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Giant Cadex CFR Campagnolo Stratos

Old 05-26-21, 10:54 AM
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Giant Cadex CFR Campagnolo Stratos

Hi all, just stumbled upon a Giant Cadex CFR3 with a full Campagnolo Stratos group. The bike is in very good shape. I really like the Campag group, though at the time it was graded as 'low' and only offered in 1994, if I am correct. The group works well and the gearing is quite direct. The bike is made of carbon (frame) and aluminium (lugs and fork). I couldn't find much info on the Stratos group, so here some pics. Hope you enjoy.




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And part of the manual coming with it.




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Yes Stratos was Campagnolo's bottom of the line group in 1994 and only catalogued for that model year. It seems to have been targeted to give Camapgnolo a presence in the sub $1000 US market, where it would compete against Shimano 105SC.

I have a 1994 price list showing your CFR-3 at $999.95 US. It was 2nd in a 5 model road line (at least in then USA).
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Purple is underrated.
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Purple is underrated.
Haha! Yes, it is. I just found purple steering tape and a purple/white Selle Italia. Took me some time, but it's gonna be swell.
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Yes Stratos was Campagnolo's bottom of the line group in 1994 and only catalogued for that model year. It seems to have been targeted to give Camapgnolo a presence in the sub $1000 US market, where it would compete against Shimano 105SC.

I have a 1994 price list showing your CFR-3 at $999.95 US. It was 2nd in a 5 model road line (at least in then USA).
Thanks, T-Mar. This bike seems so underrated to me, including the group. She drives very, very good indeed. To my surprise I must say. I own quite a few bikes, all great, but this is my first composite. I am a happy man.
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