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What is a Cannondale Silk Road 2000 worth?

Old 06-09-10, 09:50 AM
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What is a Cannondale Silk Road 2000 worth?

I am considering replacing my old old old bike and found a used 2000 Road Silk 2000 that is in my size. I think that it listed for $999 new and has some upgrades to it. My budget does not allow me a new bike at this time so I'm looking into used ones and Cannondale seems to have a good reputation. So is a 10 year old bike worth 1/2 it's original price if it is in good shape?
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https://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...5808&Type=bike

One grand is a lot for a bike that's older than a decade. If that's the bike you're talking about, I wouldn't spend more than $600 if it was in top shape (no frame damage, true wheels, newish tires/chain/cassette). The old Ultegra is probably just as good as today's Tiagra (I'm assuming). And Tiagra bikes can be found for under $1000 new.
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You are correct in stating that Cannondale frames have an excellent reputation. The Silk Road also has a lockout for the shock if I remember correctly. I'd say that the $600 isn't a bad limit and if in very good shape you would have an exceptional ride in the Silk Road that is pretty much unsurpassed. I think that the difference in weight between the SR and the road frame without was only about a pound.
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Yes, that is the bike.

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I have not tried it out yet and was wondering if the shock was worth anything.
Being a +50, I thought it might smooth out the ride a bit and that would be nice.

I was thinking that $500 would be reasonable, considering the age.
I'll have to go check it out this weekend.
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A suspension fork is going to soften the ride on the front end, but do nothing for the back end. Seems a tad pointless to me. $400-500 sounds fair to me; check Ebay.
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The shock is quite useful in helping to out smooth out the road similarly to the front suspension on a mountain bike. Tested out on the Paris-Robaix (cobblestones). It makes it nicer on the hands, wrists, shoulders and neck. These were used on the road bikes as well as the touring bikes. The shock on these road bikes were tuned for road use, not fully suspended mountain bike use. And because in some instances you might want to climb out of the saddle, you can lock out the suspension. Cannondale has been using head tube shocks for over a decade. Besides that, the 2000 was the best of breed. Cannondale's best of that model. Here is the 2000 Cannondale catalog. Read page 27 for information on the technology. The Silk Road 2000 also has 9 speed full Ultegra componentry and carbon fork blades. Ten years old or not the technology is amazing.
https://sanaandterry.com/cannondale/year/2000/2000.pdf

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