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Specialized Roubaix Caliper Drop?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by cosmicbike, 13 Sep 2017.

  1. cosmicbike

    cosmicbike Perhaps This One.....

    I'm looking to replace the standard Axis 1.0 calipers on my Roubaix with a set of 105 5700 calipers, but they seem not to have a long enough drop.
    Do I need to use something different? I think Shimano do long drop calipers but since you could buy the Roubaix with 105 kit wondered if they did a specific 105 long drop?
  2. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    I have these on my Genesis. They work very well

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  3. MikeG

    MikeG Veteran

    I have a Roubaix, and am curious as to why you are planning this modification.
  4. Spiderweb

    Spiderweb Über Member

    North Yorkshire
    I would have thought the 105 calipers you mentioned would fit fine?
    I don't think the Axis 1.0 are long drop?
    If not the long drop Shimano R650 as @vickster mentioned are excellent, I have a pair on my Hewitt.
  5. cosmicbike

    cosmicbike Perhaps This One.....

    The 105 calipers are 'only' 47mm drop, whereas the Axis 1.0 are 52mm. I tried the 105's and they are not long enough..