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Fork for C'Dale R200(3 posts)

Fork for C'Dale R200liteice
Jun 28, 2001 12:01 PM
Can anyone suggest a fork for a Cannondale R200, 1997 Vintage? I just got the bike today and feel the need to upgrade. Also, anyone have any comments on this bike? Just getting back into the road scene.

Thank You
re: Fork for C'Dale R200grz mnky
Jun 28, 2001 12:06 PM
Start with checking out a C'dale Slice - they made it for their bikes, but any quality fork will be a large upgrade. Kestrel EMS forks with 1" (threaded or unthreadeds steel steerer) can be had for $100 new! You're porbably not going to find a better deal. Staying with your current format (proabably threaded) will be the least expensive option since you can use all of your old components (headset + stem). You do want to be careful and try to match the rake as much as possible. If you really want to drop some weight go threadless with a carbon steerer.
re: Fork for C'Dale R200Steeeve
Jul 1, 2001 8:24 AM
The original '97 R200 did not have STI brake/shift levers. Does your bike have them? If not, you may consider that you will get more enjoyment from your bike if you upgrade to STI before any fork change. (Although used 7 spd STI levers may be take a while to find on sites like this or e-bay)