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Re: ALLOY 5 105 VS ALLOY 6 TIAGRA

15 August, 2012 10:40PM
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DocB
Agree with cotterpin, that the tiagra spec level would be fine but the bike you have picked out is only partially tiagra. In addition I am not convinced about the BB30 bottom bracket because you will be stuck with it. At least with the conventional threaded bottom bracket you have options open to you for the future. Cannondale have a history of using their own design for routine components and whilst it might give you bragging rights in the pub it can give you headaches when things wear and need to be replaced .

I suggest you continue your search and look for something which is all to the tiagra spec. The name on the side is totally irrelevant.

Bear with me as I am a complete beginner to all things mechanical with Cycles. If I understand you correctly, if I get that bike with the BB30 BB I cant replace the BB further down the line with an alternative?

Regarding Tiagra, which of the following specs would be Tiagra for an all Tiagra spec?

Frame - Synapse Alloy, Optimized 6061 Alloy, SAVE, BB30

Forks - Synapse SAVE, carbon blades, 1-1/8"

Chainset - FSA Omega, BB30, 50/34

Bottom Bracket - FSA BB30

Chain - KMC X10, 10-speed

Headset - Synapse Si, 25mm top cap

Stem - Cannondale C4, 31.8, 6 deg.

Handlebars - Cannondale C4 Compact

Front Brake - Cannondale C4, dual pivot, cartridge pad, long reach

Rear Brake - Cannondale C4, dual pivot, cartridge pad, long reach

Rims - Maddux RS 3.0, 32 hole

Front Hub - FORMULA RB-51

Rear Hub - FORMULA RB-52

Paulscycles can customise any bike with different parts prior to purchase, and Cannondale have been recomended by a LBS and another dude on another cycle forum, and I have no idea what better alternatives are out there for around £800 - it seems cutbacks are always necessary, I need to understand which cutbacks are better than others.
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ALLOY 5 105 VS ALLOY 6 TIAGRA

nomadski 14 August, 2012 11:55PM

Re: ALLOY 5 105 VS ALLOY 6 TIAGRA

cotterpin 15 August, 2012 01:07PM

Re: ALLOY 5 105 VS ALLOY 6 TIAGRA

DocB 15 August, 2012 07:29PM

Re: ALLOY 5 105 VS ALLOY 6 TIAGRA

nomadski 15 August, 2012 10:40PM

Re: ALLOY 5 105 VS ALLOY 6 TIAGRA

nomadski 15 August, 2012 11:08PM

Re: ALLOY 5 105 VS ALLOY 6 TIAGRA

GidmanR 20 August, 2012 02:55PM



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