Cannondale R500 Triple Road Bike

4.67/5 (15 Reviews)
MSRP : $949.99

Product Description

Frame Material: 6061 T6 aluminum
Frame Angles: 73.0 head, 73.5 seat
Sizes: 48cm, 50cm, 52cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm, 60cm, 63cm
Colors: Black, Topaz
Fork: Cannondale Ultra Slice Si
Rear Shock: Not applicable
Brake Levers: Shimano 105 STI Dual Control
Handlebar: Cinelli Altera
Stem: Cannondale 3-D Forged
Headset: 1 1/8" threadless Cane Creek S-2
Front Der: Shimano Tiagra
Crankset: TruVativ Touro A1, 30/42/52 teeth
Rear Der: Shimano 105 SS
Pedals: Wellgo road w/clips and straps
Tires: 700 x 23c Hutchinson Flash

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Adam

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2013

Strengths:    Stiff frame, eats up hills.

Weaknesses:    Funky shifter, needs other upgrades.

Bottom Line:   
This is an all and all great frame. After new bars (Randonneur World Championship), a new bottom bracket, and new saddle I feel tuned in. Takes hills like a goat. Hope you like to work on bikes because this one needs a lot of wrenching. RSX brake levers are awesome but the RSX derailers suck. Mine came with Mavic wheels and believe these are the best wheels I've ever rode on.

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

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2011

Strengths:    Strength and reliability,.

Weaknesses:    Heavy and a bone shaker. RSX shifters not very responsive

Bottom Line:   
Old '97 R500 T with RSX shifters and rear derailleur and a 105 front. All aluminum bone shaker with Mavic CXP10 rims. The bike is a tank. I've hit pot holes and pounded that bike for 14 years and the wheels are true and only needed occasional tune ups. I finally lost the stem and went with a much more forgiving, upright stem, went with a Brooks b17 saddle and 25 tires. All these finally smoothed out the ride and made it much more comfortable. The gears are starting to go so I'm looking for a new bike with more upright geometry but this has been a real workhorse and will be relegated to a winter trainer bike.
Great bike!

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Favorite Ride:   All of Them

Price Paid:    $850.00

Purchased At:   Clarksvile Cyclery

Bike Setup:   Brooks B17 saddle and Conti 25 tires. New H2O shorty stem and the rest is original.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by erik a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 3, 2010

Strengths:    stiff frame, light, sexy, great power transfer

Weaknesses:    dents easily (2.8 aluminium) paint chips easily

Bottom Line:   
overall its a good bike for the money, but good thing it didnt come with crappy rsx but it came with slightly older 105 circa late 90's. but for a cannondale from 1996 its really good. all i had to do is put some new sti shifters (why did the previous owner put downtube shifters on it when it came with sti?)

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Favorite Ride:   non crappy roads

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   craigslist

Similar Products Used:   1993 diamondback expert tg and 1994 trek 2300

Bike Setup:   105 crank set. 105 derailleurs. rsx brakes (new old stock) rsx shifters (only sti shifters i could find for 7 speeds that werent outrageous) kestrel ems carbon fork. mavic cxp11 rims laced to cannondale coda hubs with dt swiss spokes (aftermarket) conti gp4000 rear tire maxxis detonator front tire. profile design bars with fizik tape. dimension stem. selle san marco saddle and specialized dirt bag

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John Recklies a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: August 2, 2010

Strengths:    Strong Frame
Responsive and smooth rear d

Weaknesses:    Stock Gipiemme wheels are heavy
Brakes needed instant replacement

Bottom Line:   
This is my first bike i actually owned. The is in good shape and i was able to adapt well. I took it to a bike shop and had a few changes made but all in all it is a great stock bike to start. i replaced the stock wheel set with A Class AXL 220's. Not high end but better than the Gipiemme's

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Favorite Ride:   anywhere windward oahu

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   craigslist

Similar Products Used:   N/A

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jim Eliopulos a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2009

Strengths:    Stiffness is amazing. I am able to keep up with and out sprint much stronger riders.
I have wrecked once and besides some paint scuffs this bike just keeps going. It has outlived my "new" carbon frame by many many years.

I have wrecked onec and besides some paint scuffs this bike just keeps going. It has outlived my "new" carbon frame by many many years.

Weaknesses:    Weight is my biggest concern. My 58cm is comparable to most mountain bikes weighing in between 23-25 lbs. because of this and the older smaller bottom bracket I feel like 10 to 20% of rider output lost when compared to newer lighter bikes.

Bottom Line:   
This is a great starter bike. Built like a tank and heavy like one with the GIPIME wheel set this bike is surprisingly responsive for the weight. Very stiff making sprinting a joy. I have about 7000+++ miles on this bike now and use it for my weekday training. I now have an all carbon SuperSix and when comparing the two bikes the biggest difference I can see is the amount of input it takes from the rider to make the CAAD5 frame respond. Due mostly I would think to the bottom bracket size and weight.

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Favorite Ride:   Cannondale SuperSix

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Arizona Cyclist

Similar Products Used:   Currently riding 2009 SuperSix.

Bike Setup:   STOCK BIKE with the following componets that I can remember right now...
Simano Tiagra shifters
Simano 105 deraliers
SRAM casette
Gipime wheelset.

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