Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Upland Ca
Bikes: Lemond Chambery/Cannondale R-900/Trek 8000 MTB/Burley Duet tandem
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This is a post 2.8 frame, the CAAD3. According to a racer mechanic Clyde bud of mine, they were overbuilt. He suggested that I never ditch this frame. I was riding it since 98 when I was 260 lbs., in 05 I was 220 and kicking some major arse on it!
Used it on some 10,000-12,000 ft centuries. I have about 30,000 mile son it now wiht no issues. I still use it on climbing rides and hard pace rides.
I alos snapped an aluminum Lemond (Torumalet) and the replacement frame, cf and alum mix are both wet noodles compared to teh Cannondale.
But! The 2.8, not sure if all or some models have a short seatstay. It meets the chainstay well before the rear axle. Cannondale had some problems wiht the design tha ended up in cracked stays so they converted back to conventional design. SOme have said no problem, but others say different!
Stif and strong but you don't mention your weight, soooo......