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Fuji Roubaix 2006??? considering used, opinions please

Old 08-25-07, 10:59 PM
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Fuji Roubaix 2006??? considering used, opinions please

I have the opportunity to purchase a 2006 Fuji Roubaix. The owner says that it has less then 1000 miles on it. I was wondering if this is a bike that i should consider, being someone who has never been on a road bike before. I would love to get into it but dont wanna spend 1000's on a bike when i might not fully get into it just yet.

Is there anything i should consider or look into when purchasing a road bike for the first time?

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Old 08-25-07, 11:02 PM
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Yes. Make sure the bike fits.

If it's comfortable and you're happy with it, then go for it.

The roubaix is a good bike.
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Good solid bike with a decent group. But you don't say what price you are considering paying?
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I bought a 2005 with 400 miles on it for 650 (including cyclometer). It was a move up from my Fuji Finest Steel which now is perched on my trainer. The Roubaix (mine is pro model) is very nice. The 105 gruppo (excluding brakes) beats the Sora and the Alex wheels are performing well. The roubaix is about 2-3 lbs lighter than the Finest. The gearing suits me much better with a tighter range 9 speed cassette even though the Finest was a triple (rarely used the granny gear) with an 8 speed cassette.

Fit is key. The Roubaix I bought is the same frame size as my Finest, but it has a very slight compact design compared to the Finest. I actually think it fits me a tad better than the Finest. If the bike fits you well I'd go for it.
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The price would be $550.00. It is however not the pro model just the Roubaix.

It would be my first step in the door.

So what do you guys think?

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Old 08-27-07, 05:34 PM
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Go for it if it fits....
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