also right at home on morning commutes and centuries. This bike knows no boundaries, which makes it the ideal gateway to adventure on any road or path. It's right for you if... Like 60% of women, you prefer the fit and feel of parts made for women, like a Women's Specific Design saddle. You want a single durable, ultra-versatile gravel bike that's ready for adventure. Gravel? Check. Pavement? Check. Multi-day bikepacking? Check. Foul-weather commuting? Check. Check. Check. The tech you get A 300 Series Alpha Aluminum frame with massive tire clearance and adjustable Stranglehold dropouts that make it easy to fine-tune your geometry or run singlespeed, a carbon fork, 12mm thru axles, a 10-speed Shimano Tiagra drivetrain, a wide-range 11-34 cassette that's great for climbing, fender and rack mounts, flat mount hydraulic disc brakes for all-weather stopping power, a Women's Specific Design saddle, and wide 700x40 Bontrager GR1 tires for added stability and traction. The final word Bring it on, gravel! Checkpoint ALR 4 Women's is a high-value gateway to a world of adventure. It's rugged, fast, comfortable, and has an amazing amount of tech for its price. Though it's made to stand up to the rigors of gravel roads, the frame geometry and accessory mounts make it a great choice for road rides and commutes, too. Why you'll love it - Checkpoint ALR 4 introduces you to the exciting new frontier of gravel riding at a value that can't be matched - This bike is exceedingly versatile and suited to a wide variety of ride styles, including gravel rides, bikepacking, and daily commutes - Massive tire clearance means you can use tires up to 40c for extra traction and stability in any condition - Mounts on the seat tube and both sides of the down tube make it easy to carry extra gear and water
Domane SL 5 Disc is all about smooth riding, speed, and versatility at a great value. It's great for riders who want to make the jump to carbon, and want to get a lot for their money when they do, including disc brakes, a performance drivetrain, and Front and Rear IsoSpeed. It's right for you if... You want a versatile, capable carbon bike with a super smooth ride so you can stray from the beaten path. It's a great choice if you're likely to ride in conditions where the added capability of wider tires and disc brakes will make a big difference. The tech you get A 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame with Front and Rear IsoSpeed, powerful flat mount disc brakes, and a full 2x11 Shimano 105 groupset. Domane SL 5 Disc also has internal cable routing for clean looks, a Ride Tuned alloy seatmast cap, a stable Endurance Geometry, and wide 700x32 tires for comfort, confidence, and extra stability. The final word Carbon, comfort, capability. Domane SL 5 Disc is a smart buy if you're making the jump from aluminum and want a big jump in tech to go with it. It has a lighter frame, Front and Rear IsoSpeed, flat mount disc brakes, and a carbon fork. Why you'll love it - It's a lightweight carbon bike with disc brakes at an exceptional value, with dependable parts that keep the price in check without compromising performance - It's the most affordable bike with disc brakes and IsoSpeed in both the front and rear - Domane SL 5 Disc is fully capable of racing and riding rough roads in all weather conditions - This bike has a "go anywhere, do anything" mentality, which makes it the perfect companion for your most epic road adventures
Emonda ALR 4 is a lightweight aluminum road bike at an incredible value. But don't mistake it for the kind of ride you'll get from value-minded competitors at this price. Shaped tubes, Invisible Weld Technology, and a lightweight frame that's perfect for new riders and racers alike give Emonda ALR the looks and handling of carbon at the price of alloy. It's right for you if... You're a value-minded rider looking for a lightweight race bike, a whole lot of performance for your dollar, and a quality ride you won't immediately outgrow. The tech you get Emonda ALR 4 is more than the sum of its parts. Yes, it has a full Shimano Tiagra groupset, 20 speeds, a carbon fork, powerful direct mount rim brakes, and a lightweight 300 Series Alpha Aluminum frame with shaped tubes—but its real genius is in its handling and ride quality. The final word Emonda ALR 4 is the most affordable Emonda in the family, but it handles like a far more expensive bike and has the looks to match. It's an extremely capable race bike at a great value. Why you'll love it - Carbon looks and handling, alloy price point: Invisible Weld Technology and shaped tubes for sleek looks, light weight, and incredible handling - It climbs fast, corners on rails, and descends with confidence - It gives you room to grow, with dependable components and lightweight performance at a great value - It shares the geometry of our highest-end carbon Emonda race bikes, and it gives you a ride quality that stands up in every way to far more expensive carbon bikes - Internal cable routing extends the life of your cables and adds to the bike's sleek look
With Émonda SL 6 Pro, you get all the advantages of an ultralight OCLV Carbon frameset and a race-worthy Ultegra drivetrain, with the added benefit of lightweight Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3 carbon wheels. This carbon road bike is a great option for a wide range of roadies, and the upgrade to carbon wheels delivers major gains in speed and handling. It's right for you if... Whether you're racing to the line or going for a new distance milestone, you want every advantage in speed, light weight, and handling. You'd rather get the whole performance package now than make an upgrade to carbon wheels down the line. The tech you get Émonda SL 6 Pro has a lightweight 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame, a race-ready Shimano Ultegra 11-speed drivetrain, powerful Ultegra direct mount rim brakes, and Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3 carbon wheels. The final word For all the great things about the lightweight Émonda SL 6 Pro, the best is that it pairs a high-quality frame and high-end drivetrain with super nice carbon wheels. This upgrade makes it a real contender for any kind of ride or race. Why you'll love it - Lightweight parts to match the lightweight frame: with Émonda SL 6 Pro, there's nothing left to upgrade - It's got climbing in its genes, and the lightweight OCLV Carbon frame lets you explore bigger mountains with less effort - Like every Émonda, it's built to be the lightest and fastest in its class and backed by our lifetime warranty
All too often, corners are cut to meet price-points in the entry-level road bike market, but the Allez Sport redefines what it means to be "entry level." Focusing on weight, refinement, and reliability like nothing else in its class, the Allez strays from the norm. And while these things are expected in bikes that cost thousands, it's the first to make these technologies accessible to everyone. Not only does a light bike feel better when you're climbing up a hill, but it's also essential when you're carrying your bike up to the 5th floor, and this was at the forefront of the frame design. With a redesigned E5 Alloy frame, the Allez features a class-leading weight. Aggressively thin-walled, yet tough, tubes have been implemented to save weight, as well, resulting in over a 450g (1lb) reduction in the frame and fork alone when compared to models of yesteryear. Speaking of the fork, entry-level road bikes often times feature either alloy or cheap carbon fiber forks that greatly detract from the overall ride quality. But with a full FACT carbon fiber fork, the Allez is better handling, smoother riding, and lower in weight—floating over rough chip-seal and carving through corners like a slalom skier. For the geometry, we developed the Allez by utilizing our vast Retül fit database. This meant creating a geometry that's sure to cover a broad range of positions, while still providing the performance-minded handling you'd expect from your first bike. This Allez also features integrated rack and fender mounts, allowing you to get weight out of your backpack and on to a lightweight rack when you need it. This not only makes for a good road bike, but it also enables you to transform it into a fast commuter. Along these lines, you'll find plenty of clearance for 28mm tires, so longer rides become far more bearable and city streets much smoother. With Shimano Sora components, Axis Sport wheels, and a stiff Praxis Alba 2d crankset, the Allez Sport is not only your perfect first road bike, but one that you'll be able to ride for years to come. - E5 Premium Aluminum frame features fully manipulated tubing with smooth welds that increase stiffness and efficiency, while looking just as good as it performs. - Specialized FACT carbon, full monocoque fork designed for high-speed handling. - Shimano Sora STI shifters are reliable, and worry free—making sure to keep you riding without hassle of maintenance.
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