Join Date: May 2009
Bikes: Salsa Fargo, One-One Inbred 29er, Blue Norcross
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My only concern with the Cannondale is the wheels. They are far from burly (32 spokes is much more standard on a commuting bike), and also look like they use some non-standard hubs and rims. This means that when they are injured, they will be more expensive to fix/replace. Of course, if you are a featherweight and don't plan on hauling more than a lunch, then you are probably fine. For commuting, though, I tend toward an overbuilt bike to minimize maintenance and maximize riding.