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'01 Trek 5200 vs. '02 LeMond Zurich vs. 02' Cann R2000(7 posts)

'01 Trek 5200 vs. '02 LeMond Zurich vs. 02' Cann R2000Slick21
Dec 13, 2001 3:46 PM
Hello,
I'm in the game of getting a new bike, just returned my Specialized Allez Comp. I like to ride fast in group and do occasional 50+ milers. I know each of these bike are made of different frames. I can't race with my school buddies all the time but I would like to do so once in a while. I'm 6' and 173 lbs. The trek is $1700, Zurich $1700, and the R2000 is $1850(i think). They all run ultegra. I'm also think of the R700(USA) version for $1350.

Please help me choose

USAF Stud
re: '01 Trek 5200 vs. '02 LeMond Zurich vs. 02' Cann R2000litespeedcat
Dec 13, 2001 4:20 PM
Zurich all the way! I have three friends who all tried out the Cannondale offerings and the Zurich. They do fast group rides and longer weekend rides, they said the Zurich was more comfortable on the 40+ rides. I know they wrestled with the decision for quite some time. They all went in together and ordered three bikes at the same time. The shop really cut them a deal.

Any of your choices are fine. Test ride them for at least 20-30 miles. Make sure you have them all adjusted the same so that fit is not an issue.

Hope this helps. Good luck. I am saving up for a Look KG 381i.
Look KG 381iworldbikes
Dec 13, 2001 8:28 PM
Check http://members.home.net/italianbikesusa/ for
Look 381i
for $1700, be sure to check out...gtx
Dec 13, 2001 5:32 PM
the Tommasini at Colorado Cyclist. You might get a good fit on the 59 (c-t).

http://www.coloradocyclist.com/common/products/productdisplay2_v2.cfm?PRRFNBR=21301&CGRFNBR=273&CRPCGNBR=273&CI=1,223,273&TextMode=0

Also, GVHbikes.com has lots of good deals.
I like something that stands out, like Ciocc , Coppi ... etcjkh
Dec 13, 2001 10:03 PM
check these out:

http://www.innomatrix.com
http://www.cbike.com/coppi_millenium.htm
re: '01 Trek 5200 vs. '02 LeMond Zurich vs. 02' Cann R2000SingleThreaded
Dec 14, 2001 5:34 AM
Where did you get those prices?

I love the ride of my '02 Zurich, plus I needed something robust to handle my girth. But given your diminutive size, the price of the 5200 sounds like its worth consideration and a 40 mile test ride.

My choice would be between those two.
re: '01 Trek 5200 vs. '02 LeMond Zurich vs. 02' Cann R2000Galibier
Dec 14, 2001 5:55 AM
Have you ridden these three materials to know which you prefer? (I don't know whether your Specialized is aluminum or steel.) Here's my story: I had a 5200 which cracked. Trek replaced it under warranty, but instead of getting another OCLV frame, I selected an aluminum Lemond Maillot Jaune. While waiting for my Maillot Jaune to come in, I rode a loaner Zurich. FWIW, my conclusion is that the OCLV (mine was an early generation) is a good all-around bike, but I didn't like the wooden ride. The Zurich cruises well on the flats. The Maillot Jaune is very responsive yet still comfortable. I prefer the aluminum frame over the steel and carbon, but you may feel differently. It's a personal decision which involves many factors that can't be very well judged over the internet.