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    Need some input...

    Hi all - first time poster and newbie here..

    i am looking to get an entry level bike for commuting and beginner trails. i am interested in Cannondale F8 after taking a ride at the LBS. the quote i got is $480,
    bike specs below,
    http://www3.cannondale.com/bikes/09/...odel-9FS8.html

    I was looking at craigslist (advised in many similar threads) and came across this bike listed at $275,
    http://cnj.craigslist.org/bik/1329541817.html

    is it worth $275? this bike doesnt have front suspension.. not sure if it is an absolute must for beginners.

    and i am not too particular about cannondale or any other brand. just so happens that they are both c'dales.

    would greatly appreciate valuable advice/recommendations.

    thanks

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    That's a pretty old bike...looking at probably late 90's. I wouldn't pay $275 for it anyway. I guess front suspension isn't a MUST, since plenty of people ride fully rigid, but it sure is nice to have.

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    $100-175 it is a Cannondale after all... cheap and old is good...
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    wouldn't spend the money unless you know your going to stick with it

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    thx for the inputs.

    any thoughts on the price of $480 of the 09 F8. is that a good deal to go with ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anisms View Post
    thx for the inputs.
    More inputs! More inputs!


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    awesome !!! very valuable input

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