Specialized Roubaix Expert Compact

  • Price Paid:$3,900.00
  • User rating:
    (4.9)
  • Would buy again from this company: Yes
  • Used product for: 1 months
  • # of logged workouts:

"This bike was one of the few that met my goals...carbon frame, disc brakes, $4K budget. I would pick this bike again from all the choices. Time will tell if it was a wise decision. "George Donovan

(5)

Ease of installation

Bike Shop did complete prep and fitting

(5)

Ease of use

Nothing complicated

(5)

Quality of Construction

Seems excellent although my technical expertise is very limited. A couple of good spec overviews on youtube for this bike by Specialized R&D rep.

(5)

Fit

Love the fit. Did replace the stock seat as most riders would...may make another swap in the future...just not quite what I want for the sit bones.

(5)

Comfort

So much better than my previous bike. Longest ride so far on this bike was metric century and had no soreness later in day or next morning. Good fitting and design combine for good comfort.

(5)

Durability

Should be good as the Roubaix model is designed / built for the tougher road surfaces. Unfortunately was not fitted with the Cobble Gobbler seat post. Weill have to order separately.

(4)

Value

Certainly paying for the name....but carbon frame, disc brakes, endurance build, mostly shimano (ultra, brakes, shifters) but SLK crank...$3,900. Certainly not cheap but not the most expensive bike out there. Seemed pretty fair for what was received.

(5)

Appearance

Sweet! Love the matte black and red striping. Love the styling and sleek design. I thing Specialized did a great job on this bike's look.

(5)

Customer Service

Deal with Rowsell Cycles in Roswell, GA...excellent care, advice, and service. Put order in for bike in Jan 2013. Specialized indicated that it would arrive March End. Bike arrived 3/28/13. Did what they said.

(5)

Performance

This bike will go...got to get the rider in better shape

Strengths

Got the expert disc model...love the braking. Specialized name and design...Roubaix is a long time model but this one definitely went through some new design changes....love it.

Weakness

Don't know enough about the wheel quality (Axis 4.0). Also will see how the crank works out over time.

Buyers clubRoubaix Expert Compact
  • 9 people use
  • 561 workouts logged
  • 16682.69 miles / 1074.49 hours logged