Old 03-16-16, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Chandne View Post
I had a Roubaix S-Works SL2 and then jumped to a SL4 (Expert). The difference between the two is primarily that the SL4 is a lot stiffer. The SL2 had a lot of vertical compliance which was nice but was not as responsive as the SL4. They steer the same and the SL2 is more comfortable with its compliance but did feel a bit mushy at times. It didn't actually notice that till I rode the stiffer SL4. For long rides though, it was amazing. The SL4 is more responsive and stiffer/harsher over time but still very stable and with a nice seat post (CG-R or FSA or Syntace) it is pretty balanced. Without a nice seat post, it can feel a bit too stiff in the back while the front is still very compliant.
So what you're saying is: the SL4 is laterally stiff, yet vertically compliant.
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