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Opinions on Fuji Roubaix?

Old 08-10-08, 06:44 PM
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Opinions on Fuji Roubaix?

Looking at getting my first geared road bike in 15 years (currently own 2 fixed gears and a mountain bike). I am going to use it mostly for longer weekend rides, charity events, etc. [spinning like a madman down country hills gets old after 40 miles]

I am used to riding steel bikes and have not liked any of the aluminum frames in my price range -about 1K -- I took this guy for 2 test rides this weekend--rode very nice. LBS is selling for $900 sans pedals. It has a carbon fork, carbon seatstays, integrated BB and headset, 105 rear and everthing else the "new" tiagra.

I don't know much about Fuji except they made crap in the 80s, but I have heard their stuff now is pretty solid and is a good bang for your buck.

I am basically down to this Fuji and a trek 1.5. Ride is a little smoother on the trek, but the shifting is noticably better on the Fuji (no doubt due to the 105 rear).


I would appreciate any insights/opinions, etc.
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Old 08-10-08, 07:19 PM
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I just bought an '07 Fuji Roubaix and asked the same question to other riders.
My question was slightly different though. I like the bike so far, I'm on a budget and I'll probably ride around 50mils a week. Since I got it new for $640 I think I got a good bike and a sweet deal. I too was getting tired of riding 40mls on my mtn bike w/slicks, so when I saw this deal I jumped on it. Most seem to agree I got a good bike. I can't find any better for that price. What year is the one you're considering and how much is it?

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Old 08-10-08, 07:35 PM
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I own an 07 roubaix pro and it is an awesome bike.

No problems since the day I got it.
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Old 08-10-08, 07:35 PM
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What was the group on the Trek? I'll bet that the difference in shifting is simply that the Fuji was better adjusted than the Trek. I don't have any axe to grind w/Fuji, but if the Trek rode better, I'd get the shop to tune up the derailleurs and give it another try.
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Old 08-10-08, 07:40 PM
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trek is a full tiagra. I noticed a major difference in shifting while going up hills. The Fuji is also a compact double I believe

Also 1.5 does not have the carbon seat stays
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Old 08-12-08, 02:40 PM
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by the way, what are your feelings on compact doubles? good idea or bad?
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Old 08-12-08, 03:19 PM
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I can't speak specifically about the Roubaix, I have a Fuji Team, that has been flawless. The only thing I swapped out were the handle bars.
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Old 08-12-08, 03:20 PM
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i have a 07 Roubaix pro, I like everything about the bike with the wheels being the weak point IMO (like all bikes under 3k). I like the compact double on mine (FSA gossamer Mega EXO BB) which i was wary of to begin with (simply because it was not shimano) but found this crank/BB combo on a lot of bikes more expensive.
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Old 08-12-08, 03:26 PM
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i have an 06 roubaix and i love it. i'm 200+ lbs and i've hit my fair share of pot holes and the stock wheels are holding up nicely. also the BB area is quite stiff, i don't notice any flexting when i'm out of the saddle.
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Old 08-12-08, 03:31 PM
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I've got an '04 Fuji Roubaix.......was looking for a high value bike back then and it has worked out real well. Long (4 yrs - don't ask) layoff but it still feels good. Handles well, feels light, shifts well (105 & Ultegra). Added Look CX-7 pedals in '04..........now looking at other upgrades ie; handlebars..........but in the long run will hold onto this bike if I decide to upgrade....................need to ride a lot better before I need a better bike. Just stepped off of it 1/2 hr ago...........still in Love.

P.S. Oh yeah, it soaks up the potholes/bumps/cracks that I can't miss while maintaining control even carrying this heavy load

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Old 08-13-08, 08:04 AM
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thanks. I think I will pull the trigger on it this weekend
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Old 08-13-08, 08:23 AM
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Be sure to post pics.
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I have an 07 Roubaix Pro that I ride 200+ miles a week, and race. I've been very pleased with the bike. Ditch the wheels and saddle, and you wil have a sweet ride, and the price is right!
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