Cannondale 1999 R800 Older Road Bike

4.58/5 (24 Reviews)
MSRP : $1625.00


Product Description

1999 Cannondale R800, road race & triathlon, Shimano 105 components, Cannondale Slice Echelon fork


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dekamate a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: February 3, 2011

Strengths:    Fast, Light, Climbs really well. Keeps up really well with modern bikes. Reliable and sturdy running gear. Looks really good in white.

Weaknesses:    Seat is hard as, other than that it's a champion.

Bottom Line:   
Got this baby of a mate for free to get into riding and have loved it from the start. Solid group set and rolls really well, gets lots of comments that it's a great older bike. Light, climbs really well and easy to get power out of it.

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Favorite Ride:   Cannondale R800 CAAD3

Purchased At:   Mate

Bike Setup:   Stock Shimano 105 components, Cannondale Slice Echelon fork, Mavic CXP rims, LOOK pedals.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jameskarl a Commuter

Date Reviewed: January 24, 2008

Strengths:    light, stiff, good transfer of power, great components, rolls super fast. love it.

Weaknesses:    probably some, haven't found em yet.

Bottom Line:   
never ridden a road bike before this one, but i had a cannondale mountain bike and fell in love with the stiff, light cannondale frame. decided to try a road bike and wanted to stick with a cannondale, and i was not disappointed. this bike is very light, very stiff, rolls like a dream. what i love about cannondales is you can really feel the transfer of power from your pedal to the bike's roll forward, there's no flex or wasted motion. even after 9 years, the components are strong, it shifts quickly, brakes well. i am a cannondale fan.

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Favorite Ride:   to school n back

Price Paid:    $225.00

Purchased At:   craigslist (1999 mod

Similar Products Used:   2008 specialized sirrus, 2008 cannondale capo (new model commuter bikes, close to road bike geometry but w/ riser bars)

Bike Setup:   1999 CAAD3 frame, shimano 105 components, mavic rims, CODA slice carbon front fork, shimano look pedals, shimano flight deck computer


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by MARDOB a Recreational Rider from SYDNEY,N.S.W.,AUSTRALIA

Date Reviewed: November 22, 2002

Strengths:    LOOKS,BUILD QUALITY,STIFFNESS,PAINT DURABILITY

Weaknesses:    THIN TUBE WALLS COULD DING EASILY

Bottom Line:   
THIS IS A BIKE FOR THE HEAVIER RIDER,THE FRAME IS VERY STIFF BUT THE FORKS SMOOTH THE EDGES OFF THE BUMPS.THE STANDARD WHEELS WERE OKAY(MAVIC CXP23)BUT I HAVE RECENTLY PUT ON SHIMANO WH-535 WHEELS AND THESE HAVE MADE A GREAT IMPROVEMENT TO THE RIDE WHITH OUT DETRACTING FROM STIFFNESS.MY RIDING IS JUST RECREATIONAL AND THIS BIKE IS PERFECT

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Favorite Ride:   SYDNEY TO WOLLONGONG

Price Paid:    $2600.00

Purchased At:   CRANKS NORTH SYDNEY

Similar Products Used:   RALEIGH 531 SPORT/7 SPEED NON STI 105

Bike Setup:   MICHELIN AXIAL PRO TYRES,SHIMANO WH-535 WHEELS,ITM HANDELBARS,ROLLS SADDLE,SHIMANO SPD PEDALS


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dré Erppie a Road Racer from The Netherlands

Date Reviewed: August 6, 2001

Strengths:    Great sprinter , great climber , aggresive.

Weaknesses:    Standard wheelset.
Saddle.


Bottom Line:   
Great bike for fair price. With small adjustments race ready.
For touring maybee not smooth enough.

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Favorite Ride:   road racing

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   Bike &

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Allez

Bike Setup:   105 with TA chainrings, Mavic Classic Pro.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jorin a Road Racer from Rosetown, Sk, Canada

Date Reviewed: November 7, 2000

Strengths:    Stiff, nice finish, excellent handling. Loves to go fast. Carbon fork.

Weaknesses:    Can be harsh on rough roads. I am heavy enough that it is not a big problem, but light riders may find the ride too harsh.

Bottom Line:   
I bought this bike to try racing... I had previously been riding a steel frame Kona mountain bike. What a difference! The CAAD3 frame is light, responsive, and does not flex under hard pedaling. I have a lower back injury, and was worried about the ride being too harsh, but it has not been a problem for me. I am going to a more expensive set of wheels, which I think will be a big improvement over the cheap ones I have on it now (the current ones I have are not what comes stock...)

This bike screams to be sprinted hard, loves to climb, and is more than capable of handling a 100miler.

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Favorite Ride:   A smooth highway

Purchased At:   Bike Doctor in Saskatoon

Similar Products Used:   Trek 2200, Trek 2100

Bike Setup:   CAAD3 with 105. My Heliums are in the mail... Currently Velocity rims (old ones) with RSX hubs.



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