The R600 Road Bicycle was a very popular model for the Cannondale company and has seen many annual re-releases over the years. First released in 1993, the R600 was priced and marketed as a midrange road bike. Its reputation as a light yet sturdy and reliable choice for the seasoned cyclist lasted more than a decade, and it was last released in 2004.
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Sizing and General Information
The Cannondale R600 is available in 48cm, 50cm, 52cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm, 60cm and 62cm. It is marketed as a road race/triathlon bicycle, and the 2004 model is available in blue/white and red. It retailed new for £714.9 but can be found much cheaper used.
Frame and Fork
The frame is constructed from TIG-welded 6061 T6 aluminium. The fork model is a Cannondale Ultra Slice Si and is made from Carbon fibre composite material. It comes equipped with an alloy steerer and a unicrown crown.
Derailleurs and Drivetrain
The R600 comes with Shimano 105 STI Dual Control shift levers. The front derailleur is a Shimano Tiagra, and the rear a Shimano 105 SS. The crankset is a TruVativ Elita LR with two chain rings each bearing 39/53 teeth. The bottom bracket is a TruVativ ISIS spline. The rear cassette is nine-speed with a tooth range of 12-26. The chain is 1/2 x 3/32 inch. Pedals are not included.
Brakes, Headset and Saddle
The bicycle's brakes are Cannondale Theta brakes with Shimano 105 STI Dual Control levers. The handlebar is a Cinelli Altera, which does not come with extensions. The stem is a forged Cannondale 3-D and the headset a 1 1/8" threadless FSA. The saddle is a Fi'zi:k Pave with chrome-moly rails and the seatpost is made from micro-adjustable aluminium.
The R600 comes with Gipiemme T3 hubs. The rims are 24-hole Gipiemme T3, and the tires are 700 x 23c Continental Ultra 3000. Spokes are also Gipiemme stainless steel.
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