Cannondale MT2000 2003 Tandem

3.33/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $2999.99


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chris Kushman a Cross Country Rider from Sault Ste. Marie, MI, US

Date Reviewed: January 22, 2004

Strengths:    Great frame loaded with great components.

Weaknesses:    It's made by Cannondale. Cannondale is the worst bike compnay I've dealt with. Problems encountered with my brand new never ridden MT2000: delays, told no fork available after waiting a month, misinformation, different parts on bike than specified, front and rear Magura brakes didn't match (model years 2000 & 2003), rear wheel out of dish - spokes on drive side too short to adjust had to relace, bottom brackets too long preventing the bike from shifting (bike came with 118mm bottom brackets instead of 109mm), XT rear derailleur instead of specified XTR, hydraulic brake lines too short (very severe bends), Cannondale wouldn't respond to e-mails or telephone calls.

Bottom Line:   
You be the judge based on above statement. Doesn't matter how innovative Cannondale is in the future they lost a high-end bike customer.

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Favorite Trail:   North Country Trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   Cobblestone Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   First tandem.


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ted a Cross Country Rider from rochester, ny

Date Reviewed: April 22, 2003

Strengths:    rigid, comfortable, fast, fun...

Weaknesses:    Rear disk brake tabs should be on the chainstay rather than the seatstay. This would cause brakeforce to seat, rather than un-seat rear wheel. With two people the force is significant. If you get a frame with tabs on the seatstay make sure your skewer is as tight as you can get it!
Also, I had to run 6" disk on the back to keep the caliper from blocking the yakima trailer mount.


Bottom Line:   
This brake tab thing causes me to lower my rating from 5 to 4.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2999.00

Purchased At:   park ave bike


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ted a Cross Country Rider from rochester, ny

Date Reviewed: January 24, 2003

Strengths:    Actually, just bought frame and built bike around it. Great fit n finish, aluminum (no rust worries), really love it!

Weaknesses:    Expensive way to go, better to buy the full bike then change to road cranks if you find yourself spinning out.

Bottom Line:   
Awesome road and trail bike - don't notice the yakima trailer on back, disk brakes are broken in and give great sense of security - no smokin rims! Now I can ride with my girlfriend without constantly looping back, we both get a great exercise, I'm not bored and she's not passing out! We each ride at our own pace and stay together! It's very fast, having the trailer is a sweet bonus.
If you aren't a serious mountain or road rider, and don't think you'll be using it hard, save some dough and get the mt800. It has disk tabs so can be upgraded if you start riding more. I prefer biting the bullet up front cause a year later I don't miss the money, but I miss the goodies every time I ride if I don't get 'em.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   park ave bike

Bike Setup:   ultegra front group, xt rear, 48 spoke salsa's, hugii disk hubs, avid 6" front 8" rear, gripshift, gore-tex cables, cannondale moto front fork (not quite as crisp as the rigid fork but way nicer ride - rigid fork looks nice on my wall).

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An Unconventional Speedhub: C-Dale MT2000 Tandem

Cool... cleaning out the hard drive tonight, I found the text w/photo links to this write-up I put together and posted on the now defunct Rohloff Owners Club forums, not quite a year ago. I'm reposting here on MTBR for posterity's sake. This is mainly focused on the Speedhub setup, not the tandem bu ... Read More »

Stumble: MT2000/Speedhub conversion; rear disc v. rim

(cross-posted in Drivetrain forum) I'm bouncing back and forth on this. Give me your 2¢... I am fitting a Speedhub (Thanks again, Alex!) to a frame with 145mm dropout spacing. I've got most of the issues solved, but this one was unexpected: There is only one orientation I can run the exter ... Read More »

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