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    New Costco 29er : Cannondale Trail SL4

    Saw this at the Redwood City costco. Cannondale Trail SL 4 29er in size medium only. Comes with kickstand and selling for $749.

    TRAIL SL 29'ER 4


    Anyone else saw these at another costco?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loll View Post
    Saw this at the Redwood City costco. Cannondale Trail SL 4 29er in size medium only. Comes with kickstand and selling for $749.

    TRAIL SL 29'ER 4


    Anyone else saw these at another costco?
    So who bought the Cracknfail name? They went out of business when they tried to make the worlds most innovative off-road motorcycle. Ah, those fun Canadians, buying up the ashes of American meltdowns.

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    I legitimately thought you were full of *poop* but lo and behold, there they are, another "Mis-Ship" to Costco Redwood City. IIRC isn't Bob Weger's shop supposed to have that account?

    Wonder what Crack-n-Fail will do this round. I should've snapped a pic but was too busy grabbing peanuts, milk, and flank.

    @KevXR, the current owner is Dorel Corp.
    "Manufactures of folding and ready to assemble furniture, bunk beds, futons, step stools, high chairs, and baby carriers."

    Dorel Industries
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    Would make a solid townie and commuter anyway...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loll View Post
    Saw this at the Redwood City costco. Cannondale Trail SL 4 29er in size medium only. Comes with kickstand and selling for $749.

    TRAIL SL 29'ER 4

    Anyone else saw these at another costco?
    Saw it over the weekend at Costco on Coleman in SJ.
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    I think the fork says it all.
    Great prices - some sweet vintage stuff: http://classifieds.mtbr.com/showprod...product=101010

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    ah, but these have the funky colors...

    The one at Redwood City has an anodized burned orange color.

    That is cooler. Honestly, is 750 bucks 29er with a semi-decent fork, 24 speed only...I could have gotten the real costco Northridge 29er for 4 Ben Franklin and had a very similar spec.

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    What's wrong with this bike again? Not that I'll ever buy one... just curious.

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    Dorel is more than just Cannondale, from there website:

    "Dorel markets its Recreational/Leisure products under the Cannondale, Schwinn, GT, Mongoose, IronHorse, SUGOI, Pacific, Dyno, RoadMaster, PowerLite and InSTEP brand names. Please click on the logos below for more information on the products available under each brand."

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    $750 for an entry level 29er is a great deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obi View Post
    I legitimately thought you were full of *poop* but lo and behold, there they are, another "Mis-Ship" to Costco Redwood City. IIRC isn't Bob Weger's shop supposed to have that account?

    Wonder what Crack-n-Fail will do this round. I should've snapped a pic but was too busy grabbing peanuts, milk, and flank.

    @KevXR, the current owner is Dorel Corp.
    "Manufactures of folding and ready to assemble furniture, bunk beds, futons, step stools, high chairs, and baby carriers."

    Dorel Industries
    They seem to have bought a lot of folding companies. Cannondale, Schwinn,...

    The devil is in the details with any mtn bike. Less visible parts like cranks and headsets, wheel sets, etc. are where money is saved or spent. Everyone first looks at the brand of shifters and brakes.

    Hey, it's Costco. Ride the hell out of it and bring it back if you don't like it.

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    meh....

    Quote Originally Posted by KevXR View Post
    So who bought the Cracknfail name? They went out of business when they tried to make the worlds most innovative off-road motorcycle. Ah, those fun Canadians, buying up the ashes of American meltdowns.
    I'd buy one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Entrenador View Post
    I think the fork says it all.
    Ppppffffff!!!!

    Dude. You just made me spit out my coffee. Best chuckle all morning.

    For this price, you have to expect low rent but solid parts. Deore level components are fine. They'll last forever, but are on the heavy side and lack some 'nice' features.

    Come on, tho... a hardcore mountain biker isn't going to shop at Costco. They are shooting more for mom and dad buying junior his first real mountain bike. This is a much better bike than the usual stuff you're going to find at any other big box kinda store.

    And FWIU, the whole 'Crack-And-Fail" thing stopped when they started having bikes made in Taiwan and China. But, they are no longer the uberlight frames they once were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Entrenador View Post
    I think the fork says it all.
    That's friggin' funny!!!!

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    This is what I see: A decent 29er frame with disc brakes ready to be changed into a single speed. Only thought going into it is you know you'll replace the fork and the wheels once you break them or you see a screaming deal on Craigslist.
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    Ok lets put an end to the BS on this string , A European distributor illegally sold these limited amount of bikes to Costco . Needless to say they are NO longer distributors of the Cannondale products ... These bikes sold at Costco carry NO warranty from Cannondale and Costco will NEVER have Cannondale products in their store again .... As for the Idiots saying Cannondale is a failing company you need to get your fact straight you're just an ignorant fool .... These ARE the FACTS .... Have a nice day ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by singletracker72 View Post
    Ok lets put an end to the BS on this string , A European distributor illegally sold these limited amount of bikes to Costco . Needless to say they are NO longer distributors of the Cannondale products ... These bikes sold at Costco carry NO warranty from Cannondale and Costco will NEVER have Cannondale products in their store again .... As for the Idiots saying Cannondale is a failing company you need to get your fact straight you're just an ignorant fool .... These ARE the FACTS .... Have a nice day ....
    U mad bro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by datenschwanz View Post
    U mad bro?
    LOL ! Just at the stupidly people spew ....

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    Stupidly people spew stupidly.

    But seriously... Cannondale makes some great bikes and some not great bikes... just like most brands.

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    Red font...Its seriously serious now.

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    Actually, if it weren't for Dorel Industries buying Cannondale out of bankruptcy, I doubt Cannondale would be in business. They are fortunate that they were bought by a company with $2.4B in revenues, which probably gives them the freedom to not make every move according to their P&L statement. They have a couple of good models, but the rest fall into the Schwinn category, which is also owned by Dorel Industries.

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    same as...

    Quote Originally Posted by wyatt79m View Post
    Red font...Its seriously serious now.


    Quote Originally Posted by KentM View Post
    Actually, if it weren't for Dorel Industries buying Cannondale out of bankruptcy, I doubt Cannondale would be in business. They are fortunate that they were bought by a company with $2.4B in revenues, which probably gives them the freedom to not make every move according to their P&L statement. They have a couple of good models, but the rest fall into the Schwinn category, which is also owned by Dorel Industries.
    Well, I dunno...

    I see they fall into the same category as Giant, Trek, Specialized, Kona, whoever, with their usual baseball bat soda can aluminum frames. They have their own geometry and a few design features to try and differentiate themselves from each other, but really they are all pretty much the same thing. The frames are no better or worse. It's just what fits you and works best for you.

    The only real difference is the components between their higher end alu bikes (which most have gone carbon at this point) and their lower rent stuff.

    Now, the Cannondale Lefty fork is an amazing piece of engineering. If you set fire to Cannondales entire inventory except for Lefty forks, I probably wouldn't notice the difference.

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    Scalpel , Jekyll , Flash all fantastic race winning and proven bikes Super six , CAAD10 and Super six EVO all award winning and race wining bikes ... GT Zaskar , Sensor , Karakoram all have won awards and far from Pacific Quality bikes Schwinn Select are very nice , Schwinn wallmart are not the same they are built on the pacific line ... The next thing you'll say is Trek and Specialized are better and anyone that knows anything about the bike industry knows that's not the case ... And yes Dorel made a great choice buying Cannondale ...

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    and yes Wyatt very very serious with the red font , I figured the dumbasses that had no clue what they were saying needed the help ... ;o)

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    VERY cool of you e-toughguy. In fact, I have seen Cannondale products in Costco before over the last several years so never say never. . . . .

    It's just what some companies do when they need to dump inventory.

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    No you have not seen Cannondale in Costco before they don't sell to them Smart guy ... I'm a shop owner and got the update from the CEO of Dorel today on the phone ... Cannondale and GT are closed out to us not costco ... Like i said a European distributor did it illegally it won't happen again Toughguy .... Next time get a clue before you comment .....
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    Yep people that have NO clue and spew BS from their pie holes ....

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    wow, this thread is way more entertaining than I would have guessed from the title

    PS. I think I read somewhere that the SL4 or possibly the SL5 was Cannondale's top selling model. Not too surprising seeing them show up in Costco. Medium size only though is pretty funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gxglass View Post
    wow, this thread is way more entertaining than I would have guessed from the title

    PS. I think I read somewhere that the SL4 or possibly the SL5 was Cannondale's top selling model. Not too surprising seeing them show up in Costco. Medium size only though is pretty funny.
    They showed up because someone screwed up plain and simple , if someone buys one there they're screwed out of a lifetime warranty on the frame and the year or two on the parts ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by singletracker72 View Post
    They showed up because someone screwed up plain and simple , if someone buys one there they're screwed out of a lifetime warranty on the frame and the year or two on the parts ...
    Costco has a great return policy.

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    Yes Mr. I know all shop owner, they have been sold there in the past. Sorry to break the news to you. It may have even been before Dorel took ownership of Cannondale.

    Are you always this friendly and cool to potential customers? Good luck with that chip on your shoulder.......

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    looks like singletracker needs some rep here....

    dude started out "in the red".

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    Quote Originally Posted by singletracker72 View Post
    if someone buys one there they're screwed out of a lifetime warranty on the frame and the year or two on the parts ...
    How many of these entry level frames fail. I'm looking at getting a cannondale for riding on bike paths. Should I be worried about this brand of bikes failing under light duty use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by singletracker72 View Post
    Ok lets put an end to the BS on this string , A European distributor illegally sold these limited amount of bikes to Costco . Needless to say they are NO longer distributors of the Cannondale products ... These bikes sold at Costco carry NO warranty from Cannondale and Costco will NEVER have Cannondale products in their store again .... As for the Idiots saying Cannondale is a failing company you need to get your fact straight you're just an ignorant fool .... These ARE the FACTS .... Have a nice day ....
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    I'm gunna look rad riding a Costco Cannondale while eating my very berry sundae. Yeah bro!

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    I am 100% positive Costco has sold Cannondale before. Why so certain you might ask? Well, I read it on the internet, so it must be true!
    This link to an article posted on 4/11 (toward end of 6th paragraph) states this is the case. I suggest 'singletracker72' contact and yell at the writer of said article for being a clueless fool who spews bs from his piehole.
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    guy on Cannondale Trail SL4 says to guy on scalpel " did you get that at COSTCO dude "




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    Quote Originally Posted by singletracker72 View Post
    Ok lets put an end to the BS on this string , A European distributor illegally sold these limited amount of bikes to Costco . Needless to say they are NO longer distributors of the Cannondale products ... These bikes sold at Costco carry NO warranty from Cannondale and Costco will NEVER have Cannondale products in their store again .... As for the Idiots saying Cannondale is a failing company you need to get your fact straight you're just an ignorant fool .... These ARE the FACTS .... Have a nice day ....
    LOL, Singletracker has waited 3 years to make his first post on MTBR in this thread, he has been stalking these forums night and day polishing his Cannondale waiting for the right moment to make a full frontal attack, waiting for a moment to get the red highlights out n kick some ass.
    I think after a 3 year wait its not a bad first post, i personally am looking forward to his next few, dont let anybody stop you singletracker, your on a role mate n doing well
    Dont ever let the truth get in the way of a funny story....

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    You guys need to chill out. First off, I don't think it matters where you buy a bike as long as you ride it. It would be more tragic if you bought a high end bike and just park after a ride or so. OR you could be this kid:

    'Ride Giant. Ride Whistler' Video Contest Winner Announced... - Pinkbike

    Secondly, I think Cannondale is a good brand, despite the "crack-n-fail" title (actually the first time I've heard it). I've always wanted a Cannondale in the nineties when they came out with those oversized down tubes (friend had an M1000 that weighed less than 24 lbs in 1994!). The current OverMountain series (Jekyll and Claymore) look pretty awesome in my mind. I can see why Singletracker's feathers could be ruffled by claims of an inferior product.

    Oh, and my first legitimate MTB bike? This Costco bike (Skykomish Marble Point).

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    Yep , Cannondale bikes were sold in Phoenix area Costco stores a few years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMFT View Post
    Yes Mr. I know all shop owner, they have been sold there in the past. Sorry to break the news to you. It may have even been before Dorel took ownership of Cannondale.

    Are you always this friendly and cool to potential customers? Good luck with that chip on your shoulder.......
    No chip , just don't like when stupid people speak of things they know nothing about ... What shop do I own ? You would never know if you walked through the front door and we're the 3rd largest in sales for Cannondale in the US ... It's a fact that this is first time in Cannondales history they've been put in Costco ... I'm just glad that distributor has been cut ... Nothing devalues a brand like ending up in Costco or walmart ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by singletracker72 View Post
    No chip , just don't like when stupid people speak of things they know nothing about ... What shop do I own ? You would never know if you walked through the front door and we're the 3rd largest in sales for Cannondale in the US ... It's a fact that this is first time in Cannondales history they've been put in Costco ... I'm just glad that distributor has been cut ... Nothing devalues a brand like ending up in Costco or walmart ....


    07-02-01, 05:39 PM
    A friend of mine who happens to be a Manager at a Costco just told me that their store is selling several Cannondales. He didn't know how his store got the bikes.
    What's up with that? Am I going to start seeing C-dales at Costco's, Kmart's, and Wal Marts all over the country?

    07-05-01, 12:48 PM
    The problem that I see is that Costco is not selling discounted c-dales. These aren't rebadged huffy's. They are selling $2500 Jeckyll's and $3700 road bikes. Yes, $2500 is the price they are selling the Jeckylls for and $3700 is the price of the road bike.

    They are doing great diservice to the poor sucker who buys such an expensive bike there and then might get screwed if C-dale refuses to warranty their bike.

    This also doesn't seem to make much business sense. I can see if they were selling the bikes at a third of their original cost but these bikes are still priced at over two grand. I doubt these bikes will be moving very quickly.



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    Quote Originally Posted by AK47 View Post
    I'm gunna look rad riding a Costco Cannondale while eating my very berry sundae. Yeah bro!
    LOL! And a chicken bake, yo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singletracker72 View Post
    we're the 3rd largest in sales for Cannondale in the US ... It's a fact that this is first time in Cannondales history they've been put in Costco ... I'm just glad that distributor has been cut ... Nothing devalues a brand like ending up in Costco or walmart ....
    I would be pretty unhappy dealing with a situation like this too.

    Think about how this will affect singletracker's business. He is going to lose more than a few sales to Costco and it will make his Cannondales seem cheap for those who make the connection. That is going to hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tburger View Post
    LOL! And a chicken bake, yo.
    Damn, lunch of champions. Chicken Bake and a VB Sundae. Or a slice of combo and a churro.

    Now I can eat lunch and scope on some hot 29ers.

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    I found this article on the interweb about the cannondale Costco scandal.

    http://www.bicycleretailer.com/inter...r-costco-sales

    I thought the most interesting part was that it says Costco's north rock bikes are made by Giant. I apologize if this is already common knowledge. It was news to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zakman View Post
    I found this article on the interweb about the cannondale Costco scandal.

    Cannondale shuts off distributor over Costco sales | Bicycle Retailer and Industry News
    That article brought me back to this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singletracker72 View Post
    Nothing devalues a brand like ending up in Costco or walmart ....
    U know what else devalues a brand? When their dealers go on the internet and make an S of themselves flaming others.

    Also, good job refusing to honor the warranties. "We fully stand behind our bikes. Except these ones."

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    Wow!

    Quote Originally Posted by singletracker72 View Post
    No you have not seen Cannondale in Costco before they don't sell to them Smart guy ... I'm a shop owner and got the update from the CEO of Dorel today on the phone ... Cannondale and GT are closed out to us not costco ... Like i said a European distributor did it illegally it won't happen again Toughguy .... Next time get a clue before you comment .....
    You really need a cookie and a nap.



    Just having a good chuckle over the expressed anger to actual issue ratio in that post. It's like you blew off a waiter's head with a shotgun for putting too much pepper on your salad.

    Quote Originally Posted by AK47 View Post
    I'm gunna look rad riding a Costco Cannondale while eating my very berry sundae. Yeah bro!
    Don't forget that crappy pizza!
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    No personal experience with recent Cannondale MTBs, but my wife has a new Supersix road bike and loves it. Great service and support from local dealer. My road bike is a Diamondback, which makes some of the best carbon frames I've ridden down to the some of the worst dime store bikes I've seen. Again, buy a bike for the specs and fit, not the name.

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