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Old 04-21-11, 04:25 PM   #1
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Hello there i have been riding on and off for some time now thinking of getting a new bike ,First i want it a Cannondale super six ,since i have been riding Cannondales since i start it i guess it would be nice .But after ridding my Cadd 9, Dura ace my FSA light crank broke this is my 2nd set of cranks that i break first one was a Cannondale si crank on a cross bike. Well now i want a bike with a different kind of crankset (not carbon).Thinking of getting a Trek Madone 6ssl ,Madone 6 or a Madone 5 .If a get a 6 ssl i will have to get ULTEGRA componets cause Dura ace is to much $ ,if i get a madone 6 i could get durace or ultegra or i could get a Madone 5 Dura ace..Wat would be a good choice ,maybe someone can advice on a different brand the way i do love SRAM RED or even FORCE but i am affraid the carbon crankset could break..please give me some oppinions..thanks.
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Old 04-21-11, 05:46 PM   #2
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The Madone 5 is TCT carbon unless you get a used prior 2010 model it is OCLV. The Madone 6 series is OCLV carbon. The Madone 6.2 is all Ultegra except for the rear cassette. I believe the Madone 5.2 is the same. I just got a 6.2 and love it.
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I don't think there is a bad choice so I'd ride them all and choose based on what feels best. As for the carbon crankset, in the overall scheme of things, swapping a carbon crankset out for Ultegra or DA would not cost much. You might even DIY then sell the carbon and make a few bucks.
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