Specialized Roubaix Elite 2007Is this a good deal for $2000?

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Specialized Roubaix Elite 2007Is this a good deal for $2000?

Postby mohicanmate » Tue May 20, 2008 5:09 pm

Specialized Roubaix Elite 2007?

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Is this a good deal for $2000?

FRAME Specialized FACT 6r carbon, triple monocoque construction, compact design, Zertz inserts
FORK Specialized FACT monocoque carbon fork; full carbon legs, crown and steerer w/ Zertz inserts
HEADSET Specialized Mindset Plus, 1 1/8" integrated threadless, cartridge sealed bearings, alloy 20mm cone w/ one 10mm and two 5mm alloy spacers
STEM Specialized Comp-Set, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt 31.8mm bar clamp, 4- position adjustable
HANDLEBARS Specialized Zertz Comp, 6061 alloy, Zertz damper, short-reach drop, ergonomic top shaping, 31.8mm
TAPE / GRIPS Body Geometry Bar Phat, Soft-Touch cork ribbon w/ 2.5mm gel padding
FRONT BRAKE Ultralight dual pivot brakes, Teflon pivots, forged 7050 alloy w/ cartridge pads
REAR BRAKE Ultralight dual pivot brakes, Teflon pivots, forged 7050 alloy w/ cartridge pads
BRAKE LEVERS Shimano 105, 10-speed STI, flight deck compatible
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano 105, 10-speed, 31.8mm clamp, bottom pull
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano 105, 10-speed, short cage
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano 105, 10-speed STI, flight deck compatible
CASSETTE / FREEWHEEL Shimano 105, 10-speed 12-27t
CHAIN Shimano 105, 10-speed
CRANKSET FSA Gossamer MegaExo, 2-piece crankset
CHAINRINGS 50x34t
BOTTOM BRACKET FSA MegaExo, integrated exterior cartridge bearings, alloy
PEDALS N/A
RIMS Mavic Open Sport, double wall rim, machined sidewalls w/ eyelets
FRONT HUB Specialized forged alloy, 24 hole, double sealed ball bearings, straight pull spokes, QR
REAR HUB Specialized forged alloy, 28 hole, double sealed ball bearings, straight pull spokes, cassette, QR
SPOKES Stainless 14g, straight-pull
FRONT TIRE Specialized Roubaix Pro, 700x23/25c, aramid bead, 120TPI
REAR TIRE Specialized Roubaix Pro, 700x23/25c, aramid bead, 120TPI
TUBES Specialized standard presta tube
SADDLE Body Geometry Avatar, microfiber cover, gel padding
SEAT POST Specialized Pavé FACT carbon w/ Zertz insert, 27.2mm
SEAT BINDER Specialized CNC, alloy
NOTES Chain stay protector, chain catcher, derailleur hanger, clear coat.

http://shop.devercycles.co.uk/product/2 ... Elite_2007

What do you guys know about warranty with specialized at the moment?
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by BNA » Wed May 21, 2008 9:24 am

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Postby mohicanmate » Wed May 21, 2008 9:24 am

anyone?
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Postby Addict » Wed May 21, 2008 9:40 am

sounds like a good bargain. esp considering the specialised allez is around $2400ish.

is this a local purchase or overseas?
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Postby wayno » Wed May 21, 2008 10:11 am

I saw an ad for it in the latest RIDE? For $2800 for the 08 model.

I would pay the extra instead of getting it overseas, just for peace of mind.
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Postby mohicanmate » Wed May 21, 2008 11:16 am

No it's a dealer in Perth.

Proper shop
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Postby wayno » Wed May 21, 2008 11:27 am

Its an excellent deal...take it
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Postby MichaelB » Wed May 21, 2008 12:16 pm

I'm a bit confused, you posted a similar question a month ago, albeit with a higher price ($2399).

08 SPECIALIZED ROUBAIX ELITE - $2399 GOOD DEAL? URGENT!!!

You got some good feedback then indicating it was a good deal, so with the extra price off, why the question again ?

If you like the bike (and obviously you do) and you are happy with the price (I would hazard a guess that you have done a bit more shopping around since the last enquiry), so what is it you want to hear different this time ?

From last time, here is my previous comment

MichaelB wrote:
mohicanmate wrote:HELP ME PLEASE! IS THIS A GOOD DEAL.
I WANT IT< BUT I DON"T WANT TO RUSH INTO IT<
BUT IT"S DEFINITELY THE LAST ONE IN STORE AND IT IS MY SIZE!
HELP!


Um, don't want to rush, but need answer urgent ......

Obviously you like it, have access to sufficient funds, theoritically it is the right size...

Have you test ridden it ?

How much of a saving is it ? Quick web search shows it is about $600 off RRP.

Personally wouldn't get it (they can't even spell "Specialised") - the gearing is setup for hill climbing, it has been specc'd down with no-name brakes, cheap wheels, and cheap cranks.

Mindyou, the colour scheme is not bad


If you like it, it fits you well, is within your budget, BUY IT !!! And have fun, and bugger what anyone else thinks.
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Postby Addict » Wed May 21, 2008 1:04 pm

michael b. - how did u know the gearing was setup for hill climbing? only asking because imm looking at getting the specialised allez.
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Postby MichaelB » Wed May 21, 2008 1:04 pm

Addict wrote:michael b. - how did u know the gearing was setup for hill climbing? only asking because imm looking at getting the specialised allez.


Compact crank and 11-28 (or 12-28) rear cassette.
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Postby mohicanmate » Wed May 21, 2008 2:33 pm

Hey Michael B,

thanks for your answer.

I suppose the leading fact i changed the questions is that this is a previous years model,
and that i know very little about bikes all in all.
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Postby CB » Wed May 21, 2008 5:41 pm

or maybe you're a shop owner trying to get rid of one
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Postby wayno » Wed May 21, 2008 7:39 pm

CB wrote:or maybe you're a shop owner trying to get rid of one


Well then its a crap deal .... I'll take it for $1000 :wink:
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Postby mohicanmate » Wed May 21, 2008 11:51 pm

hahaha well if i buy it,
i'll be sure to take a photo of it and show you,
with a big grin on my face, coupled with a ATM receipt scan
showing $0.00 in my bank.
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Postby mohicanmate » Thu May 22, 2008 9:26 am

Actually make that $180 in my account.

I bet $30 on Cristiano Ronaldo scoring the first
goal for Manchester United in the UEFA Cup Final.

Yeehaa,

Maybe i should get a cycling computer!
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