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2011 Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL3 SRAM vs. 2011 SuperSix Hi-Mod 2 RED

Old 09-22-10, 07:11 PM
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2011 Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL3 SRAM vs. 2011 Cannondale SuperSix Hi-Mod 2 RED

2011 Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL3 SRAM vs. 2011 Cannondale SuperSix Hi-Mod 2 RED

The Tarmac retails at $7400.00 and the SuperSix retails at $4899.00 which is a $2500 dollar difference.

Out of curiosity, because I'm possibly interested in one of the two bikes, which do you think is a better bike for the money and why? Which would you buy, and why? Curious to hear everyones insight. I keep leaning towards the SuperSix, just due to the price alone.

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Old 09-22-10, 07:32 PM
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Supersix because I'm a cannondale shill. Also, are you really getting more bike for the $$$ with the specialized? If you really want to spend the $2500 'extra' buy some schwagtastic wheels.

Also, which fits better?
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$2500 could make the difference go from little to a lot if you use it to buy some Zipps, or great pedal/shoe system, saddle and bars, etc.
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The cannondale + Zipps would be a better bike than the specialized and they would end up being the same price.


But just IMO, if you aren't experienced enough to know the physical differences between those bikes, then you aren't experienced enough to feel a difference when riding. Nor would you be able to tell the difference with a $3000 bike. But its your choice, if you got the money to spend, go for it
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Probably indistinguishable on the MUP. What are you going to do with it?
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sounds like you should be comparing it to the pro level tarmac...
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Why not look at the SL3 pro. It retails for 4700 w/ SRAM RED.
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Originally Posted by darb85
sounds like you should be comparing it to the pro level tarmac...
In the price range yeah, except that the Hi-Mod is pretty equivalent to the S-Works frame from what I've seen.

I'd go with the SuperSix because I love Cannondale. Their customer service is the absolute best I've ever experienced and since the geometry is (or at least was last year) identical to the CAAD9, I know it will be a great fit for me.

If you can't tell the difference between the two though, you may be better off looking at the lower level Tarmac frames and the regular SuperSix. I'm looking at the 105 model and swapping the parts for the Red stuff on my CAAD9 now. a 5700-loaded CAAD9 would make a nice second bike.
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