You cant really blame shifting issues on the bike as a whole, or a hole. Depending.Found a great deal on a new one, but looking at Reviews, I'm concerned. Bad shifting issues.
I'm a MTBer and have a flat bar bike (Cannondale Quick). Want a bit more performance and speed. ALL input appreciated. Thanks.
I think most of the shifting issues we hear about on bikes with ICR stem (mainly) from installers negligence to take the time to do it correctly. I'm not a fan of ICR because I see it as an aesthetic with little or no tangible benefit, but (similar to OSBB) once the decision is made to purchase such a frame, it's important to learn how to install/ maintain those areas.Sorry folks, i ride a 2012 Expert Roubaix and shifting sucked @ss pretty bad from day one. Replaced Jagwire cables garbage with Shimano dura ace and the whole thing changed night and day.
This is what I was referring to. The cumulative effect of attending to details is what improves shifting on bikes equipped with ICR. Attention to detail on nstalls always matters, but with ICR it's both more complex and more critical.PS : I've had to re-route ICR making the Californa cross ( cable cross) in the down tube. The thing improved shifting a bit but the pivotal role came from replacing the Jagwire cables. Also I've had to pull 80 Euro out of my pocket to buy the cable guides kit in order to have the rigid "straw" that works as a cable entrance guide in the chainstay,this thing ultimately made the difference,the bike now tic as a swiss watch when shifting. This kit came standard on the 2012 Sworks Roubaix,the reason why this was not the case on the Expert is unknown to me.
It seems the 2012 is where the issues are. Devastazione... I ended up picking this bike up new just a couple of months ago. The reason was for its ability to be a comfortable bike and it has delivered!!! Everyone seems to be aware going into it about the weak wheel set. I don't know any better...so will keep till skill set out grows.
Bringing in bike to where I bought it in a couple of days...keep giving the posts to my mechanic, so please keep it coming!
There must be some sort of something that the 2011's are not problematic, but the 2012's are!