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System six ride quality

Old 10-11-11, 05:52 AM
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System six ride quality

Does the cdale system six ride like a carbon
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Neither. Steers like carbon, back end has a bit moe flex that, say, my Super Six HM. Note that a few of the features that were on the System Six have made their way into the 10 and Evo.

That was a great bike. A friend of mine finally gave his up for an EVO yet to be ridden.
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Front end is like carbon, rear is more aluminum like. Which makes sense since that's how they're made.

It's the most rigid frame ever made by Cannondale (2008 version, which has a bit more hi mod carbon than the 2007 version), at least according to an engr friend of mine that works there. He recommended the frame to be out of their whole line up, based on my riding preferences.

It's the best handling bike I've ever ridden, it gave me 5-6-7 mph on this one turn where I "test" my bikes (downhill, hard right, blind, requires huge commitment to go fast through it). If I could get custom geometry on it I'd still ride it. If I could use the tapered steerer fork from it I would.

I've ridden plenty of short hard crits on it, but I've also done 120 mile rides (they take me 7-8 hours) and a slew of 95-100 mile rides.
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Agreed, best bike ever. I had the choice between it and the first Super Six, and the Cannondale demo guy told me to go with the System 6.

I've only ridden a few carbon bikes, and haven't really liked them.I also have a Caad 9, which is an OK bike - it is nowhere near the same caliber frame as my System 6 though.

My wife keeps offering to let me get a new frame - but I don't have any desire to replace the System 6.
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