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CAAD6 of C-Dream?(5 posts)

CAAD6 of C-Dream?niteschaos
Jul 26, 2002 11:34 AM
I was wondering if I should go with the latest and lightest from the states as the CAAD7 isn't avialable yet, or go with Colnago's Dream for a new Al frame. What do you guys suggest? This bike will be built to tackle mainly mountainous roads.
Why not wait?fracisco
Jul 26, 2002 1:34 PM
The CAAD7 frameset will be available to take a standard bottom bracket, as well as in a version to accept the Cannondale proprietary bottom bracket. This year you get a choice.

The C-dream is pretty sweet, though.
re: CAAD6 of C-Dream?mapei boy
Jul 26, 2002 4:15 PM
Me and my wife love our Colnago Dreams. As for me, personally, I'm a hill-climbing fool, often tackling extended 10% plus grades, and I never get the nagging feeling that having another bicycle beneath me might have made me more efficient. Downhills, meanwhile, feel safe, stable and confident. There's a sense of balance and elegance to the way the bike goes around a corner. It's not twitchy, and there's no annoying sense of understeer, either.

Sure, I've never ridden a Pinarello or a Merckx or a Colnago CT1, and several reviews have noted how those bicycles eat the Colnago Dream for lunch in terms of overall excellence. And I'm certain the new Cannondales are superb bikes (I've only ridden the older ones, and they haven't quite done it for me). But I can say that I've never been less than thrilled with my Dream. I haven't regretted the purchase for an instant.
re: CAAD6 of C-Dream?MikeBu
Jul 27, 2002 12:22 PM
I am not sure where you are located but here in the USA in Washington state my dealer is getting in the CAAD7s.

I think either bike will work great for you although the Colnago has more bike porn points for it...
Saw the CAAD7 at my LBS in Maryland today...nmDrPete
Jul 27, 2002 6:10 PM