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Old 08-17-2017, 01:11 AM   #11
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38" inseam? Those are some long legs. I'm 6'5" and only have a 36" inseam. My road bike is a 63 and my touring bike is a 60. The only reason for the difference is that is the largest frames Trek made in those models when I bought them.


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Old 08-18-2017, 05:24 AM   #12
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Also, make some friends at the bike shops. Sometimes they have something odd offered, that they just don't expect to be able to sell. You're a lot taller than the typical roadie, so shops may turn away a pretty good deal on a bike that would fit you if they don't know of someone looking for exactly that. Even if they still don't want the risk, they may get the potential seller's number and pass it on to you.


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Old 08-26-2017, 03:23 AM   #13
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Contact a Cannondale dealer and ask if the '17's from Cannondale have been marked down. They do this every year. It won't be the one's from the shop, likely, but the ones from the distributor. So they can order you one for about 20% off. You should be able to get a CAAD 12 on sale. They might be sold out, this late in August, but it's worth a try.
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Old 08-26-2017, 10:18 PM   #14
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Ok, this CAAD 8 is a possibility. The 8 series, which they quit making in 2017, is more stable than the full race ready CAAD 10's and the new CAAD 12's. It's what I would suggest you get new, except they quit making them. They have the new Optima, but the geometry on that one is the same as the CAAD12, it just costs less. https://m.pinkbike.com/buysell/2184855/

They want far too much, though. (Assuming it's a 2010, which I'm unsure of). Here is the bluevook value:
https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/searchlistingdetail.aspx?id=20551

You might try to negotiate, or just look through Pinkbike for something better.
You could use your leftover budget for upgrades, if you like. RIBBLE Cycles is great for those. I just upgraded the whole drivetrain and wheels on my Pinarello.

Cannondale makes stellar aluminum frame sets for their CAADS. I have a CAADX cyclocross, and that frame sings when I ride it.

Another well-performing bike in your price-range in the Specialized Allez.

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/men/bikes/road/performance/allez

http://www.cannondale.com/en/USA/Bike/ProductDetail?Id=ade4e334-823f-4655-8ada-205439e1f527&parentid=undefined

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