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Old 04-16-14, 12:14 PM   #1
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Help me decide between Kona Splice DL and Cannondale Quick CX3

I have yet to test drive either as it hasn't stop raining. I really like the look of the Quick. I'm not really familiar with hybrid components so hard to decipher which one has the best parts. What is the best bang for the $$$ between the 2. I plan on riding this bike mostly on old rail roads turned into bike trails with compacted crusher dust for a surface. It is a little rough sometimes with ruts caused by rain...

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Old 04-16-14, 11:44 PM   #2
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I have a 2013 Kona Splice and it is a very nice bike for the money. Essentially a 29er MTB with a commuter drive train and 40c tires. Solid quality components. If your going to be riding on rough trails/roads you have the option of using the lockout front suspension.

Let me know if you have any other questions about the Kona Splice. I do a half century ride every weekend on the bike with no issues, comfortable and capable on long rides and its got some low gears to get you up the steepest of hills.
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Old 04-17-14, 04:01 AM   #3
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Did not realize the Splice DL had 42c tires.


OP - check out the Trek DS line as well.

I'm on similar situation as you and narrowed choices to Trek DS 8.4, Giant Roam 2/0, Quick CX 3, and now the Kona DL.


Let us know what you decide.
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Old 04-17-14, 04:39 PM   #4
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Well, I can't give an unbiased opinion.......CANNONDALE!!!!

To be honest the Splice DL does have *slightly* better drive stuff than the CX3. (Alivio/Deore vs Altus/Alivio) But as you'll find consensus reporting.....almost all the shimano/sram stuff is good these days.....period. Pick your number of gears (the Splice does have 1 extra in the cassette) and go.

But, the single most important thing about these 2 or ANY other bike you might shop is......FIT!!!! Does it fit you well & feel good underneath you. No amount of coolest things on the planet will matter if it doesn't!!!

For me it was the Cannondale Quick. Different strokes for different folks.....all day!!
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Old 04-26-14, 05:02 PM   #5
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Well I went with the CX3 in the end. It fits great and looks good as well. I rode about 70km on it so far in a combo of hard trail and city. It performed well in both situation. I think I made the right choice :-)
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