Once again British racing expert McLaren has teamed with California-based bike manufacturer Specialized to develop the S-Works Roubaix bicycle. To celebrate McLaren’s 50th year of Grand Prix racing, Specialized decide to pay homage with a limited-edition McLaren S-Works Roubaix.
For the paint, was used a color call Heritage Orange, which by no accident, is the same color that McLaren painted their race cars way back in 1966. This concept is applied down to the smallest detail, so even the genuine leather bar tape features beautiful Heritage Orange stitching.
Made with Specialized’s FACT 11r carbon, it boasts 12×100 and 12×142 thru-axles, along with rear hydraulic cat-mount disc brakes and an S-Works carbon fiber crankset.
Although, it is really hard to pay homage to a lineage of race cars through a bike design, this Roubaix counters this challenge by capturing as many details from the cars as possible. This means that the head badge is polished to a brilliant shine, while its custom Roval CLX 32 wheels spin on sparkling polished hubs that mimic the silver wheels found on the McLaren race cars of yesteryear.
Specialized spared no expense with this bike, so it perfectly reflects the luxurious attention to detail that both McLaren and Specialized are known for.
McLaren & Specialized S-Works Roubaix Bicycle can be yours for $11,500.