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What is the experience with the Cannondale r4000si?(7 posts)

What is the experience with the Cannondale r4000si?morey
Oct 2, 2001 3:30 AM
I have been thoroughly pleased with this bike. I was a steel rider, going to aluminum was difficult because of all the negatives i had heard. Not only was this bike not as harsh as I thought, it was comfortable. Being a heavier rider i like the stiffness of the frame. Basically, this is one heck of a ride.
overpriced.nestorl
Oct 2, 2001 3:47 AM
Sorry to spoil the party

Get a Columbus Airplane frame with carbon stays (better alum quality); buy a dura ace kit; spend 150 bucks at the bike shop putting it together, and you have a better bike for 3/4 of the price.
HIgh end production bikes are always overpriced! IMO.
overpriced.morey
Oct 2, 2001 4:44 AM
I have to agree. I wish I had taken the time to do exactly as you say. I just had more money than sense! However, it is a good bike.
re: What is the experience with the Cannondale r4000si?Elefantino
Oct 2, 2001 6:58 AM
"I have been thoroughly pleased with this bike."
That says it all, and to heck with what everyone else says. It's your ride. If you're happy, that's all that matters, right?
re: What is the experience with the Cannondale r4000si?morey
Oct 2, 2001 9:44 AM
I just wanted to see if everybodies grin is as big as mine. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this bike, particularly when I was pessimistic to begin with!
Been my experience that larger guys like 'em more often thanMB1
Oct 2, 2001 10:29 AM
featherweights. I have never liked the ride of Cannondales myself but usually tell my heavier friends that ask about bikes to at least look at Cannondales.

Isn't it nice to find a bike that works for you-specially if it is more than you expected. Congratulations, now get out and ride!
Been my experience that larger guys like 'em more often thanmorey
Oct 5, 2001 9:23 AM
Being a former competitive bodybuilder, I weigh 200+ at 5'10". Maybe, that is why I like the Cannondale.
The flex was so bad on some bikes, the gears actually changed. So far with the Cannondale this has not happened.