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Re: S-Works Roubaix 2019 (2020) ?

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:15 pm
by TobinHatesYou
I want to know what kind of vitamins DQS is using rather than what kind of bikes.

Re: S-Works Roubaix 2019 (2020) ?

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:15 pm
by Weenie

Re: S-Works Roubaix 2019 (2020) ?

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:50 am
by dim

Re: S-Works Roubaix 2019 (2020) ?

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:04 am
by bas
Still can't work out who this bike is for.
Wouldn't you be better off on either a proper gravel bike for going off road or something like a Tarmac with 28-30mm tyres?

Re: S-Works Roubaix 2019 (2020) ?

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:10 am
by TobinHatesYou
Counterpoint, most people who buy Tarmacs would be better off with a Roubaix.

Re: S-Works Roubaix 2019 (2020) ?

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:15 am
by ChiZ01
TobinHatesYou wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:10 am
Counterpoint, most people who buy Tarmacs would be better off with a Roubaix.

roubaix's geometry is way too relaxed for most people

Re: S-Works Roubaix 2019 (2020) ?

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:20 am
by Lewn777
bas wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:04 am
Still can't work out who this bike is for.
Wouldn't you be better off on either a proper gravel bike for going off road or something like a Tarmac with 28-30mm tyres?
It's part of the annual sell another kind of bike - that's right, a Roubaix bike. It's like a gravel bike, or a CX bike and a bit like a climbing bike but not. The N+1 you never knew you needed.

The bike itself is pretty dumb. It's kind of aero, but you're stuck up high into the wind with no way to get lower. Most pros famously are happy with a climbing bike with double bar wrap and slightly lower pressures in their tires or slightly wider ones if they'll fit.

Supension gimmicks and massive price tag. It doesn't seem like engineering department innovation, much more marketing dept innovation.

Re: S-Works Roubaix 2019 (2020) ?

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:34 am
by guyc
ChiZ01 wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:15 am
TobinHatesYou wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:10 am
Counterpoint, most people who buy Tarmacs would be better off with a Roubaix.

roubaix's geometry is way too relaxed for most people
I doubt that.

Re: S-Works Roubaix 2019 (2020) ?

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:48 am
by TobinHatesYou
ChiZ01 wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:15 am

roubaix's geometry is way too relaxed for most people

Thanks for the laugh.

Re: S-Works Roubaix 2019 (2020) ?

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:20 pm
by AJS914
It's an endurance bike for those that like to sit up. What's not to understand?

Now, a handful of high wage earners will buy the sworks version just because the price tag is not a hindrance.

Re: S-Works Roubaix 2019 (2020) ?

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:40 pm
by Mr.Gib
AJS914 wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:24 pm
And the Future Shock wins the Paris Roubaix!
Does anyone know if the front suspension was turned off or even if there actually was a suspension unit in Gilberts bike? I was watching the bars one the cobbles and there were even some slow motion shots and I could not detect any travel.

Re: S-Works Roubaix 2019 (2020) ?

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:42 pm
by Mr.Gib
ChiZ01 wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:15 am
TobinHatesYou wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:10 am
Counterpoint, most people who buy Tarmacs would be better off with a Roubaix.

roubaix's geometry is way too relaxed for most people
Counter counter point: Tarmac Geometry is too aggressive for most people.

Re: S-Works Roubaix 2019 (2020) ?

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:52 pm
by taodemon
Too bad there is no rim brake version.

Re: S-Works Roubaix 2019 (2020) ?

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:09 pm
by iamraymond
During yesterday's PR did Sagan keep the Futureshock locked out over some of the cobbles? Maybe it's just me or maybe my TV stream just couldn't keep up with the bouncing of the Futureshock 2.0.

Re: S-Works Roubaix 2019 (2020) ?

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:15 pm
by rainerhq
I noticed it also, when watching replay today. They were using prototype knob. Maybe its just the knob and no shock.
For example nobody rides MTB fork/shock locked, when the terrain is bumpy etc.

Re: S-Works Roubaix 2019 (2020) ?

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:15 pm
by Weenie

Re: S-Works Roubaix 2019 (2020) ?

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:18 pm
by iamraymond
Mr.Gib wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:40 pm
AJS914 wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:24 pm
And the Future Shock wins the Paris Roubaix!
Does anyone know if the front suspension was turned off or even if there actually was a suspension unit in Gilberts bike? I was watching the bars one the cobbles and there were even some slow motion shots and I could not detect any travel.
So it's not just me! I was looking for it too, but I could not see any movement of the Futureshock. I bet they had it locked out the whole time. If I recall correctly, last year, Sagan had a 'special spring' which he used which I'd bet made the bike's front end totally rigid.