Roubaix SL4 UDi2 or 2017 Roubaix Comp

Discussion in 'Road Bikes' started by kneedrachen, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. kneedrachen

    kneedrachen Moderator Mod Team Tavern Member

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    So, SL4 with Ultegra Di2 or 2017 Roubaix with mechanical Ultegra?

    The 2017 seems gimmicky to me and more points for failure over long term ownership.

    Tbe SL4 has Di2 which I have only tried out on demos.

    Tbe SL4 comes in the matte finish that I am not wild about.

    The 2017 does have hydro discs though...
     
  2. rola643

    rola643 Two skinny Js Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    Di2, no disc please :)
     

  3. kneedrachen

    kneedrachen Moderator Mod Team Tavern Member

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    I love my discs saved my skin when that a$$ opens his car door on ft 22.
     
  5. rola643

    rola643 Two skinny Js Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    Disc are for mud and mountain descents if you live in France and I don't think you ride an mtb or live in France :D, Just like plus size tires it's an industry trying to push a gadget that is a solution to a problem that doesn't exist. Di2 on the other hand is where it is at. Shifting made simple, low maintenance, excellent battery life, no reason not have this.

    Your only requirement for Dics on a roadie :rolleyes: Oh and guess what it was done using??? Go ahead guess
    [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j84t7HHJqws[/ame]
     
  6. i12ride

    i12ride Spin Spin Spin Tavern Member

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    Neither........
     
  7. John_V

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    Yep!
     
  8. fpl1

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    FWIW A buddy of mine got the new Roubaix for his wife and says she loves it. He's been sneaking out on it too as "coincidentally" they ride the same size frame.

    I'm with you on the shock system being something that could break but hopefully they have put the engineering and testing time into it. Everything on road bikes is getting very aero and techy in the cockpit these days.
     
  9. kneedrachen

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    See the "suspension" is undamped and really doea nkt function to work with bumps but rather isolate the rider. The Zertz remove vibration, not shock which is what I like. Having a suspended handlebar just does not make sense to me.
     
  10. kneedrachen

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    Jj, my concern with Di2 is that if the battery fails, my bike is DOA
     
  11. cwtch

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    At the shop I work at we have Trek which has ISO Speed decuopler on a bike. It is a lot like what the Roubaix has. In my experience we never have any issues with the polymer absorbers.
    Di2 wise we have not had a battery fail or warranty yet.
    Hydraulic disc brakes on the other hand we warranty all the time. On both MTB and road bikes. It is shocking how many we replace. The parts usually are warranty but labour is not covered.
    Not trying to influence you but if worried about Di2 battery failure then don't even consider hydraulic disc. It is 65-75% of our warranty work. The rest being mostly forks and shocks on mtb and an occasional wheel here and there.
     
  12. davereo

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    Warranty is important when they cant guarantee performance.
     
  13. i12ride

    i12ride Spin Spin Spin Tavern Member

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    Hence my affinity with some good mech discs. If using fresh cables/housing they can be in ballpark of hydro smooth action. I have a coupla bikes strung with fresh stuff connected up to mech discs and it is hard to tell the difference. Of course the levers have to be decent set too.
     
  14. kneedrachen

    kneedrachen Moderator Mod Team Tavern Member

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    Ohhhhh did I have fun test riding...
     
  15. dc5rn

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    I picked up a 17 Comp carbon Roubaix for my wife and she absolutely loves the future shock. I really wasn't sold on it but she swears buy it. She prefers the disc brakes but I prefer rim brakes all day. It's a great bike, but all that extra stuff adds a few lbs
     
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  16. kneedrachen

    kneedrachen Moderator Mod Team Tavern Member

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    I ended up with the 17 Comp and love it.
     
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  17. cwtch

    cwtch Well-Known Member

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    Great bike knee. Bet you will love it for years and years. They look good !
     
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  18. kneedrachen

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    thank you muchly, emma. I stayed at the Ultegra and hydro discs rather than going up to the ultegra Di2 with discs simply because well....$ first but I liked the color better on the one I got
     
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  19. rushlake

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    Where's the ****ing photo?
    I added your key to my computer keyboard.
     
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  20. rushlake

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    What specifically do you see fail on the hydro discs?