Cannondale R1000 Sport 2003 Road Bike

4.6/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $1749.99


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Bruce Buckoski a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2004

Strengths:    Great at going down hills, the bike tracked well!

Weaknesses:    little to stiff for me. If I was younger it would be fine...I perfer the carbon fiber tail.

Bottom Line:   
Whoa!Riding my new r1000 has been quite the experience! Coming from a all Mountain biking background,its hard to determine what your limitations are on the roads.I have found that this bike just keeps me wanting more! It is so effortless. The light weight frame make distances shorter and the slick geometry help cut the wind.The aluminium frame seems a little stiff, but the shock seat post makes up for that. Rad wheelset!

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Favorite Ride:   cannondale r1000 sport

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   Spyn cycle

Similar Products Used:   Trek 5200

Bike Setup:   Stock


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by zippy a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 12, 2003

Strengths:    Nice component group! Mine came with ultegra front and back.This may be a sort of disappointment to others with 105 front derailers.Shifting has been sweet and clean,despite a small cable stretch problem in the beginning.

Weaknesses:    For the long hauls, the posture is a little tight. Find I get small back pains after 50 or so miles.Wish they sized it differently than small,medium,large,x-large sizes.

Bottom Line:   
Whoa!Riding my new r1000 has been quite the experience! Coming from a all Mountain biking background,its hard to determine what your limitations are on the roads.I have found that this bike just keeps me wanting more! It is so effortless. The light weight frame make distances shorter and the slick geometry help cut the wind.The aluminium frame seems a little stiff, but the shock seat post makes up for that. Rad wheelset!

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Favorite Ride:   whatever the day provides

Price Paid:    $1450.00

Purchased At:   rei

Similar Products Used:   jamis xlt 1.0

Bike Setup:   keeping it stock.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by sondance a Recreational Rider from Mickey Mouse World

Date Reviewed: August 27, 2003

Strengths:    Great looks, rides nice, great shifting.

Weaknesses:    Stock seat - changed to Koobi. Pedals - Shimano.

Bottom Line:   
Haven't ridden a road bike since back in the "10 Speed" glory days. Motorcyle Mountain bike convert. Always wanted to buy a Cannondale, and now I finally have one! Have had the bike a little over two weeks now and accumulated over 100 miles. Great bike for the beginning rider. Taken awhile to get used to the front derailleur performance, and am contemplating switching to Ultegra to match the other components, but this wouldn't keep me from purchasing one. No problems, other than a flat, to report. Easy to ride, fairly comfy, my back is still getting used to this road bike positioning even though its a bit tamer than a full on performance bike. Have been able to motor along fairly decent, the only thing holding back is my conditioning and pedal skills, which are improving with each ride. Though a bit pricey, I would highly recomend to someone looking to get in to road bikes.

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Favorite Ride:   Anywhere

Price Paid:    $1350.00

Purchased At:   Orange Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Trek Fuel 90 - mtb. Demo'd Specialized Allez Elite (Love the Zebra, but not the compact frame), Other Cannondale models.

Bike Setup:   Koobi seat, Shimano pedals. Thinking of swapping Frt Derail to Ultegra.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jdbarr a Recreational Rider from Livingston, NJ USA

Date Reviewed: November 17, 2002

Strengths:    This bike is perfect for someone who wants a fast, serious road bike, yet is wiling to trade off a little performance for more comfort.

Weaknesses:    The Selle saddle was literally painful. I traded up to a Brooks B.17 ti Champion Special, and now am very comfortable!

Bottom Line:   
As a relatively new biker, I normally ride about 30-40 miles a week, at a "C" level. In moving up from a comfort bike, I considered performance road bikes, flat bar road bikes and hybrids. After reading about the Cannondale R1000 Sport in Fitness Cycling magazine, I bought it and have been delighted.

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Favorite Ride:   flats

Price Paid:    $1750.00

Purchased At:   Cycle Craft

Similar Products Used:   N/A

Bike Setup:   The geometry of the bike is such that it offers (slightly) more of an upright riding style because of a raised head tube and lowered seat tube.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jon a Recreational Rider from Georgia

Date Reviewed: November 15, 2002

Strengths:    1. Frame Design, it IS more comfortable with a slightly less aggressive position
2. Wheel set, they not only look good, they perform
3. Gatorskin tires. Put 'em on any bike you ride.
Ultegra STI shifting. Smooth and fast.


Weaknesses:    1. Mixed Shimano Components. Sure 105 and Ultegra work
together, but do the price savings justify the mix?
2. Everyone has opinions on saddles, but Cannondale
should consider offering a saddle exchange.
3. Sizes. Cannondale needs to offer more sizes
for this great frameset. I usually ride a 52 cm
frame, but that throws me between a small and a medium
for this bike. I went with the small, but I do wonder...
4. Finally, cost. Cannondale makes great bikes,
but they aren't cheap.


Bottom Line:   
Don't let the sport designation fool you, this is a light, fast bike that is
a delight to ride. The 16 spoke wheels and the gatorskin tires are
the strongest, least trouble prone setup I've ever ridden. I thought I
would not like the suspension seatpost, but now that I am
accustomed to it I don't know how I did without it on previous bikes.
I do question the mixed Shimano drivetrain components, I suspect
it would benefit from an all Ultegra setup, but I suppose this is done
to keep the price down a bit. Mine also came with the Selle Royal
Look In saddle, which has been a big disappointment. I switched
it out for a Terry, and though I tried it again for two weeks I put the
Terry back on. I've Had the bike since mid August, and have put
almost 1000 miles on it in that time. I rode 17 miles yesterday
afternoon, and as usual it was an exhilarating romp

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Favorite Ride:   Country Roads

Price Paid:    $1850.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   TREK 1200 (Used to be my main bike)
Bianchi San Remo
Test rode a bunch of road bikes


Bike Setup:   Stock except for Terry Saddle and
Speedplay pedals



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