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2020 Specialized Roubaix Expert Paint Schemes

Old 04-19-19, 08:55 PM
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2020 Specialized Roubaix Expert Paint Schemes

Which one do you prefer?

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/ro...=260642-170242
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Also be curious to know how many prefer the satin or flat paint over gloss. I think it was a popular thing several years ago, but is it still?
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Didn't you just buy one? Which did you get?
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Didn't you just buy one? Which did you get?
No, very close to pullin' the trigger on the Sagan Comp, but decided I'd rather go ahead and splurge for the Expert with the Di2, Roval wheels and 2.0 adjustable FS.

Just wish I could get the Expert with the Sagan paint!
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Ahh, somehow thought it was already ordered. Good luck deciding!
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Crimson/Black, matte.
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Ahh, somehow thought it was already ordered. Good luck deciding!
Yes it was, but came in slightly damaged (paint chip) and there were no more to be had. Hard to dish out 4K when itís less than the way it should be. Might have been that way after one ride, but you just donít want to start out like that from the get-go.
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OK. Did you get the impression they would be willing to order something else for you or are they gun-shy?
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OK. Did you get the impression they would be willing to order something else for you or are they gun-shy?
Definitely. Great guy that manages the LBS here.

Btw... Which one of the 3 strikes your fancy?
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It's a known fact red bikes are faster
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I wanted to like the blue/yellow but the pictures must not show the blue well, it looks gray. But the crimson/black looks awesome in the pictures, more of a "root beer" color. So I voted for that.
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Ohhh... What a miserable website * Can't they come up with something better than a 3rd rate website that is slower than molasses on ice? And loads half pictures.

If you have the dough, I'd snag the Sagan S-Works Roubaix bare frameset, and build it to suit.

$5000 for the bare frame (can you get it on sale?), then can you do your dream build for $2000? Bringing the bike up to $7000.

It looks like most of the Sagan Comp bikes are out of stock, and probably gone forever, except the smaller sizes.

You can still order the SWorks Sagan frames.

Most of the Roubaix Expert complete bikes are also showing out of stock, but you can probably get onto a waiting list.

The Metallic Burgundy isn't bad, and would probably be my second choice.
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Color-wise, I like the red the best. Shame it's a weird looking frame.
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I like the crimson best. A guy in my riding group has some variety of S works in a green/blue that changes color with the light. Very attractive.
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They are all terrible IMO.

The red one would be the best, but it's ruined with the 1970's knee high socks stripes around the seat post, and the el cheapo looking black square around the logo on the fork, looks like a packaging sticker you should remove. I'd get that dove gray Comp.
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Ditto. But how much for a quart of that special "Sagan Paint"? Will it help improve my wheelies?
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I was leaning towards the red, as well, but then i saw the close-up, and realized it was a glittery,hot rod metallic paint job, and had to pass. So, none of them really grabbed me, but the black/grey was least offensive.
I agree with the above post to buy the frame you like most, and build it to suit.
(BTW, who cares which one anyone else likes best, which one do YOU like best?)
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They are all terrible IMO.

The red one would be the best, but it's ruined with the 1970's knee high socks stripes around the seat post, and the el cheapo looking black square around the logo on the fork, looks like a packaging sticker you should remove. I'd get that dove gray Comp.
Exactly the same things I don't care for. That design on the fork could have been done so much better. The stripes around the seat post... why?

The crimson scheme looks too much like Alabama football for me to consider it.
I would think the flat black / charcoal would be gettin' more love. Guess people are burned out on that color combo.
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Exactly the same things I don't care for. That design on the fork could have been done so much better. The stripes around the seat post... why?

The crimson scheme looks too much like Alabama football for me to consider it.
I would think the flat black / charcoal would be gettin' more love. Guess people are burned out on that color combo.
It's too bad the dove gray Comp has the same ugly design problems, on an otherwise sweet paint scheme and bike.

I guess I'd have to find a different bike? lol.
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Originally Posted by Brocephus View Post
I was leaning towards the red, as well, but then i saw the close-up, and realized it was a glittery,hot rod metallic paint job, and had to pass. So, none of them really grabbed me, but the black/grey was least offensive.
I agree with the above post to buy the frame you like most, and build it to suit.
(BTW, who cares which one anyone else likes best, which one do YOU like best?)
Yeah, can't do the glitzy metallic paint. I have a word for that...

Just fun to see everyone's taste and opinions.
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I would think the flat black / charcoal would be gettin' more love. Guess people are burned out on that color combo.
10 or 20 years ago, the black would have made a unique color. But, then everybody decided to just make black bikes, and was very much over-done.

Even talking some beautiful vintage bikes and painting them flat black

No transparent Carbon Fiber?
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10 or 20 years ago, the black would have made a unique color. But, then everybody decided to just make black bikes, and was very much over-done.

Even talking some beautiful vintage bikes and painting them flat black

No transparent Carbon Fiber?
Hate to say it, but for the Roubaix and Diverge, I don't think Specialized has had a really good looking paint scheme since 2017.

Although the new Sagan Collection paint job is pretty darn good.
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Originally Posted by one4smoke View Post
Hate to say it, but for the Roubaix and Diverge, I don't think Specialized has had a really good looking paint scheme since 2017.

Although the new Sagan Collection paint job is pretty darn good.
And you're wanting to pay a fortune to buy one that you don't like the paint????

I'd really like to actually see the bikes/samples in person before buying.

Are the Sagan frames using a type of Chameleon Paint? That would be a cool effect.
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And you're wanting to pay a fortune to buy one that you don't like the paint????

I'd really like to actually see the bikes/samples in person before buying.

Are the Sagan frames using a type of Chameleon Paint? That would be a cool effect.
Yes, I'm putting function before fashion. As much as I like the Sagan frame (a chromalusion or chameleon paint that changes color) on the Comp, I'll take an Expert with Di2, Roval wheels, and the new 2.0 Future Shock on a less attractive frame.

Good looking frames are great, but a month or two in, you care less about the looks and more about the ride. At least I do.

(But I would rather have it all ...including looks)
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Originally Posted by one4smoke View Post
Great guy that manages the LBS here.
Must be MOAB then! Wonder if they still have the defective Sagan, I'd like to see one "in the flesh."
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