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Bike seleection questions(3 posts)

Bike seleection questionsraynim
Oct 14, 2003 3:33 PM
So I am getting ready to buy a new bike and I have some questions. Here's my deal. I will ride for a college club team in the spring and due to that will get a good deal on a cannondale. With that in mind I am going to go ahead and cough of the cash for a sweeter bike.

I weigh about 190, and am 6'2". My history is in Mtn biking and have done only a bit of road riding. I need a bike that I can both race and train on, as I can only afford one bike it needs to be both durable and a nice fast race bike. Also my road bike skills are still in their fledgling stage.

With that in mind I need help in decding between the R1000 and R2000 by Cannondale. The major differences seem to be in the wheel set ( Ksyrium SL on the 2000 elite on the 1000. Also the cogset (SPRAM on the 1000, Ultegra on the 2000) and the bottom bracket (105 on the 1000 and Ultegra on the 2000).

So if the price difference is $250 should I go for the 2000 or hold back and by the 1000 b/c is would be more durable and forgiving? Is this a correcet assumption?

Also considering this is my first road bike, should I go triple or double? I am getting fitter but I have allot of work to do yet. I also go and ride in the mtns about once a month. Is there an disadvantage to getting the triple or advantage to the double?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Ray
re: Bike seleection questionsHigh Gear
Oct 14, 2003 5:34 PM
Go with the R2000 double. You get better shifters,bars,stem,wheels,headset,front derailleur and saddle w/Ti rails for $250. The double is the way to go if your going to race. You won't see any guys using a triple in a road race. The Cannondale is a race worthy rig you'll be real happy with.
Ditto . . .Drone 5200
Oct 14, 2003 8:40 PM
get the 2000. Do it for the SLs.