Cannondale Multisport 700 Si 2002 Triathlon Bike

3.67/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $1653.99

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rdecook a Triathlete from Michigan

Date Reviewed: May 9, 2003

Strengths:    CAAD5 Aero Tubing
Tri-specific geometry
Reasonable price for a tri bike
Aero carbon fiber fork
Shock absorbing seat stays
Variety of sizes to fit most people
Made in the USA!

Weaknesses:    Stock dropbars and Cinelli aero bars
Tiagra components
brakes and 105 group could go too, but not necessary

Bottom Line:   
Cannondale does an outstanding job on their frames, CAAD5 is very high quality and Cannondale is able to make their bikes much lighter with the way they work their tubing. This bike is stiff and fast, but not too harsh. It is very light and well designed.
I suggest you don't ride this bike with the stock dropbars and aero bars. This bike has a steeper seat tube geometry and just wasn't meant to be ridden in that position. I am dissapointed in Cannondale for that. Don't forget to get properly fitted by your local bike shop. It is important to get a good fit on any bike, but especially triathlon bikes or you are wasting your money.
I would say this is a great bike for someone just getting into triathlons, but really I think this bike, after fitted and spec'd out right is good enough to be raced on all levels. I highly reccomend this bike- it is a great price for what you get. If you are looking for a good price (Triathlon bikes aren't cheap) for a true triathlon bike with tri-specific geometry, tri this bike. After changing out some parts (I paid $70 for upgrading to syntace aero bars)and putting on a set of race wheels, this bike can compete with pretty much anything else. After all, you provide the engine!

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Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Bikesport Michigan

Bike Setup:   San Azoto gel seat
Syntace C2 Aerobars
Ultegra casette
Zipp 404 wheelset
Speedplay pedals

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by tonga a Recreational Rider from Phoenix

Date Reviewed: September 17, 2002

Strengths:    The frame is very rigid, good aero fork. Integraed headset is easy to adjust, install, and remove.

Weaknesses:    The component mix is a poor choice. The entire group should be Shimano 105, Replace any Tiagra parts. The Cannondale CODA parts are not bad.The Cinelli clip on bar is GARBAGE, have the shop replace with a Profile or Syntace clip on. The paint is very poor also, The seat tube was not reamed and very rough inside. Thes seatpost is scratched pretty good. Make sure the shop does that, Cannondale does not take the time to prep the frame properly before the assembly. Change road bars to TT/ Bullhorn bars if you get the chance.

Bottom Line:   
Overall the frame is great. The 105/ Tiagra Component mix is awful. Just give me a complete group. The angles are proper for a Tri bike.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by sonic69 a Triathlete from Singapore

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2002

Strengths:    Excellent price for a CAAD5 frame and fork bike. Performance is excellent and bike is well put together.

Weaknesses:    Still too many Coda/Cannondale parts such as brake calipers and hubs. Can still live with those but the Cinelli Corna aerobars that come with the bike suck big time. First of all, it doesn't even fit the Cinelli b'groove handlebars properly. Hard to explain but if you see it, you'll know what i mean. And I'm wondering why C'dale still offers a standard road bar with a tri bike. The drops position is hardly optimal. Why not just give us the Syntace bullhorn and SL aerobar like in the MS2000 and MS5000 configuration?
What's with the Tiagra/105 mix? Full 105s please! I doubt anyone buys a tri specific bike for the heck of it, we're serious about participating in races so give us full 105s.

Bottom Line:   
Very nice bike with outstanding finish on the frame and fork, with Campy Hiddenset integrated. Weighs in at a comfortable 20lbs, and goes like the clappers. Overall I'm very happy with the package, and would not hesitate to buy another Cannondale. Mine came with the cranks upgraded to 105.

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Favorite Ride:   Anywhere without automobile traffic

Price Paid:    $1700.00

Purchased At:   Cannondale Asia

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   As stated on their website but with 105 crank upgrade.

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