Cannondale Major Taylor Track Bike

5/5 (2 Reviews)


Product Description

Frame Material: 6061 T6 aluminum
Frame Angles: Unspecified
Sizes: 48cm, 50cm, 52cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm, 60cm, 63cm
Colors: White/Black
Fork: Cannondale Slice Si
Rear Shock: Not applicable
Brake Levers: Not applicable
Handlebar: Cannondale
Stem: Cannondale 3-D Forged
Headset: 1 1/8" threadless FSA
Front Der: Not applicable
Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace, 46 teeth
Rear Der: Not applicable
Pedals: Not included
Tires: 700 x 23c Hutchinson Reflex


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by stabdawgarson a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2009

Strengths:    A very stiff frame!

Weaknesses:    A very stiff frame!!
Stainless steel inserts on the dropouts would've been a nice touch. The aluminum gets scared over time.


Bottom Line:   
Purchased from a local shop in 2005 as New-Old-Stock. The paint job was beautiful (silver metallic/red and yellow decals). The weld finishing was crap.
Glad I got the 2003 with Dura Ace, because it seems C'dale cheaped out when it hopped on the fixie bandwagon.
The DA hubs were nice but not the best choice for foul weather commuting.
I eventually broke the frame on the non drive side chain stay. I attribute the break to pushing a 50 x 14 for way too long.
C'dale replaced the frame under warranty. Great... except they took 3 months to do it, and I got only the frame, not the matching fork. The good news is that the 2007 is much improved on the weld finishing. Over time I...
--ditched the 3/32" drive for 1/2".
--ditched the 165 DA crank for something better for the street: a 175 Truvativ Omnium. Wow!!!
--replaced the DA/Mavic wheels with cheapo Vueltas. Not too shabby and won't break the bank.

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Favorite Ride:   Haines Point

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Nothing is similar

Bike Setup:   Thomson X4 stem
Truvativ Omnium crank 175 with a 48 tooth
Surly rear cog 15 tooth
Time ATAC pedals


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

Date Reviewed: August 19, 2005

Strengths:    It's light. Did I mention that it's light. It's also stiff...and light.

Weaknesses:    Cannondale put their name on it about a zillion times

Bottom Line:   
This bike rocks. All the components are top shelf, and far and away the best stuff I've ever owned. Dura Ace cranks and hubs, Mavic rims, and the rest of the components are more than adequate. The carbon fork negates the harshness of the aluminum frame.

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Favorite Ride:   cannondale major taylor

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Bianchi Pista

Bike Setup:   Pretty much stock with Syntace bars, a shorter cannondale stem, and a no name front brake. The seat is a Specialized something or other but pretty comfy.



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