Hello everyone,
My name is Alex. Currently I owned Cannondale CO2-F5. After seeking advice from board members, I decided no to further upgrade F5. Instead getting a totally new bike from Cannondale. Now I'm considering 2009 Caffeine-F Series.
However I was a bit confused which model to choose between 2009 European Caffeine F1 or 2009 American/International Caffeine F2.
The price for 2009 European Caffeine F1 is around USD$2,600, and for 2009 American/International Caffeine F2 is around USD$1,900. The different is about USD$700.
Thus, I would like to ask which is a better model to purchase in term of value for money?????



2009 European Caffeine F1 Spec
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Frame Caffeine
Fork Lefty Speed 110 DLR2
Rims Mavic XM317
Hubs HeadShok Lefty & Shimano M525
Spokes DT Swiss Champion
Tires Hutchinson Toro, 26x2.15"
Pedals N/A
Crank Shimano XT, 22/32/44
Chain KMC X9.73
Rear Cogs SRAM PG-950, 11-32
Bottom Bracket incl. w/ crank
Front Derailleur Shimano SLX
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT
Shifters Shimano XT
Handlebars Cannondale C3
Stem HeadShok XC3
Headset Headshok SI
Brakeset Shimano XT
Brakelevers Shimano XT
Saddle Fi'zi:k Nisene III Wing Flex
Seat Post Cannondale C3
Extras GRIND lock-on grips






2009 American/International Caffeine F2 Spec:
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Frame Caffeine
Fork Lefty Speed w/ DLR, 110 mm (integrated air)
Rims Mavic XM317 Disc, 32 hole
Hubs Cannondale Lefty front, Shimano M525 rear
Spokes DT Swiss Champion
Tires Continental Race King, 26 x 2.0"
Pedals Crank Brothers Smarty
Crank SRAM GXP2, 22/32/44
Chain Shimano 9-speed
Rear Cogs Shimano HG-50, 11-32
Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP
Front Derailleur Shimano SLX
Rear Derailleur SRAM X-9
Shifters SRAM X-7 Trigger
Handlebars Cannondale C3 650 mm, 20 mm rise
Stem Cannondale XC3 HeadShok, 31.8 mm
Headset Cannondale HeadShok Si
Brakeset Avid Juicy 5, 160/160 mm
Brakelevers Avid Juicy 5
Saddle Fi'zi:k Nisene Mg
Seat Post TruVatiV XR
Extras Cannondale Morse Grip