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Fuji roubaix RC

Old 12-30-11, 03:09 PM
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Fuji roubaix RC

i have been using my mt bike as a road bike to train for the last few months and have finally decided to upgrade to a real road bike. I found a Fuji Roubaix RC, 56cm, Ultegra components and Shimano RS-10 wheelset. Price is $800. It's black and yellow in collor and after all my research i couldn't find out what year it was made. i think 2009 but i couldn't find any guide that said what years what colors where made. Everything is really clean on this bike, no damage or wear that i can see, teeth don't look worn at all on the cassete. Overall everything that i could see looked good, but i'm new to road bikes.


Anyways, my question is, is this a good deal for this bike?

I was originally going to wait till march and buy a new 2011 model when the new 2012 came in and old stuff went on clearance, was looking at either a Specialized Allez (105) or a Fuji Roubaix 1.0 with Sram Rival components.

Should i buy the Fuji Roubaix RC or wait till march and get a newer model?

Thanks for the advice guys.
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Old 12-30-11, 03:38 PM
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The RC sounds nice and Ultegra is as good if not bit better than Rival. Newer models are not always better than last yrs. Paint and decals mostly.
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+1, you probably won't find any new bike with those components for less than $800.

I paid $600 for a 2009 Fuji Roubaix with about 30 miles on it. Brifters and FD are Tiagra, the RD is 105, wheel set is Alex with Continental tires. It is a great bike.
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Thanks for the advice guys, i'll probably end up picking it up
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Old 12-31-11, 01:19 AM
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of course as i say that i see a Scattante SCR 2008 full carbon with Ultegra components pop up on my radar. A little more expensive but i might be able to stay in my budget of around 800,


my only concern is buying a 3 year old carbon frame. From what i have read in other posts, carbon can wear or break and you want to avoid buying used carbon bikes. Is that the case or am i miss reading?
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I have a 2008 Roubaix RC. Here is the site for the 2009 Fuji line: https://2009.fujibikes.com

I have some pictures I've saved, and I don't see that the RC was _ever_ black and yellow. The 2007 Roubaix Pro was yellow with black seat stays, and the 2006 base Roubaix was black/yellow. But never the RC, as far back as 2006.

Starting in 2010, Fuji really started to downgrade the components on their bikes. I would say that if the RC with Ultegra has been well maintained, to go for that.
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The Black and Yellow 2009 Fuji Roubaix RC was a Performance Bike exclusive. I got mine for $1099 on sale back in July 2009. I use it for weekend rides and sunny day commuting. It has been an excellent bike. You will enjoy it.
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I would not pay $800 for a bike that sold for $1000.00 in 2009..... I would not pay more than $400.00 -$500.00 if that. I just cannot understand spending that much for a bike with no warranty.
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