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    The guy in the 50+ jersey PAlt's Avatar
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    N+1...The Blackbird?

    Well, finally got the addition to the stable...Specialized S-Works Roubaix SL. Went to the LBS and did final "touch-up" fit / finish this A.M., did the 1st shakedown ride for 20mi. in pretty strong winds. Will give a ride report after more meaningful distance and climbs.
    Here's the picture:
    roubaix3.jpg
    The tale of the tape:
    54cm frame
    Specialized carbon seatpost
    SRAM Red group, 172.5 compact crank in Red "Black"
    Dura Ace 7850 CL wheels with Dura Ace 7900 11-28 cassette
    Ritchey 110 carbon stem
    Ritchey 42cm Carbon Curve bars
    Selle Italia SLK saddle
    Speedplay Zero stainless pedals
    Specialized cages (waiting for delivery)
    With the cages and pedals it should weigh aprox. 15lbs.
    Will trim the steerer when we are sure the setup is settled.
    The flat black finish kinda' reminds me of the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird...
    What do y'all think?

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    Smoking. Boom.
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    Ride the dickings out of it.
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    Very nice. You'll like those wheels too. Hope it does you well.
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    Looks like a great ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PAlt View Post
    roubaix3.jpg
    The flat black finish kinda' reminds me of the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird...
    What do y'all think?
    Yep, looks just like it.



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    Very nice ride!!!

    But... be careful, when Phil85207 says "ride the dickings out of it" he really means it, just take a look at one of his recent GPS ride stats "Avg Moving Speed: 2,803.1 mph" covering 11,291.75 miles. That's much faster than the SR-71 Blackbird, for much longer than the SR-71 sustained at speed, and for so much less change too. Not to mention that Phil85207 flew at a much lower elevation where atmospheric resistance is sure to have been harder to overcome.

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    I think you were really smart to get that setup over the other frame you were considering--probably 1-2 pounds lighter and for the type riding you do that will come in handy. Now you can go eat some doughnuts!
    Ride your Ride!!

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    Nice! Reminds me of something, but I just can't think what it could be.
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    The guy in the 50+ jersey PAlt's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    Nice! Reminds me of something, but I just can't think what it could be.
    BD- When I was testing different bikes I rode a Roubaix Expert to see if the geometry worked for me. That ride sold me on the bike.

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    Very fast and stealthy looking craft. Enjoy the ride! I like to call my naked carbon Tarmac Pro dressed in CF wheels the Batmobile.
    oldschool areodynamic brick

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    OOOhh.. sweet. Nice build.
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