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2003 Cannondale R600(3 posts)

2003 Cannondale R600Pedro101
Sep 15, 2002 5:26 AM
Have you ridden this bike? It seems a good deal for that cool frame. I had very bad experience with CODA Parts. Can you live with this components and what about the few Tiagra parts?
re: 2003 Cannondale R600pappy_d
Sep 15, 2002 7:05 AM
As far as I know, CODA is just a label C'dale puts on components (ie- my "CODA" Selle Italia saddle).Even iIf you've had a bum experience with the components before I wouldn't hold it against the whole component line. I don't know anything about the Tiagragroup, people on the board seem to think it works just fine-
If I remember the catalogue correctly the 2003 R600 comes with a CAAD 5 frameset- an excellent aluminum frame. Light and solid, and takes the edge off of rough roads.

How much are they asking for the R600- It is always an option to buy a CAAD5 frame and a 105 or Ultegra build kit
CAAD 5 $635 (shipped from GVHBikes.com , comes with a campy hidden set)
Ulttegra Build $669 (SuperGo.com)
then all you seed to get is a saddle and post.

Building it up yourself is great fun but more work than one might think; and there is defintely something to say for having the support of a LBS.

Good luck
re: 2003 Cannondale R600castrello
Sep 16, 2002 3:55 AM
I´m also thinking of the same bike. Day and night. But since a few 2003 models are yet to come I prefer to wait. I think there´s an R 800 on the way. (R600 1649 euros, R800 1999 euros). The R 800 has slightly better wheels, gears and components. But for the price, I think the 600 rocks! Nice frame, nice fork and the rest is also good stuff (for the price), although nothing spectacular.

Some people think that Coda parts suck, but i think they´re ok. Their saddles are usually very un-comfy, but I always change saddles anyway.