Cannondale 1999 T1000 Older Touring Bike

4.4/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $1409.99

Product Description

1999 Cannondale T1000, touring, Touring Mix components, Cannondale fork

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by wxm29 a Commuter from Cleveland, OH

Date Reviewed: December 29, 2002

Strengths:    Solid frame, stable as a Harley with 50 lbs of touring luggage, touring ammenities (front and rear rack braze-ons, 3 water bottle braze-ons), Shimano 105 STI shifting, XT rear deraileur, linear pull brakes, 9-speed cassette.

Weaknesses:    Shimano 105 triple crankset (30/42/52) perfect for SAG supported long distance touring but geared WAY too tall for loaded touring (you may prefer 22/32/44 mountain crank). Coda Expert saddle = torture device. Factory stem too forward for comfortable touring position, good for a pace line. Plastic top-tube cable guides break and rattle inside frame. Cheap stem, handlebar and post. For big big miles, a recumbent is more comfortable and faster.

Bottom Line:   
So versitile--I use this bike to hammer in pace lines or tour fully loaded from Vancouver to San Fran. Take off the fenders, racks and install 23 mm tires, and the CAD 2 touring frame is competitive with more performance oriented road bikes with shorter wheelbases.

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Favorite Ride:   TOSRV, RAGBRAI, Pacific Coast Highway

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   Rhino Bike Works, Pl

Similar Products Used:   23" frame old school hard tail mountain bike.

Bike Setup:   Shimano 105 crank, STI shifters.
XT deraileur, rear cassette.
CODA pedals, stem, handlebar.
Mavic cross wheels with lower end Shimano hubs.
Michelin Axial 23mm tires
Stock 35 mm touring tires.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Scott Mitchell a Commuter from Karalee QLD Australia

Date Reviewed: January 15, 2001

Strengths:    Extremly well made frame, that is very stiff for carring weight.Long chain stays and all the usual brase-ons for the tourist.

Weaknesses:    Gearing far to high for any serious touring and the Coda components not up to the task either.Shimano 105 headset should be improved apon.

Bottom Line:   
The bike is my primary mode of transport, spent the extra dollars upgrading to improve reliability.
Most of the running gear is middle of the range but has the reputation for durability and the ease of finding spare parts.If I could justify the expense,a set of Phil Wood hubs would complete the setup.
I average 25 miles a day when commuting and 50/75 on my days off,over rough roads with 15 kg of lugguage. No problems.Fully loaded to 28 kg the bike is stable and the braking is awewsome.Would recomend the bike for the serious commuter or the dedicated long distace traveller.

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Favorite Ride:   Salcomb to Dartmouth England

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Bikestyle Brisbane QLD

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale Beast of the East.Peugot. Trek

Bike Setup:   Caad 2 frame,Magura HS66 brkes,Chris King headset.XT front/rear mechs,XT bottom bracket and Hollowtec cranks,Blackspire Super Pro chainrings24/34/42, XT/Mavic/DT Alpine wheels,Time Atac peddles, Brooks leather saddle,Conti 35mm tyres and a Bruce Gordon rack system.Blacburn pump and Mt Zeffal fenders.Wilderness Equipment pannier system.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Richard from Bakersfield, CA

Date Reviewed: October 17, 2000

Strengths:    This is one of a dying breed, a real touring bike, despite the integrated shift/brake levers (which I happen to like, even on a touring steed). The aluminum frame is not overly stiff and not overly heavy. You can load it up and it behaves decently. The standard equipment tires are Conti Top Touring 200's. Just great.

Weaknesses:    The worst parts are probably the STX Parallax hubs and they're OK. Phil Wood hubs would be nice, but impossible at this selling price.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for a commuter or tourist.

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Favorite Ride:   They're all good.

Price Paid:    $1400.00

Purchased At:   Local bike store

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   You can view the equipment on the Cannondale web site — even the older models.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by bob dantinne a Cross-Country Rider from easton,pa.

Date Reviewed: September 17, 1999

97 model bar cons, frame ,35 tires hubs,


coda brakes

Bottom Line:   
t-2000 great bike- changed brakes to xt-cants

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Favorite Ride:   
twin peaks

Similar Products Used:   
520 trek,like steel frame, but had sti shifters.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Jerud Colbert a Weekend Warrior from Burnsville, MN

Date Reviewed: September 9, 1999

Rides great

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Excellent bike. Rode it in a neglected parking lot. Handled the bumps just as good as my rigid mountain bike. Hydralic Brakes stop on a dime - concerned about repairing these on the road. I planned on using the bike mostly for commuting, but am not comfortable with the shifting. I would rather be able to shift without taking my hands off the brakes.

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Similar Products Used:   None

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