Cadillac Road Limited Edition RLE1.8 Road Bike
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    Question Cadillac Road Limited Edition RLE1.8 Road Bike

    hi folks,

    I am new to this site and am considering buying this bike
    for $750 new. Does anyone has any experience with this bike. Response and comments will be appreciated.

    cheers
    mike

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    It looks all right, but my feeling is that I'd look for something else. Although Caddy is a well known name in cars, it's certainly not in bikes. Some of the components are 105's, which are OK. I never heard of the crank. All I can say is if it were me, for the same $$, I'd look elsewhere...quite possibly at a used bike.
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    Avoid it.

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    Pretty similiar spec to a Felt F75-it is probably a good buy if it fits you. And no, it isn't likely made by Cadillac in Michigan: more likely Taiwan like all entry-level aluminum/carbon hybrid frames.. Still, I don't think I would want to own a "Cadillac", "Porsche", "Jeep" bike ect-I would rather have a no-name bike that a bike that advertises a car company. Isn't one of the points of riding a bike so you can leave the car behind?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The The
    Avoid it.
    Like the plague.

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    More Goofy Marketing from GM
    Jim Purdy - Mansfield, TX

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    good god man, just say "no"

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    so does anybody know who makes the frame? Decals are easily removed.

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    I'm puzzled by the "avoid it like the plague" on a site where people are regularly encouraged to buy no-name stuff off the 'net. Al frame, carbon seat stays and fork, and mostly 105 for $750? That beats a lot of the other stuff people push on this site, and this bike could easily be built by the same folks as many of the stuff from BD and others... just rebadged "Cadillac."

    It isn't bad bang for the buck, and the OP will just have to evaluate the downsides of having a bike labelled to advertise a car.

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    I smell a shill.

    OP has one post a month ago and no more. Another poster has one post on this too.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultimobici
    I smell a shill.

    OP has one post a month ago and no more. Another poster has one post on this too.....
    Agreed.

    To whoever wondered about the crank...it's an FSA alloy compact, model "Gossamer"

    For $850 (which is what the website now says), you could get an established bike with similar components. I'd go that route before I'd get a Cadalliac or GMC Denali bike.

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    Yup

    Quote Originally Posted by ultimobici
    I smell a shill.

    OP has one post a month ago and no more. Another poster has one post on this too.....
    Shill or spammer.

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    Cadillac has a complete line of bikes...

    including road & mountain. I've seen the catalog in a shop that carries Specialized, Kona, Raleigh, Haro, etc. Here's their carbon model. Here's a link to their catalog.

    http://www.cadillacbicycles.com/
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    Yeah, that one is $4,799.99....and only 30 will be produced. I wonder what $100 tai frame it's based on.

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    It's from the GMC Truck and Coach assembly plant in Pontiac, Michigan. Purely UAW made. Avoid a Monday production date and you'll get a nice ride.

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    [QUOTE=covenant]Yeah, that one is $4,799.99....and only 30 will be produced. I wonder what $100 tai frame it's based on.

    The spec list below doesn't look like they cut any corners on this one. With those components and a Dedacciai Frame... it seems to be priced competitively with the better known big boys.

    Full Specs:

    Frame: Dedacciai Black Pearl Full Carbon Monoque Triangle + Drive Box
    Fork: Reynolds Ouzo Pro 1-18" Full Carbon
    Color: Carbon Weave Gloss
    F. Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace FD-7800BL
    R. Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace RD-7800SS
    Shifters: Shimano Dura Ace ST-7800 10 Speed
    Brakeset: Shimano Dura Ace BR7800
    Crankset: Shimano Dura Ace Alloy Hollowtech II 53/59
    Chainwheel: Shimano Dura Ace 53/59 FC-7800
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano Dura Ace Integrated Hollowtech II
    Cassette: Shimano Dura Ace 11-25 for 10 Speed CS-7800
    Chain: Shimano Dura Ace CN-7801 Super Narrow 106 links
    Wheels: Mavic Ksyrium SL-06, 700c Wheel Set
    Tires: Hutchinson Fusion Longevity 700x23c Foldable
    Handlebar: FSA HB-RK-235 K-Wing Carbon Fiber 31.8mm
    Stem: FSA K-Force Carbon
    Headset: FSA Integrated 1-1/8" with Carbon Spacers
    Pedals: Shimano Ultegra 6610 SPD Clipless Pedal w/Cleat
    Seatpost: Deda Carbon Blackstick, 31.4mmx320mm
    Saddle: Selle Italia SLR Black Leather Top Carbon Rails
    Head Angle: (48cm=72)(52cm=72.5)(55cm=73)(58cm=73)
    Seat Angle: (48cm=74)(52cm=74)(55cm=73)(58cm=73)
    Chainstay: 40.5 on all sizes
    Wheelbase: (48cm=97.1)(52cm=99.4)(55cm=98.9)(58cm=100.4)
    Top Tube Length: (48cm=52.8)(52cm=55.5)(55cm=56.5)(58cm=58)
    Frame Size: 48, 52, 55, 58cm
    Weight: 16 lbs for 55cm size without pedals

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairscrambled
    It's from the GMC Truck and Coach assembly plant in Pontiac, Michigan. Purely UAW made. Avoid a Monday production date and you'll get a nice ride.
    Yeah, sure it is. And even if it was made there....iffin' it's made in a US auto manufacturer's plant, it's gotta be suspect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Master Cylinder
    it seems to be priced competitively with the better known big boys.
    Which begs the question: For the same price why would anyone buy the Cadillac over one of the "big boys"?

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    Which gets the answer...

    Save $700!!! Van Dessel wants $5499 for theirs.
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    Guerciotti Cartesio... $5525 USD

    Guerciotti CARTESIO


    FRAME: Dedacciai Black Pearl, Black Drive Monobox, Dedacciai Full Carbon Fork
    FRAME WEIGHT: Kg. 1,250
    GROUPSET: Shimano Dura Ace 10 v.
    SEATPOST: Guerciotti carbonio
    STEM & HANDELBAR: Dedaelementi Newton 31, Dedalementi Newton 31
    WHEELS: Mavic Ksyrium ES
    TIRES: Vittoria Evo CX
    SADDLE: Selle Italia Signo Gel

    I would have no problem riding a Cadillac branded/Dedacciai frame with either of those component groups on it just to save $700.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Master Cylinder
    Guerciotti CARTESIO


    FRAME: Dedacciai Black Pearl, Black Drive Monobox, Dedacciai Full Carbon Fork
    FRAME WEIGHT: Kg. 1,250
    GROUPSET: Shimano Dura Ace 10 v.
    SEATPOST: Guerciotti carbonio
    STEM & HANDELBAR: Dedaelementi Newton 31, Dedalementi Newton 31
    WHEELS: Mavic Ksyrium ES
    TIRES: Vittoria Evo CX
    SADDLE: Selle Italia Signo Gel

    I would have no problem riding a Cadillac branded/Dedacciai frame with either of those component groups on it just to save $700.
    Or you could get any number of CF frames, completely kitted, that cost less than that lame exercise in Cadillac marketing.

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    Gimme some names!

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    nice and subtle

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    Quote Originally Posted by alienator
    Or you could get any number of CF frames, completely kitted, that cost less than that lame exercise in Cadillac marketing.

    Could you? I'm not being sarcastic. I think it is priced very low.

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