Join Date: May 2003
Location: Alberta, Edmonton
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So i finally bought myself a proper bike. Had a little trouble deciding between the Cannondale R800 triple (full 105) while was selling for 1710 CA$ and the XR800 (tiagra and a mix of other stuff) which was 1800 CA$. Anyway, i finally settled on the XR800 because it will probably be more durable on unpaved backroads, trails and in the 5 months of hard winter snow. There was a Jake the Snake selling for 1450 marked down from 1800 but it felt a bit heavy and looked too cheerful so i left that out.
Either way..it had diff specs than in the brochure. ultegra rear mech (vs 105), mavic cpx 21 instead of 22's, and a front coda hub and read tiagra (sposed to be cannondale omega road). The seat is also different - not sure of the model. brakes are cannondale omega i think, sposed to be tektro oryx.
the seat really hurts my ass though but will post about that in general. anyhow heres a pic - really grainy cause of crappy camera
edit* - the dealer marked it down from 1900, and threw in a pair of cheap coda spd pedals. he also flipped the stem cause he said it would make him feel better. this bike will be mostly used as a commuter and for fitness rides.
Last edited by Skullder; 08-07-03 at 08:23 PM.