Old 07-07-16, 11:31 AM
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Well I'm a big fan of the Roubaix personally. And 105 is a step up from Tiagra (although I'm not sure if 2007 105 is truly a step up from 2013 Tiagra to be honest). That being said...as long as they're both well-maintained (and both fit), I think either will be a fine choice. Do you like the color scheme of one more than the other? Does one have any dings or anything?

The older Roubaix's were a bit 'softer' than the newer ones...and they really give you a lot of leeway with their stems and spacers on the steerer tube (not sure on the Trek) -- which brings up a good point -- since they are used -- look at the stems and make sure there's spacers under the stem on the steerer tube. If there's not, despite being an "h2" fit, it may have more saddle to bar drop than a race-oriented bike like a tarmac. My Roubaix with lowered stem (not slammed, still has 20mm spacer) is more aggressive than a stock Tarmac of the same size when it comes to saddle to bar drop. So look out for that.
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