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thoughts on 2008 fuji roubaix

Old 04-04-11, 09:44 PM
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thoughts on 2008 fuji roubaix

Hi all, I found a 2008 fuji roubaix on craigslist for $425. The owner says it is recently tuned and had the drive train recently cleaned. What do you guys think? Worth the $425? The bike has all tiagra and a 105 derailleur. All thoughts and opinions welcomed. Thanks in advance.
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Looks Good.
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yea thats the exact one. $1240 bike for $425? 3 year old bike. Pretty good deal?
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IMO, modern Fujis road bikes remain one of the best values today. I bought an 07 Roubaix frameset and built it with Ultegra and really enjoy it. The frame welds show attention to detail and the finish is quit good. The carbon seat stays combined with the fork provides plenty of road vibration absorption. You do lose some frame stiffness however. 425 seems like a very good deal.
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I have the 2009 version of this bike, with the same components (Tiagra brifters, 105 RD, FSA crank, Carbon/Aluminum frame) and it's a great bike, especially for the money. I think you'd be doing ok for the asking price; even better if you can get the seller to $400 or just below. I bought my 2009 new for $750, but that was after working Performance down from $900, to $800, then to $750 by working their low-price guarantee against another store). That was at the end of a season though, so my deal shouldn't necessarily influence your deal too greatly.

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Originally Posted by rothenfield1 View Post
IMO, modern Fujis road bikes remain one of the best values today. I bought an 07 Roubaix frameset and built it with Ultegra and really enjoy it. The frame welds show attention to detail and the finish is quit good. The carbon seat stays combined with the fork provides plenty of road vibration absorption. You do lose some frame stiffness however. 425 seems like a very good deal.
I really like that particular example. That's a great looking bike.
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I also have another choice to maybe buy a brand new 2011 Roubaix 2.0 for around $800. It basically has the same group but is new and is from a shop. Which one do you think would be the better choice? Thanks all for the replies.
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Originally Posted by dwhitlow View Post
I have the 2009 version of this bike, with the same components (Tiagra brifters, 105 RD, FSA crank, Carbon/Aluminum frame) and it's a great bike, especially for the money. I think you'd be doing ok for the asking price; even better if you can get the seller to $400 or just below. I bought my 2009 new for $750, but that was after working Performance down from $900, to $800, then to $750 by working their low-price guarantee against another store). That was at the end of a season though, so my deal shouldn't necessarily influence your deal too greatly.

Good luck.
Tend to agree. Fuji MSRPs are high for what's in the bike (Tiagra plus a 105 rear derailleur), and most dealers automatically take a bigger markdown on their Fujis than they do with other brands.

The 2011 Roubaix 2.0 for $800 is priced about $100-200 lower than comparable Tiagra bikes by Trek, Specialized, and Scott. The dealer is offering you a very nice deal. You'd be trading an updated and presumably upgraded frame for that 105 rear derailleur and carbon seat stays. The 105 rear derailleur is of dubious value when used with Tiagra STIs, and all the manufacturers have been dropping carbon seat stays as not worth the cost and trouble.

To further muddy your waters, Shimano is coming out with a new 10-speed Tiagra drivetrain this summer that will be on the 2012 bikes that should start appearing in the fall.

If I were making the decision, if I couldn't get 10 percent off the used bike, and I liked the dealer, I'd go with the new one.
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Looks good. If it was local to me, I'd buy it for $400.
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Myself and others picked up 2008 Roubaix's new at Performance for $630... tiagra/105. But that's Performance for you...

It's been a great bike, has been solid for many thousands of miles, so I probably wouldn't hesitate for that price. But don't be fooled by the MSRP, they never go for near that.
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At that price you can't go wrong. They are all junks anyways.
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Originally Posted by oldbobcat View Post
The 2011 Roubaix 2.0 for $800 is priced about $100-200 lower than comparable Tiagra bikes by Trek, Specialized, and Scott. The dealer is offering you a very nice deal. You'd be trading an updated and presumably upgraded frame for that 105 rear derailleur and carbon seat stays. The 105 rear derailleur is of dubious value when used with Tiagra STIs, and all the manufacturers have been dropping carbon seat stays as not worth the cost and trouble.


If I were making the decision, if I couldn't get 10 percent off the used bike, and I liked the dealer, I'd go with the new one.
I have a 2008 Roubaix RC. At that time, the same frame had been used for several years on all the Roubaix models, and the difference was in the components. The RC was Ultegra, the Pro was 105 and the base Roubaix was Tiagra. This had been the Roubaix line for at least 2 or 3 years previously.

The 2009 models were inferior. Same frame but lower-grade components. I don't remember the details.

In 2010, there were two Roubaix lines. "Roubaix ACR" models (ACR 1.0, 2.0, 3.0) were alu/carbon (don't know if this was the old pre-2010 frame) and the "Roubaix" (1.0, 2.0, 3.0) was a new all aluminum frame, lower priced. The components took another step downward... Ultegra was not available, the lowest model had Sora, and at least one model had SRAM Rival. It was very confusing.

I'm saying all this to warn you that I'd highly doubt that the 2011 model has "an updated and presumably upgraded frame". I'd go with the used 2008 if it has been cared for.
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i have a 2010 Fuji Roubaix ACR. it was a 3.0 but im not sure what it is now since i have changed every part on the bike but the handlebars and cranks (and i have a new set of bb30 force cranks on there way now). honestly if i didnt like the bike so much i wouldnt have spent as much money as i have on it ( 3x what i paid for the bike easily). i will likely buy a new frame and move most of the parts over but would like to find a frame with the same geo and feel of the Fuji.

here is a pic from a month or so ago (before 3T stem and seatpost or Rival FD)

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