2013 Thoughts?

2013 Thoughts?

Postby MDL » Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:42 pm

What's everyones thoughts on the new range coming out? Looks good to me, looking at the supersix evo red or Di2, but need to ride one first.

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by BNA » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:43 pm

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Re: 2013 Thoughts?

Postby thecaptn » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:43 pm

i like their CX bikes they look good and have disc brake options coming.

http://brimages.bikeboardmedia.netdna-c ... 3-Disc.jpg

This looks very cool but would be out of my price range.


This is what I'm hoping to get:

http://www.cxmagazine.com/wp-content/up ... 74-e_1.jpg
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Re: 2013 Thoughts?

Postby cpical » Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:21 pm

I have tried a Super 6 EVO 2012 with full DA Di2. Weighs under 7 kg. It belongs to a friend who had when we did the Ventoux 3 times in July this year. I was riding an 11 kg Ti bike. I tested the Cannondale 2 days after the Ventoux climbs on a leisure 144 km ride in the Ardeche gorges, and my friend was riding the Ti bike. Amazing feeling it was. Very sharp and quick response from the front, scared me at the beginning. The gear changing is perfect. Could accelerate on 3-4% uphill to up to close to 40 km/h without too much effort. My road bike is a Parlee Z3. If I did not have the Parlee, I would surely consider getting a Super 6 EVO (the frame is made in China).
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Re: 2013 Thoughts?

Postby Bentnose » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:12 pm

thecaptn wrote:i like their CX bikes they look good and have disc brake options coming.

http://brimages.bikeboardmedia.netdna-c ... 3-Disc.jpg

This looks very cool but would be out of my price range.


This is what I'm hoping to get:

http://www.cxmagazine.com/wp-content/up ... 74-e_1.jpg

The Cannondale CX is very nice though I do have an aversion to BB30, shame.
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Re: 2013 Thoughts?

Postby thecaptn » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:27 pm

Bentnose wrote:
thecaptn wrote:i like their CX bikes they look good and have disc brake options coming.

http://brimages.bikeboardmedia.netdna-c ... 3-Disc.jpg

This looks very cool but would be out of my price range.


This is what I'm hoping to get:

http://www.cxmagazine.com/wp-content/up ... 74-e_1.jpg

The Cannondale CX is very nice though I do have an aversion to BB30, shame.


Why?
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Re: 2013 Thoughts?

Postby Bentnose » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:18 pm

I'm sure most people have good experiences with them but I know a few people who have had to warranty frames due to press fit style BB issues, I don't know anyone who has had to do this because of a threaded BB. There seems to be quite a few issues with them on various blogs also and I think more so with BB30 in particular. The extra stifness/lighter weight I don't need and I have the tools already to change all types of threaded BB's and I'm happy with the external type BB. I also don't see threaded BB design disappearing anytime soon so I'll stick with that, though it does limit my choices quite a bit for my next bike. Having to go to a LBS to have a BB changed, meh, I prefer to avoid LBS's touching my bikes, they always come back worse than when I dropped them off.
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Re: 2013 Thoughts?

Postby thecaptn » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:36 pm

Fair enough.
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Re: 2013 Thoughts?

Postby cerb » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:14 pm

I ride the 2011 model Supersix and have had issues with the BB30. The BB has been re-fitted twice now within 5500km.

I'm a clydesdale at 100kg, 6'4" who does rec riding and club crits over summer. The BB has twice started making strange noises to the point where I've taken it back to be refitted (and glued). I'm of the belief that the torque I place on the frame while sprinting is too much for the press fit system to stay in place.

All in all though, two quick/small warranty jobs in over 5000km isn't too bad for a big bloke like myself. Wheels going out of true is a much larger issue - even on 32 spoke custom wheels!

Having said that, BB30 may influence my next purchase.
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Re: 2013 Thoughts?

Postby Tim » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:02 pm

cerb wrote:Having said that, BB30 may influence my next purchase.


You're not the only one. Two Cannondale bikes, both with BB30. Creaking and cracking noise problems from the BB30 on both. Full cash refund on one bike and hopefully fixed on the other. I'll never buy another bike with this system again, nor Cannondale for that matter. Short lived disposable bikes in my opinion. Interestingly, my LBS will no longer deal with Cannondale. Too many warranty claims, especially BB problems.
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