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HELP: Cannondale vs GT

Old 11-01-08, 07:00 AM
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Eh, Cannondale is made in China. That made in USA thing only exists on shop signs - maybe they are made in USA. Does that make them bad bikes? No.

As far as choosing between cross country hardtails. Do as an earlier poster suggested: ride them and compare the component specs. The one that feels better/had better components is the one you should buy.

At any given price point, the quality of frames are highly unlikely to be meaningfully different between otherwise similar bikes.

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Old 11-01-08, 10:53 AM
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Eh, Cannondale is made in China. That made in USA thing only exists on shop signs - maybe they are made in USA. Does that make them bad bikes? No.
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Old 11-01-08, 12:32 PM
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To clarify some of the misinformation: Most cannondale aluminum frames are still built in the US. Their full carbon stuff like the carbon rush come from overseas.

I'd probably go with the GT Zaskar. I have a lefty DLR-2 on my F-series bike and it has been a maintenance nightmare, although it does perform well when its not leaking all over the place. The lockout also migrates to the locked-out position and a Cannondale factory service didn't fix it or cover it under warrenty (they charged me for shipping + the rebuild) even though it was clearly a design fault. Be forewarned, but I have no idea about the headshok. I might be courting some controversy by saying this, but 80mm forks don't cut it anymore even for XC racing.

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Old 11-01-08, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by mrchristian View Post
To clarify some of the misinformation: Most cannondale aluminum frames are still built in the US. Their full carbon stuff like the carbon rush come from overseas.
I dont know about most, but the high end stuff is.
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Old 11-01-08, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by ca7erham View Post
I dont know about most, but the high end stuff is.
Damn it, forgot. Some of the low end stuff is from overseas. My bad
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Old 11-01-08, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by mrchristian View Post
My bad
Damn Right!!!
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Originally Posted by mrchristian View Post
Damn it, forgot. Some of the low end stuff is from overseas. My bad
Better. And it's not "some" or "low end".
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Old 11-02-08, 07:54 AM
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More like the non high end.
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Zaskar because GT is my jam lol
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11 year dead zombie thread .........
But I'm glad you like your Zaskar - Nice bikes
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