Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > General Cycling Discussion
Reload this Page >

2016 Specialized Roubaix SL4 Comp UDI2 vs 2017 Specialized Roubaix Expert

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

2016 Specialized Roubaix SL4 Comp UDI2 vs 2017 Specialized Roubaix Expert

Old 10-20-17, 12:55 AM
  #1  
CS96
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2016 Specialized Roubaix SL4 Comp UDI2 vs 2017 Specialized Roubaix Expert

2016 specialized roubaix sl4 comp udi2 VS 2017 Specialized Roubaix expert.

Title explains it. Have the chance to buy one or the other. 16 is 2 grand and the 17 is $2300.
Guess its electronic shifting vs future shock? Not sure of the other differences.
CS96 is offline  
Old 10-21-17, 09:24 AM
  #2  
tedder987
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 100
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 27 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Go and ride them both. They feel very different even though they are nominally the same type of bike.

I test-rode the old sl-4 Roubaix (and earlier) a couple of times and walked away each time. I also rode a Domane (only the rear coupler version). Then I rode the '17 Roubaix with the future shock (and much faster handling) and put down a deposit. I now have ~4100 miles on my '17 Roubaix comp and have no regrets. YMMV.
tedder987 is offline  
Old 10-21-17, 09:12 PM
  #3  
veganbikes
Clark W. Griswold
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: ,location, location
Posts: 5,139

Bikes: Foundry Chilkoot Ti W/Ultegra Di2, Salsa Timberjack Ti, Cinelli Mash Work RandoCross Fun Time Machine, 1x9 XT Parts Hybrid, Co-Motion Cascadia, Specialized Langster, Pink Klein MTB, Phil Wood VeloXS Frame (w/DA 7400), Cilo Road Frame, Proteus frame

Mentioned: 26 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1145 Post(s)
Liked 21 Times in 18 Posts
I do like my Di2 so I would vote that in a heartbeat. I dig the futureshock but would rather go Di2 it is so much fun and has certainly improved my shifting.
veganbikes is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.