Hello Folks, my second post in this wonderful forum. It's truly exciting to be here!
a brief background, im 33 year old, 5 ft. 10".. on a shoe string budget and the advise of bike shop owner, i went for a Trek Marlin, from their gary fisher series. especially coz the roads here arent as good as the ones you are blessed with in US or Europe.. however, my first love is a road bike, purely from the speed perspective.
recently came across a sale where the seller (in india) is looking to sell his Cannondale Synapse Carbon 6 (pic of actual product - http://postimage.org/image/2phxo41fo/ )
the seller is riding a 2011 Cannondale CAAD 10-3 Black and looking to upgrade to a all ultegra component bike.
he is selling the carbon 6 for roughly $860, shipping included.. he has rode the bike for almost 400 miles. date of purchase - 8th June 2010. he has it insured till end of may..
Now, my query has multiple dimensions..
1. i'm not a pro by any standard. i'm already enjoying the little bits that Trek Marlin is offering already. i'm looking for a bike which is exciting to ride.
2. Does the pic give away any specific detail of the bike which anyone here would like to share.
3. does the price sound justified..the user claims to have paid close to $1700 (importing bikes to India is expensive affair)
4. how is this bike for rough handling. any downsides to owning a full carbon body...?
I truly appreciate everyone's time!! Thanks for looking..and if you are posting, Thanks for sparing your valuable time!