I have the opportunity to buy a 2002 Cannondale RT3000 for $1600.00. This has been upgraded to disc brakes already and is in excellent condition. From what I can tell by Cannondale's website is that these are very similar to the 2005 RT1000 but with better componentry. I know the new RT1000 run about $2200.00 but with the component group on the RT3000 and the $600.00 savings, the RT3000 is very appealling. For a 1st time purchase of a real tandem and not knowing how my better half will enjoy riding, I am thinking the RT3000 will be better especially if it doesn't work out and ends up needing to be sold. Or do I forget about the Cannondale and look at the Burley Ruba?
Thanks for your thoughts and input!