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Does anyone ride a Canny r4000si?(6 posts)

Does anyone ride a Canny r4000si?netso
Jun 19, 2003 7:22 PM
I have owned this bike 1 year. So far it is great. The only complaint is on long rides, aluminum still is tough.
What are other riders opinions?
Cannondale rider here...newridr
Jun 19, 2003 8:29 PM
I recently joined the road bike camp with the purchase of a C'dale R2000. I've been riding C'dale mtb's for years, though. Al is stiff no matter how they bend the seat stays. I'm tossing the stock fizik poggio for a softer selle italia flite gelflow saddle and may add a carbon fiber setpost. I've been hearing different opinions on the seatpost, but carbon has got to provide more dampening than a metal post.

Other than being stiff for long rides, I LOVE the way it jumps up when I mash the pedals in a sprint or the way it takes off up hills.
R2000 & I agree...for the most partbent_spoke
Jun 20, 2003 8:37 AM
I love my R2000si as its lite, quick & pretty responsive. It's a little harsh on rough roads (esp. at speed) and long rides, but generally only when moving up in mileage (eg. going from 40 to 50mi). Once my butt gets use to the added miles things are ok.

I bagged the stock seat as well for a SI Trans AM, but I might check into a gel saddle for more comfort. I think good shorts help as well, but I've learned here that most riders don't think the carbon seatpost isn't worth what you spent in terms of added comfort.
R2000 & I agree...for the most partnetso
Jun 20, 2003 11:13 AM
My wife rides an s2000si, and she loves it. She has a Serfa seat.
TiresJuanmoretime
Jun 20, 2003 1:18 AM
What brand and size are you using and how big are you? A 700 x 23 should give you a complaint ride up to 190 pounds, your weight. If your bigger I would consider 700 X 25's. Brand and thread count also makes a difference in how complaint the ride is. I'm a 170 lbs and am riding Michelin Axial Pro's and love the ride, I do ride a very stiff titanium ride. I would look at your tires first followed by you saddle if your looking for long distance comfort.
Tiresnetso
Jun 20, 2003 3:12 AM
I weigh 214 lbs. I too use Michelin Axial Pro's 700 x 23.
Maybe I will try 25's.