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    Cannondale Synapse Carbon worth it?

    Hello,

    I can buy a 2013 Cannondale Synapse Carbon 105 for $1200. It was returned to LBS due to sizing issues and has a few scratches, but otherwise in almost new condition.

    Is it worth it?

    Let me know.

    Thanks.

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    I've had good luck with the 2012 version. Does it retain the warranty?

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    MSRP is $2330.00 so if you can get the full warranty in your name then yes i woulod say it's a good deal....that is a nice bike but for me the warranty on the Carbon bike would be the deal breaker....
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    No warranty, unfortunately. Are carbon bikes unreliable in terms of longevity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fisch2332 View Post
    No warranty, unfortunately. Are carbon bikes unreliable in terms of longevity?

    You've just opened up a can of worms...

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    So is this a poor deal then? What is the likelihood of a carbon bike breaking down and needing to use the warranty within the first 5 years?

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    I would go for it if you like the bike and it fits....be careful with the bike and it will be fine.

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    basically it is possible that the bike was crashed or the frame damaged and you really can;t tell if there is a structural issue. If the frame is fine, you get a great deal, if the bike has been crashed or frame damaged, you may need to replace it. All you can do is carefully examine the bike/frame, or have a professional check it out and try to decide based on what you see

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    ok thanks for help!

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    if you decide to get it, or any other new bike be sure to update...best wishes. If warranty is a real concern Performance bike has some carbon bikes with 105 for your price range.

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    If it had been crashed, there would be evidence of same. If the bike has a few minor scratches, that isn't evidence of a crash, per se. Why not get the details from the LBS and call the old owner to have a yarn with him / her to determine the past history of the bike? For that pice, it is a decent buy.

    I'm sure, also, that you can negotiate some kind of after-sales support with the LBS if anything goes awry.

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    the bottom line is it's your decision...the price is certainly right...If you feel right about the bike get it...It is a good deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fisch2332 View Post
    No warranty, unfortunately. Are carbon bikes unreliable in terms of longevity?
    Why not? It was returned to the shop, i am surmising,because of a misfitted bike.

    You'd really be the original owner.

    And like anything else, if you take care of it, it will last a long time. Well past the point where you will want a new bike.

    I would challenge that warranty deal.
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