Cannondale Road Warrior 600 or Kona Dr. Dew (2005)

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Binay, May 25, 2005.

  1. Binay

    Binay New Member

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    Hi all!:)

    I know your're fed up with questions like this... but I am having a hard time deciding which one of these two bikes to choose... The price range here is the same...

    Please, please help the girl in decision-trouble!:confused:

    KONA
    Frame tubing

    Kona 7005 Double-Butted Aluminum

    Fork

    Kona Project Two Disc

    Headset

    Aheadset STS

    Crankarms

    TruVativ Elita

    Chainrings

    48/38/28

    B/B

    TruVativ ISIS SLLT

    Pedals

    Shimano M505 clipless

    Chain

    Shimano CN-HG53

    Freewheel

    Shimano Deore 11-32 9 speed

    F/D

    Shimano FD-R443

    R/D

    Shimano Deore

    Shifters

    Shimano SLR-440-9

    Handlebar

    Kona Aluminum Riser

    Stem

    TruVativ XR

    Grips

    Kona Jackshit

    Brakes

    Hayes Hydraulic HFX-9 XC

    Brake Levers

    Hayes Hydraulic HFX-9 XC

    Front hub

    KK Disc

    Rear hub

    Shimano FH-M475 disc

    Spokes

    Stainless 14G

    Tires

    WTB Slickasaurus 700x37C

    Rims

    Sun ME14A

    Saddle

    WTB Rocket V Street Smart

    Seatpost

    TruVativ XR



    CANNONDALE
    Frame

    Road Warrior

    Fork

    Cannondale Fatty Ultra All-Conditions

    Rear Shock

    N/A

    Rims

    Gipiemme T3-30S

    Hubs

    Gipiemme T3-30S

    Spokes

    Gipiemme T3-30S

    Tires

    Continental Top Touring 2000, 700 x 28c

    Pedals

    Wellgo alloy cage

    Crank

    FSA Cold Forged Splined, 30/42/53

    Chain

    Shimano HG-53

    Rear Cogs

    SRAM PG-950, 12-26

    Bottom Bracket

    TruVatiV ISIS GigaPipe SL

    Front Derailleur

    Shimano FD-R443

    Rear Derailleur

    Shimano Tiagra

    Shifters

    Shimano SL-R440

    Handlebars

    Cannondale Fire w/CNC'd bar ends

    Stem

    Cannondale 3-D Forged

    Headset

    Cane Creek S-2

    Brakeset

    Cannondale Fire w/cartridge pads

    Brakelevers

    Cannondale 4-Finger Comfort w/Kraton insert & bell

    Saddle

    Selle Royal Viper Look-In Gel

    Seat Post

    1-X Suspension


     
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  2. Powerful Pete

    Powerful Pete New Member

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    Yes we are fed up with these kinds of requests! :p

    Jokes aside, you need to be a bit more specific - fine, you have given us component lists. But what kind of riding do you do, in what areas (urban, etc), what are your goals, what kind of shape are you in, what is your cycling experience...

    Then people will be in a better position to give you some advice! :)
     
  3. Binay

    Binay New Member

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    Sorry about that. :eek:

    I had, until recently, an MTB. My average was/is 15-20 km three times a week, sometimes more, sometimes less. I suffered constant pain in my arms and knuckles, probably the bike was too big; and I prefer upright position.
    So I decided - no more pain. I want a fitness bike, for asphalt. I am still afraid of the road, but I would like to start, bit by bit... I am also considering to buy a helmet.
    I believe I am in good shape, my goal is to stay in shape and enjoy the long rides without pain.
    Hope this information will help you to help me find the bicycle for me.
    I'd appreciate all your advices!
     
  4. Binay

    Binay New Member

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    No suggestions? Anything? Anybody?
     
  5. Powerful Pete

    Powerful Pete New Member

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    Sorry, missed your response.:eek:

    Both of the bikes you propose are nice bikes from reputable companies. They are fine. But... you seem to be on the cusp of becoming a 'real' roadie :rolleyes: ... so what is the fear of going for a 100% road bike, which would be lighter, more responsive, and with which you could grow more in cycling terms? In other words, out of the two, go for the Kona, you do not need the shock or the 'fatty' tires!

    Another small piece of advice: go to a reputable bicycle shop in your neck of the woods, get fitted, and pick up a bike for which the shop will guarantee service (this is important for a relative newbie, which I assume you are). Getting fitted will guarantee the best possible comfort on your bike! Set aside some cash for the necessary equipment (helmet, shorts, jersey, cycling gloves and a pair of riding shoes that are compatible with your pedals).

    Happy shopping and riding!:D
     
  6. Binay

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    What do you mean by "shock or 'fatty' tires"? Aren't Konas tires wider than Cannondales? 700 x 37 vs. 700 x 28? Maybe you meant: "Go for the Cannondale?" Sorry if I misunderstood you, English is not my native. :eek:

    Both dealers here, for Kona and Cannondale, have service in their shop. I think both want to make a sale and wouldn't mind if I change anything on the bike for the better fit. Both dealers were nice.:)
     
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