Quote by Swami:
"mentioned the ride quality and the fact that it's aluminium to quell the usual ******** debate that it'd be "stiff" that always seems to come up by default."
I will readily admit that you can quell an adult discussion and debate better than aluminum can quell buzz, thuds and a road feel that's deader than your brain cells.
"All the specs I see show the bike as having the all conquering Cannondale Si chainset.Only you would be stupid enough to chuck the best crank on earth into the weeds or on eBay."
The chicom-built crankset thrown on the 105 CAAD is NOT the "all conquering" USA manufactured version of the 10-spoke
SI crankset installed on the bikes that get entered in races. It's not even close. Moron.
"FSA doesn't seem to appear on any of the CAAD12's specs."
You are a completely, utterly worthless retarded dipshit. mpre53 brought up a valid complaint regarding the manufacture and general spec'ing of entry level bikes from all manufacturers...including Cannonwhale.
Who the Hell do you think it is that manufactures the chainrings on that SI abortion crank???
Cannondale Si, BB30a, FSA rings, 52/36
Go back to your shitmaNO **** and stay out of the adult discussions. You act more like your brother, Alf, every day. How the Hell did you manage to make it out of the third grade? Next to Alf, you've become THE gold standard on this forum for illuminating your stupidity with a neon light. For ****'s sake, grow the Hell up.
"Cheap saddles are a must for complete bikes as it's one of the items that probably gets swapped out straight away anyway. Test rides would literally be a PITA without then - although for you and your leather chaps, it might be deemed as fun when paired with the over priced and completely junk Campag ball grease...
Other than for the reason of making an extra dollar or two there is absolutely no logical reason to install a saddle on production bicycle that everyone on the planet throws in the parts box. None.
TREK has finally realized this and started putting much better designed saddles on their bikes. A well design and constructed saddle may cost pennies more to manufacture, but it will add value to a larger percentage of the pool of buyers. Not everyone need toss the saddle because of it being designed like the typical English overstuffed arm chairs or the retards that sit in them.
At least the Italians will usually make an attempt to spec a useable saddle, not the ass hatchets you Commiefornians seem to prefer when you ride away from a wild night at the Blue Oyster Bar.
No manufacturer will ever spec an OEM saddle that works for everyone, but when looking at the intended market, purpose of the bike, place in the model line and such it really isn't rocket science to bolt on a saddle that's not completely worthless ****...something you're an expert on the subject.