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Cannondale Criterium frames : ADVICE for normal riding?(3 posts)

Cannondale Criterium frames : ADVICE for normal riding?mcrockwe
Aug 5, 2002 7:16 AM
I found a good deal (price wise) on a Cannondale 3.0 Criterium series bike. I'm a mountain biker that is looking to start road biking.

Should I be concened about this frames geometry?
Are the criterium frames much different than the road frames?

Thanks,
Matt
depends butcyclopathic
Aug 5, 2002 7:42 AM
usually Crit bikes are stiffer, have shorter chainstays/wheelbase and higher BB. This makes bike uncomfortable on longer rides esp on coarse/broken roads.
re: Cannondale Criterium frames : ADVICE for normal riding?MasterBlaster
Aug 5, 2002 4:58 PM
You should be. I had a Cannondale crit frame. It was too compact for the long century rides I did on it. Criterium frame says it all compact geometry and quick handling. I would suggest go with something that fits in regard to comfort instead of a good deal. Good luck!