Is the Cannondale Caad8 a stiff AL frame?

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  1. vegasbabee

    vegasbabee New Member

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    Fairly big rider (6'2" a 197 lbs).Looking at a R900 or R1000. Good frame for climbs?:confused::)
     
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    Geez. What a lame bike forum. Thank for the input guys:rolleyes:
     
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    Thanks for the input guys:rolleyes:[/QUOTE]
     
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    Patient much? You got a response to this question in your other thread, where you complain about nobody paying attention to you.
     
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    185 lbs 21.5 watt per kilo max watts

    I ride a cad c 8 is very stiff

    I just bent the rear triangle of a 4000 si sprint training
    cannondal would not honor the warranty and wanted
    2000 $ for a repacement
    I got a brand new in the box Cad 8 fork and head set delivered 630 $ ...ebay
     
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    Thank for the input guys:rolleyes:[/QUOTE]
     
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    Black_Hat New Member

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    I did not hit anything


    I guess it was time to replace the frame .

    aluminum does not last forever and will fail eventually
     
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    God damn I'm sick of dumbshit posts like that.
    Eventually the sun will explode and everything will fail.
     
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    A framemaker told me a light weight frame such as the cannondale 4000 si should be relaced every season for some one my size & power output .
    I had been on the frame 3 years
     
  11. DiabloScott

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    Now that's a fine statement. Cannondale themselves would probably tell you the same thing - or at least tell you to expect that it will probably need to be replaced at some point near the 3-year mark. Cannondale probably designed that frame to last 3 years. They could have designed it to last as long as they wanted but they picked 3 years. Bigger riders might wear one out faster. The point is, it's a design decision to do this, not a limitation of the material's properties.

    But if you like aluminum frames you can find some that will last much longer; some that were designed to last 30 years and weigh a couple grams more. They won't list the design life in the catalog but Cannondale does say something like "this is the kind of bike you should expect to replace after a couple seasons"...
     
  12. Tubbs

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    I remember reading an article from a really well known framebuilder once... I can't for the life of me remember exactly who it is.

    His motto was: Lightweight, Cheap, Really Stiff... pick any two. :D
     
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