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Cannondale R900 vs. Raliegh R700(3 posts)

Cannondale R900 vs. Raliegh R700Jbajel
Jan 12, 2002 6:57 PM
I have narrowed my search for new bike down to Cannondale R900 or the Raliegh R700. I will be riding multiple centuries this summer and riding it in the Utah Ironman.

Cannondale groupo is mixed 105 and Ultegra. Wheels are Mavic Cosmos. CAAD 5 is the much better frame. Weight of about 19 lbs.

Raliegh is all Ultegra, Shimano R535 wheelset, great saddle and pedals included for about $400 less than the Cannondale. Weight of 21+lbs.

I don't know which wheelset is better and which bike I buy. Should I choose the frame first or the components? Help.
re: Cannondale R900 vs. Raliegh R700fuzzybunnies
Jan 12, 2002 9:12 PM
screw the r700 and go with the international. Just as nicely equiped, almost 2lb lighter and cheaper enough to get the carbon fork it's missing. Russ
re: Cannondale R900 vs. Raliegh R700look271
Jan 13, 2002 12:44 PM
I'd go with the better frame. You can always upgrade later. If you start w/ a lower frame and better components, what do you upgrade? See my point?