Cannondale 1999 RT1000 Older Tandem Bike

4.78/5 (9 Reviews)
MSRP : $1949.99

Product Description

1999 Cannondale RT1000, tandem (road), Tandem Mix components, Cannondale fork

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ian Seecof

Date Reviewed: May 27, 2013

Strengths:    Very stable on downhills even over 65 mph. Responsive and able to really lay it into the curves. We still have the original wheels, but replaced them with Bontrager Race Lites. Best ride with Vittoria Evo CX (700x 23c) tires (320 tpi) We have ridden many thousand miles for 13 years and loved every minute. Original XT rear and Ultegra groupo. We could have spent a lot more on higher tech.....but why? Our combined age is 128 and we still book on it.

Weaknesses:    No status. As a stoker once asked, "What is a Cannondale?" Her captain replied, " it is just a cheap tandem." They had also just remarked that their expensive tandem felt shaky over 45 mph.duh......

Bottom Line:   
We have 20+ bikes in our stable and this is our favorite!

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

Date Reviewed: March 5, 2002

Strengths:    Stiff frame and componentry

Weaknesses:    Seats - These were exchanged after the demo ride. We bought the bike in spite of the seats

Bottom Line:   
The Cannondale is an exceptional value. The ride is very gentle and my wife is very comfortable (very important).

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Favorite Ride:   20 mile loop around house

Price Paid:    $2600.00

Purchased At:   Locale dealer

Bike Setup:   105's STI

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eric a Commuter from Santa Rosa, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: November 27, 2001

Strengths:    Super stiff
Great roominess
relatively responsive for a limo-bike
cheap, comparatively

Weaknesses:    stock front wheel taco'd after 1500 miles (Cdale replaced with $600 set of Emgo's, and replaced our ripped clothing)
1998 model couldn't use discs, only drum

Bottom Line:   
I've got 11 bikes in the garage, and this is by far my fave. Love the sewer tubes, makes the frame stiff as can be.

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Favorite Ride:   Sonoma County backroads

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   Mike''s Bikes, Sausa

Similar Products Used:   rode several burleys, they were all noodles

Bike Setup:   stock except for seats, canti brakes, Phil Wood/Mavic wheels,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mo Miller from Camano Island, WA, USA

Date Reviewed: July 1, 2001

Strengths:    GREAT value. Excellent Frame and wheels. Very good component spec. Beautiful Green color.

Weaknesses:    I'm not crazy about the linear pull brakes. Rack mounting requires creativity.

Bottom Line:   
Could have spent twice as much (or more) on a custom tandem but why? With the Cannondale we were able to test ride and compare sizes before we purchased it. We didn't have to wait months to get it and got nearly everything we could wanted in a tandem. The ride quality is excellent. Riding out of the saddle the bike feels solid. Excellent cornering, descending and climbing.

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Favorite Ride:   San Juan Islands

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   Aurora Cycles

Similar Products Used:   1992 Burley Bongo

Bike Setup:   Mostly Stock except saddles and pedals. Switched brakes to traditional Cantilevers for equal performance and better feel at the lever.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ray a Road Racer from massachusetts ua

Date Reviewed: October 13, 2000

Strengths:    Superior frame, better than entry level components, trustworthy wheels and hubs

Weaknesses:    saddles

Bottom Line:   
Best bang for the buck as far as tandems go. Same frame as the 3000, and 1000 dollars less. Now my wife and I can really ride together. The univega wasnt half the bike, but the others were thousands more. the true test of a relationship, but if you pass its well worth it!! Now there are 6 cannondales in our house. Does this count for 1 or 2?

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Price Paid:    $1900.00

Similar Products Used:   santana, univega

Bike Setup:   105 sti and der's, coda mix brakes and bars, shimano hubs and crank

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