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Old 05-15-18, 08:39 PM
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If you're riding A rides and hanging with the big boys, it depends on the roads you're riding. Lots of flat'ish roads or lots of climbing? When I was riding in NJ, I had two bikes. One bike with super stiff frame and rims for the hills and one, a little more supple frame with medium dish CF rims for fast rides on flat/rolling terrain.
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Old 05-17-18, 02:00 PM
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I ended up with the Roubaix

I ended up with the Roubaix. I didn't really get the 2018 model to improve speed, had lots of issues with the 06 and didn't feel like investing more in it. Maybe I will look at some fancy wheels after a while. Thanks for all of your inputs.
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Originally Posted by hanknstein View Post
I ended up with the Roubaix. I didn't really get the 2018 model to improve speed, had lots of issues with the 06 and didn't feel like investing more in it. Maybe I will look at some fancy wheels after a while. Thanks for all of your inputs.
Congratulations !!!! I just did another 106 miles on my 2018 Roubaix today. If weather is acceptable Friday-pm/Saturday-am, I might go for another 200 miler like 2 weeks ago.
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