New bicycle - need some help

First big purchase to get myself over to the darkside

15 messages
27/10/2012 at 18:21
I'd appreciate some bike geek help. I'm committing to at least a middle distance tri next year, and after two sprints where my existing bike has been embarrassed to come out to play I'm going to spend some cash. We have a Ride to Work scheme so am restricted to Evans, and after trying a few today only the Cannondale with its special sizing for strangely put together people like me feels comfy. Any horror stories about this make, or is it a sensible choice? It's either that or wear stacked shoes and arm extensions a la Inspector Gadget to fit anything normal.
M...eldy    pirate
27/10/2012 at 18:26

Cannondale are a good make, if it feels comfortable and it fits then its worth it IMO

Its a sensible choice  

27/10/2012 at 18:31
Cheers Meldy, and thanks again for the Abingdon place, helped my club to ladies team 3rd place, chuffed.
27/10/2012 at 18:32
I had a Canondale, lovely bike! Just never quite fitted me correctly though! As Meldy said, if it fts it's a good choice!
M...eldy    pirate
27/10/2012 at 18:46

Even better Kate !!  

Welcome to the dark side  

27/10/2012 at 18:54
I am blaming Tommygun and Jaffa....
M...eldy    pirate
27/10/2012 at 18:56

They are always to blame ... regardless !

27/10/2012 at 19:18

Canondale's are great bikes. They have exceptionally good frames at that price point so are a perfect for later upgrading.

27/10/2012 at 21:36

KateF wrote (see)

I am blaming Tommygun and Jaffa....

...........nothing to do with a flagon of vin rouge then

M...eldy wrote (see)

They are always to blame ... regardless !

I could argue but.......I'm taking that as a compliment

& back to the point,  you'll be fine with a Cannondale if it's a good fit Kate.

Edited: 27/10/2012 at 21:37
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
27/10/2012 at 22:20
I have a Cannondale road bike, had it 8 years and it's still going strong. Great bike
27/10/2012 at 22:30

..........and Barley is the ultimate in strangely put together people,  so you'll be fine

OrangeCannon kona-5    pirate
28/10/2012 at 00:00
Cannondales are so nice i named myself after one.....
28/10/2012 at 06:27

I shall go and empty out my bank account to the nice people at the bike shop then, thanks folks. Jaffa, I think I will need to get a special holder for the wine flagon.

28/10/2012 at 09:01
Hi Kate, I'm new to all this and needed a new bike, went to my LBS and got the 2012 CAAD 8, I have had it about 3 weeks and it feels great. Obviously nothing to compare it with but did some research before hand and couldn't see any problems with Cannondale. Enjoy.
28/10/2012 at 10:30

Thanks SS, I think I'm going for the Synapse, particularly as it is white and orange so looks cool and a homage to OC.


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