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CAAD 5 Price??(9 posts)

CAAD 5 Price??pappy_d
Aug 14, 2002 6:16 PM
LBS says it'll be about $600 for a new C'dale CAAD 5 through their frame trade-in deal. Does this sound right?
I read one thread on here about the CAAD 5 trade-in deal and one guy said he only had to pay $400-$500.
What do you think- push for a better deal?
I live in Bellingham Washington, if anyone knows any great bike shops I should talk to.

thanks
Dan
One option. And BTW, what do they do with the tradeins?Fez
Aug 14, 2002 6:20 PM
If so, check gvh bikes.com. $610 for the CAAD 5 frame, even better deal if you build it up with Ultegra.

And what do they do with the tradein frames? Send them to underpriviledged kids?
re: CAAD 5 Price??KellyCross
Aug 14, 2002 7:59 PM
Vancouver, BC shops sells for $900 CAD, no trade-in? So $600 w/ trade seems a little high.
A Cannondale dealer as close as your front door.unchained
Aug 14, 2002 9:31 PM
gvhbikes.com has CAAD5's for $600 new, no trade in required.
Save your old frame - it may come in handy some day, for a rain bike, race bike or whatever. Thatway your CAAD5 frame will always look new!
re: CAAD 5 Price??Leroy
Aug 14, 2002 10:32 PM
I have been researching...LBS in my area [Dallas] said closeout on caad5 was $650.00 with no frame trade-in. That's about $700 with sales tax, and you get a warranty. I don't know whether or not I want to wait out Cdale offering the caad7 as frame only - and I'm thinking I want a caad5 over a caad7 anyway, dent-wise that is. That makes the gvh deal look pretty good to me. I want to build up with record or chorus and the kit prices are good + gvh does all the work.
Decisions, decisions...Let us know what you do.

Dave Loving
I got a CAAD 5 with Centaur from Gary...PdxMark
Aug 15, 2002 4:46 PM
A nice set-up... it's my fair weather commuter/lunchtime bike. Though, it reminds me why I like my Litespeed for longer rides.
re: CAAD 5 Price??HAL9010
Aug 14, 2002 11:49 PM
Ah forget the CAAD 5...
I saw an R5000Si CAAD7 w/DuraAce, ready to go in my size at Supergo in Laguna Hills the other day...

Drool drool drool...
I was told $ 699Marcocyclo
Aug 15, 2002 4:11 AM
by my lbs several months ago regardng the frame trade in deal. Sure this would have been a caad5 too. Your shop price sounds like a good deal to me. I ended up getting a complete 2003 caad7, better investment in my situation.

marco
re: CAAD 5 Price??rob45
Aug 15, 2002 6:31 AM
in the LA area, they were selling closeouts for 599 (last year's model), but selection was limited to what was left in stock. I think technically this might have been a trade in price, but many LBS won't actually require a trade-in. I got one with the full carbon fork, which is a good upgrade option, for $699, then had to go for a new year model for a better size, which was around 800 (with the better fork).

I'd ask your LBS about a price on the caad5 with the all carbon fork.Personally, I don't think most riders are as good as this bike, so waiting for yet more bike seems a bit off to me. The caad5 is a great frame--light, super stiff, and I find it very comfortable. I've been racing on it for the past few months (cat2) and find it great