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Specialized Roubaix carbon(6 posts)

Specialized Roubaix carbonJonnyHu
Oct 9, 2003 5:38 AM
Does anyone know if Specialized manufactures its new Roubaix carbon frame itself, or is it buying these from some other manufacturer? Looks like a relatively good bargain and should compete very closely with Giants TCR carbon frames. Also, check out the impressive test results at http://www.efbe.de/erenn.htm
re: YES!teoteoteo
Oct 9, 2003 6:00 AM
Right now Specailized has plans to sell the F & F alone and the MSRP is $1630--that price is their highest MSRP meaning your local shop may sell for less. They are limiting production to 4 sizes 52, 54, 56, 58.

None have shipped that I am aware of and Specialized has already sold through their initital production run. I would expect the frame option to be available ONLY if they can meet demand for complete bikes.....
re: YES!...well sort ofteoteoteo
Oct 9, 2003 9:52 AM
I just re-read intial post I thought question was whether Special-Ed will sell the bikes as frame only...sorry for the confusion. Todd is correct they contract the frames....
re: Specialized Roubaix carbonHeron Todd
Oct 9, 2003 7:49 AM
Specialized contracts out all of their frame manufacturing. However, they designed the frame themselves, and it is unique to Specialized (the factory cannot build the same frame for someone else). The figures that I saw in Specialized's test lab showed that compared to their own Tarmac and E5 frames, Trek OCLV, and Giant carbon frames, the Roubaix was the lightest and stiffest both torsionally and laterally.

The geometry is a bit different, almost Heron-like (!). It has a bit lower BB, longer chainstay, and taller head tube than the Tarmac, S-Works E5, or Allez frames. I rode one, and it was quite comfortable. However, if you like the "boy-racer" thing, it might not be your cup of Red Bull.

Todd Kuzma
Heron Bicycles
LaSalle, IL 815-223-1776
http://www.heronbicycles.com
Thats great but...Chicago_Steve
Oct 9, 2003 8:33 AM
I wish Specialized would list the geometry of the bike on their website... If you find it let me know?!
Thats great but...Heron Todd
Oct 9, 2003 2:27 PM
Roubaix geometry (Size-ST-TT-HA-SA-CS):

50 - 39 - 52.5 - 72 - 75 - 41.2
52 - 43 - 53.7 - 72 - 74 - 41.2
54 - 45 - 54.8 - 72 - 73.5 - 41.5
56 - 47 - 56.5 - 72.5 - 73.3 - 41.5
58 - 49 - 58.2 - 72.5 - 73 - 41.8
60 - 53 - 60.5 - 73 - 72.5 - 42

Todd Kuzma
Heron Bicycles
LaSalle, IL 815-223-1776
http://www.heronbicycles.com