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Old 07-25-14, 11:51 AM   #1
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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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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
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Specialized FACT carbon size-specific taper
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Shimano Ultegra
FRONT DERAILLEUR
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REAR DERAILLEUR
Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed, long cage
SHIFT LEVERS
Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
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Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed, 11-32
CHAIN
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FSA, carbon, mid-compact, BB30, 50/34
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Fulcrum S4
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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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Old 07-25-14, 03:02 PM   #2
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Old 07-25-14, 06:47 PM   #3
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Great...because my wife's not thanking me
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Great looking bike. Congrats.
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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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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.
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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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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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Old 08-02-14, 05:27 PM   #10
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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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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.

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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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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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.

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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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.
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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:

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