All models of the Roubaix feature a Future Shock. With 20mm of travel, the Future Shock was designed to help riders overcome obstacles on their ride while providing compliance and giving the rider confidence on the bike. We designed the Future Shock to soak up all those small imperfections on the road.
Future Shock 2.0
Expert, Pro & S-Works models come with the damped Future Shock 2.0, S194200039.
While the Future Shock 2.0 has 9 clicks of adjustment on the knob, the first 2 clicks from the firm setting (moving counterclockwise) have a very small adjustment. The remaining 3-9 clicks are fully open. The firm setting is not a lock-out, but is tuned to provide a more stable platform for out-of-the saddle climbing and sprinting while still absorbing large bumps.
The adjuster knob for the Future Shock 2.0 is held in place by a 1.5mm set screw, it is very important to use a straight hex key on this as a rounded key may strip the screw. Replacement adjuster knobs are available, with set screw included S199900020.
Future Shock 1.5
Comp and Sport models come with the non-damped Future Shock 1.5, S194200040. The Future Shock 1.5 features a new progressive spring, adding performance and control. A new bottom-out bumper and top-out spring control the movement at the extremes.
Future Shocks 1.5 & 2.0 are designed to maintain consistent performance for the length of ownership. Should a rider experience an issue with a Future Shock, complete cartridges are available as service parts, S194200039 & S194200040.