Hi all, I am finally looking to upgrade from my flat bar road. I am considering a Specialized Roubaix Comp Compact but trying to work out if the extra $400 for Shimano 105 group and Fulcrum Racing 6 wheels is worth it, or will I be happy enough with the SRAM Apex with Mavic CXP22’s. Now I know it’s a matter of personal choice, but would appreciate all you knowledgeable folk out there who may have used both me know pros and cons or things to be aware of.
Can't say for the Apex, but the 105 I have on my avanti doesn't quite shift as snappily as the tiagra I have.
Advice would be to test ride both, or at least have a bike on the stand that you can play with, up and down the gears. Find which one feels best for you.
P.S. From what I've seen, the Roubaix is a great bike. Excellent road endurance geometry. Lovely.
I've never ridden one, just ridden with them!