Why Cannondale

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cougie    pirate
09/01/2004 at 13:34
Titanium ? I'm guessing expensive then ?
09/01/2004 at 13:49
The 'Roo' Ti bike will cost you 2000+!
Awesome bike though.
They now do a Aluminium version of this and is a lot cheaper!!
09/01/2004 at 14:05

Ho ho. I just read that Canondale are new to road bikes... I think Isaw my first one way back in the early 90s... so they've been going a while.
09/01/2004 at 14:20
how stiff is titanium? i'm riding an aluminium trek 1500 now and i dont fancy anything harder
cougie    pirate
09/01/2004 at 14:45
I keep hearing nice things about Airborne Ti bikes. And they look nice too.

I think Ti is a lot more forgiving than Aluminium, but not ridden a Ti bike. :-(

Carbon OCLV goes like stink though !!!
09/01/2004 at 14:54
i heard a few horror stories about carbon exploding into jagged shards after one pothole too many, which put me off a bit

cougie - why aren't you ib the sub 3.30 flm group??
cougie    pirate
09/01/2004 at 14:58
That's the only thing that puts me off Carbon. But then again I've heard about a roof rack mounted Trek destroying a garage door, but being perfectly fine itself !

OOh - not got round to joing really ! Will have a look later - ta for that.
09/01/2004 at 21:20
Carbon is the 'dogs'!
Light, fast and no it wont fall apart after a 'pot hole'

Ti is very forgiving if you want a bike that you could ride for 100 miles, though ti only works well if you get good quality!!!!
09/01/2004 at 21:54
i know a few people where it has jeffery!
09/01/2004 at 22:05
i think the TiPhoon is calling to me.... i'll have to go to the tri expo next month and sit on one i think
09/01/2004 at 22:42
THere's a 2nd hand Roo thingy on the BCF website today for about 500. Not sure if it was the same model - probably not.
09/01/2004 at 22:49
they come in loads of sizes per the website pops - i'll get one fitted and set up

i've been randomly resetting my current bike for the past year and its no good for my poor old back
09/01/2004 at 23:00
are dura ace or integra better? (my mechanical wherewithall stops just after fixing a flat!)
Monique    pirate
10/01/2004 at 00:23
Mine stops a little before.
cougie    pirate
10/01/2004 at 10:29
Tee hee.

Dura Ace is the top level - Ultegra the one down from that.

Pros use Dura Ace and its very reliable and long lasting.

I have it on my road bike, and my TT bike has my older Dura Ace set on it from ooooh - 12 or 13 years back. Never had to do anything to it.
10/01/2004 at 10:46
dura ace it is then

right what size shall i get... i am 6 foot and three quarters of an inch, inside leg is...... etc etc
10/01/2004 at 11:19
You would need 57-58cm or if they work from compact sizes you would be a medium.

Anyone that has 'Roo' bikes should offer a 'Bikefit' service which i would advise as if you are spending that sort of money.

There are some cycle shops who will sell you a bike that they say is the right size for you as its the size they have in stock.

Most of the range are designed to be ridden on Tri-bars as they have a steeper seat angle. They are not a road bike!!!!!
10/01/2004 at 11:24
i was going to get one from the dealer listed in wiltshire - at the expo next month

i live out in the middle of nowhere now and the roads where i train arent busy, so i dont need a road bike

just something to give me that extra bit of pace to kick richard m's arse all over the everglades at ironman florida!
10/01/2004 at 11:31
The 'roo' will do the buisness in an 'ironman'

I used a 'Tequilo' in 'ironman lanzarote' and i got off the bike and didn't feel cramped up at all from being on the tri-bars as i did when i used a standard road bike in the 2 previous ironman.
10/01/2004 at 11:32
yeah i've been using an aluminium trek with bolt on profile bars... similar experiences
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