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Old 07-07-08, 09:13 PM
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cannondale or felt

I am looking to upgrade from my Trek 1000 and I have narrowed my choices down to the Cannondale caad9 5 and the felt F75. Both of them ride very well and they are at a stalemate. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-07-08, 09:22 PM
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You could spend a little more money and go with an Orbea Aqua with Ultegra SL and 105 wheels, those things are pretty mean.

Or maybe a BMC SL Racing bike.

But between the two, they're pretty similar, so find the one that fits better. Personally I like cannondale between the two companies.

Either way, I'd get something that's considerably better than what you have... like an Orbea Aqua or a BMC SLC!
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Old 07-07-08, 09:25 PM
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They're spec'd about the same so I'd go with the one that felt more comfortable. If both felt pretty good I'd go with the shop that seems to go the extra mile (assuming the bikes are from different shops).

I bought an F85 a few months ago and the only complaint I have about it is the brakes.
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Old 07-07-08, 10:54 PM
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my impression is that the caad frames have a better reputation, not to say the f75 isn't good.
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Old 07-08-08, 01:55 AM
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i love my felt f75
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If they really feel the same to you (which I find surprising), then get the Cannondale if you will be racing and the Felt if you will not race.

The Felt has carbon fiber stays while the Cannondale frame is all aluminum.
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I'm with Scorer...do you want to race or? If so, the CAAD9 is going to be a more stiff ride, and they are known for being great race bikes. I was on the verge of nabbing the CAAD9 Optimo 3 before I found my Fuji. Ultimately, I had no real interest in racing (other than occasional friendly runs), so I couldn't justify the sacrifice in comfort I would have made with the C'Dale.

You're basically looking at the differences between seat stays. Carbon (Felt)? Or not (Cannondale)?
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Old 07-08-08, 05:34 AM
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Originally Posted by philcasi View Post
i love my felt f75






Is that a house almost sitting on yours?

dang, cant get into a fight with the ol lady in the living room eh?
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cannondale, USA made baby
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I just purchased a CAAD9 R6 last week and have no buyer's remorse whatsoever.
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