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nothing for Cannondale out here eh?

June 4, 2013, 10:48 p.m.
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i keep seeing these ads and these pro riders tearing it up on Cannondale mtn bikes. never seen one, never seen a dealer. just not on the radar? terrible bikes? doesn't seem likely. bad paint jobs/graphics/funny forks? anyone, Bueller?

June 4, 2013, 10:55 p.m.
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You can check them out at bsp


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June 4, 2013, 11:13 p.m.
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From a dealer point of view, especially in Canada, C'Dale is a huge pain in the ass to deal with.

June 4, 2013, 11:23 p.m.
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From a dealer point of view, especially in Canada, C'Dale is a huge pain in the ass to deal with.

totally makes sense, being owned by a Canadian company and all..

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June 4, 2013, 11:35 p.m.
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crack n fail

June 4, 2013, 11:44 p.m.
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I'm riding a Jekyll. I've only had it out 5 times but so far so good. The rear suspension feel is excellent.

June 5, 2013, 6:42 a.m.
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Taboo carries them up here, see lots around. Their twin travel platforms seem great and are really popular.

June 5, 2013, 6:48 a.m.
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Good morning Mike T and Kevin B!

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June 5, 2013, 6:55 a.m.
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From a dealer point of view, especially in Canada, C'Dale is a huge pain in the ass to deal with.

How so? It does seem odd that Specialized and Trek are more popular. Might be related to the lefty fork that Cannondale has promoted for years. People look at that and think it can't be stiff enough based solely on looks. Or being proprietary you can't just get a Fox fork without also needing a new stem and hub or wheel.

Debate? Bikes are made for riding not pushing.

June 5, 2013, 6:59 a.m.
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How so? It does seem odd that Specialized and Trek are more popular. Might be related to the lefty fork that Cannondale has promoted for years. People look at that and think it can't be stiff enough based solely on looks. Or being proprietary you can't just get a Fox fork without also needing a new stem and hub or wheel.

I think it may be more because of having to deal with the distributor, Dorel.

June 5, 2013, 12:25 p.m.
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From a dealer point of view, especially in Canada, C'Dale is a huge pain in the ass to deal with.

Not much love for BSP either

There's nothing better than an Orangina after cheating death with Digger.

June 5, 2013, 12:35 p.m.
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totally makes sense, being owned by a Canadian company and all..

"Canadian" owner means nothing in this context

business decision (investment vehicle i.e. majority shareholder in broken company, due to be flipped after 3-4 years) made purely for investment purposes, not to provide the good people of Canada with fine Cannondales bicycle to ride up and down their mountains

sad but true, like many "investments" made by other similar financial terrorists…

June 5, 2013, 12:39 p.m.
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Not much love for BSP either

Someone must be buying bikes from them, they have 3 stores in MetroVan.

(I've never bought a bike from them, but have bought some parts, clothing and accessories from them over the years and never had any issues.)

June 5, 2013, 1:01 p.m.
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My shop carried Cannondale for years.

We were consistently short shipped product, support (local and from the mothership) sucked and payment terms were draconian.

June 5, 2013, 1:57 p.m.
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I have a prophet and a CAAD 7 road bike mainly cuz they used to give the best shop-deals of any brands and when they made the bikes in America the end-of-season deals were even better, order the bike in october they would ship it and by the time I got the bike in 2-3 weeks the price had gone down another 10% to 1/2 price

no compliants with either bike

did anybody break a c-dale frame and not get their warranty covered?

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