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Specialized Roll; a new type hybrid?

Old 03-03-22, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by prj71
The roll is comfort cruiser bike...with a 67 degree seat tube angle it's going to tougher to pedal up hills.
I tried my son's Roll and found this to be the case. For this reason, my LBS suggested a modified Rockhopper; I'm very happy with the result. If you anticipate "hilly" vs strictly flat rides, you should try out Roll and compare to the Rockhopper or another model with similar geometry. The difference will be very noticeable on rides of any duration.
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Last post was about 17 months ago but I recently bought a Roll and really like it, so I'll revive the thread.

Perhaps there is still some interest with these bikes.

I had rented one previously on vacation two years ago and was impressed.

A good friend bought one recently and I rode it , remembered how much I liked the rental, looked online and found a used one 2 days later.

I'm always tweaking my bikes and the Roll was no exception. My parts bins are pretty deep.

I changed out quite a bit including bars, shifters, grips, stem, rear derailleur, saddle, seatpost , pedals, cassette and added a triple crank.

I had everything on hand but the stem and grips.

I have a front derailleur to install but went out of town but will install it soon.

I'll also probably install lighter tires.

My local bike shop salesman said whenever they get them in they sell out pretty quick.

Mine is 2 years old but looks very lightly used by previous owner.

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Old 08-22-23, 06:12 PM
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Bought one today

Roll 3 - EOY clearance, listed for $1099 got it for $750.
Decent bike, rolls very well.
Shortend the bars down 1.5" each side.

Will use it for a combination of short distance around the hood rides and beach cruiser when on vacation.
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