I have test rode a Spesh Roubaix Comp and the 54 frame fits me well and is what Im looking for in a bike, tall head tube etc. However Im finding it hard to get a frameset only (apart from the sworks) or a full bike for that matter (in the UK).
So (as my father will over in the US in a couple of weeks) I am looking at the Velo Vie Vitesse 100 as an alternative. www.velovie.com . The frame seems very good value and has a longer than normal head tube.
However my question is, how different is the geometry to the roubaix in a size 54?
SeatTube 500 540
Eff Top Tube 548 540
Head Tube 165 150
Chainstays 415 405
Seat Angle 73.5 73.8
Head Angle 72 72.8
Wheel Base 1000 975
Would you say the slight differences in the geometry dimensions will make a big difference in terms of fit? They seem pretty similar, but how does lets say a longer chainstay or a steaper head angle affect handling/ride characteristics?
Can you suggest any other alternatives?
My plan is to build it up with SRAM Rival, Kysirium Elites and Thomson/FSA finishing kit.