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Old July 22nd 03, 07:33 PM
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Is it any good?

Main Frame X-Fusion Alpha custom butted Metal Matrix composite alloy
with Power Diamond down tube, Double water bottle mounts
Rear Triangle Fuji custom butted and tapered 6000 series aluminum Fuji
forged road dropout with replaceable derailleur hanger
Fork CRP carbon with 1" Cro-moly steerer
Crankset Shimano 105 HollowTech 30/42/52
Bottom Bracket Shimano 105
Pedals None
Front Derailleur Shimano 105, clamp-on, 31.8mm
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105, 9-speed
Shifters Shimano 105, 9-speed, Flight Deck compatible
Cassette/Freewheel Shimano, 9-speed, 12/23
Chain KMC Z-9000, 9-Speed
Front Hub Ritchey Pro Road, Black, 28H
Rear Hub Ritchey Pro Road, Black, 28H
Spokes Ritchey/DT Stainless
Rims Ritchey Zero System Pro Road, 28H, Black W/CNC Sidewalls
Tires Vittoria Rubino Intrepid, 700 x 23c ultralight presta tubes
Brake Set Shimano 105
Brake Levers Shimano 105
Headset Full Speed Ahead, 1" Threadless w/ Roller Bearing
Handlebar Ritchey Logic Comp Road, Double Butted 6061 Aluminum
Stem Ritchey Logic Comp Road, 0 degree
Tape/Grip Fuji custom cork wrap
Saddle Fuji UltraLite Racing with Cro-Moly rails
Seat Post Zoom Superlite Micro Adjust alloy, 250mm, 27.2
Seat Clamp New Fuji Ultralite alloy, 31.8mm, Lazer etched

Old July 22nd 03, 10:38 PM
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Is it any good?

Excellent for $895 at www.bikesdirect.com For full retail of $1300 there are
other choices.

Pros- Smooth ride (for aluminum)
Light -18.6 lbs
105 components

Cons- Tacky paint job IMO for 2002
Has a less than substantial feel

For a steel bike the Roubaix Pro is speced the same except for a double and an
853 frame.
Old July 23rd 03, 01:01 AM
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"Rich" wrote in message

Is it any good?

I considered the Roubaix (sp?) models (regular and pro) while shopping for
my first-ever road bike recently (well, first since around 1972!), along
with the aluminum Team Fusion. Nice bikes for the money, but they rode a
tad harsh IM (admittedly uninformed) O.

Then I rode a Klein Q-carbon (AL w/carbon stays) and the entry-level Lemond
titanium, and my fate was $ealed.

Got the KQC, Bill


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