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Old 12-03-06, 07:17 PM   #1
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'06 Caldera vs '07 Cinder Cone

If you could get a 2006 Caldera for a little less than a 2007 Cinder Cone... which one would you choose...

The forks are different.. no lockout with the '06 Caldera but you get the Hydro Brakes.. With the Cone you get a Dart 2 fork with lockout... but not hydro brakes...

Which would you choose?
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In my opinion, i believe the 06 Caldera would be the better choice as the brakes are a LOT better then the Cinder Cones brakes and the rear derailleur is slightly better. I'm not sure with the forks, but the lockout on the Cinder Cone i guess is a bonus. You would probably get a better deal (money off) with the Caldera too as its an 06 model.
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Yeah I will get a better deal... it will run about the same price as a 07 Cinder Cone About $700 for either of them..... just trying to decide if the brakes are worth it to me (I will rarely if ever ride mountains) not to have a lockout and slightly better fork.
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Old 12-04-06, 10:06 AM   #4
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I would get the 2006 Caldera. its a better equipped bike. I like the Caldera drivetrain a lot more than the '07 Cinder Cone. keep in mind though, I used to ride rigid on mountain trails in my young days (10/12 years ago). So, drivetain is more important to me than a slightly better fork.

to me a good crankset, nice shifters, and derailleurs are some priorities along with the frame. But, in this case there is no difference between the frames except from paint...

I would go with the Caldera.......What happened with Scott Scale 60......I really liked that bike.......if it is fitting issue, I understand.....but if you are worried about the value, its hard to better that.....
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They sold out of those a couple of hours after your posting... and honestly I was in b/n sizes as I like 18 inch bike... and they come in 17 and 19... waited waited... went to the site again later that day... and decided I might just pull the trigger on the 17... they were out...

but I just went to the site again... and now they have the 17 inch again.... uggghhh... what to do what to do?
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call them at 1-800-713-4534, they will be able to get the the updated information. they are an outlet store, so their inventory is pretty limited. so you have to act quickly. although they take a 24 hours to ship. so if you decide not to get it, you can cancel the order without paying anything....
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Simply hard for me to pull the trigger on a bike that I have never seen... and it being a 17 inch instead of 18. Still thinking about it.
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sure....thats totally logical........buying online bike, specially an unfamilier brand, is difficult....you take a risk...the prices are almost always better....but fitting is a toss up.....is there any dealer around you who carry Scott bikes......Also, try calling Scott USA....they may be able to help you with some info....
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No dealer anywhere close... and my local shop says $40 and up for assembly...
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the assembly fee is pretty standard......also, if you know a little bit about bike mechanics, you can probably put it together yourself... not a big deal....

if this is your only bike and if you are fairly new to the sport......then buy from a local bike store.....you get a lot more that way...cause, when you buy online, you are pretty much on your own, which is fine if you know what you are doing.....but can be complicated if you are just starting out or dont have the tools/skills (yet) to fine tune a new bike.......
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