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Cannondale 2011 or GT 2018

Pro0funPro0fun Posts: 2
edited July 2018 in MTB buying advice
Hi, getting my 2nd bike since 1st one I killed in 1 month (200$ Nakamura).
2 options so far: GT Avalanche Comp 2018 from store for 600-700$ or used Cannondale Trail SL 29er -2 2011 from co worker for around 300-400$

Here are specs
GT Avalanche Comp 29 Men's Mountain Bike 2018 - Battle Grey
Frame: All New 6061 T6 Aluminum Frame, w/ Triple Triangle?, Replaceable Derailleur Hanger, Disc Brake Mounts, and Zerostack tapered 1 1/8-1 1/2Head Tube, 27.5/29 Design

Fork: SR Suntour XCM-HLO w/ 100mm Travel, Steel Stanchions, Aluminum Leg, Post Mount Disc Brake, Hydraulic Lockout, QR, For 27.5 or 29

Rear Shock: N/A

Rims: All Terra Double Wall, 32H 27.5/29, disc specific

Tires: All Terra Cypher, 30tpi, 27.5/29X2.10" (F/R)

Shifters: Shimano Alivio, SL-M4000

Front Derailleur: Shimano Acera, FD-T3000

Rear Derailleur: Shimano, Deore, RD-M592-SGS

Crank: All-Terra V-401, 44/32/22T

Cog Set: Sunrace CS-M98, 11-36T, 9-Speed Cassette

Chain: KMC Z99

Handlebar: 6061 Aluminum Riser, 680mm Width, 12mm Rise, 31.8mm Clamp, Double Butted

Stem: All Terra 1 1/8" Threadless, 4-Bolt W/ CNC Face Plate, 10? Rise for 27.5; 5? Rise for 29, 31.8mm Clamp

Saddle: All Terra MTB

Seatpost: All Terra Alloy Micro-Adjust, 30.9mm

Seat Clamp: All Terra Alloy QR

Brakes: (F) Shimano BR-M315, Hydraulic Disc, W/ 160mm Rotor SM-RT26, (R) Shimano BR-M315, Hydraulic Disc, W/ 160mm Rotor SM-RT26 / Brake Levers: Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brake Lever

Pedals: GT Slim Line Flat Nylon Pedal

Grips: GT Statement

Hubs: (F) Alloy Disc hub, W/ Quick Release, (R) Alloy Cassette Disc hub, W/ Quick Release / Bottom Bracket: VP Cartridge Sealed

Cannondale 2011 Trail SL 29er 2
Best Use Mountain Biking

Frame Trail SL 29er 6061 aluminum

Bike Suspension Front Suspension

Fork RST Deuce 29 Air, 80mm travel

Crankset Shimano M430, 44/32/22

Bottom Bracket Shimano ES-25

Shifters Shimano Deore

Front Derailleur Shimano Alivio

Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore

Rear Cogs Shimano HG-61, 12-36, 9-speed

Number of Gears 27

Brakes Shimano BR-M445 Hydraulic Disc

Brake Levers Shimano BR-M445

Rims Maddux DC3.0

Front Hub Formula DC20, 32h

Rear Hub Shimano FH-M529 , 32h

Wheel Size 29 inches

Tires Kenda Small Block 8, 29x2.1

Handlebar Shape Riser Bar

Handlebar Cannondale C3

Stem Cannondale C4

Seat Post Cannondale C3

Saddle Cannondale Stage 2

Pedals V Platform

Headset Tange Custom 1.5

Chain Shimano HG53

Weight 29 pounds

Bike Weight Bike weight is based on median size, as sold, or the average of two median size.

P.s. i do 70% road 30% offroad on daily basis. I need something that can take the beating as my cheapest nakamura lasted month and lost 6 spokes after few small jumps in bike park. Thank you!


  • joebristoljoebristol Posts: 327
    I don’t think the Cannondale is high enough spec to consider it 2nd hand (and 7 years old) vs the GT. plus geometry has changed quite a lot in 7 years, so the Cannondale could be quite short / steep etc.

    That said, there GT doesn’t have an amazing spec either - but at least it’s all new stuff so should last you a lot longer.
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