Fuji Roubaix Review

Written by:

Liam E.

Last updated:

May 28, 2020

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Fuji Roubaix

The Fuji Roubaix is a lightweight, sturdy, smooth, comfortable, and fast road race bike. It is perfect for new or experienced cyclists who love racing.

The bike's A6-SL super-butted alloy frame is light, stiff, and durable.

Fuji designed the Roubaix to be a race bike, so it accelerates quickly.

The bike is available with disc or rim brakes, so you can choose what stopping power you want.

The bike is not cheaper, going for over $1000.

The saddle can get uncomfortable.

Fuji has several bike models under its Roubaix line of bikes. The models include Fuji Roubaix 1.1, 1.3, 1.5, 2.0, and Roubaix Elite. The bikes are designed for the rider who wants a bicycle that can offer them race-winning performance out of the box.

The Fuji Roubaix bikes have great specs, which include a smooth and comfortable aluminum alloy frame, a Shimano 105 groupset for quick and efficient gear shifting, and Shimano hydraulic brakes. If you plan on using the bike for serious racing, consider buying the bikes that come with rim-brakes. These bicycles are lighter and come with Shimano Ultegra shifters.

The Roubaix bikes which weigh less than 9kgs are available in sizes XXS (46cm), XS (49cm), S (52cm), M (54cm), L (56cm), XL (58cm), and XXL (61cm). The color options for this bike are limited.

Who is this bike for?

  • The Fuji Roubaix is ideal for new riders looking to buy their first race ride.
  • The Roubaix can also be perfect as a dedicated training bike for experienced riders.

Fuji Roubaix

Performance

Here are some things we like about the performance of the Fuji Roubaix:

  • The Shimano 105, 11-28T, 11-speed cassette provides you with extensive gear options to easily go up hills and race downhill.
  • The Roubaix's shorter wheelbase gives you nimble handling, which is just what you need to keep this bike on track as you take corners fast.
  • The A6-SL super-butted 6066 aluminum frame offers substantial stiffness, so no energy is lost as you pedal.
  • The bike's Oval Concepts 310 Ergo handlebar feels comfortable in the palms. 
  • The Shimano Ultegra brakes are quiet and give excellent braking power, plus the Ultegra STI brake levers don't need too much squeezing to bring the bike to a stop.
  • The only significant issues we have with this bike are the saddle and tires. The seat doesn't provide the comfort required for long rides. You can easily tackle this problem by getting a better saddle. The Vittoria Zaffiro tires are durable and have good grip, but they offer little feedback to the rider.

Read about the Specialized Tarmac, another race bike, if the Fuji Roubaix doesn’t excite you.

Conclusion

The Fuji Roubaix is a good option if you're getting into road bike racing and looking for your first race bike. The bike is light and has some useful features which make it remarkably fast, and a pleasure to ride it.


Specifications

Frame:

A6-SL super-butted 6066 aluminum, integrated 1 1/2" lower head tube, PF30 shell, double water bottle mounts, oversized ETC chainstays, forged-road dropout w/ replaceable derailleur hanger

Suspension

Fork:

FC-440 carbon w/ tapered carbon steerer & alloy dropout

Rear Shock:

Front Travel:

Rear Travel:

Crankset:

Oval Concepts 500, forged 6066 arms, M30 spindle, forged Praxis 52/36T rings

Bottom Bracket:

Praxis conversion bottom bracket

Shifters:

Shimano New Ultegra, STI, 11-speed

Rear Derailleur:

Shimano New Ultegra, 11-speed

Number of Gears:

Shimano 105, 11-28T, 11-speed

Brakes:

Shimano New Ultegra/Shimano New Ultegra, STI

Wheel Size:

Oval Concepts 527, 700c 18/24H rims

Tires:

Vittoria Zaffiro Pro, 700 x 25c, 60tpi, folding

Handlebar:

Oval Concepts 310 Ergo, 6061 alloy, 31.8mm clamp, 133mm drop, 4° sweep

Stem:

Oval Concepts 313, 3D-forged 6061 stem body, +/-7°

Seat Post:

Oval Concepts 300, 6061 alloy, 27.2mm diameter

Saddle:

Oval Concepts 438, steel rail

Headset:

FSA, 1 1/8" upper - 1 1/2" lower, integrated

Chain:

KMC X11, 11-speed w/ MissingLink

Fuji Roubaix

The Fuji Roubaix is a lightweight, sturdy, smooth, comfortable, and fast road race bike. It is perfect for new or experienced cyclists who love racing.