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Lemond Zurich 2000(3 posts)

Lemond Zurich 2000boots
Apr 11, 2002 8:06 AM
Have an opportunity to buy like-new Zurich 2000. Any opinions from owners? how does it differ from 2001 or 2002.
Were any built with mavic cxp33 rims. HOw do you like the ride?
re: Lemond Zurich 2000Len J
Apr 11, 2002 8:41 AM
2000 zurich has 1'threaded steerer, 2001/02 have 1 1/8th threadless.

2000 has 525 rear triangle/853 front triangle 2001/02 has all 853

Color is different

Tube shaping around BB is different on 2001/02 model, makes it a little stiffer horizontally.

2000 & 2001 came standard with Rolf vector Comps, I think 2002 comes with one of the bontager wheelsets. If you are being offered one with cpx33's these were added later. Depending on Hubs & builder these can be pretty good wheels.

2000 Zurich rides very nice, very compliant while still stiff enough for most mortals. I have the 2000 Buones Aires which is the same frame & have riden it for 6 days across Alaska with no complaints. It really is a nice ride.

Make sure it fits. The Lemonds have a slack seat tube & a longish top tube making thier fit unique.

Good Luck.

Len
re: Lemond Zurich 2000Ken of Fresno
Apr 11, 2002 8:54 AM
I have a '99 which is virtually identical to the 2000, and I absolutely love it. The road feel is great. It is stable but quick when you want it to be. It has a slightly longer top tube than most bikes that fits my body perfectly. I believe the 2000s still had Rolf Vector Comps as did mine. The catalog shows them with Michelin tires though. I had Conti GPs. Probably the biggest change between '99 and '00 was the switch to a threadless stem. Don't know that tat makes any real world difference other than a couple ounces lighter. I think the 2001s have vertical rear dropouts and cable guides at the head tube instead of on the down tube. It looks like they've gone back to the cable stops on the down tube for 2002. Don't know why. The new 853 tubeset may be of a slightly lighter guage as well. They're calling it "Pro" now. I think it has a slightly ovalized st where it meets the bb. I'm sure you'd love either bike despite the changes.

Good luck,
Ken