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Anyone own a Cannondale Comfort 5? Thoughts?

Old 06-17-09, 08:10 PM
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Anyone own a Cannondale Comfort 5? Thoughts?

Confused as usual - rode a Cannondale Comfort 5 today and seemed to like it. Anyone have one of these? If so, would love to hear your thoughts and what type of riding you do on it - distance, surfaces, etc. Was leaning to the Specialized Globe Carmel but after riding the Cannondale Comfort 5 - may need to rethink between the two. Are Cannondales really made in the U.S. as I have read in other threads -- seems so rare these days.
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The Cannondale Comfort 5 looks like a regular frame, but with a suspension fork, puffy seat and tall stem added on. You could put those onto any bicycle, and (I bet you know in the back of your head that) they won't really do much to make it more comfortable.

The Specialized Globe Carmel has junk above added on, plus it has a frame with the pedals moved forward a couple inches. This is an attempt to alleviate saddle pain caused by people sliding onto the nose of the saddle, but a couple of inches isn't really enough to make a drastic difference.


I got a crank-forward bike from RANS.
The Fusion is one model (the same one I have, though mine is a couple years old now).

It is not good for racing but is great for moderate on-road and path riding.

Padded shorts are not necessary even for long rides (it uses a special nose-less seat, not any regular bicycle saddle) and there is no significant hand pressure or neck strain. You cannot stand while pedaling, but it is still efficient to pedal, even over long distances.

Expensive? Yea, but it is better, because it is different.
Plus the frames are made in Kansas, and they do sell framesets.
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I did not know you could use cannondale and comfort in the same sentence *giggle* is it a hybrid?
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