Northern California - Reasons to Keep my Specialized Roubaix
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04-03-10, 10:46 PM
I have two bikes. A 5+ year old Specialized Aluminum frame bike that was recently tuned up. It has SRAM components I believe. Then I bought a Specialized Roubaix expert just a couple years ago. I am planning on selling my Roubaix because I am just not using it enough to make it worth the $$$. What are some reasons to keep the Roubaix? I am thinking the older bike may be better in the long run because it won't depreciate in value, and if it gets jacked I am not going to feel like I got a car stolen. If I get into biking more, I am probably going to regret selling the nicer bike. Any thoughts?
04-04-10, 07:53 AM
Which one do you like riding more?
Do you have pictures of the bikes?
04-04-10, 08:34 AM
If the Roubaix is a 2009 Expert, and white, and 52cm you should sell it right away. To me. For really cheap.
Seroiusly, why aren't you riding the Roubaix? Which model is it? Why did you get it it the first place.
I'd stop looking at any bike as an investment and like BlastRadius says just ask yourself which bike you like riding more and then sell the other.
Or just keep them both unless you need the money.
Ride more? Use them both. Unused bike is a sad bike.
04-04-10, 11:34 PM
Is there something wrong with the Roubaix and that's why you don't ride it?
04-06-10, 10:58 AM
I personally would keep the Roubaix. I didn't like my Allez very much - it beat me up on the road. I have a Tarmac now and it is MUCH more comfortable for me. It weighs less and is prettier too.
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