Join Date: May 2006
Bikes: Cannondale Quick 4, Specialized Sequoia Comp
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I have the 2013 Quick 4 and I love it, but with some caveats. First, this bike is heavy for it's class. A bike like this should weigh about 24 lbs. stock, and this one weighs about 27 lbs, so completely stock, the bike is a little sluggish. Probably wouldn't matter much on a few mile commute, but if you're looking to progress to 20-30 mile or more rides, you may want to think about upgrading. A lot of that weight comes from the wheels/tires, which I feel are abnormally heavy for this class of bike. I upgraded mine to a Neuvation road wheelset and Michelin Lithion tires, and now the bike flies. But then, I don't know if the wheels/tires on the 2010 are any better. Component-wise, it is true that the 2010 has better components on paper, but once properly set up, the components on my 2013 have performed flawlessly, so that's kind of a wash. Of course, the 2010 is a 9 speed vs. the 8 speed of the 2013, so that's a point in it's favor. It also has carbon seat stays, which the 2013 doesn't. Honestly, keeping in mind that a bike with only 165 miles on it is virtually brand new, and assuming no hassles with the seller, I would probably go with the 2010. Just my 2 cents.