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Old 03-13-07, 04:31 PM   #1
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Your thoughts on Roubaix Comp Triple 06

What do you all thinnk about the 06 Roubaix Comp Triple.


This very much likely will be my replacement for the Allez I totalled. Its the color pictured with

Shimano Ultegra brakes, 10 speed 105 shifters, Derailleurs, 12-27t cassette, chain, , , Shimano R600 Hubs,

53x39x30T chainrings, FSA SL-K MegaExo 2 piece carbon crank set,

Specialized Fact Carbon frame.

In the 52 frame size

I think its a sweet looking bike. It will be shipped out of Colorado in a week or so to my LBS and for what I am giving for it, is not much more than a new Allez!!

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Old 03-24-07, 01:36 PM   #2
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Very Nice, Good luck with it! I just ordered the comp double 07!
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Old 03-24-07, 04:50 PM   #3
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Very Nice, Good luck with it! I just ordered the comp double 07!
Let me know what you think of the 07 cowboy, I'm looking at the same thing.

I have an 05 triple and I love it but I am past the triple now. I don't think you can go wrong with a Roubaix.
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Thanks, I've only herd good things about this bike.

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I've had some issues with the FSA parts, but I'm generally happy with my 06 (compact) double.
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I love it!
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Ok,
Given our posting this in the racing forum, I'm assumming you're getting it to race ( and I do know Roberto Heras won the Veulta, using a triple for some stages). Thus, do you really want tot get a triple?
The triple will be slightly heavier, and shift a little less crisply. And unless you're doing some big mountain races, you'll never use the small chain ring.

Particularly with the option of putting on a compact as needed, I would think very hard before buying a bike set up for a triple as a racing bike.
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Ok,
Given our posting this in the racing forum, I'm assumming you're getting it to race ( and I do know Roberto Heras won the Veulta, using a triple for some stages). Thus, do you really want tot get a triple?
The triple will be slightly heavier, and shift a little less crisply. And unless you're doing some big mountain races, you'll never use the small chain ring.

Particularly with the option of putting on a compact as needed, I would think very hard before buying a bike set up for a triple as a racing bike.
Yes my plans are on racing this bike and I have been racing with it. Well, if you want to call what I am doing racing. My reasoning for the trip. is this is my noob year into racing and I do not have climbing legs for even the smallest hills. Yes I can grind up them but no where near racing speed. Last weekend in the Wilkesville to Wilkesville road race I was took to school on the first majour climb, was droped quickly. Even though I pulled back up tp the group I was promply dropped for good on the next climb.

I am a heavy Athena and try my best with the lighter riders. If I ever develope climbing legs and as I learn more, I will get a double. I did learn alot in the last race. Such as changing to climbing gears instead of normal flatland gearing. I sucks to get droped climbing when you know you can hang otherwise.

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Old 05-09-07, 10:19 AM   #9
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Wilkesville to Wilkesville - nice route. Wilkesville is in my backyard and I hit Hawk Station hill on most of my rides. I rode on Sunday and ended up coming towards the finish just before the group (in Wilkesville the lady deputy was pointing me right and I pointed left. As I passed by she commented about me going the 'wrong' way and I thought it was kind of funny - she must have thought I was crazy). Great day for a ride.

As far as the bike goes, my lowest gear is a 39-23, which gets me up most of the steep (they are short) hills around here with a little grinding. I have considered getting a 27 in the back, although a triple I think for me would be overkill for the short hills here.

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