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2019 Cannondale Catalyst 3 27.5" Bike (L or XL)

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Cannondale Catalyst 3 27.5" Bike - 2019

$368 size large and xlarge only.

https://www.rei.com/product/14568...-bike-2019
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The used market should be hot around this time of year..
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This seems super cheap for a cannondale but the specs make me think it's a Luke-warm deal. Thoughts?
Agreed
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I don't.
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"This seems super cheap for a cannondale but the specs make me think it's a Luke-warm deal. Thoughts?"

Agreed, Luke warm deal, very low spec's. You would be better off with a rigid fork and save 4+ lbs...unfortunately those Nashbar deals are no longer available like they were last year. I got my daughter a MTB with a Rock Shox TK Gold air shock, rear Shimano XT derailleur for just over $600 shipped, that was a great deal!
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Wow, I didn't think Cannondale made a bike under $700. At this price point, it's almost at the level of a crappy Huffy or a Schwinn. And with disc brakes and front suspension. Granted, it's not XTR Shimano gearing but c'mon man, the parts are more than adequate for a casual rider. Rental companies in Central Park charge $50 a rental.

I've owned a Cannondale Caad 2 F500 for over 25 years. Aside from a few scratches, it's performed brilliantly and I must have well over 5000 miles on it. (I don't ride that often. Probably about 200 miles/year). the quality of the welds and construction are another level. Look at the welding on a Trek or Specialized and contrast that with the welding on a Cannondale's frame. The Cannondale weld joint is near invisible while the other bikes have a hideous weld patch where the tube meets the headset.
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At this price point, you really shouldn't be buying a bicycle with any suspension.
Whaaaa??? What are you talking about? This is a great deal. I rode a 2015 Catalyst for about 2 years. It's no downhill beast, but it was a solid entry level mountain bike! Front suspension makes a huge difference regardless of whether the bike is a hardtail or full squish.
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Any recommendation on a hybrid bike. I am in the market. I do not want front or full suspension. I want it to be durable.
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Nothing special about this bike. Everything on it is entry level part. The only thing stands out is the brand name. That's it. It's just fair price. I don't see a deal in it.
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Good luck finding a rigid bike these days - it isn't 1995. Also, 20% is standard discounting for the most part with different MSRPs given to different dealers depending on volume.

You want 50-55% off which is achievable on last year's stock which is the level of discount I have always been able to get on road and mountain bikes since 1995 if you know where to look.

Of course, at the bottom-ish end of the market like this, you won't see that discount but a 50% off $750 MSRP bike would be much nicer than this one.

Better yet, do some research and buy used! Bikes are heavier than ever before and imho not necessarily better for it.
Many companies still make rigid bikes, look at CX bikes.
I would have to agree with cra888zy, at this target market the added weight of the front suspension isn't worth it for the very few times it would be helpful.
This is more for riding to breakfast, park with kids, grocery store, etc.
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Good luck finding a rigid bike these days - it isn't 1995. Also, 20% is standard discounting for the most part with different MSRPs given to different dealers depending on volume.

You want 50-55% off which is achievable on last year's stock which is the level of discount I have always been able to get on road and mountain bikes since 1995 if you know where to look.

Of course, at the bottom-ish end of the market like this, you won't see that discount but a 50% off $750 MSRP bike would be much nicer than this one.

Better yet, do some research and buy used! Bikes are heavier than ever before and imho not necessarily better for it.
Rigid bikes are very much in these days - hybrid/cyclo/gravel is more popular then ever and that definitely trickles down to all price points.

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Whaaaa??? What are you talking about? This is a great deal. I rode a 2015 Catalyst for about 2 years. It's no downhill beast, but it was a solid entry level mountain bike! Front suspension makes a huge difference regardless of whether the bike is a hardtail or full squish.
I think it makes things worse. Low end fork go through the travel very easily and when they bottom out you have no compliance at all and all the impact goes straight to your wrists. Also did you know that it is recommended by the manufacturers that forks are to be serviced every 50 miles? Obviously nobody does it that often but it goes to show that forks can easily be more hassle then they are worth.
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This is a MUCH better bike, yes, it more money, I know, but for your money/investment, it's a better deal than this Cannondale...if you fit into an XL.

https://www.nashbar.com/marin-roc...2?v=958870
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At this price point, you really shouldn't be buying a bicycle with any suspension.
Nonsense
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Not as good as the Dick's GTs (Aggressor and Avalanche) but still decent bike. Poverty line groupset but Shimano poverty line. The crank is probably riveted but I had one like that that lasted me 10 years. The weight is average for entry level. Good wheels (150 alone on Amazon), nice mechanical disc brakes. I wouldn't jump off any cliffs with this but a decent cross-country bike that looks nice.
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It's cheaper and has size medium in stock at sun and ski sports. https://www.sunandski.com/p/77040...hMQAvD_BwE
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... if you know where to look.
Where?
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