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C'dale XS800 opinions??(5 posts)

C'dale XS800 opinions??wpoling
Sep 11, 2001 11:08 AM
I'm looking to build a 'cross bike and found a used '98 XS800 frame and fork. This is the one with the "Headshock" fork. I can pick it up for around $250 and it looks like new. Any opinions on this frameset and deal?
I'm concerned that it might be a little big for me. It's a 56cm and I ride a 56cm C'dale road bike also.

good deal butclimbo
Sep 11, 2001 12:39 PM
probably too big for you, most CX bikes have high BB's and larger standover than a similar size ST road bike so I'd check the measurements on it before buying it.
good deal butwpoling
Sep 11, 2001 1:17 PM
O.K. I found some geometry on the frame on the Cannondale web site. Stand over on the frame is 33". I measure 34 3/4" in my shoes. Is that enough clearance for cyclocross? The top tube seems about right. Might have to shorten the stem just a little compared to my road bike.
Can't find a weight on it anywhere. Are these things really heavy?

Thanks again,
good deal butMosovich
Sep 11, 2001 6:47 PM
I had one, lasted one season and it was out of here! Yes, it is heavy. Try to find something with out the headshock, trust me, you'll never get enough benefit to carry the weight around. If you ride a 56 on the road, a 56 may be too big, I ride a 57 on the road and rode a 54.
I have a 35" standover without shoesclimbo
Sep 12, 2001 12:04 PM
and ride a 56cm cross frame and a 58 road frame. I would go down a size if I were you. As for weight, can't say but it's no more than a mountain bike if you really want the headshok.