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Gallery: Peter Sagan’s non-Di2 Specialized for Paris-Roubaix

The bike (Roubaix) and the tires (Hell of the North) are named for Sunday's race.

Shimano’s latest R9200 Dura-Ace group has a few options, but none of them include mechanical shifting; it’s Di2 only for Shimano’s top racing group from here on out. At Paris-Roubaix, Peter Sagan has voted with his bike that he prefers still mechanical shifting for the world’s hardest cobblestone race, thank you very much. In 2018, he won on a mechanical-shifting Roubaix with rim brakes.

Another notable feature on this bike — clincher tires. Sagan and the whole Bora-Hansgrohe team did Paris-Roubaix course recon on Specialized’s Turbo Cotton Hell of the North 28mm clinchers. This tire — and the Specialized Turbo Gripton tubular — were among the 15 sets of Paris-Roubaix race tires we sent to Wheel Energy for testing on a faux-cobblestone surface for rolling resistance. Check out the test results here, and our testing protocol here.