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Old 03-17-13, 05:10 PM
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Specialized Roubaix closeout deal

Hello, i am offered a closeout price of 2012 specialized roubaix with SRAM Apex for $1550 Plus Tax ; it fits and overall i am happy with the bike. now the questions

1. Is 2013 model any significantly better than 2012 ?
2. LBS service is not friendly and it is far from my home from and for me it is not the best LBS choice; however nearest LBS with friendly service has all 2013 models at higher price, outside my budget.

What should I do ?

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

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Old 03-17-13, 05:23 PM
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I would jump on the '12 Apex model at that price, and use the selling bike shop for your fitting and set up. You can figure out your long-term bike shop preference later.
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Old 03-17-13, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by IANative View Post
I would jump on the '12 Apex model at that price, and use the selling bike shop for your fitting and set up. You can figure out your long-term bike shop preference later.
I agree.
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buy it

it's a great deal
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That does seem like a great price. I was in my lbs last week and they had a 12 tiagra version for 1500.
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That is a great deal. I am not a SRAM fan, I would take the Tiagra version instead
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Old 03-17-13, 08:46 PM
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If the the closer shop includes lifetime tuneups for free if you purchase from them I'd at least check to see what their best price is. If you have any issues you'll wish you bought it from the closer shop but I wouldn't spend more than $250-300 for those perks.
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Originally Posted by fstshrk View Post
That is a great deal. I am not a SRAM fan, I would take the Tiagra version instead
+1. SRAM has issues with their low-end component line. The Tiagra line is a workhorse from Shimano, with the main downside being weight. You'll want to upgrade even before the stuff wears out.
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Old 03-18-13, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Dunbar View Post
If the the closer shop includes lifetime tuneups for free if you purchase from them I'd at least check to see what their best price is. If you have any issues you'll wish you bought it from the closer shop but I wouldn't spend more than $250-300 for those perks.
And how hard is it really to do your own tuneups?

I do mine.
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And how hard is it really to do your own tuneups?

I do mine.
I can try few things here and and there but I do not have bike repair skills. Thanks !
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Originally Posted by Gran Fondo View Post
+1. SRAM has issues with their low-end component line. The Tiagra line is a workhorse from Shimano, with the main downside being weight. You'll want to upgrade even before the stuff wears out.
disagree with this, apex is great
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I have already streatched my budget way too far as i was originally going to get specialized secteur. I'm willing to try apex considering any other better grouppo would likely cost more. in addition during my test ride apex performed well. Going to the shop and returing home with the bike ..Thanks for all for your suggestions/comments.....
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Old 03-18-13, 08:49 PM
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brought new toy home...15 miles first ride was fun..looking forward to longer rides...thanks all...
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Congrats. It really is a great bike.
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Congrats. It really is a great bike.
Thank You !
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Old 03-19-13, 04:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Desi View Post
I can try few things here and and there but I do not have bike repair skills. Thanks !
I resemble that remark and have the same plan, a few things here and there and leave the rest to the pros. Congrats on the new ride. Now.... WHERE ARE THE PICS?
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Originally Posted by Gran Fondo View Post
+1. SRAM has issues with their low-end component line. The Tiagra line is a workhorse from Shimano, with the main downside being weight. You'll want to upgrade even before the stuff wears out.
I have literally NEVER heard this before.
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I have literally NEVER heard this before.
Nor have I.
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I have seen a couple instances of apex shifters breaking... but my ultegra shifters broke too, does that mean Shimano has trouble with their high end equipment? They're mechanical parts that wear... some will break.

Meanwhile, enjoy your bike, it's a good one!

And yeah, where are the damn pictures!
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brought new toy home...15 miles first ride was fun..looking forward to longer rides...thanks all...
Congrats on a fine bike! Have fun and ride the wheels off it.
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Thank You for encouragements Guys..i should post pictures in a day (or two)...Also I have followup question.

I have garmin edge 500, what is the best way to install cadence monitor. Is using zip tie on chain stays only available option ? Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Desi View Post
Thank You for encouragements Guys..i should post pictures in a day (or two)...Also I have followup question.

I have garmin edge 500, what is the best way to install cadence monitor. Is using zip tie on chain stays only available option ? Thanks!

Pretty much...
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Originally Posted by Desi View Post
brought new toy home...15 miles first ride was fun..looking forward to longer rides...thanks all...


Now go on Youtube and learn how to do your own adjustments! Once you know how, it's easy as pie and you'll be able to do it like a pro.....adjusting derailleurs only involves turning one of two possible screws, and sometimes a knurled barrel adjuster! Unless, of course, you like running to the LBS every hundred miles or so....'cause that's how often she may need a slight adjustment for the first 1000 miles or so, until she's broken-in!
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Originally Posted by darb85 View Post
Pretty much...
Yuppers. It will stay put just fine. Throw it on and don't worry about it. Enjoy the bike - the roubaix is great! I have lots of experience w SRAM and it's good stuff. If anything does ever break, their warranty dept is top notch.
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Old 03-24-13, 04:16 PM
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Hello Guys, Here it is...did 30 miles today..over all feeling good...Thanks for your advice..
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