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Old 04-17-18, 03:59 AM
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Originally Posted by valleysuper View Post
what crank is that?
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Old 04-22-18, 10:10 AM
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Here's my 2018 Roubaix

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Old 04-22-18, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Bryan C. View Post
Here's my 2018 Roubaix

Nice bike but not a fan of the shifters and the crank arms should be horizontal to the ground.
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Old 04-22-18, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Harumph View Post
Nice bike but not a fan of the shifters.
Ultegra 8020. Super comfortable but I completely agree with you on the aesthetics.
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Old 04-23-18, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Bryan C. View Post
Here's my 2018 Roubaix

Not. Given the stack height, stem mounted up, and the shifters higher than the saddle, leads me to believe that this bike may be the wrong size. Or, you may be better off with a comfort style bike. JMHO
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Old 04-23-18, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by cycledogg View Post
Not. Given the stack height, stem mounted up, and the shifters higher than the saddle, leads me to believe that this bike may be the wrong size. Or, you may be better off with a comfort style bike. JMHO
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I rode one size bigger and smaller before settling on this size. The Roubaix is an endurance bike and you are correct it is set up for more comfort riding than racing. The stack height is more about the goofy future shock set up than personal preference.

I figured I would get flamed for the hideous turkey neck seat post, but nothing just yet.
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Old 04-23-18, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Bryan C. View Post
I rode one size bigger and smaller before settling on this size. The Roubaix is an endurance bike and you are correct it is set up for more comfort riding than racing. The stack height is more about the goofy future shock set up than personal preference.

I figured I would get flamed for the hideous turkey neck seat post, but nothing just yet.
I think the Gobbler is pretty much a known entity at this point, like a seat post turned backwards, the biggest challenge is the proportional lol of the shifters seeming to be twice the size of the bars. Ah well, comfort breeds joyfully long days in the saddle!
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Old 04-23-18, 02:55 PM
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Too many not hot things about that bike to cover in one post.
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Old 04-23-18, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by robbyville View Post
I think the Gobbler is pretty much a known entity at this point, like a seat post turned backwards, the biggest challenge is the proportional lol of the shifters seeming to be twice the size of the bars. Ah well, comfort breeds joyfully long days in the saddle!
I don't think it's much of a choice with hydro brakes and mechanical shifting.
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Old 04-23-18, 03:45 PM
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Tire label not aligned with valve stem.
Oh wow, reminds me of concours shows.

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Old 04-23-18, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by robbyville View Post
I think the Gobbler is pretty much a known entity at this point, like a seat post turned backwards, the biggest challenge is the proportional lol of the shifters seeming to be twice the size of the bars. Ah well, comfort breeds joyfully long days in the saddle!
Reminds me of a hot chick with a big nose. A face only a mother could love.

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Too many not hot things about that bike to cover in one post.
Now we're getting somewhere!

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I don't think it's much of a choice with hydro brakes and mechanical shifting.
Even the shimano Di2 hydro stuff is huge. The sram from what I have seen is slightly smaller. I have heard the campy hydro levers are about the same size as their mech brakes. I have big hands so the larger shifters work for me.
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Old 04-23-18, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Bryan C. View Post
Reminds me of a hot chick with a big nose. A face only a mother could love.



Now we're getting somewhere!



Even the shimano Di2 hydro stuff is huge. The sram from what I have seen is slightly smaller. I have heard the campy hydro levers are about the same size as their mech brakes. I have big hands so the larger shifters work for me.
I think some of problem might just be the photograph. Iíve see those levers on bikes in the shop, and they donít look early as bad.

The Roubaix is a strange looking bike, but from what Iíve heard, it rides nice.

This is a showroom stock, mass produced bike. Not Hot
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Old 04-23-18, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
I think some of problem might just be the photograph. Iíve see those levers on bikes in the shop, and they donít look early as bad.

The Roubaix is a strange looking bike, but from what Iíve heard, it rides nice.

This is a showroom stock, mass produced bike. Not Hot
While not a huge departure from stock, the wheels, cranks, cassette, and brake rotors have all been upgraded. It is a Roubaix Comp disc.

To me it really has an odd look to it. I certainly agree its not a traditional hot road bike. But it does fit me well and rides nice.

Thanks for all the comments, good and bad.
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Old 04-23-18, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by valleysuper View Post
what crank is that?
A VERY expensive one...

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Old 04-27-18, 08:31 AM
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Old 04-27-18, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by 7daysaweek View Post
that is one hot bike.
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Old 04-27-18, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by 7daysaweek View Post
Hot. Ace the green bidon!
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Old 04-27-18, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by 7daysaweek View Post
So close to HOT! I love that color, I almost bought that frame in this color, it looks so sweet! Hard to make those hydro levers look hot, they are so big. Lose the light and the bidon and this is right there. I like the color accent on the wheels, not overdone.
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Old 04-27-18, 12:39 PM
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HOT HOT HOT! Love that....agree though, loose the green bottle

Really though, that is one of the better looking bikes I have seen in a while, love that color!
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Old 04-29-18, 12:32 PM
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Time Scylon


Cutting off excess steerer when I have the time.
This is a big hot in my book
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Old 04-29-18, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by 7daysaweek View Post
Kind of cool looking. I do find those hydraulic brake shifter levers to be ugly however. The rest of the bike looks good.
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Old 04-29-18, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Bryan C. View Post
Here's my 2018 Roubaix

The front end of that bike is all wrong. Too much steering tube and the bars are rotated up and the whole thing looks un balanced. I also don't like that seat post, a Specialized branded item. I also would agree with one of the other comments that perhaps this frame is incorrect for the rider with so much seat post and stem height showing.
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Old 04-29-18, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by 7daysaweek View Post
reminds me of the Joker !

Very nice.

What kind of rear tail light is that? Looks very clean how it's hugged to the seat post.
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Old 04-29-18, 01:02 PM
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Old 04-29-18, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Fox Farm View Post
The front end of that bike is all wrong. Too much steering tube and the bars are rotated up and the whole thing looks un balanced. I also don't like that seat post, a Specialized branded item. I also would agree with one of the other comments that perhaps this frame is incorrect for the rider with so much seat post and stem height showing.
I appreciate the comments. The frame size was a tough decision for me. I'm somewhere between a 56 or a 58 at 6 ft tall. Coming off a more upright riding Sirrus fitness hybrid bike I wanted a similar riding position with the ability ride on the drops as well, so I chose the 56. As it is, I find it a bit too upright for my tastes.

The frame design is a bit gimmicky for sure. The high seat post, oversize upper seat post tube, and low seat post clamp provide compliance. The same with the high stem height, the future shock set-up requires a much higher profile for operation. The bars even have a rise to them to increase the more upright riding position. Endurance design rather than a traditional racy design.

Future upgrades will include a standard style seat post (I hate the turkey neck), and a more neutral stem with no rise bars.

As I have said before, it does have an odd look to it. It is comfortable but it surely isn't a traditional hot road bike.
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