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Old 08-23-09, 11:52 PM   #1
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Cannondale Quick 3 vs Trek 7.5 fx

Hi, currently I'm looking for a comfortable high performance hybrid for less than CAD$1400. Currently, I have my eyes set on 2009 Trek 7.5 FX for CAD$969 or 09 Cannondale Quick 3 for $1269. I know Specialized made Sirrus Elite with carbon seat stay but I don't have any Specialized dealers nearby that carry the bike. I've found a good number of 7.5 fx owners in this forum but none for Quick 3. Now, I'm leaning toward Quick 3 because it has carbon seat stay, which I think is a plus. Btw, I live in Vancouver, BC and I'm gonna need a bike to do flats and hills. Do you think $300 different between the Cannondale and Trek is justified? or is it better just to get 7.5 fx and upgrade the bike from there (carbon seatpost etc)? I never own any bike with carbon seat stay so I don't know if that is just gimmick or really works to take some vibration off the road. I greatly appreciate any feedback or advise. thanks
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Old 08-24-09, 07:07 AM   #2
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I have a Quick which I really enjoy. Believe it's the Quick 2, but not sure. It's the one with 105 RD. The bike ride is exceptionally smooth. Carbon definitely adds to the bike's performance level. Mine is set up as a commuter/utility, so speed is not much of an issue.

Just modified model number to Quick 2.

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Old 08-24-09, 12:01 PM   #3
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I was most definitely going to get a Trek 7.6 FX but finally settled for a Cannondale Quick 2

Reasons for choosing the Cannondale:
1. I do not want a carbon fiber seat post because I plan to walk my dog using this attachment: http://www.thedogoutdoors.com/walkyd...ike-leash.html
2. Better Shimano 105 RD
3. Wider tires - should allow me to use the bike on a wider variety of terrains (?)
4. I like the black much better than the blue frame on the 7.6FX

I'm placing the order tomorrow so if there's any reason for not getting the Quick 2 please let me know
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Old 08-24-09, 12:05 PM   #4
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Currently, I have my eyes set on 2009 Trek 7.5 FX for CAD$969 or 09 Cannondale Quick 3 for $1269.
I think you got something wrong here. The 7.5 FX and the Quick 3 should be around the same price range. For that kind of money you should be able to get a Quick 2.
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Old 08-24-09, 12:43 PM   #5
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Smile

Believe it or not, I got a Quick 2 for about $900. I do a lot of business with the LBS, but don't know how much this factored into the price.
I do believe you will love the Quick!
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How "off road" can the Continental City Ride 700x32c tires on the Quick 2 go? (on family/recreational type ride)
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Old 08-24-09, 05:22 PM   #7
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Curdog: that was a sweet price for a Quick 2, the cheapest I found is USD$1100. In Canada the mark up for bikes and parts are unbelievable, I guess most of it goes to taxes and duties. Today was a very good day, because I just sold my Ridley roadbike. So, I am getting really close to get my hybrid provided that the price is right. Someone at the LBS told me to wait a little longer because of the new 2010 bikes will arrive at the showroom in October and the old 09 will most likely go on sale. Anybody tried the Quick 2 vs Quick 3?
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Old 08-24-09, 05:41 PM   #8
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Tires on Quick 2 are basically built for the street. You won't have any problem riding light trails, cinder paths, etc. 700 x 32 is still a fairly narrow tire.
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Old 08-24-09, 07:58 PM   #9
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Stayed tuned for the 2010 Cannondale Quick bikes. They look amazing.

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Old 08-24-09, 10:07 PM   #10
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Now I'm torn between the Quick 2 and the Quick3

The reasons I'm considering the Quick 3 is the more practical crank (26/36/48 vs the 30/39/50 of the Quick 2) and of course almost $200 price difference. The crank is important because there are quite a few steep climbs around here.

However, the Quick 2 has better quality components almost all around including the wheels. I have 2 options:

a) going straight to the Quick 2 and see how I do with it (downgrade the crank later if I feel the need) - don't know the cost or implications of this
b) getting the Quick 3 with the inferior components - (also don't know how much I'm missing out in terms of quality vs the Quick 2)

Basically, how much better are the Quick 2 components than the ones in the Quick 3? Is it worth it?

Quick 2 specs:
http://www3.cannondale.com/bikes/09/...odel-9QR2.html

Quick 3 specs:
http://www3.cannondale.com/bikes/09/...odel-9QR3.html
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Old 08-24-09, 11:33 PM   #11
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LESMCLUFF: that bike looks awesome, it looks much better than Quick 1 in silver. Now which quick series is that?

AQC1976: I'm feeling the same with you. I really like the 26/36/48 & 11-26 combo. If I get the Quick 3 i'd probably swap my crank with a shimano XT 44/32/22 for better performance but if I get the Quick 2, i can just change my cassette to 11-32 to compensate my lost at the front gear.
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Old 08-25-09, 03:03 AM   #12
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eh there,

I picked up my 2010 trek 7.5 last week. Here it sits in my garage ready to ride. The other color is that gold from 09. They run about 20 bucks more than last year, but my lbs offered 100 off of 09 if i wanted. Here is how it looks



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Old 08-25-09, 04:41 AM   #13
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LESMCLUFF: that bike looks awesome, it looks much better than Quick 1 in silver. Now which quick series is that?
I'm not sure that's how the actual production model will look like. I think that's a concept bike.
http://www.bikeradar.com/news/articl...ghlights-22672


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AQC1976: I'm feeling the same with you. I really like the 26/36/48 & 11-26 combo. If I get the Quick 3 i'd probably swap my crank with a shimano XT 44/32/22 for better performance but if I get the Quick 2, i can just change my cassette to 11-32 to compensate my lost at the front gear.
Around how much should I be looking to spend to do something like that?
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Old 08-25-09, 03:45 PM   #14
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I was most definitely going to get a Trek 7.6 FX but finally settled for a Cannondale Quick 2
They seem to be similar sorts of bikes. Lighter and more like a typical road bike and less like a typical hybrid (like the Trek 7500).

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LESMCLUFF: that bike looks awesome, it looks much better than Quick 1 in silver. Now which quick series is that?

AQC1976: I'm feeling the same with you. I really like the 26/36/48 & 11-26 combo. If I get the Quick 3 i'd probably swap my crank with a shimano XT 44/32/22 for better performance but if I get the Quick 2, i can just change my cassette to 11-32 to compensate my lost at the front gear.
http://sheldonbrown.com/gears/

http://www3.cannondale.com/bikes/09/cusa/quick.html

Here are the gear numbers:

Quick 2 ($1300): 30/39/50 -> 11-26 cassette

High: 9.2 gain, 21.9 mph at 60rpm
Low: 2.3 gain, 5.6 mph

Quick 3 ($1100): 26/36/48 -> 11-26 cassette

High: 8.8 gain, 21.0mph at 60rpm
Low: 2.0 gain, 4.8mph

Quick 4 ($700): 28/38/48 -> 11-32 cassette

High: 8.8 gain, 21.0mph at 60rpm
Low: 1.8 gain, 4.2mph

My tourer: 30/39/50 -> 11-32 cassette

High: 9.5 gain, 22.8 mph at 60rpm
Next to Low: 2.2 gain, 5.2 mph
Low: 1.9 gain, 4.5 mph

The difference between the Quick 2 and the Quick 3 and 4 is one extra lower gear.
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Old 08-25-09, 05:14 PM   #15
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LESMCLUFF: that bike looks awesome, it looks much better than Quick 1 in silver. Now which quick series is that?

AQC1976: I'm feeling the same with you. I really like the 26/36/48 & 11-26 combo. If I get the Quick 3 i'd probably swap my crank with a shimano XT 44/32/22 for better performance but if I get the Quick 2, i can just change my cassette to 11-32 to compensate my lost at the front gear.
It's the Quick FC2. Based on the concept.

Here are some specs.



•Concept bike inspired full-carbon frame and fork

•Synapse full-carbon SAVE seatpost

•FSA Gossamer compact BB30 crankset

•Shimano 105 10-speed drivetrain, R770 shifters

•Custom Formula Element paired spoke wheels

•Custom Quick ergonomic saddle

•Available: January 2010

•Price: TBA



Those might be Euro only specs.....
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Old 08-26-09, 11:58 PM   #16
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Finally, I bought 09 7.5 fx (CAD$969). I compared it with Quick 3 (CAD$1279) side by side and on a road test. The Trek 7.5 Fx felt more plush and comfortable, the geometry is more upright, than the Cannondale. Somehow the Quick 3 Medium is too small for me, it felt like riding a bmx with long seatpost so I tried the Large size. This doesn't fit me well either, because of longer top tube it kinda put me on more agressive position. I thought the Quick 3 would be more comfortable because of added carbon seat stay but I'm wrong. The Trek handled street bumps better than the Cannondale. The only drawback with Trek 7.5 Fx is the weight, a tad heavier than the Quick 3. I save $300 today by going with Trek and I plan to use that money to get carbon seatpost, handlebar and stem.
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Old 08-27-09, 04:43 AM   #17
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Finally, I bought 09 7.5 fx (CAD$969). I compared it with Quick 3 (CAD$1279) side by side and on a road test. The Trek 7.5 Fx felt more plush and comfortable, the geometry is more upright, than the Cannondale. Somehow the Quick 3 Medium is too small for me, it felt like riding a bmx with long seatpost so I tried the Large size. This doesn't fit me well either, because of longer top tube it kinda put me on more agressive position. I thought the Quick 3 would be more comfortable because of added carbon seat stay but I'm wrong. The Trek handled street bumps better than the Cannondale. The only drawback with Trek 7.5 Fx is the weight, a tad heavier than the Quick 3. I save $300 today by going with Trek and I plan to use that money to get carbon seatpost, handlebar and stem.
I just ordered the Quck 3 based on specs and looks alone. I believe I got a good deal at $980. I did not have a chance to test ride either because they don't carry them in stock here. How tall are you and what size Trek did you end up getting?
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Old 08-27-09, 09:54 AM   #18
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I'm 5" 8, but I have longer torso so 20" Trek feels right for me. I just checked on REI website, the Quick 3 is only $900. And another LBS I called can also ordered it for $900. Well, I chose Trek because of the fit, I like their geometry better and off course is cheaper than the Quick 3. How tall are you and what size Quick did you order?
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milous - congrats on your new ride! ;D
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I'm 5" 8, but I have longer torso so 20" Trek feels right for me. I just checked on REI website, the Quick 3 is only $900. And another LBS I called can also ordered it for $900. Well, I chose Trek because of the fit, I like their geometry better and off course is cheaper than the Quick 3. How tall are you and what size Quick did you order?
Well that's a dilemma I have that's been bugging me a lot. I'm 6'1 with 33" inseam. The guy at the LBS told me that I'm a Large and that's what I ordered. However, from what I've read online according to seat tube measurement I'm supposed to be an XL.

The thing is that according to Cannondales website, the XL has a standover height of 82.8cm (which translates to 32.6"), roughly my inseam measurement. The L has standover height of 78.7cm (30.9") which should give me 2 inches of clearance.

Also, I read that top tube measurement is much more important than seat tube measurement so I looked for info on that and found this chart:
http://www.prodigalchild.net/Bicycle6.htm

I'm 12 shoe size, so the chart recommends top tube length of 56.5cm (the L top tube is 56, while the XL top tube is 58.5).

I decided to get the L because of standover height and top tube measurement even though based on seat tube measurement I'm clearly supposed to be an XL.

I hope I'm not wrong.
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2010 Cannondale Quick Carbons!!!!!!......Sweet!!!!

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Stayed tuned for the 2010 Cannondale Quick bikes. They look amazing.

That may be so, but different strokes for different folks. Looks Fugly to me. I'm sure it rides great, but the whole stealth fighter design thing just doesn't light my fire..
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thanks Sh00k, I rode some more today on my 7.5 oh boy it feelt better and better. On asphalt and rough pavements it handles pretty well and not as bumpy as the Quick 3 imo and Argon 18 LUX (another high end hybrid). I have a mint tiagra triple crankset laying around and plan to put it on this bike. I'm also looking for used but good condition carbon stem, seatpost, and handlebar.

AGC1976: I have a 30 inseam and I tried the medium but it was kinda small or maybe short, because the top tube on the Cannondale is very low. So I tried the L and it could be alright if I swap to a higher rise stem and handlebar. If the price is close to Trek, I would have gone with the Quick too bad the difference is pretty substantial. Using my scenario, a person with your height should be riding an XL but I could be wrong... So let me know how it goes when you get it.
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I'm also looking for used but good condition carbon stem, seatpost, and handlebar.
When I replaced the handlebar on my 7.5 I ditched the 25mm riser and got a flat. I really like it.
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AGC1976: I have a 30 inseam and I tried the medium but it was kinda small or maybe short, because the top tube on the Cannondale is very low. So I tried the L and it could be alright if I swap to a higher rise stem and handlebar. If the price is close to Trek, I would have gone with the Quick too bad the difference is pretty substantial. Using my scenario, a person with your height should be riding an XL but I could be wrong... So let me know how it goes when you get it.
I ended up following your advice and changed my order for the XL size and I'm so glad I did. I'm pretty sure I got the perfect fit. I still haven't been able to take it on a decent test ride though. How has the 7.5 been to you?
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