Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Bikes: Connondale MTB, Malvern Star (historic) Orbea, GT (newest)
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Mate, I have an '87 Cannondale Aluminium MTB which I've owned since new. It's travelled 10k+ kilometres with very few problems. It's very comfortable and very nice to ride, and plus it's a 10kg bike.
I recently bought a $Aus3000+ Spanish Orbea road bike with carbon forks, carbon seat stays, 24spoke Campag. Ventor wheels etc. etc......... I weighs 10KG!!!!! Big improvements my foot. Big price hikes is more like it.
The Orbea does have a 73deg seat tube angle which makes it a very comfortable bike to ride but not necessarily better than the C/dale, although it's not easy to compare them, one being MTB and the other being 'road'.
My advice is stick with your Cannondale H600 unless you can convince yourself that another bike has many more attributes and not because someone tells you it has. You really need to understand why by knowing how to evaluate bicycles yourself. It's not all that difficult. Read some books and talk to people to get some bike savvy.
As a start you might like to look at the article at; http://camwest.pps.com.au/news/bicycle_fit.html
Sorry if I seem a bit arrogant but more $$$$$ doesn't necessarily = better.
Last edited by berny; 02-11-05 at 01:14 AM.