The Roubaix seems to be at or near the top of the list of "comfort-geometry" road bikes for a non-racer person looking for a quality bike with good performance for long distances in a more upright position. The Cannondale Synapse, Specialized Sequoia, and Trek Pilot are common contenders.
There must be others out there, or are there? Are these the "big 3" in terms of optimal comfort for a 50+ person with upper-body issues? Are there other lesser-known, quality bikes for around $2000.00 that can be found at local bike shops (and can therefore be test ridden)? I don't want to be ignorant of other options, but I also don't want to travel halfway around the world or order off the internet without riding it first.
I keep going back to the Roubaix after reading reviews and users' comments and riding the bikes. I just want to be sure there aren't other doors I haven't opened yet. On the other hand, I don't want to overwhelm myself even more with yet another choice, when the Roubaix/Ruby would serve me just fine (assuming it fits).