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    Just ordered my new Roubaix!

    LBS finally got the price list in. Should be here next week. I was looking at the SL4 Comp either with or without the disc brakes. After much discussion, I decided on the Roubaix SL4 Expert. No disc brakes, but I really didn't care for them anyway. Worth it for the better components. Specs listed below.

    I got the Black/White/Charcoal finish. I'm stoked!

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    FRAME
    Specialized SL4 FACT 10r carbon, FACT construction, tapered/shaped 1-1/8" to size-specific lower headtube, compact race design, Zertz, internal cable routing, carbon OSBB
    FORK
    Specialized FACT carbon size-specific taper
    HEADSET
    1-1/8" upper and size-specific lower, stainless steel cartridge bearings, 10mm carbon cone spacer, w/ 30mm of carbon spacers
    STEM
    Specialized Pro SL, alloy 4-bolt
    HANDLEBARS
    Specialized Expert, shallow drop, 2014 alloy, 123mm drop, 75mm reach
    TAPE
    Specialized CX Pro, w/sticky gel
    FRONT/REAR BRAKE
    Shimano Ultegra
    FRONT DERAILLEUR
    Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed, braze-on
    REAR DERAILLEUR
    Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed, long cage
    SHIFT LEVERS
    Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
    CASSETTE
    Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed, 11-32
    CHAIN
    Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
    CRANKSET
    FSA, carbon, mid-compact, BB30, 50/34
    FRONT/REAR WHEEL
    Fulcrum S4
    FRONT/REAR TIRE
    Specialized Turbo Pro, 127TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x25c
    SADDLE
    Body Geometry Toupe Expert Gel, hollow Ti rails, 143mm
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    Specialized CG-R, FACT carbon, single bolt, 27.2mm
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    Your shoulders and back will thank you!

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    Senior Member gforeman's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadHolland View Post
    Your shoulders and back will thank you!
    Great...because my wife's not thanking me
    Gary F.


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    Great looking bike. Congrats.

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    Senior Member gforeman's Avatar
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    I'm going to add some color to the B&W stock paint (I have a vinyl cutter).

    Just haven't decided on what yet, or a combo.

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    SL4 Comp

    Hello Gforeman,

    Would you mind divulging the MSRP for the Expert and the slightly lower spec'd SL4 comp non-disc? I'm looking to order one of these very soon (my shop has yet to give the go ahead for order). They indicated delivery of the Roubaix next week?!

    Congrats on the new rig!

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    Senior Member gforeman's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rampant View Post
    Hello Gforeman,

    Would you mind divulging the MSRP for the Expert and the slightly lower spec'd SL4 comp non-disc? I'm looking to order one of these very soon (my shop has yet to give the go ahead for order). They indicated delivery of the Roubaix next week?!

    Congrats on the new rig!
    I think the Expert MSRP was 3800, I do not know the others.
    Gary F.


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    You're gonna LOVE it, I have a Silver/Red Expert and I can't find enough excuses to ride it... its a fantastic bike! No need to think twice about skipping disc brakes, all they do is slow you down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rampant View Post
    Hello Gforeman,

    Would you mind divulging the MSRP for the Expert and the slightly lower spec'd SL4 comp non-disc? I'm looking to order one of these very soon (my shop has yet to give the go ahead for order). They indicated delivery of the Roubaix next week?!

    Congrats on the new rig!
    I just ordered the 2015 Roubaix comp, MSRP $ 3,000
    main differences with the expert are:
    8r frame instead of 10r
    tape
    brakes, cassete and chain are 105 instead of ultegra
    everything else seem to be the same

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    Senior Member gforeman's Avatar
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    Finally got to take her out today. Had to tweak the shifting a little, then put 20 miles on her. I think she's a keeper for sure. I will still probably put the Gatorskin 28's on it and take the 25's off and keep for spares.

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    Great looking bike

    Quote Originally Posted by gforeman View Post
    Finally got to take her out today. Had to tweak the shifting a little, then put 20 miles on her. I think she's a keeper for sure. I will still probably put the Gatorskin 28's on it and take the 25's off and keep for spares.

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    Beautiful bike, I just picked up my comp today, did a short test ride, will go for a ride tomorrow morning.

    How is the mirror on your handlebar working? i am using one on my helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bimcycle View Post
    How is the mirror on your handlebar working? i am using one on my helmet.
    I have been using them for years. Love them.

    Here's my tape job I just finished.


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    11-32 is sweet. In the old days, nearly every one switched over their default road bike cassette to an MTB cassette because they were geared absurdly low for the hills.

    Now large range cassettes come as standard on road bikes, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gforeman View Post
    Finally got to take her out today. Had to tweak the shifting a little, then put 20 miles on her. I think she's a keeper for sure. I will still probably put the Gatorskin 28's on it and take the 25's off and keep for spares.

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    Gforeman,

    Where were you able to find a picture of this bike online? I can't seem to find the digital images for the US color ways (the black/white version)anywhere. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rampant View Post
    Gforeman,

    Where were you able to find a picture of this bike online? I can't seem to find the digital images for the US color ways (the black/white version)anywhere. Thanks!
    I got them from a dealer book.
    Gary F.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rampant View Post
    Gforeman,

    Where were you able to find a picture of this bike online? I can't seem to find the digital images for the US color ways (the black/white version)anywhere. Thanks!
    New bikes on on Specialized site:

    Specialized Bicycle Components
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