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lemond ti frame vs, cannondale(3 posts)

lemond ti frame vs, cannondaleJbajel
Feb 28, 2002 11:45 AM
I got offered a great deal on a 2001 lemond victoire titanium bike with ultegra gruppo and vector comp wheel set. I can get it for the same price as a cannondale with mixed 105/tiagra gruppo? I like to ride long, but I am nervous about the lemond frame. No road test possible now because of all the snow.

Any help in making this huge investment is appreciated.
I can sayThe General
Feb 28, 2002 12:20 PM
the Lemond is one of the most comfortable bikes that I have road. I tried everything I could find before buying mine and for the long rides I do it feels good. But the fit is also there where it wasn't on the Cannonadale. So make sure it fits you well, maybe try it on a trainer for a 1hr or so.

I can say I haven't been sorry for buying it,

Good luck,
The General
re: lemond ti frame vs, cannondalejtolleson
Feb 28, 2002 3:37 PM
This is no contest, assuming that the Lemond fits (don't forget that these bikes have a long tt and some folks buy one size smaller in Lemond geometry). I haven't ridden a Lemond ti frame, but a ti frame with Ultegra is simply a better investment. Even if you don't like it you could probably sell it for $1200.