Cannondale M700 Bike 1998 or Older

3.75/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $2100.00


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cannondale M700


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by David Nichols a Weekend Warrior from Arlington, Texas, USA

Date Reviewed: May 21, 2001

Strengths:    Strong, stiff frame, Ritchey rims and tires are top shelf! The Ritchey fork is good too. I bought it in 1991 & at that time it was a great bike. The technology has advanced leaps & bounds since then & this frame is worth upgrading. I will soon be buying a full suspension bike (I'm leaning towards a Trek Fuel 90 disk), but I will keep this one to loan to non-riding friends and trail riding.

Weaknesses:    Shimano LX front shifter broke, will not shift into the big ring. Vetta gel saddle is too hard. Cheap plastic cable guides on top of top tube broke off. The hard anodizing on the Ritchey rim has worn off, but this is purely cosmetic-the rims are strong. Headset needs to be tightened occasionally (the new threadless ones are great).

Bottom Line:   
Great buy at the time. Worth upgrading: New shifters and headset, maybe a suspension fork will extend the life of a good frame.

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Favorite Trail:   Cedar Hill State Park

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   Wheels and Fitness in Motion

Similar Products Used:   Fuji mountain bike (tried a friends out before buying myself a MTB).

Bike Setup:   Stock: Ritchey tires, rims & fork. Shimano LX/DX mix.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Manuel a Cross Country Rider from Madrid, Spain

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2001

Strengths:    Great alu bike. Light, responsive, fast.

Weaknesses:    Very rigid, stiff, nervy -hard to control over bumpy terrain. I have somersaulted over the handle bars a few times... Rocky downhills require white-nuckle grip

Bottom Line:   
I use mine in Europe only. I bought it in 1991, in NY, rode it in central park to dirty it and make it look second hand and took it on the plane back to Spain. I'm looking to buy anothar one (this time second hand) to use while in the US. Very nice bike, feels light and responsive. However, it has its personality, like a mare. You better let her know that you are in charge or she'll buck you right off the saddle as soon as you hit bumpy terrain...

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Favorite Trail:   Any in the Sierra near Madrid

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Renaissance Bikes, NY, NY-91

Similar Products Used:   Orbea Alu

Bike Setup:   Standard -deore LX, pepperony fork, alu comp frame, etc- plus cannondale mountain rear rack.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by steve a Weekend Warrior from massachusetts, usa

Date Reviewed: May 31, 1999

Strengths:    
frame(older 3.0 aluminum comp series)


Weaknesses:    
pepperoni fork under recall that i had to swap with latter model one


Bottom Line:   
$2100 austrailian??? i got mine for $200 from a pawn shop, tho its a 1992 model. i love it, thumb shifters and all. nice and stiff with a rigid fork, rattles my brain. Force 40 brakes are a little weak, tho.

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Favorite Trail:   
several

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
none


Bike Setup:   
original setup

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Andy a Weekend Warrior from London

Date Reviewed: April 11, 1999

Strengths:    
Great all round bike


Weaknesses:    
I dinged the chain stays after a piddly little prang


Bottom Line:   
A great bike.

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Favorite Trail:   
many

Duration Product Used:   
more than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   
Marin Team Issue
Apollo something


Bike Setup:   
No suspension.

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