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Old 03-18-2011, 09:29 AM   #4
punchesdfw
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Everything is relative. I've been in the bicycle industry, off and on, since the early 80's. I ride a 2011 Specialized Roubaix Pro SL3 w/ Sram Red components. It's a wonderful, comfortable, light bike. But, it's not cheap.

In my opinion, the best bang for your buck Carbon Bike is the 2011 Specialized Roubaix Elite SL2 Compact w/ Sram Apex components. Unless you live in the mountains, you don't need a triple crankset and you have virtually the same range with a compact drive setup. However, the bike is available either way.

MSRP is $2100, but we sell them for $1849 at our shop. It comes in 2-colors, but I prefer black. Whatever you buy, make sure that it is the correct frame size and that the bike is professionally fitted to you. Good luck!

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...01&scname=Road

PS - Clipless pedals and shoes are a must!
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