Hey guys- I know there are cyclists here. I posted about cycling before. I had a bad wreck almost 2 years ago. So I've been off the bike since then. With the exception of a few rides a few weeks ago on a mountain bike. I want to ride again! This last wreck destroyed my frame. I had been looking for a new frame to transfer my components to or buying a whole new bike. Perhaps my wrecked bikes are cursed. There's a bike shop near me that has 2008 model year close-out deals. They've got the Specialized Roubaix, Elite, Expert and Comp. I'm leaning towards a Comp. My last bike was a Specialized Allex Pro, Cromoly frame sized 58. With these new carbon fiber frames, it's hard to tell how to size a bike these days! And they often have sloping or curved top tubes. I think my last frame might have been a tad too big. Perhaps I could have been more nimble on a smaller frame, I don't know. From what I've read, seems like sizing these days is going on the smaller size, so I might try a 56 and a 54. I'm 5 ft 10 with a 32 inch inseam. I'll test ride these bikes, I've never ridden carbon fiber before. The feedback I've found is the Roubaix is a very comfortable geometry for long rides. I hope it's still fairly agile. This particular frame was described like a Mercedes SL verse a Porsche. Both sporty and highly capable, but one is a tad more comfortable to ride. And maybe it's slightly more upright. So what do you guys think about this bike? 105 components verse Ultegra? I have 105 now and I have no complaints. Is carbon fiber pretty strong now? I'm sure it is or they would not be selling them to consumers. The only down side I can imagine is if I crash, the frame is probably going to either crack or disintegrate. I thought I might save a few bucks building a bike with a new frame and my old drive parts and wheels which are all still good. But the prices of these Roubaix close-outs are really good and I'll have a new bike all ready to go. Any insights appreciated and advise on these bikes. And maybe some advise on how to ride more defensively! Thanks!