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Help me choose plz! Caad 5 SI vs Trek 2200 ZR

Old 12-22-22, 03:32 PM
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Help me choose plz! Caad 5 SI vs Trek 2200 ZR

Hello all!

I知 looking to add a road rig to my fleet. I have a drop bar gravel bike with big 650b tires that fulfills my adventuring needs but is a bit much when I知 just trying to put in some road miles for exercise.

i live in Portland or and am currently between these 2 bikes. Im 5 10 and I知 looking for a 56cm.

https://offerup.co/2u616xrrYvb

https://offerup.co/UEium9YoYvb

im leaning towards the trek with its carbon fork, seat stays, and seat post. It痴 also newer so Al is probs lighter and group set a bit more modern.

the cannondale is imo a 田ooler bike though and has more appeal aesthetically but is a bit outdated. Albeit both r but the cannondale more so. The trek also has nicer wheels

Was wondering if anyone could give me a hand helping me choose

again only looking for a light and quick bike that will work well without much upkeep for doing purely road rides. No racing in mind

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Old 12-22-22, 03:53 PM
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The Trek is $450 and the C-dale is $500



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The trek also has nicer wheels
On this we differ. Traditional spoked wheels are easier to maintain and fix.
C-dale for me
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On this we differ. Traditional spoked wheels are easier to maintain and fix.
C-dale for me
didn稚 mean that as a fact just that they池e lighter. I知 only 150 pounds so I assumed I壇 be fine with wheels like the trek has
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No biggie but you are on the C&V sub-forum so mine is a pretty common response. Both bikes are cheap so really, it's a matter of picking the red bike you like best.
I'm currently down to 218 lbs so you know strength wins over weight imo. Just don't wait too long to commit.
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Have you talked to either seller? The ads are a bit old.

Both bikes are pretty modern by the standards of this forum. It's hard to tell from the pictures, but I think the shifters on both are from the same generation of Shimano components. The Trek has Ultegra, I think, which is a step up from the 105 on the C-dale, but I don't think there's much difference between them.

I'd choose the Cannondale because of the triple crankset, but you being a lighter rider might choose the Trek for the same reason. They both look pretty nice.
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Originally Posted by Tyler26 View Post
again only looking for a light and quick bike that will work well without much upkeep for doing purely road rides. No racing in mind
Most of us here at C&V are going to say the Cannondale because it's diamond-framed and reminds us of 1980's Cannondales, despite the higher price. This is not what you want.

What you really want is the cheaper Trek. It's a soulless, dead-reliable appliance which will serve your needs.

Wrong forum to get the answer you want!

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I have a 2000 CAD3 C’dale. The Slice fork is carbon on mine, probably carbon on the CAD5. I have 105 on mine and, though it is not as cool as Ultegra and not a chick magnet, it’s bullet proof, which very much counts for me. I also greatly like my triple. Very nice when I need it and, for me, the “weight penalty “ is irrelevant. Get the Cannondale.
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Originally Posted by Tyler26 View Post
Hello all!

I’m looking to add a road rig to my fleet. I have a drop bar gravel bike with big 650b tires that fulfills my adventuring needs but is a bit much when I’m just trying to put in some road miles for exercise.

i live in Portland or and am currently between these 2 bikes. Im 5 10 and I’m looking for a 56cm.
I vote CD. Reason being is the geometry. the Trek is just a touch more cruiserish and laid back.
The CD is more upright and busy. I also like the stem angle and the whole setup on the CD
There's something about the seatstay/chainstay that says quick to me.
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As much as he was a bit of a putz, I loved seeing Cipollini win sprints on his red C-dale.
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Thumbs up for the Cdale.
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Keep looking. 500 bucks will get you a really nice bike.
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Cannondale because of welds finish and Alcoa Alcalyte frame. I am not fan of the carbon seat stays on the Trek
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I wouldn’t touch either with a 39.5 foot pole.
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$430 https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/7569721528.html

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wow that痴 a clean bike. It is steel and older than i was looking for tho. Think it壇 still be a fun and quick machine?
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wow that’s a clean bike. It is steel and older than i was looking for tho. Think it’d still be a fun and quick machine?
Yes don't delay. Again, C&V forum attitude prevails. I have a 97 in True Temper and it's a fave ride. And it's Campy 8's.

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That is an easy one. Lance Armstrong rode Trek, so the Trek is totally unacceptable (An older pre-Armstrong steel Trek would be a different matter). I also hate anything carbon, So for me it would definitively be the Cannondale.
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Appreciate all the help y誕ll! It痴 funny, I shouod have forsean all of you voting for the Cdale
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