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mart656 05-17-17 09:53 PM

difference between specialized allez sport & Roubaix
 
Hello I currently have a specialized allez sport that I purchased 7 months ago when I got into riding a bike after losing over 50 pounds.


I have the opportunity to purchase a Specialized Roubaix at a great price I believe it's a 2010 or 2011 sl2 elite. I have not seen the bike personally but have looked at pictures. I do know it has the shimano 105 gearset along with the shimano wheelset. I am perfectly happy:love: with the allez but am willing to try the Roubaix. I am currently training to do the hotter than hell in Wichita falls, tx in August.


Any suggestions comments would be great. thanks in advance. :)

JagR 05-18-17 03:50 AM


Originally Posted by mart656 (Post 19591577)
Hello I currently have a specialized allez sport that I purchased 7 months ago when I got into riding a bike after losing over 50 pounds.


I have the opportunity to purchase a Specialized Roubaix at a great price I believe it's a 2010 or 2011 sl2 elite. I have not seen the bike personally but have looked at pictures. I do know it has the shimano 105 gearset along with the shimano wheelset. I am perfectly happy:love: with the allez but am willing to try the Roubaix. I am currently training to do the hotter than hell in Wichita falls, tx in August.


Any suggestions comments would be great. thanks in advance. :)

I think the geometry is different. Are you sure it fits?

EthanStark 05-18-17 06:00 AM

Hello JagR,

For 2000 you'll get a mighty nice bike though and a wide choice too. Scott CR1, Cube Attempt GTC, Cannondale Synapse as well as the Roubaix.

Ethan Stark

Stratocaster 05-18-17 06:17 AM

First thing - make sure the bike is the right size.
After that...well, it's up to you. Personally, I would opt for a new bike rather than an older used one. But that's me.

mcours2006 05-18-17 07:07 AM

The geometry of the Roubaix is a bit more relaxed than the Allez, which is closer to the Tarmac. That's the first thing. The Allez is a great bike and very well regarded, but so is the Roubaix. I do own a 2011 Roubaix SL2, originally with 5700. It's a very comfortable bike. If you're looking for something a bit different, the price is good, the bike is in good condition, why not go for it.

JagR 05-18-17 07:13 AM


Originally Posted by EthanStark (Post 19591934)
Hello JagR,

For 2000 you'll get a mighty nice bike though and a wide choice too. Scott CR1, Cube Attempt GTC, Cannondale Synapse as well as the Roubaix.

Ethan Stark

Thanks but mart656 asked not me.


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