Cannondale Cannondale Six Carbon 6 Road Bike

4.5/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $1799.00

Product Description

Elite road racing bike with affordable Monocoque carbon fiber frame including fork and drops. Shimano 105 drivetrain with some exceptions--namely FSA Omega Compact Crank/Chainrings, 34/50, FSA MegaExo bottom bracket, Tektro R350 Dual Pivot brakes-all downgraded somewhat to maintain a price point. Mavic CXP22, 32 hole rims. Maxxis Fuse foldable, 700 X 23c tires. San Marco Ponza Power saddle. Cannondale C3 handlebars. Cannondale C4 stem.

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Roadimus Prime a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2011

Strengths:    Sporty, yet comfortable frame
Price was right
All-round great performer

Weaknesses:    Having only owned it for a little over a month, I have yet to find any appreciable weaknesses

Bottom Line:   
Picked up this frameset on clearance and swapped over all my components from my old roadie. FSA crankset, Sora drivetrain, and Xero wheels. I'm loving the strength of the aluminum and the smoothness of the carbon fiber. Worlds more comfortable than my other bike (Schwinn), with lots more giddyyap to work with. Not quite as sporty as the Cervelo S2 I tested last year, but I never expected it to be. Overall, I consider this to be the best bike I've ever owned. Well worth the $$$.

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Favorite Ride:   Butterpot Park

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Canary Cycles, St. J

Similar Products Used:   Cervelo S2
Schwinn RD700

Bike Setup:   Profile Design Bars
SORA drivetrain
FSA compact triple crankset
Xero RaceLite 1 wheelset
Bontrager Racelite Hardcase tires

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

Date Reviewed: July 14, 2011

Strengths:    Decent weight (22lbs), steering, comfortable, fast, reliable.

Weaknesses:    Stock seat was a joke, hurt just looking at it. Big ring too small, shifting a bit finicky.

Bottom Line:   
Test rode everything in the $1500-$2500 range when I bought this bike. Kept coming back to this bike. 2,000 miles later, I am glad I did. Just felt right then and now. Very comfortable, even after 3 hour rides. Not sure I'd agree it climbs well, as at 220lbs I still feel like I am dragging an upside down cow up a hill - but that could be just me. Very stable at high speeds, nice balance, steering. Only complaint is the shifting is dodgy and the stock 50T chainring is small. Based on other reviews, going to upgrade some parts soon. Added bar gel to make bars more comfortable, plus a set of roadbike aero bars (not the long tribike bars). They made a big difference in riding position, more speed and better workout. Also swapped saddle with a Specialized Avatar, which saved my you know what - literally. Overall, great bike, highly recommended.

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Price Paid:    $1899.00

Purchased At:   Peddler, Long branch

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by The Lu a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 3, 2010

Strengths:    Nimble, balanced, comfortable on long rides.

Weaknesses:    Fsa compact cranks gave inconsistent front shifting. Saddle unconfortable for me.

Bottom Line:   
After 1300 miles on this bike, I feel that the bike has been a good value. Made some changes of components mainly to improve my comfort. Switched the original saddle, handlebar, brake calipers and cranks.

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Favorite Ride:   09 cannondale six carbon six

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Bike Setup:   Full Shimano 105 components. FSA K-wing carbon handlebar, Selle Italia saddle, Look pedals.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Wade Wong a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: May 28, 2010

Strengths:    Its a C'dale.
Climbing prowess.

Weaknesses:    Wgt (9+kgs)
Heavy stock wheelset (mavic cxp22)+ c'dale hubs
C'dale C2 seatpost (carbon-wrapped-wt..?)

Bottom Line:   
Re: C'dale Carbon six 6 '09
Purchased above bike on sale/clearance. Being my second road bike, i found the C'dale good value (C'dale stock parts; 105 spec). Being a rec rider, yet to test its race potential. Was amazed with the massive BB but disappointed with its wgt (~9kgs)- I'm a sub60kg jockey! No probs with FSA Omega cranks (just some tweaking/trimming req). Bike shows amazing compliance and climbing prowess despite its wgt. Steering is intuitive and responsive. Love the decals and race red tone.

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Favorite Ride:   Perth foreshore

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   TBE

Similar Products Used:   Bianchi Via Nirone '05
Avanti monza '99

Bike Setup:   Stock- C'dale parts; FSA Omega cranks; Mavic cxp22 rims; 105 spec
Will upgrade wheelset eventually.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by imjh1388 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: March 7, 2010

Strengths:    Smooth, comfortable ride.
Feels as stiff as the CAAD9

Weaknesses:    Rims not up to the price of bike

Bottom Line:   
This is review for the 2010 C'dale Six Carbon 3. The difference comes down to groupset with this Carbon 3 with Ultegra groupset.

This bike came with upgraded rims (Fulcrum Racing 5) and change from FSA BB30 crank to Ultegra cranks.

This bike has geometry that's less aggressive than the CAAD9. It's smooth, less road "rumble" and certainly more comfortable in terms of absorbing the bumps on the road.

It feels stiff and certainly the bike has more ability than my fitness. Handles well and really stable at high speed and cornering.

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Favorite Ride:   Bobbin Head, West Head

Purchased At:   Cycling forum

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale CAAD9 R5

Bike Setup:   Ultegra groupset (upgraded to Ultegra cranks and brakes)
Upgraded Fulcrum 5 rims

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