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New specialized roubaix frame cost?

Old 09-27-12, 07:10 PM
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New specialized roubaix frame cost?

I noticed the top quality roubaix frames have prices listed on the specialized site, but does anyone know how much a standard roubaix frame costs or if you can even buy one from the LBS?
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they had prices listed the last time I looked... I think you can buy either an SWorks frame or a regular frame.

2850 for the SL4, 3500 for the S-Works.

Or get a 2012 Roubaix frame on ebay for $800. You tell me if the warranty is worth it.
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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse
they had prices listed the last time I looked... I think you can buy either an SWorks frame or a regular frame.

2850 for the SL4, 3500 for the S-Works.

Or get a 2012 Roubaix frame on ebay for $800. You tell me if the warranty is worth it.
Are there differences between the SL, SWorks, and the regular in terms of the frame?
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There are three levels of Roubaix. The price of the Pro is way up...from 2012 SL3=$2200 to 2013 SL4=$2850. To me this is questionable marketing more than anything. Pro is a very close rep of the Sworks...only real difference is fractional carbon modulus difference which the average rider won't be able to feel and Pro now is BB30 which makes it to me less desirable than threaded BB of 2012. Also the BB of the Sworks is a narrow version of PF30 which has been problematic for noise. Many are inserting Sworks frames with a threaded alloy sleeve made from German company C-bear...effectively regressing the frame to a threaded BB...needless and foolhardy of Specialized to use delrin as bushing material in their flagship frameset The lowest level of Roubaix is not available in a frameset by itself. The Expert is the equivalent of the Pro with a bonus...it has a threaded BB versus BB30. Smart money will be to buy the Expert full bike with Ultegra..still not cheap at $3800 but an outstanding bike and threaded BB with 10r carbon.
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Yes, Specialized will sell just about all levels as a frame only. You just have to ask your LBS. Spec. only lists the Pro and S-Works versions on its site. The S-Works versions on average weight about 150 grams less than the Pro.

Also, be sure to ask your LBS to run through the new old stock frames. You might find a killer deal on an older Roubaix frame.
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