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Specialised Roubaix

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Maggot, 26 Sep 2007.

  1. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Location:
    Cheddar
    Does anyone own one of these? I am at the brink of buying one, there are 4 shops locally which have one, so it'll be an ugly bidding war for my cash, but will it all be worth it? What are your experiences guys?

    http://tinyurl.com/ytuoa3

    It''s this one by the way!
     
  2. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Location:
    Cheddar
    Jeeeesus, has no-one got a Roubaix???? I'm getting worried now:ohmy:
     
  3. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    I think got to get fit is looking at one mate....he's deciding between this and another bike as far as I can remember.
    You got the carbon frame one?
    it looks nice xx(
     
  4. ash68

    ash68 New Member

    Location:
    northumberland
    would like one of those myself ,but have to make do with the giant tcr for a while longer. Only heard good things about the spesh roubaix, seems a popular bike.
     
  5. Shaun

    Shaun Founder Staff Member

    Got mine a couple of weeks ago and love it. Mind you, I've only been out on it twice and mine was the Expert model (slightly different frame and forks):

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    Excellent bit of kit and a very smooth ride, but haven't done enough miles on it to give a proper review; and since my other bike is a Sirrus, I can't really compare it to any other road bike either.

    I went for the Roubaix because I wanted something fast, but comfortable too! I'm not really suited to racing (more of a racing-spud) so a pure-bred speed machine would be a waste of cash for me.

    Smooth, fast, comfortable! xx(

    Cheers,
    Shaun
     
  6. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    I saw a couple of Roubaix's on Sunday and was green with envy. Can only afford the Allez.
     
  7. girofan

    girofan New Member

    :sad: Go for it Maggot!
    I have had two. The second one was a frame only as the first developed a rash on the paint job. I kitted it out with Record, Ksyriums and FSA.
    The only reservation I'd have after riding a few thousand miles, is sharp descents with rough surface and constantly changing camber. Can be a bit exciting, if you know what I mean. xx(;)
     
  8. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    I really like that model you have Shaun...was contemplating that one myself...then my budget changed so had to aim lower down the financial scale. xx(
     
  9. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    do they not do the Tarmac?
     
  10. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    Yes, they do; found top notch second hand one in Loot just before I got the Allez but I kew it had probably been knicked because the price was so low.
     
  11. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    As far as I know the Tarmac is slightly better handling than the Roubaix, It really comes down to if you want to take it to the track or not.
     
  12. I posted this on another thread back in August

    Just got back from a week in Provence including Ventoux and some Alpine cols and it handled them superbly.
    Unfortunately now has some chips out of the laquer on the chainstay because it blew-over on the top of Ventoux, but it was fast and comfortable for 460miles in a week.
     
  13. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Location:
    Cheddar
    Thanks guys, one more quick question. Do I snatch the Roubaix Elite I have negotiated down to £1000 (from rrp of £1299) or go for the Comp which I have an option on for £1200 (from an rrp of £1499)?
     
  14. ash68

    ash68 New Member

    Location:
    northumberland
    think how long before you can change this bike. For my money go for the spesh comp. If you go for the cheaper bike,well it still looks great,but you'll always be thinking if only I'd spent the extra 200.It's a nice problem to have and I'm very,very jealous.:biggrin::evil: Seriously though, enjoy your new bike which ever one you plum for and keep it nice and clean.:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
     
  15. got-to-get-fit

    got-to-get-fit New Member

    Location:
    Yarm, Cleveland
    hi mate ....im also on the brink of getting a roubaix ....£999 is the best price i have found ....sat on one at Evans and they are knocking it out at £1200. So now ive got all the advice and goodwill from Evans im off to buy it cheaper elsewhere. Gorgeous bike in the flesh and sooooo light. Im recommending it!
    Me and Stevenb have been discussing bikes around the grand mark and reckon the best deals to be had are on the Roubaix, Focus cayo, Felt (which steve has just got and Scott S10 ..also a lovely bike in the flesh and 400 quid off at evans.