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2005 Cannondale R1000 or 2006?

Old 01-11-06, 04:40 PM
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2005 Cannondale R1000 or 2006?

Any feedback appreciated, trying to decide between the two. 2005 has carbon seat tube, '06 all aluminum frame. 2005 has Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels, 2006 Ksyrium Equipe. 2005 has FSA SL-K carbon seatpost, '06 has shimano.

Rest seems the same, except price, '06 is about $100 more. Rode the '05, liked the feel. Seems to me that component-wise the '06 seems to have been downgraded. Doing my best to avoid the obvious(buy the '05), just trying to make sure I'm not missing anything.
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Old 01-11-06, 04:42 PM
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I was recently in the same boat as you. Ended up buying the 2005 brand new on eBay for $1300 w/ warranty, no tax, and free shipping (bike shop closeout sale). It arrived yesterday (1/10) via UPS.

Can't ignore the fact that the '05's have slightly better components!

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I would go with the 2005, the Ksyrium Elite are a much better wheelset than the Equipe.

The Equipe set sells online for $225-280, the Elites are $399-450 by themselves.

Both bikes use the same CAAD8 frame, I don't think anything significant has changed other than the seatpost. The 2005's post should weigh within 20 grams of the 2006. I believe the Ksyrium Elites are also about 150-200g lighter than the Equipe set.
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05 better components, better paint job.
you're not missing anything, go with the 05 (you should be able to get a better deal than 100 off msrp)
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I test rode a 2005 R1000 and I think it also had a FSA slk mego exo crank in my opinion the wheels alone would be reason to get the 2005 over the 2006 but add the seatpost , crank and the saddle was a fizik poggio ,hands down the 2005 is well worth $100 more. I almost bought the R1000 but because they took $300 of component value off the bike but only $100 off the price I test rode other bikes ,and found the Six13 team 2, even at twice the price too hard to resist.

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Old 01-11-06, 05:09 PM
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2005 hands down.
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As an 05 owner, I cringed when I saw the specs for the 06, they had Felted it, took a little off here and a little off there and it just isn't the same near-perfect bike.

I have said over and over that the only thing wrong with my 05 R1000 is the fact there is nothing I could justify upgrading. I couldn't say that about the 06.

At this time of year, you should be getting $300-$400 off, the anchor has been sitting in their store for close to a year!
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Get the 2005
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Go for the '05, the frames are the same, comes down to components. Either way they might as well include a 2x4 as a saddle the Poggio is not a nice place to set your butt.

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Originally Posted by R900
Go for the '05, the frames are the same, comes down to components. Either way they might as well include a 2x4 as a saddle the Poggio is not a nice place to set your butt.

John
cannondale road is a piece of wood, in my opinion. poggio is not great, but a factor in determining comparitive value. I agree a saddle upgrade is a priority on either year bike.
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Originally Posted by PAbeerman
Seems to me that component-wise the '06 seems to have been downgraded.
I wouldnt really say that, i mean it has a full ultegra drivetrain, and the ultegra crank is arguably better than the truvativ roleur carbon and the equipes are marginally heavier than the elites and may not have as aero spokes as it, i mean its about 120g heavier, thats like a 1/4 of a lbs, nothing. I ordered a 2006 R1000 by the way.
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Originally Posted by Propofol
I was recently in the same boat as you. Ended up buying the 2005 brand new on eBay for $1300 w/ warranty, no tax, and free shipping (bike shop closeout sale). It arrived yesterday (1/10) via UPS.

Can't ignore the fact that the '05's have slightly better components!

can you tell me where you got such a great deal? i'd like to know if they have anymore. thanks.
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Old 01-12-06, 04:50 PM
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The Truvative Roleur Carbon goes for about $100+ more than the Ultegra crank. The elites are ~$150 more than the Equipes. Go with the '05.
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Thanks all for the feedback, nearly all saw it as I did, the '05 components are superior to the '06. Store owner said as much, said Elite wheels alone are better quality than the Equipe. I was incorrect about the seat tube, it's aluminum on both models. Stopped in the LBS today and put deposit down, will pick it up next week.
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Old 01-12-06, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by alancw3
can you tell me where you got such a great deal? i'd like to know if they have anymore. thanks.
Got the deal on eBay. The seller is a LBS owner trying to get rid of old 2005 stock. Unfortunately, I don't know if he still has any left, but if you are still interested shoot me a private message and I'll give you his contact information.
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Originally Posted by R900
Either way they might as well include a 2x4 as a saddle the Poggio is not a nice place to set your butt. John
And the strange part, I love this saddle, 1 hour, 3 hours, feel great. I even picked an extra one up on ebay for $7.50 for my exercise bike. I must have a very strange butt.

Just another reason I can't find anything I could justify upgrading on my 05 R1000.
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Old 01-12-06, 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Duke of Kent
The Truvative Roleur Carbon goes for about $100+ more than the Ultegra crank. The elites are ~$150 more than the Equipes. Go with the '05.
who cares how much more something is, it doesnt say anything to the quality. The equipes are just a bit heavier and a bit worse than the elites, but you wouldnt notice the difference really unless you are racing.
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Originally Posted by james_robert
who cares how much more something is, it doesnt say anything to the quality. The equipes are just a bit heavier and a bit worse than the elites, but you wouldnt notice the difference really unless you are racing.
Right, but I think the main question form the OP is go with 06 for $150 more, why would anybody.

So someone offers you the the Equipes or the Elites, YOUR going to say, I'll take the Euippes, there just a little heavier and a bit worse.
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Originally Posted by bvfrompc
Right, but I think the main question form the OP is go with 06 for $150 more, why would anybody.

So someone offers you the the Equipes or the Elites, YOUR going to say, I'll take the Euippes, there just a little heavier and a bit worse.
sorry i miss understood i though he was paying $100 extra for the 05 not the 06, my bad. I think the 05 is a very good deal, probably a better deal.
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Old 02-14-06, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by alancw3
can you tell me where you got such a great deal? i'd like to know if they have anymore. thanks.
Someone else is selling a 05' r1000, looks to be mind condition, and it's 1299.00, http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1

I'm looking at the same bike at my LBS, it would be nice to have a second bike to change things up with, synapse for long endurance rides and recovery, r1000 for short fast rides, sprints, and racing. And both bikes have almost the exact same parts except the cranks, so i'll have 2 sets of ksyrium elite's yay backup race wheels for flats

My LBS want's 1799$cdn (1550$us) which isn't bad here in NS, and then they couldn't ***** that i always buy my bikes off ebay anymore But then again, i'm spending 150-200$ more on the exact same bike, just so that i can have LBS support and warrantee coverage without any hassle.
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Originally Posted by james_robert
I wouldnt really say that, i mean it has a full ultegra drivetrain, and the ultegra crank is arguably better than the truvativ roleur carbon and the equipes are marginally heavier than the elites and may not have as aero spokes as it, i mean its about 120g heavier, thats like a 1/4 of a lbs, nothing. I ordered a 2006 R1000 by the way.
FWIW, I believe the '06 equipes have bladed spokes also, and are 108 g heavier than the elites, per Mavic's website. I personally went with the '06 R1000 because a) I wanted the shimano compact and I'm too lazy to install it myself, and b) I couldn't find an '05 locally. The flat black color (bbq I think they call it) offered in '05 was pretty sweet. My bike should be here this week and I will probably go ahead and pay the difference to get an upgrade to the elite's. Will I ever notice a difference? Probably not. Since I've already made my mind up that the elites are what I want, will this lack of a difference bother me? Probably not.
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