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Principia RSL vs Cannodale Caad 4 frame ?(2 posts)

Principia RSL vs Cannodale Caad 4 frame ?OZ1
Dec 28, 2002 9:10 AM
Which frame is more comfortable? stiffer?
Why it's so hard to find information on Principia bikes?
Tried www.principia.de / www.principia.dk ?Markus_B
Dec 28, 2002 4:22 PM
There you should get sufficient information from the manufacturer/dealer perspective (including 2003 catalogue as pdf-file).

Principia RSL; Cannondale CAAD4 (both 2001 models with 1-1/8" steerer tube):

- stiffness steerer tube 83,1 Nm/°; 85,5
- stiffness BB 81,6 Nm/°; 87,8
- wheight 1,34 kg (57,5 cm frame); 1,31 (55,5)

Source: "tour" 3/2001 (German road bike magazine)

My opinion: Consider comfort when you chose the tires, but don't expect any noticeable difference from the frames - they are both 1,3 kg oversized aluminium frames.

Conclusion: Buy the one which colour you like best or which is cheaper.