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2004 Specialiazed Allez Comp or Cannondale R1000??(5 posts)

2004 Specialiazed Allez Comp or Cannondale R1000??K-Man
Sep 10, 2003 5:14 AM
I am looking to sell my 2002 Cannondale R900 and purchase either a 04 Specialized Allez Comp or 04 Cannondale R1000. Reason is only because with my LBS team discount it make economical sence for me to purchase a new bike every 2-3 years. Any pro/cons of one bike vs. the other? or is this a flip of the coin situation? Any thought, suggestion, recommendations appreciated.
Price will be pretty much the same with either bike
Specialized mfsr is $1630, Cannondale is probably $1800/2000??

04 Specialized Comp
Columbus SLX smooth-welded alloy frame with replaceable derailleur hanger
Specialized Carbon-4 monocoque carbon fork
Shimano Ultegra 18-speed complete group
Specialized Pro oversized 7075 stem and handlebars with Bar Phat thin gel handlebar pads, Pavé advanced composite seatpost and Body Geometry Pro leather saddle
Mavic Kysrium Equipe high-performance wheelset with lightweight Specialized aramid-bead 700 x 23c Mondo Pro SL 120TPI tires
MSRP - $1630

Cannondale R1000
Frame Optimo Si
Fork Slice Ultra Si
Rear Shock N/A
Rims Mavic Ksyrium Elite
Hubs Mavic Ksyrium Elite
Spokes Mavic Ksyrium Elite
Tires Hutchinson Reflex foldable,
700 x 23c
Pedals Not included
Crank Shimano Ultegra double, 39/53
Chain Shimano 9-speed
Rear Cogs SRAM PG-970, 12-26
Bottom Bracket Shimano 105
Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra
Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra
Shifters Shimano Ultegra
Handlebars Cannondale 31.8
Stem Cannondale 3-D forged
Headset FSA Alloy
Brakeset Cannondale Omega
Brakelevers Shimano Ultegra
Saddle Fi'zi:k Poggio
Seat Post Cannondale Competition

re: 2004 Specialiazed Allez Comp or Cannondale R1000??newridr
Sep 10, 2003 5:39 AM
Well, since both bikes are spec'd pretty similarly, I guess it comes down to which frame you like better. I was in the same situation as you earlier this summer and was comparing the Specialized Allez Comp and C'dale R1000. I rode both and went with the R1000 because I thought the CAAD7 frame was much better than the Specialized (IMHO). Of course, when I was laying the credit card down, I experienced a moment of weakness and upgraded to the R2000 and the full Ulti group and Mavic Ksyriums. ;-)

I guess you'll just have to get out there and ride both. Good luck.
Go Cannondale R1000 & full Ultegra [nm]bent_spoke
Sep 10, 2003 7:04 AM
Cannondale is definitely the way to go .flatspoke
Sep 10, 2003 12:25 PM
Just try both . You'll choose C'dale . So don't bother, just go directly for the R1000.
I would go with the Specializedstillridn
Sep 10, 2003 6:21 PM
Take the extra money and upgrade something on the Bike. I have heard nothing but rave reviews on the Specialized. I have one on order. I hope it comes in before the leaves fall. Good Luck