Frame Info: Monoc compact

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Guest, Jul 29, 2002.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hi All,
    I am going though the process of replacing my CAAD 5 frame. I have taken a look at a UK frame, the Monoc compact with carbon rear stays. www.monoc.co.uk
    Does any one have comments about this?? Pro and cons would be real useful.

    Thank you
     
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  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    When I bought a new bike about 4 months ago I also had to choose between a Monoc and a C'dale CAAD 4. The monoc was ALOT cheaper and could get an extra set of Xero lite wheels for the same price as the C'dale. But I did not settle for a brand I did not know. I took the C'dale because of name and reputation. Maybe you should just wait until you come across someone that has ridden both bikes or go to www.roadbikereview.com and see what the people say. - Good luck
     
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I think my C'dale is the biggest POS around.....why not get something custom built from 853 with carbon stays and forks? boring I know, but it would be a great bike which would last years and years ;D
    My Cannondale didn't cost me anything....otherwise i'd have bitched about it alot more in these forums ;) ......However, I do think I got what I paid for ;D

    cheers!
     
  4. Eldron

    Eldron New Member

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    Steve,

    What's the problem? The only niggle I have with C'dale is the ride - it's hard as hell.

    Other than that I'm quite impressed - good, clean welds, corners like rails, sprints like a demon.....
     
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hi Steve and Eldron,
    Thank you for your imput. I found the handling of my CAAD a true pleasure. One of the first things I did was change the standard carbon fork, for a Italian made straight fork. What a difference. She is more responsive in the corners and not as stiff/hard in the ride. I also replaced the Coda stem with a Cinelli Alter Stem. This leaves no flex in the sprints. Wheels I used were Rolf Vector Comp. As of today I became a proud owner of Mavic Ksyriums, Will let you know how they feel after a couple out rides.

    After all this talk, makes me wonder why I want to replace my C'dale. Maybe a CAAD 7................. ;D
     
  6. Guest

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    You'll love those Ksyriums. ;D ;D
     
  7. Guest

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    I must sy that I love my C'dale. Is is very smooth. One thing I like about the Monocs is that everything on the bike is Monoc branded. From the headset and head spacers to the seatpost and then you can choose between alu or carbon. It is a very nice looking bike. Would like to see how it performs on the pro circuit.
     
  8. fabcri

    fabcri New Member

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    hi i just bought a monoc i found it second hand for 300 pounds hardly been used i too never herd of this make before i took a chance and i am well pleased with it i would like though to compare this bike with other's did anyone manage to find any good reviews?
     
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