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R2000 vs. 5200(8 posts)

R2000 vs. 5200dtufts
Mar 11, 2003 5:25 PM
I'm planning to drop some $$$ on my first road bike. Like the ride of the Trek 5200 and R2000. Any advice?
re: R2000 vs. 5200upandcomer
Mar 11, 2003 7:10 PM
This years R2000 is a smokin' hot deal, especially with the Ksyrium SCC SL wheels. I own a 5200 and really like it. Carbon is the ultimate material. Depends what you like more. A really good frame and awesome components or a awesome frame and good components.
re: R2000 vs. 5200dtufts
Mar 11, 2003 8:34 PM
Thanks for your thoughts! The Ksyrium SCC SLs are sweet, but I think I'd rather have the OCLV frame. It's a great test-ride.
re: R2000 vs. 5200Raven1911
Mar 11, 2003 8:38 PM
I have owned a 5200 for two years now. Nothing takes the place of carbon. You can always upgrade the components later, but I have never had any problems with the ultegra. They have been smooth as silk for the past 6000 miles. Dura ace is overrated and too expensive to upgrade to from ultegra in my opinion anyway. I would go with the carbon, it is very responsive and very comfortable for long rides too.

re: R2000 vs. 5200BenR
Mar 11, 2003 10:01 PM
I owned a 5200 for a while before trading for a same age Klein quantum with Chorus 10 speed(yes, people think I'm a moron but I have no regrets)and briefly ridden a Cannondale. If you are concerned about comfort and only do long rides on chip seal roads, I would probably go with the Trek. If you like a lively frame that is super stiff and turns on a dime, go with the Cannondale. I'm just comparing frames here - not considering componentry or wheel differences.
re: R2000 vs. 5200dtufts
Mar 11, 2003 11:24 PM
Thanks! I think I would be very happy with the R2000. But I'm probably going to err on the side of more comfort.
Had a 5200thatsmybush
Mar 12, 2003 10:43 AM
chain fell off, the .05$ piece of tin used to protect the carbon from the chain fell off and guess what frame ruined. Own a cannondale now love the ride.
Check the Fit - they are slightly different so take noteMaartin
Mar 12, 2003 10:53 AM
I did the same and went with the 5200 as it fit better. Whatever components you do not like you can upgrade later to. Both are top notch bikes.