Introduction – Specialized Roubaix User Manual

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Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to the finest line of suspension bikes available!

About this Manual

This manual is designed to be used in conjunction with the Bicycle Owner’s Manual and owner’s manuals supplied by the manufacturer of the front and rear suspension components. If you did not receive any
of these manuals, download them from the Internet, contact your dealer, or contact us by telephone. There may be more current manuals and technical information available. For the most current information
, regularly check the Specialized web site or consult your Specialized dealer. These manuals were written for an important reason: your safety while riding.

This manual contains many “Warnings” and “Cautions” concerning the consequences of failure to maintain or inspect your bicycle or of failure to follow safe cycling practices. The combination of the safety
alert symbol and the word Warning indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in serious injury or death. The combination of the safety alert symbol and the word Caution
indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury, or damage to your bicycle or a component. Because the consequences of not following a Warning
usually include “you may lose control and fall,” which could result in serious personal injury or death, we may not repeat this in conjunction with each Warning. Because it is impossible to anticipate every
situation or condition which may occur, a practice or situation may be unsafe but not anticipated by this manual. So, don’t forget to use your common sense.

Warning: Make sure you have, review, and understand the warnings, instructions, and content of the manuals for your bicycle.

About Off Road, Stunt, Downhill and Freeriding

Downhill racing, severe off road riding, jumping, and stunt riding is extremely dangerous. Some downhill racers and freeriders reach speeds similar to motorcycles, thus face similar risks and hazards. When

engaging in these activities, you, your bicycle and safety equipment must be in perfect condition. We recommend that at all times you wear appropriate safety gear, such as an approved full face helmet, full
finger gloves, and body armor.

Not every bicycle is built for every activity. Check with your Specialized dealer to make sure you have the right equipment.

No bicycle is indestructible. Downhill racing, severe off road riding, jumping, and stunt riding increases the stress on every part of your bicycle. Frames or parts under high stress may fail, causing you to lose

control or fall. Because of the risk involved, Specialized recommends that you conduct a thorough inspection before each ride. If you miss a jump, ditch your bike in mid crash, dump or launch your bike
without you on it, inspect yourself for injury, then carefully inspect your bicycle for damage.

Here is what you should look for when you inspect your bicycle for this type of riding: bent or broken components, such as the handlebar, handlebar stem, seatpost, pedals; dents, cracks, scratches,

deformation, or discoloration. Because damage may be internal and hidden, if any of these signs are present, stop riding until your bicycle has been thoroughly inspected by your Specialized dealer.


Warning: Although many catalogs, advertisements and articles about bicycling depict riders racing, jumping, riding hard off road, and/or

stunt riding, this activity is extremely dangerous, increases the rider’s risk of injury or death, and potentially increases the severity of
any injury. The action depicted is being performed by experts with many years of training and experience. Even with that training and
experience, cyclists who engage in such activity often get seriously injured. It is also foreseeable that some jumps or stunts, and even
during some races, that the rider will exceed the design capacity of the frame or components, which may result in something on the bicycle
bending or breaking. If a frame or component bends or breaks, such may lead to loss of control, serious personal injury or death.