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I'll give you the Alu brake rotors. what else is worth mentioning? Text is in Dutch, so good luck!
 

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New Six13 Design like frame as in carbon used in mainframe.
Sram chain and cassette
Triple Ti Eggies
Pythons
Cool carbon bar ends with lockout built into them.


Sweet bike.
 

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I am not seeing a wire going from the bar end to the shock. I wonder how tehy did that. Its a pretty cool idea. Kinda reminds me of those xtr bar end shifters.
 

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I am not seeing a wire going from the bar end to the shock. I wonder how tehy did that. Its a pretty cool idea. Kinda reminds me of those xtr bar end shifters.
Probably run through the bar end through the bar, but that begs the question of where the cable terminates, presumably it is near the stem which means putting a hole in the bar, which probably isnt hard for the techs working on Sauser's bikes.

Its a mighty nice bike.

Its got to be very light - perhaps very low 10Kg mark.
 

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Very nice stuff - the bike looks great - thats a top weight and that workshop is hot stuff.

 

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are those alu or ti bolts? theire everywhere! very nice bike and sauser is riding pretty fast this year. i wouldnt be surprised if he arrives athens with the gold medal.
 

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typical Cannondale...big hype for nothing!

sorry to dissapoint you guys but that bike is once again a "blender bike" by Cannondale:
in the actual german roadie magazine they tested several high-end roadbikes with mixed materials (Al-Carbon) and the new Cannondale SIX13 top flagship was rated lower than the so far best CAAD7 frameset....the C'dale roadie frame got 80 g heavier and has less stiffness in the headtube as a result of the carbon mid-sections in the frameset! they even suggest heavier riders to get the CAAD5 Al-Frame which ist stiffer than the CAAD7 let alone this piece of garbage. now this was for the roadie but i guess the effect in the MTB frame is no different.

spectacular looking but no real advantage at all - that's what i call a typical Cannondale.

nevertheless Sauser is one of the favourites for the olympic race.he is in great shape recently and i sure hope he can keep his momentum for the upcoming race. Hopp Schwiiz!
 

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carlos said:
are those alu or ti bolts? theire everywhere! very nice bike and sauser is riding pretty fast this year. i wouldnt be surprised if he arrives athens with the gold medal.
they are titanium bolts with a gold anodized finish..
 

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Nino, personally I couldn't care less about that Cannondale, I've had one once and it was a good bike, but I have better bikes now :D

I'm just interested in the titanium bits on his bike :D
 
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blender??????????????

nino what do you mean "blender"? c'dales bikes have never been blender, everything
is their own and not the norm. have u ever ridden a carbon lefty? best working
fork there is for xc and a true 3 lbs. their hollowgram crank bb is not normal
and is the stiffest and one of the lightest out there. u rag anything that is american,
i hate to break it to you but "scott" is a US co. they started in america as
"scott usa" and built a big manufacturing plant in switzerland. Being from mx
i would have thought u would have known. ever wear scott goggles? that is all u do is
quote what u read, i have read tests on the scandium ht and they said it felt noodly
to the point it would ghost shift in the rear. but of course u have no issues. scotts
fs bike is the epitome of ugly and a real Piece of sh*t! every test i have read they all
loved the 613. ANY co. can build a ht, but only real co's can design a fs bike. and the
only good fs bikes come from american co's. u had better research your "scott"
co a little more because they are not fully engineered in switzerland but america, and
they are built in taiwan. i have had conversations with u on bikes and mx, and u really
dont have a clue what u r talking about. u think u do but u dont, and everything u use
is always the best and u have no problems with it,
 

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He's right on the Six13 carbon mix stuff. It's a waste of resources and all of the so called tests you've read have absolutely no objective data or any amount of consistency to back up their findings. They're nothing more than advertising vehicles for the industry. Does this mean it's a lousy bike? No. Is it a scam to launch something and claim it's completely new and improved but actually a little worse than last years stuff? You tell me.
 

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u have problem-huh?

hey u guy i think u have a serious problem.
why carbon inserts when it doesn't improve a thing, tell me? it gets heavier and flexier - hmm, wait a minute, maybe that's to help the little rear end travel the C'dale has? or maybe the bike was too good before and they want to allow the competition to catch up again?
ahh- but it looks good. some weaves in the midsection make impression, right? gives you the impression of riding a light bike...hmm.
oh - and didn't we forget about C'dales venture into motorcycling?completely different but ...completely useless too.
 

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maybe off-topic, but i doubt most riders will feel any difference between several bikes' frame stiffness. german bike tests try to explain everything in facts and figures. readers always want a single winner, a product that beats anything else available. but life aint black and white only.

why flame a tire with a 3 watts higher RR if he suits my riding style best?

i dont say all german bike tests are crap, but i just wanted to remind you guys that there might be a world beyond testing machines, labs and numbers.....
 

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Go out and ride a Six13 and a CAAD7 with identical components. You won't notice the difference except for 2000 Euro less in your wallet.
 

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Are electric lockouts fair?

(somewhat O.T and I'm sure I'll get hammered for this)

Or is electric shifting fair for that matter? I guess my point is that if any device works using an external power source independent of the force generated by the cyclist, then I think that is an unfair advantage-although its hardly like having a motor attached to you bike.

I think the idea should be for the cyclist to supply all the effort required to move the thing. Hydraulic brakes would be O.K I guess, because they are not relying on an independent power source to actuate them. Am I being anal here? O,K I'm being anal, but hey I just was wondering what others thought about this.
 

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not unfair. what about heart rate monitors? every rider uses one to train within a certain heart rate in order to become faster. what about altimeters? or speedometers? just my thoughts on this
 

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not unfair. what about heart rate monitors? every rider uses one to train within a certain heart rate in order to become faster. what about altimeters? or speedometers? just my thoughts on this
Nope not unfair. You heard about those newish Rotor cranks? The ones that yo get about 20% more speed or something crazy! Now those are unfair! Yet lots of road riders have started to use them...
Now theres something that is 'unfair' to other riders.
 

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Maybe it's a prototype wireless lockout? Probably not, but how neat would that be..?
 

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I reckon you're onto something. I like the idea of the bicycle showcasing the pinnacle of mechanical engineering (optimised tubing, sophisticated fork internals, etc) but avoiding electronics. There's a kind of beauty in an exquisitely crafted and functional mechanical system. I'd hate my bike to feel like a Gameboy. I was just going to say it's hard to fix failed electronics on the trail, but then I realised the same argument applies to high tech mechanical systems anyway. Maybe I've just got something against electrickery..
 
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