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Old 05-17-17, 09:53 PM
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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 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.
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Old 05-18-17, 03:50 AM
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Originally Posted by mart656 View Post
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 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?
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Old 05-18-17, 06:00 AM
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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.

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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.
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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.
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Originally Posted by EthanStark View Post
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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