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Aluminum Roubaix?

Old 07-19-22, 08:52 PM
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Aluminum Roubaix?

Was there an Aluminum framed version of this bike? Is it any good? Would it augment or replace a Tricross?
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Do you mean Roubaix by chance? If so, Fuji or Specialized?

Both were made in aluminum. Not sure when the Specialized Roubaix became mostly CF. Maybe 2009 - 2011, maybe later than that.

Can't say whether it'd replace or augment a Tricross. You don't say what your intended riding purpose is.

You list a Specialized Roubaix in your signature line. 2008 might have been a aluminum frame with carbon forks depending on what tier level bike it was at the time. Usually takes several years for the S-Works state of the art bike frames to get down to the lesser tier bikes of the same model name.

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Yes, I guess I spelled it wrong. The specialized. Road riding. Obviously the tricross would be better off road and on gravel paths and stuff lie that.
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Geometry wise looking at them just briefly for seat tube angle and top tube length, a 2012 Tricross and a 2008 Roubaix aren't much different. Perhaps since the Roubaix is intended for the road, it might not handle as wide a tire and also might be lighter.

But that's just guessing and not taking groupset components and gearing into account.
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A Roubaix can replace a Tricross if you don't need tires wider than 28mm (just my guess at what the max clearance is). A Roubaix can augment a Tricross if you want a separate dedicated road bike and a dedicated off road bike.

If you're taking about aluminum Roubaixs then it's probably before 2008/9 because that's around when they became made in carbon. Earlier years had different aluminum and carbon models. The older Roubaix frames probably don't have as much tire clearance as modern versions.

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In the early '00s at least, the Aluminum equivalent of the Roubaix geometry was the Secteur:

Secteur Sport | Specialized.com

Not sure when they stopped making it, maybe when the last-gen Roubaix was released in late 2016 as a 2017 Model
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