cannondale frame durability



dougal

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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?
 

nutbag

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dougal said:
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?

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
 

boudreaux

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dougal said:
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?
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.