cannondale frame durability

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by dougal, Jul 26, 2004.

  1. dougal

    dougal New Member

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    keep hearing about issues with cannondale frame durability on this forum (and other lightweight aluminium frames), i have a 2004 r2000 (caad7) and weigh 93kgs. have put 3000kms on it with no problems.

    has anyone experiencd frame failure?
     
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  2. nutbag

    nutbag New Member

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    Cannondale are one of only a few brands to consistently pass the EFBe fatigue test in Germany:

    http://www.efbe.de/defbefrm.htm Click on "English Version", then click on "Road frames New 06/2004", and scroll down. There is a CAAD7 on the "top" category.

    Having said that, here's a critique of the testing procedure:
    http://hea-www.harvard.edu/~fine/opinions/frame-test.html
     
  3. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

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    Did you read Cdales disclaimer on the caad7 with respect to fatigue? It's just a heads up that others don't provide.Why buy a superlight frame and then start worrying about it? Consider it disposable and you'll sleep better.
     
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