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How much should I be paying for a Specialized Roubaix Comp Carbon

Old 01-15-13, 02:21 PM
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How much should I be paying for a Specialized Roubaix Comp Carbon

Hi, I've been offered a Specialized Roubaix Comp (2009) Carbon with a full Shimano 105 group set for £550 in "perfect condition". Would you say this is a good price? Thanks for replies.
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I have a 2009 with an Ultegra triple setup and some nice Easton alloy wheels. I would be asking $1500 for my bike if I was inclined to sell it. So the equivalent of $880 US would seem like a reasonable price for a 105 groupo based bike. The quality and condition of the wheels have a lot of impact on the value.
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If the bike is in good shape, I think that is a great price. Get it checked by a competent bicycle shop before you hand over the money.
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I ride one. That price is about $2K off the MSRP. Assuming it's in "perfect condition" it's a no brainer, though you may do some upgrades over time.
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