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    Fuji Roubaix SL vs Fuji Roubaix 1.0 vs GT GTR Series 1

    Hello... I need Help!!! Can't decide between this 3 Road Bikes, I think all 3 are 2012... Please tell me your opinion and why...

    *** 2012 Fuji Roubaix SL *** $1,300
    Bottom Bracket:Press-Fit BB86 sealed cartridge bearing
    Brakes: Oval 500 forged alloy dual-pivot w/ cartridge pads
    Cassette: Shimano 105, 11-28T 10-speed
    Chain: KMC X10, 10-speed
    Crankset: Oval 700 alloy, 34/50T
    Fork: FC-440 carbon monocoque w/ tapered carbon steerer & carbon dropout
    Frame: A6-SL custom-butted alloy, integrated 1 1/2" lower head tube, oversized 34.9mm seat tube & PIIS BB-86 shell, double water bottle mounts, forged road dropout w/ replaceable derailleur hanger
    Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra, band type 34.9mm
    Grips/Tape: Fuji suede w/ silicon gel
    Handlebar: Oval 710 double-butted 7050 alloy, 31.8mm
    Headset: Oval 1 1/8"U - 1 1/2"L integrated w/ alloy top cover
    Levers: Shimano Ultegra STI
    Pedals: NA
    Rack Mounts: No
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra, 10-speed
    Saddle: Selle Italia X1 w/ FeC alloy rails
    Seatpost: Oval 700 alloy 2-bolt, 31.6mm
    Shifters: Shimano Ultegra STI shifter/brake combo, 20-speed Flight Deck compatible
    Stem: Oval 700 3D forged 7050 alloy 31.8mm, +/-6 degrees
    Tires: Hutchinson Equinox, 700x23c, folding
    Wheelset: Oval 330 aero alloy, 30mm rims, DT Swiss Champion spokes 20/24H, precision ground hubs

    *** Fuji Roubaix 1.0 *** $1300
    Bottom Bracket:FSA Mega EXO
    Brakes: Oval 300 Dual Pivot with quick release
    Cassette: Shimano Tiagra CS-4600 10-speed, 12/28 Ratio: 12-13-14-15-17-19-21-23-25-28 teeth
    Chain: KMC X10, 1/2", 108 links
    Crankset: FSA Gossamer, Compact 50/34, Sizes 46/49/52cm: 170mm arm, 54/56cm: 172.5mm arm, 58/61cm: 175mm arm
    Fork: Fuji FC-770 bonded carbon fork, alloy steerer, non-tapered 1 1/8"
    Frame: Fuji custom butted Altair 2 alloy frame, double water bottle mounts, 1 1/8" standard head tube diameter, replaceable rear derailleur hanger
    Front Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra FD-4600, 31.8mm clamp
    Grips/Tape: Fuji Suede Bar Tape, Fuji embossed logo
    Handlebar: Fuji Alloy, 31.8mm, Sizes 46cm: 380mm width, 49/52/54cm: 400mm width, 56/58cm: 420mm width, 61cm 440mm width
    Headset: 1-1/8" semi-integrated, caged bearings
    Levers: Shimano Ultegra STI
    Pedals: None
    Rack Mounts: No
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra RD-6700A, 10-speed
    Saddle: Oval 300
    Seatpost: Fuji Alloy, 27.2mm
    Shifters: Shimano Ultegra STI 10-Speed
    Stem: Fuji CG (Composition Grade) Alloy, 31.8mm clamp, Rise +/- 7, Sizes 46/49cm: 90mm length, 52/54cm 100mm length, 56/58cm 100mm length, 61cm 120mm length,
    Tires: Hutchinson Equinox, 700x23, Clincher, 110 Max PSI
    Wheelset: Oval Concepts 330, DT Swiss spokes, Clincher

    *** GT GTR Series 1 *** $1,000
    Bottom Bracket:FSA BB30 Sealed bearing
    Brakes: RC 476 dual-pivot, cold-forged, SureStop cartridge pads
    Cassette: Shimano 4600, 10-speed, 12-28T
    Chain: KMC X10, 10-speed
    Crankset: FSA Gossamer Pro BB30 Compact, 50/34
    Fork: New GT Road Design W/ F.O.C. Ultra Carbon, 1 1/8" To 1 1/4" carbon tapered steerer
    Frame: NEW hydroformed/butted Speed Metal alloy frame w/ forged dropouts, bottom bracket, and 1 1/8" to 1 1/4" tapered head tube
    Front Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra
    Grips/Tape: Cork
    Handlebar: GT design Shallow drop road double butted 6061 alloy
    Headset: FSA Integrated sealed bearing, 1.125 top, 1.25 lower
    Levers: Shimano Ultegra STI
    Pedals: NA
    Rack Mounts: No
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra 10-speed
    Saddle: GT Bio Morphic RACE dual-density, chromoly rail with super light foam
    Seatpost: GT 2-bolt alloy road, 31.6x300mm
    Shifters: Shimano Ultegra 10-speed STI
    Stem: GT design 3D-forged 6061, 4-bolt face plate
    Tires: Schwalbe Lugano, 700x23c
    Wheelset: Alex ALX 289-R, 20-spoke front, 24-spoke rear

    HELP ME PLEASE..!!!

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    If I were you, I'd go with the bike that both looked and felt the best, since all the bikes are so close component wise. While the Roubaix SL has a slight edge in componentry, the GTR Series 1 is $300 cheaper. Therefore, if you're on a budget, go with the GT.

    Nothing can top the feel of joy, comfort, and excitement when cycling. When you combine looks, comfort, and excitement, the bike then begins to call your name. When she calls your name, you will know that it's time for proposal.

    Good Luck!

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    TNX...

    Ok.. so the Fuji SL has better components... What about the Frames what can you tell me, one better than another or maybe comfortable...? The Wheels..?

    TNX... i'm buying one by the end of this week so all opinions wellcome...

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    IMHO there's almost nothing that can take the place of the joy, peace, and excitement that a properly fitted road bike can bring. You simply must find a local bicycle company that carries these models of bikes and test ride them all. As a matter of fact, it would be a grand idea to visit as many local bicycle shops (LBS) as possible and test ride a crazy amount of road bikes. This experience will then give you a baseline from which to judge all the others, including the three which currently hold your interest.


    For all we know, another model altogether just might start calling your name...

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    The GTR 1 isn't generally available in shops, in the US. But, the series 1 and series 2 have identical frames, for trying one out. The major difference is, the 1 has a partial Ultegra component group (shifter and RD), and the 2 has 105 shifters and RD.

    Personally, I'd lean towards the Roubaix SL. But I'd look around for a shop that carries Fuji and try one out. Geometry doesn't change much from model year to model year, and I would suspect that a 2013 has the same frame geometry.

    As far as frame quality goes, I know that GT frames are made in Taiwan (probably by Kinesis). Fuji may be Taiwan, or mainland China. They're both pretty generic frames. GT has that fairly distinctive "triple triangle" design where the seat stays join the top tube ahead of the seat tube.

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    Just one final heads-up. GT isn't the greatest company to deal with on customer service and warranty issues. Or, at least they weren't in my case. The frame is only warrantied for 5 years, and if you read the fine print, their obligation is to replace the frame, and they can substitute a different one, if that's all that's available at the time. Be aware that the lower end frames (Series 3 through 5) use a different bottom bracket, a different fork, and a different headset.

    I don't know how Fuji is in these areas.

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    Something really good happenened and i just recieved an extra $350 so my budget just got raised to $1600, that said, i'm looking at the 2012 Fuji Altamira 3.0... what you guys think..? or should I stay with the Fuji SL in Alu Frame...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebegginer View Post
    Something really good happenened and i just recieved an extra $350 so my budget just got raised to $1600, that said, i'm looking at the 2012 Fuji Altamira 3.0... what you guys think..? or should I stay with the Fuji SL in Alu Frame...
    Hard to say. I don't know anything about the quality of their frames. The 2012 Altimira looks like a decently spec'd entry level CF ride, though--mostly 105 components.

    You could post in the Fuji forum down below, or do a search there.

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    If your budget allows for a brand new 105 equipped CF Fuji Altamira, I say go for it!

    The Altamira is a well-respected quality CF road race bike

    * You might also wanna checkout the Fuji Grand Fondo, before you pull the Performance trigger. The Altamira is more for racing. The Fondo is more for long club rides, due to the more relaxed geoemtry.
    Last edited by Zeet; 04-01-2013 at 01:27 PM.

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    Wow! They've really ruined the Fuji Roubaix SL over the years. The Roubaix SL was an Ultegra geared aluminum bike that weighed in the 15 lb range just seven ago. Sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeet View Post
    If I were you, I'd go with the bike that both looked and felt the best, since all the bikes are so close component wise. While the Roubaix SL has a slight edge in componentry, the GTR Series 1 is $300 cheaper. Therefore, if you're on a budget, go with the GT.

    Nothing can top the feel of joy, comfort, and excitement when cycling. When you combine looks, comfort, and excitement, the bike then begins to call your name. When she calls your name, you will know that it's time for proposal.

    Good Luck!
    +1..... Well said.

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