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    Cannondale EVO Hi-Mod vs Cervelo R5

    Let's say I am in the market for a new bike, and these are the two choices. Which one would you choose?

    Don't ask me if I race or how long or how much do I ride or what's my wattage. Just tell me what will make YOU choose one over the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
    Problem is these bikes are targeted at different markets. So to help answer your question, we need to know a bit about you and your intended use, including how far you ride, whether you race, how much you value comfort, etc.

    That said, I'd get the EVO because it would better fit my purposes, and its a comparative bargain, particularly since its on sale now.
    What's the sale? My LBS didn't tell me that, but that was over a week ago.

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    You could fall off a cliff and die.
    You could get lost and die.
    You could hit a tree and die.
    OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
    Thanks.

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    Just had a convo with a guy that has an R5 and standard mod Evo, he said the evo doesn't feel as efficient as the R5 so he will use the R5 for road races and the evo for crits. Don't shoot the messenger....
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    EVO here. May have to have one myself someday. Very stiff and responsive. Unlike anything else I've ever ridden. I've not ridden Cervelo though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrianinkc View Post
    Just had a convo with a guy that has an R5 and standard mod Evo, he said the evo doesn't feel as efficient as the R5 so he will use the R5 for road races and the evo for crits. Don't shoot the messenger....
    So how did this guy define efficient and why would he use the less efficient bike for a crit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitemax View Post
    So how did this guy define efficient and why would he use the less efficient bike for a crit?
    Efficient while climbing. Don't know don't care just sharing what he told me.
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    I would get a Cervelo S5. The aero nature makes the bike noticeably faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by v70cat View Post
    I would get a Cervelo S5. The aero nature makes the bike noticeably faster.
    He said R5 and not S5, so based on just those two, I'd choose the Cannondale. Biased opinion though because I like Cannondale and pretty much everyone who I know that owns an EVO hi-mod or non hi-mod loves the bike above all other bikes they've ridden. Plus the numerous other people who say good things about it online.

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    I was going to buy an EVO before I bought my Wilier Zero 7. Actually similar bikes in a lot of ways (both very light, and both have a polymer in the layup to supposedly take the edge of the ride, and increase resistance to impact damage)

    After a guy I do some group rides with, who is a bit of a Fred got an Evo, my vanity wouldn't allow me to copy him.
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    R5, because I love my R3. Great bike to ride up and down hills.
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    Evo because you can get a build with a traditional style handlebar and FSA KForce components. I like that. You get that neat Cannondale crank too.

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    If you get the Cannondale, you can post in 2ndGen's thread "The Cult of CAAD."
    Don't believe everything you think.

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    Decision time: 12 pm, tomorrow.

    nothing significant about that time, just want to make a decision. Leaning towards.....

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    Eve for me. Fits me well, I like the colors and it is light and climbs well. Cervelo BB issues have left a foul taste in my mouth and I hesitate to spend so much on a bike with such small seat stays. Cervelos are beautiful though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
    If you get the Cannondale, you can post in 2ndGen's thread "The Cult of CAAD."
    All CAAD's are Cannondale's but not all Cannondale's are CAAD's!
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    holy crap that's a good sale on the Evo!!
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    EVO, because I currently ride a standard SuperSix (and love it) and it would be the logical upgrade.

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    Evo.

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    EVO, but you can't go wrong either way out of those two.

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    Assuming that the geometry are the same, I'd take a Cervelo because it's not a Trek, Specialized or Cannondale.

    Although from where I'm at these are the 4 common brands I see around.

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    R5 all the way, but as an R3 owner, I'm kinda biased. When test riding, I found the slightly more relaxed geometry of the R series more comfortable than the Supersix, without any noticeable loss in performance.
    Cars man, whyyyyyy?!?!?!?!

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    I would take the SS EVO because the geometry suites me quite well. They're both fine frames.
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    Quote Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
    After a guy I do some group rides with, who is a bit of a Fred got an Evo, my vanity wouldn't allow me to copy him.
    It's like a Volkswagen, you should have beat him to it and licked the handlebars.
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