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Old 12-15-06, 02:00 AM   #1
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Cannondale has two track bikes?

I know about the Capo but I've never seen this one before. Is it a Capo in disguise?


http://www.cannondale.com/bikes/04/cusa/model-4PRT.html

Edit: Sorry, must be an 04.

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No, it is a MUCH lighter frame. I saw one of the bikes made for the la grange cycling team at a shop in santa monica and was amazed at how light and stiff it felt.
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Old 12-15-06, 02:13 AM   #3
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I was reading somewhere where they said it weighed in at 15 pounds out of the shop.
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Sounds about right.
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Is it for the ladies only? Or feminine men?
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Old 12-15-06, 10:31 AM   #6
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Is it for the ladies only? Or feminine men?
It's a serious track machine...Dura Ace, Open Pros and 46x16 gearing. What about it seems too feminine?
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It's a serious track machine...Dura Ace, Open Pros and 46x16 gearing. What about it seems too feminine?

It's listed under the Just for Women bikes on the C-dale web page.
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lol... team major taylor... courtney bishop ftl. (any IU people will know what i'm talking about.)
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It's listed under the Just for Women bikes on the C-dale web page.
I see. The Just for Women link is a link done in a fancy-girly font to attract the ladies. It doesn't refer to this particular bike. Click any of the links before it and you'll see.

This is a very manly bike, indeed.
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Does anyone remember the cannondale "messenger"?
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The major taylor is *extremely* light. If you build it right you can get it down to about 13-14lbs.
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Anyone have a larger (re: >72dpi) version of that Taylor pic? Me likey.
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I meant the man, the myth, the machine... not the bike.
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It's a serious track machine...Dura Ace, Open Pros and 46x16 gearing. What about it seems too feminine?
Serious trackmachine? Not with that gearing. And we could discuss the seriousness of open pros on the track.
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Cannondale, yum ...
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"stock gearing" doesn't mean anything when it comes to a serious track machine. Most track riders will change their gearing with each event anyway, so they probably just threw the capo gearing on the bike so they could sell it complete, figuring that riders would change it to their preference anyway.
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Serious trackmachine? Not with that gearing. And we could discuss the seriousness of open pros on the track.
We'll just have to agree to disagree.
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whoa whoa whoa guys... back to the off topic... who has a larger res version of the majory taylor picture on the cdale page?
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just throwing this out there... hta is 72.5 for the smallest ones up to 73.5 max for the biggest ones
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No, it is a MUCH lighter frame. I saw one of the bikes made for the la grange cycling team at a shop in santa monica and was amazed at how light and stiff it felt.

i might be misunderstanding you, but it seems you got mixed up, the frames are identical...both based on caad 5 frames, same geometry, etc. So if any thing the capo is lighter for its optimo tubing, where-as the 04 version fails to mention. i have a capo, and all stripped down(no brakes no levers no ss cog) I got to about 16ish, still with the stock carbon wrapped seatpost, alexrims/formula hub wheels, heavy cannondale seat, bar and stem.


set up here with a profile wing bar and ultegra brake caliper, still hits 16.6 still damn light.




However built up, the major taylor kicks the capo's ass for the capo has some crappy/heavy stock components, rpm cranks are awful, as is the stock bar and stem, and the wheels as mention before are heavy.

Luckily all the lighweight goodies i have ordered are on thier way, but have yet to arive, but I foresee a 13lb capo is easily obtainable.

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i can't get over how much i enjoy my capo. regardless of all the aluminum, thick downtube, 'dale etc. etc. hate i see around these parts. yeah the campy cranks will likely show for x-mas, and the swift is so much better then that whatever seat. but upgrading and tweaking is so much fun. the best part is watching these trendy, steel worshipping etc. sheep eyeball my rig so hard. you can almost hear them whinely hating themselves for staring. or maybe it's just my sexy right ankle. yay i'm happy, go bk.

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I can't find a price on the Team Major Taylor.
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I can't find a price on the Team Major Taylor.
I don't think it's in production; it's certainly not listed in Cannondale's 2007 catalog. The most recent catalog references I can find for it are in 2005.
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I don't think it's in production; it's certainly not listed in Cannondale's 2007 catalog. The most recent catalog references I can find for it are in 2005.
I was wondering. It seems that the frame is the same as the Capo (with a better model of the slice fork). My LBS told me the CAPO frame only is $600, so the components (though low grade) are practically free at a total cost of $800. After everything I have read about the Capo, my biggest concern is something someone posted about the chainline being compensated for by the crank/chainring set-up that they have. I don't see how this factor would be different for the Major Taylor.
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