Touring bike Cannondale T1 vs Raleigh Sojourn

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  1. downhillbill

    downhillbill New Member

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    I am wanting a new bike for the randoneering / brevet series - these will be 400k and 600k distances. I have been considering either a Cannondale T1 or maybe a Raleigh Sojourn. Does anyone have opinions about either bike, or possibly another recommendation?
     
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    alfeng Well-Known Member

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    I presume the Cannondale has an alloy frame ... and, I believe the particular Raleigh has a steel frame ... ergo, I would choose the Raleigh.

    Alternatively, I would get a JAMIS CODA and fit it with Drop Bars + Campagnolo shifters.
     
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    downhillbill New Member

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    The Cannondale also has a steel frame. Do you recommend steel for durability or for comfort?
     
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    alfeng Well-Known Member

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    Comfort, first ...

    Secondarily, a steel frame can be repaired almost anywhere in the world using a 'regular' welding torch.
     
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