Hey there everybody. I'm a long-time mountain bike rider who's looking for a good cyclocross bike for all-around riding. I've narrowed my choice down to the LeMond Poprad and the Cannondale Cyclocross, both '06 models. I was just wondering if anyone has any experience with these two bikes. I haven't ridden either yet. . . I'm still waiting for the LBS to get the new model year bikes in stock. I understand that the Cannondale is stiff, yet supple, thanks to the AL frame, carbon forks and seatpost. The Poprad, some tell me, has a bit more flex, being steel, and doesn't accelerate quite as quickly as an AL bike. But, the Poprad is also rumored to have a real nice, fast and smooth ride.
Also, does anybody know how much a 55cm Poprad weighs? I'm guessing around 23 pounds, but I really have no idea. I'm pretty sure the Cannondale is a little lighter, probably by about a half-pound.
Oh, and I really like the orange of the Poprad. Really. I'm not kidding. It's cool and retro. And I think that Cannondale needs to chill out with all the decals. Seriously. Just an aside. . .