cannondale caad 9

rockaperoon

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hi all fancy this bike on bike to work
ive seen advertised compact frame
whats all that about also double or triple
if i get a double could i swap the rear cgs and have some low gears fitted
another problem is finding a cannondale in glasgow dales looks like all it does is specialized
thanks in advance steve
 

Tynan

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Location
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there's one in the window of te LBS, it's very shiny and very lovely

in my experience any decent LBS will fit whatever parts you want at the cost diffferential to make the sale

compact and semi compact frame just means the top tube slopes more or less downards, saves on metal and weight and something to do with handling I think, to a amateur I think thet only real effect is visual

a double or triple up front doesnn;t affect what cogs you have at the rear, within reason you can have any range you want

a double can still and usually will have much the same range as a triple only with bigger steps between gears, a triple is good for lots of hills, a double is fine otherwise

I'm not good on this technical stuff mind, one of the competents will be along to correct me I'm sure
 

Rob3rt

Man or Moose!
Location
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rockaperoon said:
hi all fancy this bike on bike to work
ive seen advertised compact frame
whats all that about also double or triple
if i get a double could i swap the rear cgs and have some low gears fitted
another problem is finding a cannondale in glasgow dales looks like all it does is specialized
thanks in advance steve
I ride a CAAD9, very nice bike, I'd highly recommend them, but dont buy before you try, there may be other bikes more suited to you out there, you will need to ride a few before you decide.

When they refer to a CAAD9 as compact, thats in reference to the groupset. The front chain rings are a compact arrangement, to my knowledge the frame is not a compact frame, it doesnt have the givaway signs such a sloping top tube etc, although it could be a compact frame, but most sales literature ive seen is refering to compact groupset not frame.
 
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rockaperoon

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thanks for clearing that up im off for a look at some lbs in ayr and prestwick today
not sure if they stock cannondales thanks for the info about compact frame or gears
i may have to order a dale from dales in glasgow but online they dont carry dales
only specialised the higher end specialised bikes are waaay over the £1000 limit
 

zoso7

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Location
Glasgow
rockaperoon said:
thanks for clearing that up im off for a look at some lbs in ayr and prestwick today
not sure if they stock cannondales thanks for the info about compact frame or gears
i may have to order a dale from dales in glasgow but online they dont carry dales
only specialised the higher end specialised bikes are waaay over the £1000 limit
Alpine Bikes in Glasgow (2 stores) stock Cannondales, might be a good idea to speak to them as they are a Cannondale dealer, i got my bike from Dales in Glasgow, so you will get well looked after and good advice in there also just don't know if they can get cannondales or not!!

Alpine bikes address: (Tiso have a franchise in their store)
6 Saint George's Place Glasgow G20 7PW - 0141 353 2226

Tiso Glasgow Outdoor Experience

50 Couper Street
Glasgow
G4 0DL

PS, CAAD9 is meant to be a great bike.
 
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rockaperoon

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the lbs i went to today cant get cannondale till late may grr
the suggested a ridley eos i think its cheaper so i could probably get a garmin with the spare money many hours of googlin tonite
re alpine bikes and dales last resort as i live 60 miles from glasgow
i think the eos is a slightly heavier frame but comes with rack mounts and mudguard eyes
 
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rockaperoon

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decisions decisions lol
 

Howard

Senior Member
rockaperoon said:
the lbs i went to today cant get cannondale till late may grr
Yup problems with the euro distributer at the moment. Can't get them for love nor money.

rockaperoon said:
the suggested a ridley eos i think its cheaper so i could probably get a garmin with the spare money many hours of googlin tonite
re alpine bikes and dales last resort as i live 60 miles from glasgow
i think the eos is a slightly heavier frame but comes with rack mounts and mudguard eyes
If you really need rack mounts and mudguards why even consider the Cannondale? If you don't need them wait for the Cannondale Caad9 - there are few bikes out there with such universal praise.
 
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rockaperoon

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dont need rack mounts or mudguards im content to wait for the dale
i can fit the roadracer mudguards anyhoo i live in scotland its not known for rain (tic)
goin to lbs on friday to order
 

Howard

Senior Member
jimheaney57 said:
Mmmm steel....

jimheaney57 said:
Can't decide what one to go with:wacko:
You can't go wrong with the Trek or the Cannondale - although you can get the CAAD9 Tiagra for the same price as the CAAD8. Take it you rode them all? What was the Genesis like? Intrigued.

Of course, if you didn't ride them, you need to get some test rides in :smile:
 
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