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2006 Cannondale R800 for $1399?

Old 03-28-07, 12:02 AM
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2006 Cannondale R800 for $1399?

LBS here in Austin, TX has R800 for $1399 (on sale). I think the upgradge from the R700 ($1130) is worth it considering the better components. Haven't been able to find a better price for this bike, should I keep looking?

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Originally Posted by jasonp99
LBS here in Austin, TX has R800 for $1399 (on sale). I think the upgradge from the R700 ($1130) is worth it considering the better components. Haven't been able to find a better price for this bike, should I keep looking?

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Thats sale? You can get 07 Optimo 1 with pretty much same components and exact same frame for that price.
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Originally Posted by UmneyDurak
Thats sale? You can get 07 Optimo 1 with pretty much same components and exact same frame for that price.
Components seem better on the R800 (crank, brakeset, bottom bracket, RD).
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Originally Posted by jasonp99
Components seem better on the R800 (crank, brakeset, bottom bracket, RD).
Crank, BB is arguable. Brakeset also. In house ones might be slightly heavier but should provide the same stopping power. Brake pads are more important IMHO. RD yeah it is better on R800. Still I wouldn't call it a sale. Try talking them and see if they knock it down.
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I would say go with the R800... I am also looking for an R800, but am having no luck. I hate how C'dale downgraded all the components on the CAAD8s.

Do you think the crank and BB are arguable? TruVativ Elita/Giga vs. Shimano 105 doesn't seem like an argument to me... I haven't heard the greatest things about TruVativ, especially the crank.

If you can get an 07' Optimo 1 cheaper than the R800, then I would have to think about it. But if the R800 is the same price or better, I would go with the R800...
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Hi. I ended up getting the R800, managed to talk LBS down by $50. I've put about 150 miles on it so far, feels pretty good! Only thing I may do is swap out the handlebar connector for a shorter one. The LBS didn't have any smaller ones in stock so they had to order one. I've ready some iffy stuff about the Shimano wheels so I'm somewhat concerned about them. LBS is giving me free tuneups for one year so I'm going to definitely take it in about every 3 months.

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