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Old 07-18-11, 01:12 PM   #1
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Caanondale caad2 r500 or cannondale road warrior caad3

Idea on value and opinion on which to choose for same $$
both in exc condition little miles well maintained . Would be a second bad weather bike
The caad2 r500 has 8spd rsx it's. 1999
The caad3 road warrior is an 02 I think, it's got 105 9spd DRs, mavic with ultegra hubs

I would replace the bars and shifters on the road W as I prefer drops ..

I'm thinking the road warrior has better components, but the r500 is good to go as is ith no changes, I think RSX was 105 level then also?
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RSX = 105? Nope. Significant step down. The 02 Road Warrior with 105 should have come with drops and STI shifters. Recreating those will cost significant $$. Really depends on your parts stash. Myself, I would go with the Road Warrior, but I have a set of 9 speed STI in hand.


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1997 Shimano Road Group Heirarchy
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Thx.. I thought the 8 speed RSX was on par
With 105 then? 7 speed stuff bottom of barrel ?

I am wrong on the yr road warrior, it's got
105, fatty fork NO head shock and flat
Bars, hubs are ultegra, maybe 03/04? Owned said
He bought it 6/7 yrs ago @1400$

I have drops no shifters tho, I like the R500
Case it's ready to go with drops but
I'm not sure about the 12yr old drive train,
Rides great, frame is stiff, shifts smooth/tight
Etc..

Either bike is $300

I ride a R1000, and have been using a single
Mtn bike for off weather ..
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The caad 3 is a bad boy I think and has has the flat bars changed to comfort riser bars, the kalloy UNO ? I think it's 2004-2006? The serial has a K which I think is 06. Were caad 3 frames still used that late?
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Either bike at $300 is a deal! I would get the road warrior just because it's pretty unique.
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Seriously the 1999 caad 2 r 500 is a good deal @ 300$?!? It's really the one I want, but was not sure it was worth 300 with the age, it's in excellent shape, it's a 52cm which it what I ride (52cm R1000) the bad boy or road warrior no sticker on the top tube, has fatty ridged mtn fork no head shock is a 54cm fits, but 52 is perfect, and the 52 all ready has drops.
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Here is a quick pic of the r500
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Here is the other, can figure out the model tho
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I've sold several older Cannondales with brifters. Ready to ride they go for about $350.

Last month I sold two, they went immediately.
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