I am commenting about a 2006 Fuji Roubaix I bought for $100. A fellow raod racer had an accident with it during the Tour De Tucson and sold it to me afterwards. the bike was a good looking jewel in the rough. In a day, I changed the gearing of the Truvativ crank to 30/39/50,replaced the frayed rear derailuer cable,handlebar tape, adjusted the brakes, trued the rear wheel,gave it a bath, polish and wholaa! The bike has an interesting yellow and black paint scheme with the black paired spoke wheels. It's a road rocket. With its yellow jacket coloring, it reminds me of a hemi Dodge Superbee of the 60's. It's a fast bicycle too.
I was looking for light plush ride (roubaix, ccr, defy, synapse). Then, I found this 54c (I normally ride 56) at HTO (new old stock). It was seriously discounted so I test rode it a couple times and could not pass up the deal. I flipped the stem, added look keos, conti gatorskins. I now have a superlight (just barely over 16 lbs) ride. Very controllable and climbs easily. Like previous reviewers, I have had no problem whatsoever with road vibration fatique resulting from stiff alu frame(howevever, my rides have been 35 or less miles). Only downside has been tires as I found them to collect any and all shards of glass -- numerous flats in first month on both fr/rear tirs led me to change them out for 23c gatorskins (the increase in weight is minimal and no flats since). I also read somewhere that the stock Fuji saddle was crap -- I disagree. I like the design on the saddle and no problem with comfort/pain. Overall, after about 750 miles, I am very happy with it!
Strengths: light weight and strong...little if an flex...ride is comfortable with CF fork and seat post...Ultegra is excellent...I challenge anyone to find more new bike for the money
Weaknesses: I have found none
I had been riding mid 80s steel Treks and a 2005 Specialized Roubaix, and decided to clean house and get something less expensive but still light and high quality. I saw the Roubaix SL on Ebay and thought it could be had for a reasonable price. I bought it still in the sealed box, perfect cond. and assembled it, tuned the derailers, oiled it, etc...and took it for a ride. I had read that the alum. frame was brutal, but I found no sign of that. Maybe the CF seat post and fork saved me, but I found the ride to be comparable in comfort to the Spec. Roubaix, which is, of course, designed to sit more upright and be very easy on the body over distances. The Fuji clearly has a more aggressive geometry, but I liked it right away. I have put about 400 miles on the bike and have no issues with it. It is very light and responsive. The Ultegra group is excellent. For the money, I can't imagine a better ride. It's time for Fuji to get their due respect in the market. This bike is wonderful and very well-built, backed by over a hundred years of bike building...can Trek, Spec. or most other brands say the same? I may buy a second bike just like it. I highly recommend this ride. As for the seat and wheels...I have no issues with them, either. I read so much whining about seats and wheels, but they are excellent and very light.
Hello... I need Help!!! Can't decide between this 3 Road Bikes, I think all 3 are 2012... Please tell me your opinion and why...
*** 2012 Fuji Roubaix SL *** $1,300
Bottom Bracket:Press-Fit BB86 sealed cartridge bearing
Brakes: Oval 500 forged alloy dual-pivot w/ cartridge pads
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these 2012 models are discounted. the fuji more steeply than the giant but they are about the same price. i was liking the giant because it seemed to be a little more relaxed bike. the fuji looks cool and comes with ultegra components over the 105s on the giant. does anybody have any opinions on the ... Read More »
Great for finding this focused forum!
Have a 2009 S-works, with hybrid of components, 7950 crank and cassette, 7800 shifters. Bontrager XXX lite wheels.
Have a bad back/hip, no surgery needed but ongoing PT.
I can get great deals at a shop, as I help them out on spring sale weekend. Ho ... Read More »
Looking at picking up a used S-Works Roubaix SL frame ('07 I think) with BB30 carbon crankset (50/34 compact). I want to put my full Ultegra 6600 triple group off my '04 Roubaix Comp on it. Was wondering if there are any compatibility issues with the bottom bracket on the SL frame? Will I need an a ... Read More »
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