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Old 11-18-05, 09:54 AM   #1
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T2000 (2006 model)

I am planning a 1500km trip late June and looking to buy this bike.

Is the 2006 model different than the 2005 ?

I will do light touring and riding on asphalt 95% of the time. Concerning tires, would you recommend 28 ou 32c ?

Than a lot for your comments and advice.
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Old 11-18-05, 10:01 AM   #2
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I know cannondale has archives of their past bikes, you can check their website to compare the two.
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Old 11-18-05, 08:13 PM   #3
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How much do you weight? How much stuff do you want to carry? What's the quality of the roads you plan to ride onto? Do you favour a smooth ride or performance?

All in all, I would go no smaller than 700x32. And to carry a lot of gear, I would use a 700x37 rear tire. But I know others tour with 700x28 to 700x32.
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How much do you weight? How much stuff do you want to carry? What's the quality of the roads you plan to ride onto? Do you favour a smooth ride or performance?

All in all, I would go no smaller than 700x32. And to carry a lot of gear, I would use a 700x37 rear tire. But I know others tour with 700x28 to 700x32.
I weight 150 lbs. It is my first touring trip and not sure what i am going to carry. I will do light touring and will not bring a tent. I am planning to ride 100km a day for around two weeks. Smooth ride or performance ??? I think I am looking more for a smooth ride.

What do you think T2000 for this king of trip ?
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The T2000 is definitely apt for the job, or even for more loaded touring. If you are not a strong climber, it might be advisable to ask the bike shop to replace the smallest chainring (is it a 28?) by a 26 or 24.

As for tires, depending on the roads in your area, go with 700x28 or 32 in the front and 700x32 behind. Most bike shops will put whatever tire size you ask for at the time of sale, and it will either be free or there will be an "upgrade fee" if you replace cheap tires with expensive ones.
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