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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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2008 Masi Gran Criterium 4 80.00%
Cannondale Synapse SL Liquigas 1 20.00%
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Old 01-11-08, 02:48 PM   #1
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2008 Masi Gran Crit or Cannondale Synapse SL Liquigas

Help me deside. Both are in my price range. I plan to upgrade the wheels on the Gran Cirt and get Ultegra SL instead of SRAM Rival.
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Old 01-11-08, 02:54 PM   #2
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I can't tell you which one to buy, other than ride them both and get the one you like the most
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I can't tell you which one to buy, other than ride them both and get the one you like the most
I've ridden both and I like them both very much. Can't buy both
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Old 01-11-08, 03:42 PM   #4
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Are they from the same LBS? If not, go with the LBS you like the best or treats people the best, since you like them both.
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Old 01-11-08, 03:47 PM   #5
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I've ridden both and I like them both very much. Can't buy both
Then go with the shop that gives the best service, or if both are at the same shop, flip a coin 3 times and best two out of three.....

If the coin stands on edge three times though, ya gotta buy both
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I vote Masi, but only cuz it looks the sexiest...
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I vote Masi, but only cuz it looks the sexiest...
You like purple I guess?
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If the coin stands on edge three times though, ya gotta buy both
Dude, if that happens I'm playing the lottery.
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I was shopping for a bike a year ago and I had the feeling that the largest aluminium synapse frame was a bit soft in the bottom bracket region (this might have changed and might be of no concern for you whatsoever). I went with a cheaper but stiffer Raleigh cadent.
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Sure you can! Just follow it with "then send it to the address below...."
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