I have been searching for a Trail SL29ER F4 in a Large frame and I got word this AM of a new one (2010) has popped up not to far from me. Price is $999.00.
The 2011 equivalent will be called a Trail SL29ER F2. The price and ship date is not known to me yet.
It's like waiting for christmas!
My question is, should I nab the 2010 or wait? I admit waiting for the 2011 is in great antisipation. Will the 2011 MSRP be more than the $999.00. Are the component changes worth the wait?
There have been some component changes. Could you guys look at both the specs and say if you would go grab the 2010 or not?
Are the Shimano brakes 160mm x 160mm over the Auriga 180mm x 160mm worth the wait?
I have both specs below with the 2011 in bold. Thanks,
Frame: Trail SL 29, double butted, mechanically formed, 6061 alloy.
Frame New Trail SL SAVE 29'er w/ threaded BB and 1.5" head tube, disc only.
Fork: RST Deuce 29'er, 80mm
custom RST Deuce Air 80mm R,C,L w/ 1.5" alloy steerer
Hubs: Shimano HB-M475, 32 hole front
Formula CDH20 front & Shimano M529 6b rear
Pedals: VP-577 Platform
VP flat w/ alloy cage & toe clip
Crank: Shimano FC-M442-8, 44/32/22
Shimano M4308 Octalink 44/32/22t
Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB-ES25
Shimano ES25 Octalink
Chain: KMC HG53 9-speed
Shimano HG53 9sp
Front Derailleur: Deore
new Shimano Alivio bottom swing for 9sp
Rear Derailleur: Deore
Shimano Deore SGS 9sp
Shimano Deore w/ display
Grips: Extras Cannondale Morse Alloy Locking grips
new Cannondale D2 lock-on
Stem: Cannondale XC3 1.5
Cannondale C4 1.5"
Headset: Tange Custom 1.5
Cane Creek 1.5" semi-integrated
Brakes: Tektro Auriga Comp Hydraulic Disc, 180/160mm
new Shimano M445 w/ 160-160 rotors
Saddle: Cannondale C3, Ergonomic Form
Cannondale Halo w/ steel rails
Seatpost: Cannondale C3, 31.6 mm
Cannondale C4 31.6mm w/ zero offset
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