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    $1,250 for a Six Carbon 3??

    Cross-post from Bikes, Frames and Forks:

    I am looking for info on the Cannondale Six Carbon. http://www.cannondale.com/bikes/10/cusa/six.html

    I've been riding a 2009 demo Cannondale Six Carbon 3 for a week. I really, really like it.

    I can get the entire Ultegra/DA level bike for $2,000, but I don't want the components. I can get the frame/fork/headset for $1,250.

    Any thoughts on this deal? Thanks.
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    That is a bit too high a new 09 six carbon with 105 only cost $1400 or lower depending on LBS want to get rid of their inventories. What is the size you are looking for ?
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    I have been riding a 50cm Six Carbon 3.

    Yes, the LBS owner warned me that the frames are expensive, so he could not give me a great deal on the frame. So it would be $1,250 for the frame/fork/headset, including tax.
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    Check your PM.
    My next vehicle would be a zamboni
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    The 2010 frameset in the link you posted is 410g (almost a pound) lighter than the 2009 frameset. Here are the 2009 Six models:
    http://www3.cannondale.com/bikes/09/cusa/six.html
    Reading your post I can't tell which model year you're getting.

    I just got a 2010 Six Carbon 5 (105 components) and I absolutely love it. It currently weighs slightly over 19lbs (54cm) - the Carbon 3 (56) is 17.25lbs out of the box.

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    Mine would be the 2009 model. Given the fact that it's a pound heavier than the 2010, I think I will pass on this killer deal. I've read that alu/carbon fork on the 2009 model is right in line with what a light steel fork weighs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by team_sheepshead
    Mine would be the 2009 model. Given the fact that it's a pound heavier than the 2010, I think I will pass on this killer deal. I've read that alu/carbon fork on the 2009 model is right in line with what a light steel fork weighs.
    You might want to read this (scroll down to the "Six Carbon" part):
    http://www.velonews.com/article/94154

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    Quote Originally Posted by ph0enix
    You might want to read this (scroll down to the "Six Carbon" part):
    http://www.velonews.com/article/94154
    Thanks. I will start saving up for the 2010 model.

    A pound lighter? Talk about planned obsolescence.
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    What is interesting is that the LBS owner told me that in the 50cm size, the 2009 frame/fork is "only" 100 grams heavier than the 2010.

    Quote Originally Posted by ph0enix
    You might want to read this (scroll down to the "Six Carbon" part):
    http://www.velonews.com/article/94154
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    Quote Originally Posted by team_sheepshead
    What is interesting is that the LBS owner told me that in the 50cm size, the 2009 frame/fork is "only" 100 grams heavier than the 2010.
    That's go to be just the frame without the fork. If he has the 2009 frame in stock then he's probably trying to unload it. You could ask him to put it on a scale but he probably won't have a 2010 frame to compare it too unless he takes one of the new bikes apart. The Six doesn't come as just the frameset. Even before I had read the review that I posted the link to, my LBS guy had told me that I should go for the new Six since the frameset almost a pound lighter than the 09.

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    I can't find any other reviews of the new Six but take a look at this one (2009):
    http://www.cyclingnews.com/reviews/c...rbon-3-compact

    The second to last paragraph talks about the fork on the 2010 model being several hundred grams lighter.

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    The LBS owner is sort of nickel-and-diming me. He claims that all the 2010 weight savings figures apply to a larger frame/fork. He says that my 2009 frame/fork, in a size 50cm, probably weigh about 150 grams more than the 2010 frame/fork in size 50cm.

    Quote Originally Posted by ph0enix
    I can't find any other reviews of the new Six but take a look at this one (2009):
    http://www.cyclingnews.com/reviews/c...rbon-3-compact

    The second to last paragraph talks about the fork on the 2010 model being several hundred grams lighter.
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    I think he's trying to screw you.

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