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Old 05-05-22, 12:42 PM
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Specialized Roll 3.0

I知 thinking of purchasing a 2022 low entry roll. I知 70 yrs old and I知 in pretty good shape, and I don稚 necessarily need a low entry but I like it. Any recommendations or experience with this bike? Love it, or hate it? Thanks for any advise you may be able to give me.
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Old 05-05-22, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Eileen woodall View Post
I知 thinking of purchasing a 2022 low entry roll. I知 70 yrs old and I知 in pretty good shape, and I don稚 necessarily need a low entry but I like it. Any recommendations or experience with this bike? Love it, or hate it? Thanks for any advise you may be able to give me.
its heavy, if that matters to you, I think around 31 lbs or so.
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Old 05-06-22, 01:39 PM
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Hi, Eileen. I think the most important factors for a new bike are:
  1. Does it fit well and feel good to you? If the frame is too small, you may feel cramped or squished while riding. If the frame is too large, you may feel like you have to lean too far forward. There is generally a good amount of adjustability to a bike to fit the rider, but you want to start off with something relatively close to begin with.
  2. Do you like the bike? Is it available in your favorite color? Can you not stop thinking about it and looking at pictures of it? If so, then I think that's your bike.
Specialized are pretty proud of it (cost), but there are few bikes like it available. The laid-back seat tube puts the cranks pretty far forward of your hips, and some like this while some do not. It's something to try for sure...if you already have, and it fits and feels good to you, then go for it!
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Old 05-08-22, 08:01 PM
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Several years ago my wife purchased a new bike and she tried out the Specialized Roll and Trek Verve. I really though she would like the Roll but the Verve was her choice. I'd encourage to try out other mixte bikes while you are looking as you might be surprised what you find. Marin has some nice bikes that are similar to the Roll and Verve. Cannondale has the Treadwell Remixte that might also work.
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Old 08-13-22, 05:32 PM
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How does the geometry for the Roll compare to the Crossroads? I’m currently riding a Giant Roam but I have started having issues throwing the old leg up over the side of it. I’m thinking a step thru would make life much easier, but I’m wondering if a regular Roll or Crossroads might work? Not sure I’ m ready to transition to a step thru.
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Originally Posted by side_FX View Post
How does the geometry for the Roll compare to the Crossroads? I知 currently riding a Giant Roam but I have started having issues throwing the old leg up over the side of it. I知 thinking a step thru would make life much easier, but I知 wondering if a regular Roll or Crossroads might work? Not sure I m ready to transition to a step thru.
Have you looked into a dropper post? These are expensive but will allow one to lower the post on any bike (27.2mm seatpost min)
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Old 08-27-22, 01:35 AM
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Eileen, I am your age and bought a Roll Elite 2 years ago. It is heavy but very comfortable. I rode it a lot until I got a road bike. I don稚 ride it much now, not because there is anything wrong with it, but I just like a road bike better. I will hang on to the Roll.

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