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    Thinkin' about N+1...

    I have been dreaming of a Specialized Ruby for a couple of years now. I'm sort of thinking it's time to take the plunge...
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    If the current Ruby fits you, then you should be able to get a good deal on one. The bike is getting a revision (geometry) for the 2010 year and a new race model will take the top spot in the Specialized lineup. So basically, the Ruby will be like the Roubaix and the new model like the Tarmac.

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    My wife got her Ruby Pro about 2 months ago and it has revolutionized her riding - distance, speed, time in the saddle, and pleasure. She rode with her gel saddle for the 1st month+ but has been riding the Touche saddle for the past couple of weeks and her tushie is getting accustomed to the seat.

    I followed suit with a Roubaix S-Works. I was going to get a Pro as well, but there wasn't one in my size so what was I to do...

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    You may be able to get a better deal in another 2 months or so.
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    Only Thinking about it?

    Not a comment we hear very often- but I suppose it will give you enough time to get the size sorted- get a test ride and investigate what parts to upgrade on purchase.

    And the 09 bikes will come down in price in a couple of months.
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    Do you want it? Yes. Do you deserve it? Yes. Do you need it? Maybe. Two and a half out of three votes say yes,N+ 1 wins! Ain't democracy great?By the way,off topic,how was the conference in Victoria?Do you find the chocolate shop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
    Do you want it? Yes. Do you deserve it? Yes. Do you need it? Maybe. Two and a half out of three votes say yes,N+ 1 wins! Ain't democracy great?By the way,off topic,how was the conference in Victoria?Do you find the chocolate shop?
    Yes, to most of the above! I do want it, deserve it, and need it (yes, even need it, since my current bike [the Felt racing bike, not the Casseroll] causes me enough discomfort that it inhibits my riding).

    The only "no" belongs to the chocolate shop. The conference was absolutely great, but I stayed so busy with conference business that I didn't get to do much exploring. I saw Butchart Gardens again, plus the campus garden (truly lovely), but had to skip the bike ride and other exploring. Ah well, one should always leave some to do on a return trip.

    I'm actually planning to get the Ruby next month. I'm coming into a little bit of disposable income then, and with the 2010 models slated to arrive on the market August 1 (according to the LBS), I might be able to get a good deal.
    Last edited by PrairieDog; 07-15-09 at 05:24 PM.
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