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Cannondale R 2000 SI(5 posts)

Cannondale R 2000 SIMuskrat
May 26, 2002 6:05 AM
Will this aluminum frame bike be comfortable enough for 50+ mile rides or should I buy an aluminum frame with carbon seatstays? This is my first roadbike. I like the stiffness of aluminum, however, I am concerned about long ride comfort. Thank you for your input.
re: Cannondale R 2000 SInazgul
May 26, 2002 7:27 AM
I have gone on a few 45-55 mile rides with mine and have experienced no discomfort due to stiffness. I think the curved seatstays make a difference over Cannondales of old.
Of course, there are more comfortable bikes out there if your primary focus will be long distance riding (centuries etc). I testrode some of the carbon fiber offerings when I was deciding on what to get and they were better at hiding the road's imperfections, but since I primarily go on rides shorter than 50 miles the cannondale was a good choice.
re: Cannondale R 2000 SIFRED I am
May 26, 2002 6:40 PM
I also have a R2000,I take it on several 75+ mile trips
with no major discomfort. The only thing I did was get
rid of that coda seat, it did not really agree with my bum.
I'm also not a small rider @ 200#. I love my R2000 but would love to get the new cad7.
Coda Seat Replacementjagiger
May 28, 2002 7:37 PM
I don't have a big problem with the seat but I was curious to know how big an effect it had for you. What did you choose? This was on upgrade that I might consider. Thanks
re: Cannondale R 2000 SIjagiger
May 26, 2002 8:15 PM
I love mine & I rode my 1st Century last year without a problem. The R2000 is very quick on the flats & takes you up the hills real nicely. The fork helps reduce some of the road vib, but unless you are a heavy rider, I wouldn't be concerned about road noise. One post talked about the Coda seat which I haven't changed, but I did replace the stem for fit & it creaked when pulled on going up hills. I had no takers on the RBR classifieds with the Coda stem, so I would swap out parts when you buy if you have a preference. Finally, Cannondale has a lifetime warranty which a lot of the high end bikes do not.