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Used 2007 Specialized Roubaix Expert, $2400, good deal?

Old 07-07-08, 07:41 AM
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Used 2007 Specialized Roubaix Expert, $2400, good deal?

So my local bike shop owner is selling his 2007 Specialized Roubix Expert for $2400. I think MSRP is $3300 or so. Good deal?

He said it got about 1000 miles on it and obviously should have been well taken care of. It is my dream bike, but I really wish I'd have some time to save up $ to be more comfortable to my bank account. I also wanted to support my LBS. Is this a really good deal that I shouldn't pass up?

Thanks.

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Turned out I was wrong, it's a Specialized Roubaix Pro, which has MSRP or $4400.

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Old 07-07-08, 07:48 AM
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Good deal for him maybe...it was his bike? I can get the 2008 which is about to be on closeout for $2640 new...and I am not that shop owner. He paid MUCH MUCH less than that for the bike...in fact he most likely paid less than cost for the bike. Talk him down to $2k.
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I paid $2100 for my expert compact rival in May.
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IMO, no, it's not that good of a deal. You can probably find similar deals for that bike brand new.

And really, that's your dream bike? Come on! Your dream bike should be totally out of your wallet's range. Heck, the wheels on my "dream bike" would cost more than $2400.
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Some people's wallets can only afford dreams so big....

BTW killer bike (I've got one), but not a killer price...
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Is it stock or does it have upgrades?
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I bought a new 2007 specialized tarmac expert with FSA compact upgrade in April from LBS for $2,200. Maybe a point of reference for you.
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MSRP of $3300 - therefore it should sell for less even brand new. It's a year old. It's used to boot.

I'd say walk from this one.
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Originally Posted by RudeSiggy View Post
IMO, no, it's not that good of a deal. You can probably find similar deals for that bike brand new.

And really, that's your dream bike? Come on! Your dream bike should be totally out of your wallet's range. Heck, the wheels on my "dream bike" would cost more than $2400.
LOL, ok it's my "realistic dream bike"... how about that? I'm not even worthy of any $2400 (msrp) bike, much less ones that has $3300 pricetag. I don't race or can even think about it. Thanks for the info all. I'm gonna negotiate a bit more. However, I do really want to support my LBS as reasonably as I could.
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I think the MSRP on the 07 was $2800
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If you buy it make sure you get the full warranty. Seriously the LBS got the bike as a demo bike and paid less than cost for it...actually I believe the way it works is they got it for free for a year and were then given the option to buy it for a reduced cost. If the owner got it for personal use he got it way under cost. Either way he is selling it to make money and at that price he will be making a good bit of money.
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I'm wrong, it's $2400 for a Roubaix Pro

Ok, so my mistake, he wanted $2400 for the Roubaix Pro, not Expert. And it's 2007 model. It's stock, here's components from specialized website, which is Ultegra and Dura-Ace mixed.

Sorry for the mis-info earlier. So, $2400 for a Roubaix Pro a good deal now? Thanks.

http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkM...007&spid=22197


FRAME Specialized FACT 8r carbon, Az1 construction, compact design, Zertz inserts
REAR SHOCK N/A
FORK Specialized FACT monocoque carbon fork; full carbon legs, crown and steerer w/ Zertz inserts
HEADSET Specialized Mindset Plus Carbon, 1 1/8" integrated threadless, cartridge sealed bearings, alloy 20mm cone w/ one 10mm and two 5mm alloy spacers
STEM S-Works FACT carbon stem, 31.8mm handlebar clamp
HANDLEBARS S-Works SL FACT carbon aero handlebar, short-reach drop, 31.8mm clamp
TAPE / GRIPS Body Geometry Bar Phat, Soft-Touch cork ribbon w/ 2.5mm gel padding
FRONT BRAKE Shimano Ultegra
REAR BRAKE Shimano Ultegra
BRAKE LEVERS Shimano Dura-Ace, 10-speed STI, flight deck compatible
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Ultegra, 34.9mm clamp, bottom pull
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Dura-Ace, short cage
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Dura-Ace, 10-speed STI, flight deck compatible
CASSETTE / FREEWHEEL Shimano Ultegra, 12-27t
CHAIN Shimano Dura-Ace, 10-speed
CRANKSET FSA K-Force MegaExo, 2-piece carbon crankset
CHAINRINGS 50x34T
BOTTOM BRACKET FSA MegaExo, integrated exterior cartridge bearings, alloy
PEDALS Composite body test ride pedals
RIMS Roval Classique Fusee, mid-section alloy rim, sleeve joint, machined braking surfaces
FRONT HUB Roval Classique Fusee, 20 hole, forged alloy body, sealed cartridge bearings, Roval QR
REAR HUB Roval Classique Fusee, 24 hole, forged alloy body, sealed cartridge bearings, alloy cassette body, Roval QR
SPOKES DT stainless 14/15g butted aero, hidden nipples
FRONT TIRE Specialized Roubaix Pro, 700x23/25c, aramid bead, 120TPI
REAR TIRE Specialized Roubaix Pro, 700x23/25c, aramid bead, 120TPI
TUBES Specialized standard presta tube
SADDLE Body Geometry Toupé Gel, superlight foam, carbon reinforced base, hollow Ti rails, microfiber cover
SEAT POST Specialized Pro SL, FACT carbon w/ Zertz insert, 27.2mm
SEAT BINDER Specialized CNC, alloy
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LOL, ok it's my "realistic dream bike"... how about that? I'm not even worthy of any $2400 (msrp) bike, much less ones that has $3300 pricetag. I don't race or can even think about it. Thanks for the info all. I'm gonna negotiate a bit more. However, I do really want to support my LBS as reasonably as I could.
Sounds like a good bike. BUY IT and get riding before summer closes out on you
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Thats a different story, the pro went for $4400 i think-go for it!!
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However, I do really want to support my LBS as reasonably as I could.

Why? Do they support you or your business in some way? Help support yourself, and get the best deal you can. Your LBS is trying to get every last cent out of you. Your job is to keep as much of your money as possible!
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Honestly...I almost would prefer the Expert over the Pro. Rival vs the mostly Ultegra mix and Mavic wheels over the Specialized house brand wheels. The frame is exactly the same.

So while it looks like a better deal to me it really isn't that fantastic...they cut corners with the wheels and cranks (FSA rather than DA or Ultegra) to save money...if it was full DA I woudl say go for it...but it is closer to full Ultegra. I would look for a deal on a NEW 08 Expert which should be about the same price and would have a full warranty...don't over look the warranty...make sure if you buy that bike you will have the full as if you bought new Specialized warranty.
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If it's the pro (ultegra/d-a mix with roval wheels) then go for it, that's a $4400 bike... much bigger jump.
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used carbon? crashed... or not.
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Done deal, $2400 out the door (7% tax that means it was sold at $2,243). It is the Pro with mixed Ultegra/DA components plus Roval wheels (wow, those 'blade' spokes looks sharp!). Yes I do get full warranty, with registration card and all. As far as Specialized is concerned, I bought a left over model.

Since the shop owner gives full warranty, I do believe him when he says that the bike was not crashed. Only scratches i can find are on the crank arms from the shoes and a few nicks on the BB from the chain dropings. Plus he will pack one of my bikes for free as I told him I need now to sell my Canondale Scalpel to make room in the garage.

As far as supporting my LBS, I do it in a reasonable manner. Yes they are there to make $. But so are you and so am I. They have cut me good deals before, and this time is again. This can get into a big debate, so I'll only mention that I'm also a regular customer of Performancebike.com and Nashbar.com.

Now, let me go drool over my new toy...

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Originally Posted by peanut_man View Post
Done deal, $2400 out the door (7% tax that means it was sold at $2,243).
Heck yes! If it was the pro, a darn good deal. Now have fun riding it.
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Done deal, $2400 out the door (7% tax that means it was sold at $2,243). It is the Pro with mixed Ultegra/DA components plus Roval wheels (wow, those 'blade' spokes looks sharp!). Yes I do get full warranty, with registration card and all. As far as Specialized is concerned, I bought a left over model.

Since the shop owner gives full warranty, I do believe him when he says that the bike was not crashed. Only scratches i can find are on the crank arms from the shoes and a few nicks on the BB from the chain dropings. Plus he will pack one of my bikes for free as I told him I need now to sell my Canondale Scalpel to make room in the garage.

As far as supporting my LBS, I do it in a reasonable manner. Yes they are there to make $. But so are you and so am I. They have cut me good deals before, and this time is again. This can get into a big debate, so I'll only mention that I'm also a regular customer of Performancebike.com and Nashbar.com.

Now, let me go drool over my new toy...
No, no time to drool. At this point:
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yes yes yes... i'll do it tmr after work. need to keep you guys in suspense. Hehe... actually just too lazy to do it right now. Tired too. Did a short test ride (8 miles) and it definitely a plush bike. It felt almost like riding my C'dale Scalpel, interestingly. There's this every so slight numbing sensation to it. I guess it's because of all the vibration damping things on the bike. Not as snappy as my $600 Iron Horse bike, yet I could go faster on the Specialized... OMG, it's super comfy. I asked the owner to change the seat to Specialized Alias. Seems that maybe that wasn't necessary. The bike is super comfy.
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Originally Posted by UtahWasatch View Post
I bought a new 2007 specialized tarmac expert with FSA compact upgrade in April from LBS for $2,200. Maybe a point of reference for you.
pretty good deal, but FSA ain't an upgrade, IMO.
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I'm glad you got a nice bike you can afford. My philosophy has always been to look for a reasonable deal, not a steal if it would make a difference of getting on the bike and riding today vs. keeping looking and not riding for a month. I think you achieved that very well. Have much fun.
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