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Need help with thoughts on a road bike(4 posts)

Need help with thoughts on a road bikeJohnny_118
Jul 17, 2001 1:46 PM
I am looking into getting a Cannondale R1000, but have heard a lot of mixed feelings about the frames. A lot of this has been by word of mouth and not actually people that have ridden them. The bike is a 1999 R1000 Cannondale, just wondering if anyone has any comments about the quality, durability and overall feeling of the bike.
re: Need help with thoughts on a road bikeLC
Jul 17, 2001 9:10 PM
I rode one for 2-3 years. I have been trying to break the frame to get a replacement from Cannondale, but it just keeps on going. Very durable and very stiff frame which climbs and sprints like a dream. Not a great bike for doing 100+ mile rides on chipseal since the aluminum does transmit some road buzz, but the CF fork helps a little. The components (Ultegra) are also very good quality too.
re: Need help with thoughts on a road bikegot2ryd
Jul 18, 2001 4:30 AM
i ride a caad5 frame, and i believe the bike you are looking at is a caad4. same frame except for the integrated headset on the caad5. i find the frame very comfortable and compliant, yet when you want to hammer or climb, its very stiff laterally. it seems, to me, to accelerate very quickly and climb very well. this is my first really nice road bike. i used to ride a specialized sirrus, steel frame. this caad5 frame is much more comfy. those shaped seat stays really do take the edge off and the carbon fork helps too. i only have just over 600 miles on my caad5, but i love it.
re: Need help with thoughts on a road bikee-rock
Jul 18, 2001 7:54 AM
I am also currently looking into getting a new road bike. It is true, however, Cannondales will rattle your teeth. I agree with the above, very stiff and excellent for sprinting and climbing, but don't look into doing 100+ miles on one of these. Cannondale is definitely the way to go if you're looking for an aluminum frame. They have been working and working on their frames for the longest time, as we can see from their CAAD advancement. The frame you're looking at if m not mistaken is a CAAD3 or so. If aluminum is what you want, and don't really mind paying more, go with a CAAD5 or CAAD6. I've been test riding all of their bikes, and the higher CAAD frames are much better. Despite all of this, I'm still going with the Colnago Master X Light (steel). Good luck man, I hope this helps.