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OK, I know few if anyone have tried the Roubaix SL3 but I thought I'd post my bike choice of the day and see if anyone had comments. I'm looking for a enthusiast road bike that has vertical give. Both Roubaix SL3 and CR1 are supposed to have that. The SL3 in particular had it's seat stays remodeled to accomodate it. Scott as well. The CR1's chain stays are actually flattened.

I did own an Ultegra equipped Roubaix perhaps 3 years ago. I never did love the bike. It always seemed a bit like a bike yacht. It was stable to the point of not being very fun or responsive so I hope the new SL3's (perhaps the Expert model which has Ultegra) will be, as Bicycling put it, a "Quantum Leap". I've heard great things about the 2010 CR1 as well. I'm not sure I'll get the chance to ride both so would love to hear from anyone who might have tried an SL3 at some special event and/or a CR1.
 

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Thanks. Just curious how the Tarmac handles over rougher pavement. The roads around here aren't exactly horrible but my tolerance for saddle punishment has dropped a bit. I used to race and still like the way a race bike handles. I know the Tarmac's used to have a bit of a harsh ride reputation (not compared to other race bikes perhaps).
 
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