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View Poll Results: Which bike would you recommend?
'02 Gemini 2000 in Red (preferred color) 3 37.50%
'03 Gemini 2000 in Team Replica (more $$$$) 1 12.50%
'03 Gemin 2000 in Camo (how ugly is this?) 1 12.50%
Forget a FR and stick with a lighter bike and save $600 2 25.00%
'02 Specialized Big Hit Comp (used no warranty) 1 12.50%
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Old 10-01-02, 09:28 AM   #1
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2002 or wait for 2003

I'm debating on getting a closeout deal on a 2002 or waiting untill the 2003's are available.

The model I'm interested in is a Cannondale Gemini 2000. Frames are the same, forks are the same('03 comes with integraged fender), most everything is the same except the following:

Frame Color on 2002 is Red w/Silver and Black: on 2003 it's the Team Replica or Camoflague. I prefer the Red.

Rear Shock on 2002: Fox Vanilla RC; on 2003 Romic Double

Wheels '02: D321 laced to DT hubs ; on '02 Mavic Dee Max Wheelset

Handlebar '02 Easton Scandium DH; '03 Funn Full On

Headset '02 WTB Momentum C; on '03 Cane Creek Double XC

Seatpost '02 Thomson Elite; '03 Coda Competition

Difference in price is only around $220 USD. Is the '03 worth the extra money? I just don't know if I should get the '03 with the better shock, and wheels and wait another month. Or, get the '02 in Red (which I really like) and sacrifice the better components?

Any suggestions?

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Old 10-01-02, 10:20 AM   #2
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was 2000 the first year of production?

never buy a first run bike.

other than that -

why by a c-dale? lol - really, what are you gonna do with that thing? I didn't know you were a dher.

get a titus or an intense
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If there is a big diff technology wise I would go 2003. For example the z1 fr 2002 and 2003 are very different in strenght and overall stiffness. I am waiting and am willing to spend the extra money on the 2003. The same applys for bikes. If the only difference is some components and colour, get the 2002.
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Old 10-01-02, 02:05 PM   #4
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Go with option 6 (new 03 bighit comp, $1500).....I cant wait till mine comes in!!

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