Cannondale T800 2003 Touring Bike

4.8/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $1199.99

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

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2008

Strengths:    I was a sceptic with the aluminum frame, but it is just as nice as my old renolds that I replaced it with. It has a long wheele base that makes it stabel as hell, but you also loose some of your turning radius. (I have never has a problem with it)The wheels are build for weight, and I have more gears than I know what to do with. Great bike for the price!

Weaknesses:    The bike is 8 years old and starting to show in the componates, but that is hardly cannondale or fault.

Bottom Line:   
The 2000 T800 is 8 years old now but still rides wonderfully. I use it to do everything from commuting 7days a week to school/work, riding the foothills and horse trails, grocery shopping, and in the early spring late fall a little light touring up to the national forests. From here on out I will always have a touring bicycle in my posession.

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Favorite Ride:   with the T800, all of them...

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   private owner

Similar Products Used:   Gary fisher big sir, Trek 520, MTN TEK, Specialized sport, Surly Cross check, Voodoo, Kelin pro comp.

Bike Setup:   all stock but I put on platform pedals, and a 2" bar riser to sit up right a little more. The group comes with mostly "coda" componates, and tiagra, with some cane creek stuff thown in.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Randall Benson a Commuter

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2007

Strengths:    I like this bike because it looks great,is very strong and has good stock derailers and great shifters.

Weaknesses:    I can't find ant yet.

Bottom Line:   
I bought this T800 about 3 years ago I use it for commuting and I have rode it From Vancouver to Edmonton twice.
I haven't had any problems with this bike I find it to be geared very well touring through the mountains with full front, rear panniers,and all the other stuff.
The only thing I changed on this bike was the seat I replaced the stock seat with Brooks saddle.

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Favorite Ride:   Cannondale T800

Price Paid:    $1440.00

Purchased At:   Rivervalley cycle

Similar Products Used:   I have toured on a Specialized Sirrus and a Nishiki before.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Red Ensign a Commuter

Date Reviewed: June 19, 2006

Strengths:    A good stiff frame and comfortable geometry. I like the Shimano FlightDeck shifters.

Weaknesses:    Stock tires a bit fat for my taste.
A bit heavy, but no big deal. Reality check, at 205 lb I probably need the sturdier frame!

Bottom Line:   
I use this bike daily for my 38 km round-trip commute. It has been a continuously steady ride. I take on an occasional 50 km (one way trip to a buddy's place and it rides well with the stock C-dale rear panniers. The longest so far has been 80 km MS bike tour. With no bags I kept up well with most of the race-boys running Specialised Flakjackets (700x20c.

I have been only happy with this machine!

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Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   River Valley Cycle,

Similar Products Used:   None

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

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2003

Strengths:    Scary smooth; when tuned and oiled up, the only sound you can here is the tires on the road. Soaks up bumps well with Conti Tourings (great, durable tires).

Weaknesses:    Not the lightest road bike, although fairly so, but then again, it's a tank! Don't expect the frame to fail on you, ever.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is great. The shifting is much better than the standard setup of my former 2000 ST700 (stolen :( ) The bike is BEAUTIFUL. My ST700 performed commendably on my cross-country trip, although the shock absorber added weight and made climbing hills a pain, especially when I wanted to climb out of my seat. The T800 does not have shocks, and it seems to soak up bumps nearly as well. The derailleurs are also a noticeable upgrade over the older model, much more reliable and smooth. The gear selection is excellent; you won't find a mountain that can't be climbed by just kicking into granny gear and lazing up if you want.

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Favorite Ride:   My commute

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Mike's Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale ST700

Bike Setup:   LX front/ XT rear derailleurs, everything standard

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Carl a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2003

Strengths:    granny gear, strong, lightweight, comes with conti touring tire (very strong)

Weaknesses:    the spokes are too weak, you will have to replace them before any big trip

Bottom Line:   
I road this bike from Seattle to New York City and I wouldn't have wanted to do it on anything thing else. It is very strong with a great selection of gears to pick from. Highly recommended for bicycle tour!

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Favorite Ride:   Northern Tier

Price Paid:    $875.00

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