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Fuji vs Cannondale?

Old 06-15-12, 09:31 AM
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Fuji vs Cannondale?

I got two contenders for my new bike:

Fuji SL1 Pro and Cannondale CAAD10 5.

I am still recovering after open leg fracture, and can't test ride either at this point. But I would like to know what you guys think. Looking to replace bike that was smashed along with my leg.
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what about jumping up to the CAAD 10 Rival? You can probably get your LBS to lower the price to around the Fuji?
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I am still recovering after open leg fracture, and can't test ride either at this point. But I would like to know what you guys think. Looking to replace bike that was smashed along with my leg.
Sorry to hear that. Was this a car-vs-biker scenario?
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Originally Posted by Drag View Post
Sorry to hear that. Was this a car-vs-biker scenario?
Car was running red light on intersection where bike path meets regular road. Driver hit me straight in the side, dead center, at about 50mph. If it was not for the bike frame, it would have probably taken my leg off clean. If it was not for for helmet and camelbak, I would most likely sustain more serious injury. Both my helmet and camelbak where literally shredded on impact, when I landed on the pavement far away from point of impact.

The whole thing was very unpleasant. I did not loss consciousness and realized what happened in the mid-air, I was pretty sure I was going to die.

P.S. Traffic light camera took pictures, the whole thing is documented there. My attorney has them, I plan to post them when I get them.

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Whoah jeebus! Glad you are recovering.
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Old 06-15-12, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by boggy View Post
Car was running red light on intersection where bike path meets regular road. Driver hit me straight in the side, dead center, at about 50mph. If it was not for the bike frame, it would have probably taken my leg off clean. If it was not for for helmet and camelbak, I would most likely sustain more serious injury. Both my helmet and camelbak where literally shredded on impact, when I landed on the pavement far away from point of impact.

The whole thing was very unpleasant. I did not loss consciousness and realized what happened in the mid-air, I was pretty sure I was going to die.

P.S. Traffic light camera took pictures, the whole thing is documented there. My attorney has them, I plan to post them when I get them.
Sorry about your accident and I hope you heal quickly and completely.

FYI, if you're planning to sue, and I hope you are, post no more about the accident on any forum or anywhere on the internet. I'm sure your attorney would tell you the same thing.
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Wow...glad your ok....here's to getting back on the bike soon.
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Hope you get better fast. The Fuji is using C-4 carbon, which I believe it their entry level, while the CAAD is considered a higher end Alu. bike. Ride them both and decide which one you like better.
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Wow! Then in that case, welcome to Life 2.0, forget about cost, and just get your dream bike!!!

Also, do take heed with the "do not discuss in public" advice.
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Originally Posted by boggy View Post
...The whole thing was very unpleasant. I did not loss consciousness and realized what happened in the mid-air, I was pretty sure I was going to die.

P.S. Traffic light camera took pictures, the whole thing is documented there. My attorney has them, I plan to post them when I get them.
Wow, sounds terrible. Traffic camera is the silver lining here, if ever there is one. Good luck. Test ride once you heal and then decide based on fit. I like the SL1 Pro, personally.
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Old 06-15-12, 06:06 PM
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I have the sl1 pro.

I love it but it's the only bike i have so nothing to compare it to.
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Old 06-15-12, 07:30 PM
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I bought the Fuji SL comp (versus the SL 1) a little over a year ago as my first road bike. Really did not know what I was doing :-) Rode that bike for about 5,500 miles for my first 11 months on a road bike. The only problem I had was the wheel set. I replaced the Oval with the low end Mavics on it because I started breaking spokes on the ovals...but I weighed around 200 pounds a year ago. Now I'm 180. If you're lighter it should not be an issue.

I noticed that the Sl1 is a more agressive style than the SL Comp. I really liked the Fuji and had absolutely no problems with it and I rode it hard. Last month I upgraded to a nice specialized and gave my Fuji to one of my sons. I still have another Fuji aluminum and it is rock sold.

I know the cannondale also makes good bikes but really liked my Fuji.
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Old 06-15-12, 11:03 PM
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Old 06-16-12, 05:23 AM
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Sorry to hear. Coin toss on the bikes, Fuji has done an incrediable job in the last few years but the CAAD is legendary.
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Old 06-17-12, 10:44 PM
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Picked up my second Fuji a few months ago after racing their SST. Got the SL1 PRO Limited (Higher carbon trim) and have loved it ever since. Been very, VERY pleased with it. Feel free to ask any specific details if you'd like.
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Old 06-17-12, 10:45 PM
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Btw, if you are looking at the SL1, there are two Pro models. The Limited actually used C7 Carbon which is up there with their D6
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Glad your weren't injured any worse, the leg is bad enough. Heal fast. As to the bicycle choice, I got the CAAD 10 4 Rival earlier this year and absolutely love it. Try them both when you can ride again and get the one that fits you best.
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Really sorry to hear about your crash, and wish you well on your recovery.

Between any of the "good" brands of bikes, you can't buy a bad bike. They're all great.

One note on the Performance Fujis: if it's not on Fujibike.com, I don't believe it counts. I believe that Performance and Fuji are working to get some really low prices, and the bike might be fine, but might not. This is similar to how Wal-Mart and Home Depot pressure manufacturers to change an item to get the price way down, and the product loses something in the process. I think there's a reason Fuji doesn't have it on their site, and you can only buy it at Performance.

I race a Fuji SST, and it's an incredible bike for me. In general, I think you're going to get a bit better value in a Fuji just because they're only just now starting to see wins in grand tours. The reason you see more of the other brands in these races is because those companies have huge pro racing programs -- and we all get to pay for them. For example, a 105 CAAD10 is $1500, and a 105 Roubaix 1.0 is $1000. Jump up another $270 above the CAAD10 and you can get a 105 Fuji Gran Fondo (carbon).

Go ride them and see what you prefer. My Fuji rides, handles, and corners better than my Madone did, so I'd say to go convince yourself.

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Btw, if you are looking at the SL1, there are two Pro models. The Limited actually used C7 Carbon which is up there with their D6
awh that just makes me sad that they didn't have the LE when i bought my sl1 pro.

but i doubt i would have felt the diff anyway so whatevs i guess. lolz
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Ive got the CAAD10-3 Ultegra and the ride quality is close enough to the Cervelo Soloist I used to own that I don't miss it. Not a fanboy of carbon as I tend to find ways to beat up my bikes unexpectedly.
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Ive got the CAAD10-3 Ultegra and the ride quality is close enough to the Cervelo Soloist I used to own that I don't miss it. Not a fanboy of carbon as I tend to find ways to beat up my bikes unexpectedly.
my carbon fuji sl1 pro has been crashed (downhill lowside), hit by car then hit a curb, and few clipless pedal falls.

it's still going strong. ^_^
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Ive got the CAAD10-3 Ultegra and the ride quality is close enough to the Cervelo Soloist I used to own that I don't miss it. Not a fanboy of carbon as I tend to find ways to beat up my bikes unexpectedly.
I am actually seriously considering getting CAAD10-3 Ultegra at this point. Also going to include Ultegra pedals in the budget. I just love what you get for the money.
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If you're rough on bikes (I am) I would favor carbon over beer-can-thin aluminum in a heartbeat. It's tough and resilient and much much cheaper to repair.
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Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
One note on the Performance Fujis: if it's not on Fujibike.com, I don't believe it counts. I believe that Performance and Fuji are working to get some really low prices, and the bike might be fine, but might not. This is similar to how Wal-Mart and Home Depot pressure manufacturers to change an item to get the price way down, and the product loses something in the process. I think there's a reason Fuji doesn't have it on their site, and you can only buy it at Performance.
I worked for Performance for a number of years and Fuji did have their SL1's ( The used to go by the name "SL1 1.0, 2.0, 3.0) on the website however since the release of the Altimira and its growing popularity its since been the "replacement". The names you see listed under performance's website is simply established for the partnership between the two companies. The frames still remain the same, and the Limited was a throwback to the limited that was once released with Sram force, but now with ultegra. Sure they cut down on a few things to maintain a more cost effective option (FSA crank, Tektro Brakes) but nothing you cant replace ;-) however the frame is still the very same. I ride the crap out of the Fuji's (SL1 PRO, SST, D6) hard and love them to death.




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Interesting, it does look like the Performance SL1 is the same as the Fujibikes.com SL (which was SL 1.0, SL 2.0, not SL1 1.0). Now the Altamira is clearly a different bike, and they're apparently still making the SL, and just branding it as an SL1. Thanks for the history there.
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