Eh? I was confused by this statement/question thingy when the guy said it to me. When I asked what he meant he said - Roubaixing a bike is making subtle comfort changes to it characterised by: > Minimising the height diferential between saddle and bars, usually by turning your stem upside down (like me) or using an adjustable stem to raise their height. > Using bigger tyres than normal i.e. 25c and above (I've got 25c P2Rs) > Hoods in a "handshake" position, i.e slightly lower than the tops of the bars - it apparently encourages frequent position changes because it isn't good for descents, but good for slight inclines and encourages you to use the drops or tops to cruise. > Saddle in the middle of its rails, to maximise flex under load, and thus comfort. > Running a tripple. I've never heard of this before, and am wondering if anyone else has? I did all the things above on purpose, and for the very reasons stated, but I've never known it to be called "Roubaixing" a bike. :?: I have just made the changes because I have bugger all flexibility, and have read lots of bike fit guides and am trying to get my bike to fit me as best as possible. They guy was clearly a keen cyclist because he noticed all this while I was waiting for my buddy to arrive where we were meeting. His wife arrived in the car and he left before I could ask more questions. I noticed him checking my bike out, and he just sparked up about "Roubaixing"!!