Monday, August 24, 2015

Carbon Clearance Sale - 2014/2015 Specialized Roubaix SL4 Comp Review

Tom's Carbon Clearance Sale is continuing and I am Test Riding another bike on the list this week - the 2014 Specialized Roubaix SL4 Comp:
  • FACT 8r carbon frame with Endurance Road Geometry, Zertz and tapered headtube; paired with a full carbon monocoque fork for the perfect blend of stiffness, compliance and light weight
  • Espoir Elite 25c tires with BlackBelt puncture protection allow for a smooth, fast, and confident ride
  • Specialized Roubaix Tape w/ 2.5 gel pads makes for an incredibly comfortable front-end, on any terrain, for any length of ride
  • New Shimano Ultegra 11-speed mechanical drivetrain delivers light-action, precision shifting in a lightweight system, creating one of the finer parts kits available
  • Romin Comp Gel saddle, with hollow Cr-Mo rails, delivers the same ergonomically designed, scientifically-proven Body Geometry features that allow riders to deliver power in high-performance positions

I have not put in as many miles as I would have liked to yet on the Roubaix but here are some first ride impressions:

* Much more forgiving on the body than the Colnago CX Zero.  I can really feel the Zertz Inserts and Specialized Engineering at work on the rougher country roads
* Accelerates very nicely while still provided some road bump absorption as mentioned above
* Climbs very nicely as well.  I did a Hill Interval workout on it last night and it was responsive and handled nicely

I hope to get some bigger miles on it towards the end of the week before returning it on Saturday so keep an eye out for more feedback in the coming week.

MSRP: $3,000 (or $2,950 for the 2014) and on Sale for $2,350 with very good size availability.  I know we have sold a few since the sale started so call for exact inventory or head down for a test ride!  We are open from 10-8 today!

Looking to do a Century?  Set aside 9/20 for Tom's Century Ride - Route to be determined (but I am pushing for a South Route)  More information to come!

Looking to do a Pittsburgh Dirty Dozen type ride?  Set aside 10/4 for the DD716 which is going to be a punishing 60 or so mile route over & through some of Erie Counties biggest hills and prettiest countryside.  Route is being analyzed so more will follow.  This is a no joke ride that will start and finish at Chestnut Ridge and will be a "controlled" roll to each climb where you will be set lose to challenge yourself and those around you!

WNY Cross has a new Facebook Page with all the Buffalo/Rochester Race Information posted!

Reynolds has a $250.00 Trade In Program if you purchase any Carbon Wheel!
3687 Walden Avenue
Lancaster, NY 14086
(716) 651-9995

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