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Old 04-04-10, 09:55 AM
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Advice- Cannondale Chase 2

Hi all..I am new to the forum and looking for some advice on buying a used bike. I am looking at a bike for trail riding and commuting (only a few miles of commute). And I want a bike that will withstand the more strenuous activity--trail riding. I came across a Cannondale Chase 2 (2007) in excellent condition. I know the bike is intended to be a dirt jumping bike, but I can crank the seat high enough to where it feels like an XC type bike. It feels really great flat and over small obstacles, but I wasn't able to test it on trails or for a longer ride. The price is $375, and with the components, I am having a difficult time turning down the offer. Most things are stock, but that bike is pretty well equipped stock and has been maintained very well (I had it checked by a LBS). I am looking for advice for how this bike will fair on trails as opposed to doing actual dirt jumping. Any and all advice on the topic would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-04-10, 10:07 AM
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Just wanted to add it has a two chain-ring set up with a bash guard on the front and 8-speed in the back. I don't ever use the lower gears on my current bike for any riding, commuting or trail riding. Basically, will the frame be a hindrance to comfortable and efficient trail riding? Thank you again.
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Old 04-05-10, 05:49 AM
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Try Trek 2.1 Road Bikes. They are great and I think that is what you just really need.
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Originally Posted by bikermaze View Post
Try Trek 2.1 Road Bikes. They are great and I think that is what you just really need.
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Originally Posted by bikermaze View Post
Try Trek 2.1 Road Bikes. They are great and I think that is what you just really need.

I wouldn't take a Roadbike on trail rides.
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Well, as you know it's really not a trail bike. Just from pictures, the geometry seems all wacked out, like very short and shifted rearward. I really don't think that it is the right bike for what you want to do. I also don't think that it is that good of a deal either.

You seem to need a decent hardtail cross country bike.


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I am having a difficult time turning down the offer
You really shouldn't cause it's not the right bike for you.
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