out of these two canonndale or trek??

Discussion in 'Mountain Biking' started by RUSHTHEMALL, May 17, 2010.

  1. RUSHTHEMALL

    RUSHTHEMALL ALWAYS IN A RUSH

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    out of these two companys which has the best proformance in your personal experience??? cannondale or trek..mountain bikes.
     
  2. noneed429r

    noneed429r Recovering Retrogrouch

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    You're comparing apples to apples here. Both are good bike companies with proven track records, a variety of models and good history of customer support.
     

  3. noneed429r

    noneed429r Recovering Retrogrouch

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    That said, I like Trek. They give you a bit better component mix for given price points.
     
  4. RUSHTHEMALL

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    thanx i feel better now with my purchase of the cannondale rush 400.:cool:
     
  5. vassago

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    you mean crack-n-fail not cannondale right?

    also cannondale is now owned by pacific, and company that destroying good companies for their own wallet.
     
  6. Industry_Hack

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    So how many have you broken?
     
  7. RUSHTHEMALL

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    you mean crack-n-fail not cannondale right?

    also cannondale is now owned by pacific, and company that destroying good companies for their own wallet.
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    The frame has a life time warrenty.so am not worried.:D
     
  8. Industry_Hack

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    I don't think you know what a lifetime warranty is.
     
  9. camilo

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    Trek is so good for the brands they buy up too. They did such a good job with Lemond!

    Wouldn't you think that though he's not an MTB'er, Trek must be better since it's the brand Lance Armstrong rides?

    But seriously, the real answer to your question is "yes".
     
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  10. noneed429r

    noneed429r Recovering Retrogrouch

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    oh come on Hack. You know all you have to say at the bike shop when you have abused a frame and it breaks, is "JRA"! As in "I dont know why it broke, I was JUST RIDING ALONG"
     
  11. Industry_Hack

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    Until you've been burned by a "lifetime warranty", you can't fully appreciate what a load of crap some of them are. It's not the purchaser's/owner's lifetime. Many times, it's merely the usable lifetime of the product.
     
  12. RUSHTHEMALL

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    oh.ok..........................so then what is the usable lifetime of the product?
     
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  13. Industry_Hack

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    Until it breaks. :rolleyes:
     
  14. RUSHTHEMALL

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    what if it breaks a couple of months after you purchase it.your telling me thats it.your at a loss?.am no bike repair cat,but that does not sound right.i seriously doubt that, or people would not aqure them.nor shell out g-money for them.top models costing up 6k.
     
  15. noneed429r

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    I worked as a service mgr for bicycle shops in So. California. for 6 years in the late 80's to early 90's.
    I never saw a problem where the manufacturer would not warranty a frame replacement as long as there was not clear abuse on the frame or an accident such as the bike hitting a car, etc. (hence my term "I was just riding along".)
    Both Trek and Cannondale (Specialized too for that matter) were very good about this as long as it was still the original owner of the frame. It was considered lifetime of the owner not an arbitrary estimated lifespan of the frame.

    So Hack, has the way that the big companies warranty their frames changed? Sounds like they might be getting sneaky like a lot of other industries nowdays. If it's a Mountain bike you should be able to ride it hard over mountains without the frame breaking right? That's how they are marketed and sold.
    Lifetime should still mean lifetime !!
     
  16. Industry_Hack

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    If you are twenty, should you expect your aluminum MTB to last for sixty years or more?

    As far as I understand, "Lifetime" means the reasonable lifetime of a product. For shoes like Nike or Vans, that's three months, or "one season". For cycling products such as clothing, that might mean a cycling "season" of one year. For a frame or component that is not used competitively, and not abused, I would expect somewhere between three and five years. Also keep in mind that the warranty is nearly always for "defects in materials or workmanship".

    My point was that no one should buy a product based on a "lifetime warranty", expecting that it will either last forever, or that the manufacturer will replace it.
     
  17. RUSHTHEMALL

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    Finally something i am can surely touch base on:D,,,,,,,,,nike sneakers is not 3 months your are definatly wrong on that.if you look on the inside of the sneaker tounge ,you will see a white box with lettering and numbers.one of the numbers is a date it looks like this 041202,or sometimes its directly under the barcode it will read 04-29-06.if your sneaker in any shape or form becomes unglued,threading unraveled,even worn down on the bottom.nike will replace the sneakers with a brand new pair within 2 years of the date it states on your sneaker.i know this for a fact,because i have been a consumer of nikes for decades and have returned sneakers personaly,that i spent 175$ for and then a couple of months later the front became unglued or it was simply worn down within months. this is by far is a great sneaker and great service.it usto be 3 years but i guess things change for the worse at times.i think nike implemented this return service because they make sneakers that cost in the hundreds so its logical to back your product up in some form,if you want people to keep buying your expensive products.because here in nyc expensive sneakers is the norm .nike probably makes billions on sneakers on nyc alone.i myself own a pair of nikes that cost me 200$ and regularly buy 165,175$ nikes.here they are mostly worn as fashion and comfort instead of proformance.same would probably go with the bikes.if it cracks they would or should probably replace the bike,because to re-weld it would be worse,there is the paint issue and other factors.
     
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  18. noneed429r

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    Well things have changed then, Because frame warranties used to specifically say "lifetime of the original owner".
     
  19. Industry_Hack

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    And "materials and workmanship".
     
  20. Industry_Hack

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    People still pay more than $100 for Chinese sneakers? Any shoes that I own that cost more than $100 (besides Docs) are leather, and made in Italy.

    Nike may offer that warranty, but their goal, like Vans is to take advantage of fashion trends and come out with new models, or variations of existing models, about every ninety days.