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2024 Specialized Roubaix SL8 Sport 105 test review Build quality
The Specialized Roubaix SL8 Sport 105 2024 has an excellent general construction quality, it doesn't cost little, around 3800 euros, but the frame is well made, the availability of sizes is good and also the color range.
The quality of the components used is excellent, it's a shame that the weight remains slightly high, around 9.00 kg, like other less expensive competitors.
Although it is not a cheap bike, the value for money is decent.
The 2024 Specialized Roubaix SL8 Sport 105 is no bargain, but it's also one of the few endurance racing bikes that holds its value well on the used market.
2024 Specialized Roubaix SL8 Sport 105 test review Frame
The Specialized Roubaix SL8 Sport 105 2024 frame is an excellent product, well made, with a wide availability of sizes and good overall build quality.
The weight of the frame is not high, even if we are at a value of 9.00 kg, which is certainly not little, but some direct competitors do not do better.
It remains a good quality racing bike, expensive to purchase and manage, with high spare parts costs, but also with valid technical assistance, excellent warranty and availability of spare parts.
In the end everything has a cost...
2024 Specialized Roubaix SL8 Sport 105 test review Assemblies
The range of assemblies is complete, with very good construction and assembly quality in each version.
Prices remain high, just as the weight exceeds 9kg in the cheapest version.
As always, the technical and performance difference between the entry level of the range and the top of the range is notable.
The Specialized Roubaix SL8 Sport 105 2024 version is among the cheapest in the range, an entry level, but still well made.
2024 Specialized Roubaix SL8 Sport 105 test review Comfort
If it is possible to criticize the price, this is not the case for the ride comfort, which has always been a strong point of the Specialized Roubaix and is also the case in this Specialized Roubaix SL8 Sport 105 2024 version.
Excellent for ride comfort and ability to absorb vibrations and shocks that come from ruined asphalt, the Specialized Roubaix SL8 Sport 105 2024 is very comfortable and not that far from the much more expensive S-Works.
In the end it is true that the Roubaix S-Works has a more refined suspension fork, but even in this "basic" version it is effective and does its job well.
The seat post's ability to absorb shocks and vibrations is equally valid.
Overall, the ride comfort of the Specialized Roubaix SL8 Sport 105 2024 is excellent and allows it to be considered one of the best bikes ever in its price range.
Long journeys on very worn roads are therefore feasible, there are no better alternatives at this price.
2024 Specialized Roubaix SL8 Sport 105 test review Guide
The Specialized Roubaix SL8 Sport 105 2024 has new geometries but does not change its driving philosophy, always based on maximum safety, stability and ease of driving.
The Specialized Roubaix SL8 Sport 105 2024 is a very safe, stable, easy to ride, intuitive Endurance racing bike.
After the first few metres, it feels like you've always ridden it, like all Specialized Roubaix bikes.
Excellent stability at high speeds, equally excellent stability when driving on ruined asphalt.
Stability during braking is also excellent.
Perfectly stable and precise, easy to control even on wet asphalt and cobblestones.
Not very sensitive to side winds and very easy to drive on long straights exposed to the wind.
Equally pleasant to drive is on curved stretches of road.
What I find a flaw is that it is unwieldy, slow to enter tight curves, but always travels on a track.
The Specialized Roubaix SL8 Sport 105 2024 is one of the safest endurance racing bikes to ride, even better than the top of the range version, because it is even more stable and precise at high speeds.
2024 Specialized Roubaix SL8 Sport 105 test review Performance
The new frame of the Specialized Roubaix SL8 Sport 105 2024 should have improved the overall performance of the bicycle.
There has been an improvement in terms of rigidity and reactivity, just as the bike now has better aerodynamics, but it is very difficult to appreciate the real improvements, given that we are talking about a few seconds of improvement over 100km of distance.
The high weight has limited these improvements, especially for a normal cycling enthusiast who develops few watts of power.
The new Specialized Roubaix SL8 Sport 105 2024 has however grown in terms of global performance, competitive and at ease on every route: the real difference is always made by the legs and training, but
given the same assembly there are no huge differences between an SL7 and SL8.
The Specialized Roubaix SL8 Sport 105 2024 does not have a weak point, it goes well everywhere, even uphill, with the only limit of a weight that is certainly not contained, this is its flaw.
But it is downhill that the Specialized Roubaix SL8 Sport 105 2024 is excellent, precise, safe, with absolute reference stability, traveling on a track ...
Equally excellent are the performances on stretches of very worn asphalt, you run fast, safe and with good ride comfort.
Ultimately the Specialized Roubaix SL8 Sport 105 2024 only has a few grams too many, some direct competitors do better, but are less comfortable.
A very competitive endurance bike.
2024 Specialized Roubaix SL8 Sport 105 test review Pros and cons
The 2024 Specialized Roubaix SL8 Sport 105 has proven to be a very competitive and comfortable Endurance racing bike.
There has been an improvement compared to the previous version, both in terms of performance and comfort, but it is also true that the improvement does not justify the expense of changing the bike and the weight remains high.
However, the Specialized Roubaix SL8 Sport 105 2024 remains a point of reference among entry level endurance bikes, even if almost 4 thousand euros is certainly not a small price.
It goes well and is competitive on every route, it has no rivals among other endurance bikes of the same price.
Downhill and on stretches of ruined asphalt it is competitive against the best racing bikes.
Due to the defects, the weight, the price, an aesthetic that we consider dated.
With 4 thousand euros we would have expected a lower weight and some more refined and less "basic" components.
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