Look 555 v Ridley Excalibur v Specialized S-Works Roubaix


New Member
Feb 13, 2005
Have shortlisted the following for my other half's next bike

Look 555
Ridley Excalibur
Specialized S-Works Roubaix

What are your opinions on the above and are there any other frames that you would add in a similar price range.

When suggesting alternatives please bear in mind that the top tube needs to be circa 51cm and that the bike has to be Campagnolo equiped.
I haven't tried the Specialized, but out of the 555 and the Excalibur, I'd definitely choose the 555. Far smoother ride and looks/feels like a higher quality frame in my opinion. You might also want to look at a XS Giant TCR composite (51.3cm TT). The complete bikes are Shimano-equipped, but you can buy the TCR Comp as a frame-only and build it with a Campy group.
Consider also Time Edge - very nice riding bike of similar appeal to those you mentioned.