Base Sirrus to Base Roubaix - a step too far?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by liamo, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. liamo

    liamo New Member

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    Started back cycling last year, and after 300km on a Giant Cypress FS, bought a base Sirrus '04 June last year - over 2500km of recreational cycling later (yup I'm a light user - 40-70 km runs in Wicklow most weekends), I am looking to change - spent 2 weeks using a rental '03 Commencal Colt in the Drome and so I want the drop handlebars to go with the lycra - I'm very tempted by the base Roubaix, which is about €1700 (here in Ireland) as I have read good things about it and I have loved the Sirrus but it's a step up of over €1K and I am unsure if I can justify it to myself- What other options for a comfy bike for a 36 yrold 95kg guy?

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  2. NSM3

    NSM3 New Member

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    I stepped up from a Sirrus Elite (£600) to a Roubaix Elite carbon (£1,400 UK spec) after only 1500 miles and haven't looked back. I've even upgraded the wheels after only 1500 miles to SL2's and I only do recreational riding like yourself. If you can afford it - why justify it to anyone (least of all people who tell you you don't need that level of bike for your experience/usage/lack of TdF race winning potential etc!) including yourself - Just Do It!

    BTW - 46yr old - 89kg
     
  3. rockitj

    rockitj New Member

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    No, it's not a step too far. Go for it, you'll be glad you did. I went from a Sirrus Elite to a Roubaix Comp and have no regrets. The Roubaix was more than I was looking to spend at the time, but I love the bike. I still use the Sirrus for commuting and ride the Roubaix after work and on weekends. Good luck!
     
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    If you've got the cash, go for the Roubaix. You'll like the ride quality a lot. Very comfortable bikes. I've put about 1100-1200 miles on mine in the last couple months and nary a complaint.
     
  5. liamo

    liamo New Member

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    Thanks to all of you for your advice - I have been to LBS and am enquiring as to availability of a nice shiny Roubaix
     
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