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Old 04-23-08, 04:51 PM
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As of post #5, the vote count is exactly even. Hmm...

I'd add one thing to check -- poke around the gear range calculator at the late Sheldon Brown's site:

Put in the gearing of your hybrid, then do it again with the proposed gearing of the Roubaix.

The Roubaix's 34-28 combo (small ring in front, big cog in back) is quite short, and nearly in the "stump puller" category. With that calculator (I often use Gain Ratios), check your Trek's "1-4" gear combo and see how different its ratio is from what the 34-28 can give you.
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