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C'dale Six 13

C'dale Six 13

My first Carbon bike and all I can say is I just got back from a century and I've never felt better after a long ride.
16lbs.

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What part of this bike is carbon? I can see the forks are carbon, but the frame looks to be aluminum? Is it a hybrid? Or is the carbon painted? Give us some closeups to see the joints, please. I guess you are well over 6ft tall, with the seatpost and handlebar positioning? What tires are you riding?
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The seat tube, top tube and down tube are all carbon and are joined together with cannondale's caad 7 aluminium. It's unique in that it's not lugged together but warmed up and pressed into place. This is supposed to make it stiffer than any carbon frame. A good description can be found here. http://www.planetcycle.com/613/ExclusiveRide.html
Other carbon parts are of course the fork (including steer tube), Handlebars (FSA K-wing), seatpost (USE Alien), this is the only part of the bike I don't like, the clamp sucks and creaks. And Spinergy Tilliums with Continental GP 3000's
Thanks for looking.
 

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Nice Bike. I imagine that it is much more comfortable then the all aluminum version I used to ride.

By the way, I also have a USE Alien seatpost. You can take care of the creaking by applying plenty of grease to the seat rails, screws, and the clamping assembly portion where it connects to the seatpost itself. In other words, put gease on all contact points. Mine has not made any noise since I applied grease. (Grease also makes it easier to move the seat for future angle, position adjustments.)
 

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Thanks zdpn03,

This is my first C'dale, so I can't compare it to one, but it's much more compliant and comfortable than my aluminium/scandium Felt.

Thanks for the suggestion on the seatpost, I'll give it a whirl.
 

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Great Bike!!! Saving up right now to get one. Did yours come with the spinergys? How do they ride?
 

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The Spinergys have a great feel to them, very comfortable... But I have had a little bit of a problem getting and keeping them true. Trueing them is a pain in the arse, you have to take the tire and tube out, pull out the rim strip and true them from the inside. The bike came with the new DA wheels, but I sold them and got the Spinergys and a set of the '04 Ksyriums SL's which are the best wheels ever made. They are a bit on the harsh side, but I have been riding them for three years and only had to true my old set once.
 

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