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Should I have rethought my decision?

Old 06-14-16, 04:59 PM
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Should I have rethought my decision?

So when I bought my roubaix I was mainly comparing it to a caad 12 which I road around a parking lot and loved it but that was all, and it was $200 more so I bought the roubaix. I was planning on racing this upcoming season, and was wondering if anyone had any race experience on it or the caad 12. Should I have spent more time researching?
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Old 06-14-16, 05:02 PM
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The Roubaix is an endurance bike and the CAAD12 is for racing.
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No sense in worrying about it now. Ride your bike and race it.
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You'll not lose a race because of the difference in the bikes.
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Originally Posted by SundayNiagara View Post
The Roubaix is an endurance bike and the CAAD12 is for racing.
The Fuji Roubaix is a "race" bike. And besides, pros race on Specialized Roubaix, Synapse, Defy, Domane etc for certain races/stages
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Old 06-14-16, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by SundayNiagara View Post
The Roubaix is an endurance bike and the CAAD12 is for racing.
Fuji's Roubaix has race geometry.
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Old 06-14-16, 05:13 PM
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You'll not lose a race because of the difference in the bikes.
This.
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Old 06-14-16, 05:14 PM
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I see guys racing Roubaixes, both Specialized and Fuji. You'll be fine.
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Would it be worth riding my roubaix for a few years then switching to a caad frame and moving the components over and ride that for a few years?
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Old 06-14-16, 05:45 PM
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Ride, race, and take care of your bike. The only logical times to replace it is when it breaks, or the performance you demand isn't satisfied by it. Ride more, worry less.
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Originally Posted by silversx80 View Post
Ride, race, and take care of your bike. The only logical times to replace it is when it breaks, or the performance you demand isn't satisfied by it. Ride more, worry less.
This. Much more important to learn how to race.
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Old 06-14-16, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Bikeracer123 View Post
Would it be worth riding my roubaix for a few years then switching to a caad frame and moving the components over and ride that for a few years?
No. Ride it , race it, get on a team and get them to provide you with your next bike
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Originally Posted by rms13 View Post
The Fuji Roubaix is a "race" bike. And besides, pros race on Specialized Roubaix, Synapse, Defy, Domane etc for certain races/stages
I was thinking Specialized.
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Originally Posted by Bikeracer123 View Post
Would it be worth riding my roubaix for a few years then switching to a caad frame and moving the components over and ride that for a few years?
Don't plan to change the bikes in a few years after a few days. Just ride it. When it's time, you'll know it's time to upgrade or change.
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Just ride it. It will be fine for racing. If you want a more aggressive position later on you can just cut the steerer down if you have any space left (which I'm sure you do).

Predicting what bike you will want in 2 years is an exercise in futility.
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Originally Posted by Bikeracer123 View Post
So when I bought my roubaix I was mainly comparing it to a caad 12 which I road around a parking lot and loved it but that was all, and it was $200 more so I bought the roubaix. I was planning on racing this upcoming season, and was wondering if anyone had any race experience on it or the caad 12. Should I have spent more time researching?
Are you saying you haven't rethought your decision?
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Old 06-14-16, 07:04 PM
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Sell it now and get a CAAD....YOLO!
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Old 06-14-16, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by ARPRINCE View Post
Sell it now and get a CAAD....YOLO!
that really doesn't help, I think I will just keep, race, and upgrade my Roubaix. (I am also thinking about building up a soma smoothie frame for a nice, smooth weekend rider)
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It's funny, I only ever think of upgrades and equipment when I'm sitting on the couch. Would this wheels do that? Should I replace this with that? When I am riding/racing those thoughts never even cross my mind. Once I'm pedaling it is very clear what it takes and what is missing. Hint: it is never hardware.
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Originally Posted by PepeM View Post
It's funny, I only ever think of upgrades and equipment when I'm sitting on the couch. Would this wheels do that? Should I replace this with that? When I am riding/racing those thoughts never even cross my mind. Once I'm pedaling it is very clear what it takes and what is missing. Hint: it is never hardware.
This. Although, when I *am* sitting on the couch, boy do I ever think about gear.
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Originally Posted by silversx80 View Post
No sense in worrying about it now. Ride your bike and race it.
Indeed

Originally Posted by KBentley57 View Post
You'll not lose a race because of the difference in the bikes.
Word

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This.
This. Again.

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No. Ride it , race it, get on a team and get them to provide you with your next bike
Unless you can pull this off.

n all seriousness my wife rides a Fuji Team Pro and has even lined up in few races. She didn't win but that wasn't b/c of the bike. The bike was a hand me down from a, sad to say, late local racer and he did win a few races on it but, again, it wasn't b/c of the bike. He had won a bunch of races before that bike and a few after he switched.
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Funny how non-racers worry more about equipment than racers do.
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Originally Posted by rms13 View Post
The Fuji Roubaix is a "race" bike. And besides, pros race on Specialized Roubaix, Synapse, Defy, Domane etc for certain races/stages
The Roubaix, Synapse, Defy, and Domane that pros race on are very different from the civilian versions. In general, the cockpits are longer and (much) lower. Only one, the Koppenberg Domane, is even listed in the catalog. The UCI says these bikes must be stock, so if you want one contact the brand's district sales rep.
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
Funny how non-racers worry more about equipment than racers do.
Seriously.
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
Funny how non-racers worry more about equipment than racers do.
Yep
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