Specialized Roubaix Apex Compact


The granddaddy of endurance bikes, built for long rides – 100 miles or more – Specialized's Roubaix Apex Compact offers great comfort and zero compromise. Its carbon-fiber frame comes from the same mold as the $11,000 S-Works model, with a different carbon blend for affordability. You still get vibration dampers in the frame and fork, a comfortable upright position, and stable steering. But our favorite part is the SRAM Apex drivetrain, which offers the gearing range of a triple-chainring setup in a lighter, faster-shifting double. [$2,200; specialized.com]