I just upgraded the stem on my older Roubaix to the Future Stem from the newer Roubaix and it uses the same kit. The parts are all marked/manufactured by Barfly and thrown into a plastic baggie with a Specialized P/N barcode on it. It’s a slick piece of kit, IMO. I have the K-Edge mounts on all my other bikes and I’m a big fan of those too.
If you ever lose the individual computer mounts, you can buy them a la carte direct from Barfly instead of having to buy the full $60 kit again.
Thank you for these new photos. It looks great and I’m very excited. Will be interesting to hear weight, aero features, and the specs.
One bugbear is the decals. It really annoys me that bike companies make these beautiful frames/designs, often with lovely paint jobs and then ruin it with ghastly big contrasting decals all over the frame. The big white S-works and Specialized just look cheap. When you buy a Ferrari you don’t expect to have the word plastered in white all over the bonnet! Most bike companies seem to do this. Just use classy logos. I hope there will be more “stealthy” versions albeit I like the red and black.
I for one am pretty amped for the SL7. I’ve often thought the cockpit could use a redesign, namely better integration, to further separate (at least) the S-Works->Expert from the lower trims. I’m new to cycling, but am 1,600 miles into it and I can hold my own pretty good. I bought my SL6 Expert from a shop, that fit me based on the online size chart (58). Now, 1,600 miles later it’s evident I need a smaller frame. Can’t seem to get a bite on my SL6 sale, so really hoping to see SL7 frame availability, or at the very least a sub $5K option like we did with the SL6 Expert, which is probably the level most cyclists can make sense of purchasing at retail. Now that a new TCR has dropped (ton of value in the Adv Pro) Spesh will need to do something special here, but keep the price reasonable IMO. I bought my ‘19 SL6 Expert in July 2018, the week it came out, therefore I’d wager August 2020 we’ll see the SL7… (July at the earliest), possibly Fall if COVID doesn’t improve. Whether or not that means it will be available, or merely introduced, only time will tell.
I actually had a dream last night that Specialized secretly listed it for sale on their site with a promo price for the first 50 sold. I checked this morning just to be sure. Apparently, my subconscious really wants this bike.