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C'dale cross w/discs experience?(5 posts)

C'dale cross w/discs experience?skinl19
Feb 6, 2003 6:33 PM
Anyone had a chance to ride one of these? Any idea of weight? Our team has a sponsorship through Cannondale and I was thinking of building up one of these. I don't know how light I could get it given the disc brakes.
saw one at a race this yearjhr
Feb 7, 2003 9:18 AM
It was the Cannondale reps. it seemed reasonably light and like all cannondales well put together. The rep professed to love it (since he sells it I doubt he would say it was junk). The thing that bothers me the most about disc setups is the requirement that you have a dedicated set of wheels (and backups). With cantilevers all my cross wheels and road wheels are essentially interchangeable.

saw one at a race this yearskinl19
Feb 7, 2003 2:10 PM
True, one nice part of traditional wheels. If the spacing is 135 though there are quite a few inexpensive mtb hubs that could be had for building spares.
re: C'dale cross w/discs experience?bugleboy
Feb 9, 2003 9:45 AM
I've got one. I really like it. The weight out of the box was 22 lbs. Not sreaming light, but not bad either. It rides nice. The picture in the catalog isn't the frame that you'll get. You will actually get one with road stays instead of the monostay wishbone like their other Cyclocross models.

Disadvantage is as noted. You are stuck with limited wheel options. Chris King can custom make a 130mm rear disc ready hub, and there are the mavic speedcitys.
re: C'dale cross w/discs experience?skinl19
Feb 9, 2003 1:41 PM
130mm rear? The C'dale dealer I heard from said it was a 135mm spacing. The also said it was 22 pounds. I wonder how light you could make it using the stock frame and discs. Is it a Headshock stem? I think the website said it was a different mfgr for the headset.