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Old 01-19-20, 02:53 AM
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My new Roll rack arrived along with my new bag for on my rack. I went with the Rock Bros. truck bag. Really a nice bag with lots of room for when and if I needed. Installing the new rack took only a few minutes. The rack went on easily with no issues. After I installed the new rack and bag I installed my new Shimano Click R pedal along with some new Specialized Rime 1 shoes. Can't wait for some decent weather to take my Roll out for a spin. Now just need the sleet and ice to melt away.


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Old 02-12-20, 11:15 AM
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My buddy finally got to ride his new Roll. He ended up finding a 2018 Elite just like mine but in the medium size he needed. We took are first ride of 2020 and got 24 miles in. What a great day. Looks like in the upcoming days we can get a few more nice days to ride in the mid 50's so I will take it as that's warm in PA for Feb. First ride I took with the new Roll rack and the Rock Brothers bag on and have to say I like both of them. Nice to have the extra storage if I need it and will come in handy for a few of are longer rides we have planned for this year.

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Old 02-25-20, 07:04 PM
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Removed most of the red accessories from my Roll today . Went “ Back to Black “ with my new aged B-67 saddle . The red kinda clashed with the new saddle .

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Old 04-21-20, 03:25 PM
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Meech33 really like the storage bags your using, I know the brand of bags jus wanna know what size your using and what bottle cage? any complaint on any accessories being used?
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Old 07-04-20, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Alblinestar View Post
Meech33 really like the storage bags your using, I know the brand of bags jus wanna know what size your using and what bottle cage? any complaint on any accessories being used?
Really sorry for the late response.....literally just noticed this.
Here's a link for each bag & the bottle cage:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
https://www.rei.com/product/152998/b...er-bottle-cage
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Old 07-04-20, 08:33 PM
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Old 07-05-20, 05:30 PM
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Old 07-12-20, 07:28 AM
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Specialized Roll vs Crossroads 1.0

Hello All! I知 investing in my first bike that will be used on paved trails that have some moderate hills. I currently ride a bike not my size and going up these hills are very difficult and also gives me neck pain. I知 debated between the roll and crossroads. Does anybody have any advise as to pros and cons of each? The crossroads seems a bit light- does that make it easier to get up those hills? Is the upright position any different between the two bikes? Thanks in advanced!!
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Old 07-12-20, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Ethoang View Post
Hello All! I知 investing in my first bike that will be used on paved trails that have some moderate hills. I currently ride a bike not my size and going up these hills are very difficult and also gives me neck pain. I知 debated between the roll and crossroads. Does anybody have any advise as to pros and cons of each? The crossroads seems a bit light- does that make it easier to get up those hills? Is the upright position any different between the two bikes? Thanks in advanced!!
Hi, and welcome!

I can稚 give you any direct advise between the 2, but my wife test rode both, so I値l try my best.

I have a Roll Elite, and it is super comfy. Seat is great and is very easy to ride. The pedal forward design does require a little bit more effort than my Sirrus does, but again, so comfy to cruise on. I cannot comment on hill climbing.

My wife test rode a number of bikes, and the Crossroads was the winner until we went back to the shop for a final ride and they had just assembled a Roll. She rode that, and said, no contest as far as comfort. The larger tires do make for a great ride. As comfort was her primary factor, it was an easy choice for her. We ride on paved surfaces.

So, they are both great bikes, but I encourage you to ride both and pick the one that fits you the best.

I hope this helps.
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Old 07-16-20, 06:55 PM
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Old 07-23-20, 08:07 PM
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Old 08-06-20, 08:23 AM
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Is anyone using a narrower tire on their Roll. I know it's designed to be cushy and able to take away some bumps, but I've found that if I keep the pressure at the max, I ride a little faster. Don't get me wrong. Faster to me is 11 mph as compared to 9.
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Old 08-06-20, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by MJH View Post
Is anyone using a narrower tire on their Roll. I know it's designed to be cushy and able to take away some bumps, but I've found that if I keep the pressure at the max, I ride a little faster. Don't get me wrong. Faster to me is 11 mph as compared to 9.
Thought about it , but never tried it . I知 thinking something around 2 .
I think the stock tires are supposed to be 2.3 but they are the biggest 2.3 I致e ever seen.
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Old 08-06-20, 06:21 PM
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Yea, must be a misprint. 6.3" is more like it. :^)
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Old 08-07-20, 11:39 AM
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Old 08-07-20, 01:11 PM
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So, Roll owners...how big are the Roll's tires, as installed on the rims? Are they really wider and/or taller than 2.3"? That's 58mm -- pretty big.
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Originally Posted by hokiefyd View Post
So, Roll owners...how big are the Roll's tires, as installed on the rims? Are they really wider and/or taller than 2.3"? That's 58mm -- pretty big.
The only thing I can do is to give you my comparison as to how big the 650bx2.3” tires on my Roll, are compared to the 26x2.5” Maxxis Hookworms I have on my Hardrock and the 29x2.5” Maxxis Hookworms I have on my Rockhopper.
The tires on my Roll are as big as the 2.5” Hookworms . . I like big tires .




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Old 08-12-20, 11:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Patriot1 View Post


A fine looking steed!! Roll On!! Is that a Topeak rear rack or Specialized? Looks good!

Which Topeak rack model is that? Is the disc or non-disc version? I have a roll low entry and have been looking for a rack and have landing on the topeak. thanks in advance!
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