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2004 Cannondale R1000 or R2000?(5 posts)

2004 Cannondale R1000 or R2000?K-Man
Oct 22, 2003 7:50 AM
I plan on selling my 2002 58cm Cannondale R900 and will probably only get around $700/$800 for it. Due to a shop discount I was going to buy either the 2004 R1000 or R2000. The price difference between the two will be about $300.00. The R1000 is more in my price range with the R2000 being a little too steep for me right now. Will I kick myself for not spending the extra few hundred $$ for the R2000? I pretty much used the bike for MTB training. 2004 I plan on doing some centuries and "possibly" dabble in a road race or 2?

Thoughts/Suggestions

Thanks
KMan
Get the "Kick Me" sign out!Zman
Oct 22, 2003 8:21 AM
Kman,

Buy the R2000, the wheelset alone will more than make up the differance. The R2000 comes with a $800.00 Ksyrium wheelset.

Z
re: 2004 Cannondale R1000 or R2000?LC
Oct 22, 2003 8:24 AM
I think the only difference is the wheels, Ksyrium SL > Elite and the BB, Ultegra > 105

The cheaper wheels should be stronger with steel spokes vs the lighter but weaker aluminum ones. The BB is easy to replace if it bothers you.

I think it is stupid to ride on SL's for anything but racing so I would go for the R1000 since racing seems like it is not a high priority for you.
please,pleaseBenLomond
Oct 22, 2003 8:44 AM
just buy the 2000, sell the k's for $700, buy some ultegra/velocity wheels for $200. This is what I did. Mines a 2003 I found at supergo for $1749-700+200=$1249 net.
Nice bike, but dents very easily.
re: 2004 Cannondale R1000 or R2000?willem72
Oct 22, 2003 3:38 PM
Get the R2000. I just got the 2003 model and the wheels are very good - they make this bike excellent value. I ride them all the time - why spend the extra folding and not get full enjoyment from equipment which makes an appreciable difference and which are acceptably robust and reliable? I figure the whole bike will go about 40,000 kms and the wheels will still be fine. Then I'll sell it and move on.

Nicer paint jobs also, the higher up the Cannondale model range you go.

W72