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Old 10-08-20, 10:29 PM
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I bought a Roubaix Sport

Went in thinking I was buying a 2021 Roubaix Comp for $3600 + 8% tax. They happened to have a 2020 Roubaix Sport (105 instead of Ultegra) in my size on the shelf that stickered for $2900 - on sale for $2500, new. After tax and everything I saved ~$1200 - same frame same everything - just 105. In my mind got a great deal on a sweet first bike.
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Old 10-08-20, 11:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Harfster
Went in thinking I was buying a 2021 Roubaix Comp for $3600 + 8% tax. They happened to have a 2020 Roubaix Sport (105 instead of Ultegra) in my size on the shelf that stickered for $2900 - on sale for $2500, new. After tax and everything I saved ~$1200 - same frame same everything - just 105. In my mind got a great deal on a sweet first bike.
congratulations! Take your time making adjustments with the saddle and handle bar. It may take months to dial everything in to find your sweet spot. Just remember if you feel pain make an adjustment until itís gone. enjoy riding!
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Old 10-09-20, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Harfster
Went in thinking I was buying a 2021 Roubaix Comp for $3600 + 8% tax. They happened to have a 2020 Roubaix Sport (105 instead of Ultegra) in my size on the shelf that stickered for $2900 - on sale for $2500, new. After tax and everything I saved ~$1200 - same frame same everything - just 105. In my mind got a great deal on a sweet first bike.
That is a great deal and a sweet bike!! 105 is a wonderful component group. Great shifting and reliable! You did great.
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Old 10-09-20, 08:05 AM
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I got $400 off the 2020 Specialized Roubaix Comp Ultegra Di2 that I found. It was the Only Roadbike in my size in the entire store, and I really wanted Di2. I had the Specialized Roubaix Expert years back with the Zertz inserts and rim braking. Should have kept it but wasn't able to ride or justify keeping it at the time. But now I love having disk brakes and the Future Shock feels great to me.
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Old 10-09-20, 08:07 AM
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Thanks everyone - pumped about it - I would post a picture of it, but I'm not at 10 posts yet! Ha - it's the black gloss with the red lettering. I won't be able to tell the difference between 105 and Ultegra - I'm just trying to figure out how to clip out easily of the Speedplays - have had to do the grassy fall twice (used to the delta clips on my Peloton)
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Old 10-09-20, 04:31 PM
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I keep falling off this thing! Got a massive bruise, oh well. Speedplay pedals supposed to be easy wth - my delta clips on my peloton are easier than these...bike is great. Trying to take it out as much as I can

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Old 10-09-20, 06:58 PM
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congrats!

Originally Posted by gairman
I am 5'10", 195lbs. I have been looking at the same two bikes; Trek Domane SL6 with Ultegra mechanical component group and a Specialized Roubaix Comp with Ultegra Di2 electronic.

I was about to pull the trigger on the Domane but decided to sleep on it over night. The shop took time to examine my riding position because on men the shortest ride, the back of my neck and shoulders were super strained. They deemed the stem was too long for my body. They didn't have a shorter stem in stock and it would be 2-3 weeks. Sigh. I also test rode a 54 and it felt a little cramped and twitchy.

In my mind I had dismissed the Specialized because I love the clean cable management on the Domane and the storage compartment in the downtube is brilliant.

The Domane frame felt very compliant and supply and the bike was smooth. But my body position wasn't working as well as I wanted. I also felt like the bike was a little more lethargic when I stood and stepped into acceleration.

After test riding the only other few 56cm bikes in town (The COVID shortage is horrendous) Order now and get one in Feb/March or April? Yikes.
I test rode a BMC Roadmachine 01 Three with SRAM Force eTap. Bad fit, too much $$$ and felt stiff and harsher. More like a racing bike. Tried a Pinarello 2020 Prince Disk. again, snappy, fast, stiff. but the stem needed to be shorter. and $$$ Tried a Cervelo Caledonia 105. That felt really nice. Compliant but still felt responsive. Then I went to the shop with (1) Specialized Road bike in my size.

Roubaix Comp Disk/Ultegra Di2. Wow! It just FITS. It felt super quick. Almost as snappy as the BMC or Pinarello, but it was more a blend of all things I wanted: comfy, quick and compliant ...and Ultegra Di2 is on another level. I was worried about the Future shock but it didn't bother me a bit and I love how quick and snappy the bike felt while being really plush and compliant. In short, I bought it. The Trek was a little sexier visually, but I'll take Ultegra Di2 electronic over Mechancal Ultegra. The 2020 Roubaix was also discounted so it was just $200 more than the Trek Domane SL6.

The Specialize Roubaix Comp is a home run. Fast, quick, agile feeling but also plush. smooth and compliant. That's my personal experience.
Congrats. This is a great example of why supporting a LBS can make a huge difference. All the good bike shops I've visited will take the time to fit and make adjustments. Fit, in my mind, is a huge factor in enjoyment of a bike.

That Roubaix looks slick. I love my 2007 Roubaix Comp.
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Old 10-11-20, 05:17 AM
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Congratulations on your new bike. During these pandemic times, I am surprised that a bike was on sale, lucky for you.

May I suggest, since you haven't been a road bike for a while start with flat pedals. Get use to the feel of the bike and master it, then put on your Speedplays. There is no rush to everything or anything. Ride in good health.
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Old 10-11-20, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Harfster
Thanks everyone - pumped about it - I would post a picture of it, but I'm not at 10 posts yet! Ha - it's the black gloss with the red lettering. I won't be able to tell the difference between 105 and Ultegra - I'm just trying to figure out how to clip out easily of the Speedplays - have had to do the grassy fall twice (used to the delta clips on my Peloton)
Who roped you in with Speedplay pedals? Get rid of them.
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Old 10-11-20, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Harfster
Thanks everyone - pumped about it - I would post a picture of it, but I'm not at 10 posts yet! Ha - it's the black gloss with the red lettering. I won't be able to tell the difference between 105 and Ultegra - I'm just trying to figure out how to clip out easily of the Speedplays - have had to do the grassy fall twice (used to the delta clips on my Peloton)
Congrats on the Roubaix! Really like the paint on yours. I have two and love them both. Great bikes!
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Old 10-11-20, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Mulberry20
Who roped you in with Speedplay pedals? Get rid of them.
I havenít ridden speedplays. I ride ďLook KeoĒ pedals that I got 6-7 years ago. I find clipping in and out fairly intuitive and easy. Plenty of float for me also.
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