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  1. #1
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    Sep 2006

    CAAD 8 R5000 Deal?`

    I went into my lbs and they had a 2006 CAAD8 R5000 that has a little over a 1,000 miles. The bike looks brand new. Full DA w/ Ksyrium SL3. Asking $1,600 is this a good deal.

    They also have a 2006 CAAD8 R1000 Full Ultegra w/ Ksyrium Equip for $1,599.

    what would be the better deal?


  2. #2
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    Jan 2007
    Given that both fit equally well, I'd go with the 5000. If you buy it at a LBS, I assume youll get the warranty as if you were the 1st owner (make sure this is the case). 1000 miles is not really that much, and the DA + SL3s combo is much, much better than Ulegra with Equipes.

    My 0.02$

  3. #3
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    Sep 2006

    I went with the 2006 CAAD8 R5000: Here are the specs:

    500 miles (I was incorrect on the mileage, the previous owner traded it in for a
    new Lynskey full campy record).
    Full DA
    Reynolds fork
    Mavic Kysirium SL3
    Thomson Elite Post
    FSA 0s-115 stem
    FSA K wing handlebar
    Italia Ti Sadle
    2007 DA pedals
    New Continental GPS 3000 tires
    Carbon bottle cages

    This was a right place at the right time deal. And the best part I have established a stronger relationship with my LBS. They have a loyal customer.
    Last edited by distant ride; 03-16-2007 at 07:07 PM.

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