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Opinions on a Cannondale Six 13 Pro frame

Old 04-24-12, 09:02 AM
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Opinions on a Cannondale Six 13 Pro frame

There is a 2006 Cannondale Six 13 Pro frame in my size on ebay, just wondering what the consensus is on this frame. I bought a CAAD8 frame but it is too big so I'm on the lookout again.

Link to the auction is here.

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Old 04-24-12, 09:48 AM
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It's essentially a Caad 8 frame with the downtube cut out and replaced with carbon.

The original Six-13 was an awesome frameset. To save money, they slowly started reducing the number of carbon tubes, from 3 to 2 to 1, in the version for sale here. It will ride very similarly to the Caad 8 but might be a little more comfortable on longer rides.

Also, the fork that comes on that frameset is ridiculously light. It's among the lightest forks ever produced. If you can get it cheap, go for it.
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The top tube has a dent in it. I'd skip it.
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it's already overpriced with the dent and shipping.
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Originally Posted by topflightpro View Post
It's essentially a Caad 8 frame with the downtube cut out and replaced with carbon.

The original Six-13 was an awesome frameset. To save money, they slowly started reducing the number of carbon tubes, from 3 to 2 to 1, in the version for sale here. It will ride very similarly to the Caad 8 but might be a little more comfortable on longer rides.

Also, the fork that comes on that frameset is ridiculously light. It's among the lightest forks ever produced. If you can get it cheap, go for it.
They reduced from 3 to 2 tubes due to complaints about stiffness/noddle-like ride. The version with 1 tube was "cheaper trim line" but after the initial year, most "regular" Six13s are two carbon tubes I believe.
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Forget the Six13. There are more SystemSix frames on eBay right now. The SystemSix is still the stiffest hybrid frame Cannondale ever made. Combined with the Hollowgram Si crankset...it is simpy one rocket of a bike, comparable to many $10k carbon super bikes out there today.
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