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Old 02-16-07, 10:41 PM   #1
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Rush Hour Pro vs C-dale track

I was at the LBS today discussing the team bike I'll be ordering shortly and the owner showed me a Cannondale "Optimo" ? track bike with dura-ace cranks and probably dura-ace hubs. Apparently he traded something for it but it doesn't fit him so he wants to sell it.

I ride a Rush Hour Pro and love it, but this bike was a lot lighter (beyond that I know nothing).

This is totally random question but I'm drunk and feel like asking... would you offer a trade?
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Old 02-16-07, 10:48 PM   #2
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does it fit? what condition is it in? what components are on the rush hour?
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Old 02-16-07, 11:20 PM   #3
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probably just a standard capo, which is caad5 optimo. i wouldn't trade a stock rush hour pro for a capo as described unless the fit and ride were a lot better.
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probably just a standard capo, which is caad5 optimo. i wouldn't trade a stock rush hour pro for a capo as described unless the fit and ride were a lot better.
the OP said that the cdale track he saw was lighter than his rush hour pro.

no way the capo is lighter...the stock capo is a damned tank!

he's looking at a bonafide cdale track..........or a capo with very very nice parts on it.

but anyway...even if it's lighter, why trade? the rush hour pro is one fiiiiiiiiiiine bike!

(though i love cdale aluminum!)
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i loves me some c-dale track bikes. go for it. but that's just me.
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probably just a standard capo, which is caad5 optimo. i wouldn't trade a stock rush hour pro for a capo as described unless the fit and ride were a lot better.
a standard capo does not have dura ace cranks and hubs. maybe the OP saw something like this (except without all the team puma stuff):

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the OP saw the "real" cannondale track bike which they don't make anymore

it's a great omnium bike.
trends towars "roadish" geometry.
drilled for brakes.
but it's a sweet sweet frame, like all cannondales.

oh, and the capo has the same frame as the "real" track bike.
just shiattier components.
I <3 cannondale.
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Ya, it wasn't a Capo for sure and it was flat black which was kinda different I thought. Something to think about.
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I don't understand. The Cannondale Capo isn't a real track bike but yet has the same geometry as there real track bikes, same Optimo CAAD 5 tubing as there track bikes and so forth but crappier components. So what doesn't make it a track bike? Crappy components? Brakes from the factory? Don't all these things come off? I'm lost.


And yes, the Capo comes in flat black. It's probably a Capo with better Components. Yes, the frame is very light.

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Old 02-21-07, 12:26 AM   #11
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the major taylor was only one paint scheme of the newer style cannondale track (i.e. not old blue). they also produced one, before the capo, in flat black, that was simply labled optimo. all the frames have been the same geo, including the new capo. i'm 99% that both of the styles were available as completes with dura-ace low flange and cranks.
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If I could, I would buy a rush hour pro ASAP. That thing is damn pretty.
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