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    2013 SL 2 vs. 2014 SL 2

    All, I'm thinking about buying a 2014 Cannondale SL2, I've seen my LBS has a 2013 model SL2. I can see the differences on the spec sheets but I do not know which has a better spec as I just got back into bikes. Can anyone tell me what would be better to purchase?

    2013 Specs:
    FRAME
    TRAIL SL 29'ER, OPTIMIZED 6061 ALLOY, SAVE, 1.5" HEADTUBE
    FORK
    ROCKSHOX RECON SILVER TK 29, 80 MM, SOLO AIR, LOCKOUT, REBOUND, 1.5"
    CRANK
    SRAM S800 3.1, 44/33/22
    BOTTOM BRACKET
    SRAM POWERSPLINE W/ALLOY CUPS
    SHIFTERS
    SRAM X5
    COG SET
    SRAM PG 1030, 11-36, 10-SPEED
    CHAIN
    KMC X10
    FRONT DERAILLEUR
    SRAM X5, 31.8 CLAMP
    REAR DERAILLEUR
    SRAM X5, 10-SPEED
    RIMS
    MADDUX DC3.0 29'ER, DOUBLE WALL W/EYELET, 32 HOLE
    HUBS
    FORMULA CDH20 FRONT, FORMULA CDH22 REAR
    TIRES
    WTB NINELINE, 29X2.0"
    PEDALS
    FPD PLATFORM
    BRAKE
    AVID ELIXIR 1, 180/160 MM
    HANDLEBAR
    CANNONDALE C3, 680X20, 6061 DOUBLE-BUTTED ALLOY
    STEM
    CANNONDALE C4, 1.5", 31.8, 7 DEGREE
    HEADSET
    TANGE CUSTOM 1.5"
    SPOKES
    STAINLESS STEEL, 15G BLACK
    GRIPS
    CANNONDALE LOCKING GRIPS
    SADDLE
    CANNONDALE STAGE 3
    SEAT POST
    CANNONDALE C3, 27.2 X 350 (M), 400 MM (L,X)

    2014 Specs:
    FRAME
    TRAIL SL 29, OPTIMIZED 6061 ALLOY, SAVE, 1.5" HEAD TUBE
    FORK
    ROCKSHOX 30 GOLD TK 29, 100MM, SOLO AIR, REMOTE LOCKOUT, REBOUND, 1.5"
    CRANK
    SHIMANO M522 HOLLOWTECH, OCTALINK, 42/32/24
    BOTTOM BRACKET
    SHIMANO BB-ES25, OCTALINK
    SHIFTERS
    SHIMANO DEORE
    COG SET
    SHIMANO DEORE, 11-36, 10-SPEED
    CHAIN
    KMC X10, 10-SPEED
    FRONT DERAILLEUR
    SHIMANO DEORE, 31.8 CLAMP
    REAR DERAILLEUR
    SHIMANO SLX SHADOW
    RIMS
    ALEX DC3.0 29, DOUBLE WALL W/EYELET, 32-HOLE
    HUBS
    FORMULA CDH20 FRONT, FORMULA CDH22 REAR
    TIRES
    WTB NINELINE, 29X2.0"
    PEDALS
    CANNONDALE PLATFORM
    BRAKE
    SHIMANO M446 HYDRAULIC DISC, 180/160MM
    HANDLEBAR
    CANNONDALE C3 FLAT, 6061 DOUBLE-BUTTED ALLOY, 700MM
    STEM
    CANNONDALE C4, 1.5", 31.8, 7 DEG.
    HEADSET
    TANGE CUSTOM 1.5"
    BRAKE LEVERS
    SHIMANO M446
    SPOKES
    STAINLESS STEEL, 15G BLACK
    GRIPS
    CANNONDALE LOCKING GRIPS
    SADDLE
    CANNONDALE STAGE 3
    SEAT POST
    CANNONDALE C3, 27.2X350MM (S,M) 400MM (L,X,J)
    REAR SHOCK
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    Not much difference, Sram vs Shimano at that level is tit for tat. Don't see a deal breaker

    I personally prefer Shimano brakes over Avid, + 1 for the 14 model.

    Is the 13 considerably cheaper ? I'm guessing ? If so then that would be the better deal.

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    The 13 is $100 cheaper.

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