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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Specials: Cannondale Six 6

It's officially the time of year when our customers get inspired to really put in the miles on their road bikes - we think that has at least something to do with the Tour de France approaching. Regardless, road bike riding leads to new road bike purchasing, so today we're featuring a road bike with an excellent pedigree that won't break the bank.

The Cannondale Six 6 (yes, the name is confusing - there's also a Six 5 and a Six 3) has a monocoque carbon front triangle and superbly crafted seat stays that provide a relatively plush but laterally stiff ride mated with Shimano's very reliable Tiagra group, their entry level racing components.

The bike retails for a very reasonable $1600 but it's on sale for even less, at just $1360. No, it's not the same Cannondale they'll be riding in the Tour, but it's a fraction of the price and still probably 80% of the performance - not a bad trade off in our opinion.