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  • '02 Gemini 2000 in Red (preferred color)

    3 37.50%
  • '03 Gemini 2000 in Team Replica (more $$$$)

    1 12.50%
  • '03 Gemin 2000 in Camo (how ugly is this?)

    1 12.50%
  • Forget a FR and stick with a lighter bike and save $600

    2 25.00%
  • '02 Specialized Big Hit Comp (used no warranty)

    1 12.50%
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  1. #1
    NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS! a2psyklnut's Avatar
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    2002 or wait for 2003

    I'm debating on getting a closeout deal on a 2002 or waiting untill the 2003's are available.

    The model I'm interested in is a Cannondale Gemini 2000. Frames are the same, forks are the same('03 comes with integraged fender), most everything is the same except the following:

    Differences:
    Frame Color on 2002 is Red w/Silver and Black: on 2003 it's the Team Replica or Camoflague. I prefer the Red.

    Rear Shock on 2002: Fox Vanilla RC; on 2003 Romic Double

    Wheels '02: D321 laced to DT hubs ; on '02 Mavic Dee Max Wheelset

    Handlebar '02 Easton Scandium DH; '03 Funn Full On

    Headset '02 WTB Momentum C; on '03 Cane Creek Double XC

    Seatpost '02 Thomson Elite; '03 Coda Competition

    Difference in price is only around $220 USD. Is the '03 worth the extra money? I just don't know if I should get the '03 with the better shock, and wheels and wait another month. Or, get the '02 in Red (which I really like) and sacrifice the better components?

    Any suggestions?

    L8R
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    Senior Member MtnBikerChk's Avatar
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    was 2000 the first year of production?

    never buy a first run bike.

    other than that -

    why by a c-dale? lol - really, what are you gonna do with that thing? I didn't know you were a dher.

    get a titus or an intense
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    Come ride the Monkey.

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    Wood Licker Maelstrom's Avatar
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    If there is a big diff technology wise I would go 2003. For example the z1 fr 2002 and 2003 are very different in strenght and overall stiffness. I am waiting and am willing to spend the extra money on the 2003. The same applys for bikes. If the only difference is some components and colour, get the 2002.

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    Go with option 6 (new 03 bighit comp, $1500).....I cant wait till mine comes in!!
    Last edited by KleinMp99; 10-01-02 at 02:08 PM.

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