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Bianchi Infinito CV v. Trek SLR6 v. Specialized Roubaix

Old 03-09-18, 08:21 AM
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Bianchi Infinito CV v. Trek SLR6 v. Specialized Roubaix

Getting a new bike and after a lot of searching on the world wide web (and looking at my bank account), I've narrowed it down to these three bikes. Of course, I will test ride all three of them, but I was wanting opinions on their relative value..the bang for the buck...and the ride. Thanks!
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Old 03-10-18, 08:02 PM
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At what level are you looking at. I just got a Roubaix elite (2018) and really like the bike. Have ridden almost 500 miles so far and it is a very comfortable ride. The hydraulic discs are very solid. the 105 group set works as advertised. Overall, not in the least disappointed in the purchase. Have never ridden the other bikes mentioned.
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Old 03-10-18, 08:32 PM
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At what level are you looking at. I just got a Roubaix elite (2018) and really like the bike. Have ridden almost 500 miles so far and it is a very comfortable ride. The hydraulic discs are very solid. the 105 group set works as advertised. Overall, not in the least disappointed in the purchase. Have never ridden the other bikes mentioned.
I'm looking at the Elite myself and was wondering where you ride? I.e. all road, greenways etc. I'd be using it on greenways with a little hard pack and was wondering if the future shock and cobble gobbler is enough to ignore the rougher surfaces.
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Old 03-10-18, 08:52 PM
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Go Italian! Love my Infinito CV. Just like not seeing many (if any) others on the road. Celeste forever! Seriously, I can ride this bike all day or for as long as my legs old up and I never feel beat up when I am done. Have even done a couple of gravel rides with 28s.
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Old 03-11-18, 04:34 AM
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Wunderchicken, I ride all pavement. Some of it is pretty rough. The future shock does a really nice job of absorbing the bumps and dips. My shoulders feel much better after a 30 mile ride than they did on my Jamis. It came with the 700c x 28's. Pretty sure they would handle hard pack with no problem as when I leave my house there is about 100 yards of a grassy area I have to ride over and have no problem doing so.
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Old 03-11-18, 04:45 AM
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Originally Posted by wunderchicken View Post
I'm looking at the Elite myself and was wondering where you ride? I.e. all road, greenways etc. I'd be using it on greenways with a little hard pack and was wondering if the future shock and cobble gobbler is enough to ignore the rougher surfaces.
I wil be riding on the road only, although sometimes on rough road. I was looking at endurance bikes because I prefer longer rides and a "comfort" fit over a racing geometry.

As for level, I'm was looking at an Expert Roubaix.
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Old 03-11-18, 04:57 AM
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Go Italian! Love my Infinito CV. Just like not seeing many (if any) others on the road. Celeste forever! Seriously, I can ride this bike all day or for as long as my legs old up and I never feel beat up when I am done. Have even done a couple of gravel rides with 28s.
I have to admit, the thought of buying an Italian bike and one that isn't seen a lot is appealing to me. However, I'm also practical and want the best components, bike and service I can afford.
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I have to admit, the thought of buying an Italian bike and one that isn't seen a lot is appealing to me. However, I'm also practical and want the best components, bike and service I can afford.
Not to worry, you have a dealer close by that handles Bianchi. Blood, Sweat and Gears. So service/warranty should be no trouble.

All bike companies use the three main component suppliers, Sram. Shimano & Campy (My personal choice). So quality won't be an issue. Frames are built in China/Taiwan like most brands (except the REALLY high end models) which is not necessarily a bad thing.

As for Bianchi durability, I hit a pot hole @20+ mph, went ass over tea kettle, broke my clavicle clean in two... But the bike was A-Ok!
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Originally Posted by look566 rider View Post
Not to worry, you have a dealer close by that handles Bianchi. Blood, Sweat and Gears. So service/warranty should be no trouble.

All bike companies use the three main component suppliers, Sram. Shimano & Campy (My personal choice). So quality won't be an issue. Frames are built in China/Taiwan like most brands (except the REALLY high end models) which is not necessarily a bad thing.

As for Bianchi durability, I hit a pot hole @20+ mph, went ass over tea kettle, broke my clavicle clean in two... But the bike was A-Ok!

Thanks. I've ridden Bianchi for a while....my first "real" bike was a Bianchi Premio I got in 1987. Actually, I have already set up a test ride at BSG, but thanks for looking it up. They don't have an Infinito, so I'm going to test ride an Impulse. As for components, I have always ridden Shimano. Although it seems a bit sacrireligious to use anything put Campy on an Italian bike.
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