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I am 250lbs, 10lbs over the maximum weight for Roubaix

Old 07-29-14, 04:31 PM
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I am 250lbs, 10lbs over the maximum weight for Roubaix

Hi, anyone over 240 lbs riding a Spec Roubaix? I just sold my Sirrus and am ready to pull the trigger on a Roubaix, but I see that spec lissts a max wight of 240lbs (rider+cargo)

I am choosing between the 2014 Roubaix Sport 105 or the 2015 Roubaix Comp , I really want the comp but noticed that the wheels (Fulcrum S4) have less spokes than the Axis 2.0 on the sport, so I asked my LBS, he did some research and called me back with the bad news of the 240lbs max weight on the Roubaix.

I like to hear from anyone that weighs more than 250 and rides a Roubaix.
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Welcome to the forum. I'm sure you'll hear quite a few very happy Roubaix riders that are over 240!!!!
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Max weights are probably set conservatively, so I wouldn't hesitate to ride because of a 10 pound overage.

I think Trek lists 300 pound max on the FX line, and I started riding mine when I weighed over 340. Although, I did get some beefier wheels for my peace of mind... I suspect the stock wheels would have done just fine.
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Last time I checked (last year) the max was about 240 for the S-Works versions, but 275 or so for the more pedestrian models.

I see that for 2014 all Roubaix are 240...

https://static.specialized.com/media/...0037057_r1.pdf

The only solution for you is to get an older Roubaix.

2013 is apparently a 220 lb limit for specialized across the board. I can't seem to find an older manual supporting my claim though.
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Like others have said, The weight limits they put on bikes is pretty conservative, And are set low to avoid lawsuits and such. I'm between 320-330 lbs and have been riding a '12 Tarmac for over a year and have had no issues at all. However I do realized that the wheels won't last forever and at some point I'll have to replace them, but for now I'm just riding the piss out of it and enjoying every mile. If it's something you really want, don't let the weight limit stop you.
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Originally Posted by Little Darwin
Max weights are probably set conservatively, so I wouldn't hesitate to ride because of a 10 pound overage.

I think Trek lists 300 pound max on the FX line, and I started riding mine when I weighed over 340. Although, I did get some beefier wheels for my peace of mind... I suspect the stock wheels would have done just fine.
I think it would fine as well though if something fails, you may have warranty issues.
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I was 375 when I got my Specialized Expedition Sport. Probably 350 when I got my Trek FX 7.2 and DS 8.3. Around 300 when I got my Specialized Secteur Expert Disc.

I've had no problems with my Specialized, but my Treks with the crappy Bontrager wheels were a constant pain. My ds 8.3 rear wheel is being rebuilt for a second time right now.

My Secteur on the other hand is flying along fine with no issues. I'm at 264 today and did 20 miles on it this morning and most mornings. (And to back up the other poster, I called Specialized and they told me personally that their road bikes were ok at 275 last year)

The downside is the dealer told you that you were too heavy for it. So if anything happens, they are going to say "welllll... we told you before you bought the bike that you were over the weight limit."

If I had the funds for a Roubaix today, I would buy one without a second thought.
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Go vegan for a 2 weeks and crank out some miles. You will loose the 10 pounds in two weeks. Then you have the bike you want and the recommended weight.
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Originally Posted by Little Darwin
Max weights are probably set conservatively, so I wouldn't hesitate to ride because of a 10 pound overage.

I think Trek lists 300 pound max on the FX line, and I started riding mine when I weighed over 340. Although, I did get some beefier wheels for my peace of mind... I suspect the stock wheels would have done just fine.
Same here. The stock wheel/tire setup on my 7.2 are just fine and i'm 339 and ride super aggressive. Getting a custom wheel for more"urban" style riding.
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Thank you for all the feedback. I went ahead on ordered my 2015 Roubaix Comp today, it will be here next week.
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At 300 lbs, I've had nary a problem with my Secteur Elite (enjoyed a nice lil' after work 25 mile roll today) . . . And currently digging the thought of a mid-line Roubaix!
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240+109 cargo weight...
Means you'll be ok, but as it is such a FINE bike, please ride gently.

Heck, I rarely go over gross vehicle weight of 350 and I carry tools, parts, and all sorts of stuff I rarely use. I'm 265 now, was 285.
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Originally Posted by bimcycle
Thank you for all the feedback. I went ahead on ordered my 2015 Roubaix Comp today, it will be here next week.
Fantastic! I'm sure you'll enjoy it. I know I like mine even though I got it previously loved.

When you get it, make sure you pose the bike in front of a white garage door, drive train side out, in the large chainring and small cog in the back and post a couple of pictures. If you don't... well, karma.

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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse
Fantastic! I'm sure you'll enjoy it. I know I like mine even though I got it previously loved.

When you get it, make sure you pose the bike in front of a white garage door, drive train side out, in the large chainring and small cog in the back and post a couple of pictures. If you don't... well, karma.

And welcome to the forum!
will do. I have been riding with flat pedals and will move to clip less with the Roubaix, I bought beginners clip less pedals, shimano clikr's T400, they are supposed to be the easiest ones to click in and out, the look big and are heavy, but I am not worried about weight , once I get used to clip less I will consider moving to SPD SL,
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I started riding my 2014 Roubaix at 250lbs, now down to 239lbs. I have had zero issues. Super nice bike! Enjoy!
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I have a Specialized Expedition and it looks like it can support several times my weight (220). Quite overbuilt and weighs it. The frame weighs as much as a recycled anvil... But can deal with potholes and the like nicely.

On the other hand I was at my LBS today and saw some Specialized carbon fiber road bicycle and it was like.... This isn't real. Too light. It looked extremely well built but I would make sure the roads I ride it are not punishing! Are they talking 240 and velodrome or 240 and real life roads?
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I rode my 2010 Roubaix Comp (carbon) over 4000 miles at 280-300lbs in 2 years. In all that mileage I had a total of 3 flats and zero mechanical problems. The Roubaix is a fantastic ride and you will love it.

Have fun
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I started riding my Tarmac (which shows a weight limit of 240) at 275lbs. I'm down to 245 now, but haven't run into any issues with the bike.
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Originally Posted by bimcycle
Thank you for all the feedback. I went ahead on ordered my 2015 Roubaix Comp today, it will be here next week.
It's next week now. Are you calling the bike shop every morning asking where your damn bike is? Get the rest of your gear together now so you can go ride it the minute you get it home. Or better yet, ride it home.
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I have over 4,000 miles in the last year on my Roubaix Elite Apex. Right now and I am 220lbs. I have not even had to have one of the wheels trued yet. I have been through 2 back tires and one chain though. Really happy with the bike. My only wish is that it had disc brakes. The stockers work fine but I really like the feel of the hydraulic disc brakes on my mountain bikes.
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My question is "How do they enforce that?" If you bring it in with a warranty issue do they make you get on a scale to prove you are under the weight limit? Do they just assume you are over the weight limit and you have to prove otherwise? It will be interesting.
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I am currently riding a 2013 Roubaix Elite at 330lbs and not a hint of issue. However, keep in mind that I am rolling on a set of Deep Vs laced to 105 hubs (32F, 36R). I think the biggest issue facing us isn't the frame holding up, it's the wheel set.
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New roubaix comp

Originally Posted by TrojanHorse
It's next week now. Are you calling the bike shop every morning asking where your damn bike is? Get the rest of your gear together now so you can go ride it the minute you get it home. Or better yet, ride it home.
Just picked it up, here is a picture in my garage, will take a long ride tomorrow
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Looks good, I didn't know the 2015's were already showing up in shops. I have a 2014 Roubaix SL4 Expert which is great. I'll be upgrading it to 5800 105 soon (the frame was a warranty replacement for a 2013 SL2.)
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