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    ON in production for only 250 units

    Just curious if anyone was going to purchase an ON. Looks like Cannondale is selling 250 this year. If I had the change I just might try for one. Don't know the cost. If it had a rigid Lefty I just might try for it. I love the concept.

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    Almost 7k. Are you sure you want one at that price?

    I think it is too watered down from the concept. The traditional front triangle ruins it.

    Quote Originally Posted by mateo
    Just curious if anyone was going to purchase an ON. Looks like Cannondale is selling 250 this year. If I had the change I just might try for one. Don't know the cost. If it had a rigid Lefty I just might try for it. I love the concept.

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    Love the bike but as a commuter, it's way too nice and expensive for my area, wouldn't be thief and winter proof for my use.

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    the bike is very nice
    but the price
    € 3999,-
    only 99 bikes in europe ...

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    It may be a great bike but what a stupid price they put on it if it really is 3999 euros. Sure I got the money to buy it but that would be retarded on my part to support a price just to show off ignorant vanity. Grow up Dorel! Your potential customers are enthusiasts not exclusive vain losers.

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    It's a "limited edition" , so the price tag is OK in that context.

    If you buy one of the 250 CD that the Beatles put out , you would have paid it lot more than the normal 15$.

    Having that kind of money lying around ,I'll be all over it ; It's exclusive , and it has internal gearing hub
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    Since when are limited, collector's edition priced reasonably? There are many bikes that work as well for the same purpose priced several thousands lower so if you want a good value and practicality, this is clearly not for you. Just the fact that they are building only 250 shows they know how small the market is for a 4000 euro commuting bike. But, kudos to Cannondale to come up with the ON concept bike and kudos to release a bike inspired by it featuring some pretty trick construction/engineering.

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    They have the facilities to produce as many as people want if they are not making each of them by hand. They are simply causing a high price by deliberatly not supplying for the demmand. If its made in taiwan then it is a particular un American cash grab by Dorel. The Beatles would not have been so stupid or greedy. Only record label suits would do something so unprofitable. In the early 70s, the middle east did it to us by deliberatly under supplying North America with oil.

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    I am surprised by peoples reactions to this. Why get so angry? It is a rad bike made in the USA with top of the line components. I don't see there being a price issue. It is expensive to make and should be expensive to own.

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    i love the seatpost-into-frame zone

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    Wow. Comparing oil to bicycles, eh? I'm gonna take a wild guess and say there is no relevance in that comparison.

    Hey, this is a bicycle forum. We don't know anything about economics, market segmentation, tooling costs for mass production of this bike, etc. So let's talk about what we know, and not make broad-stroke comparisons that we don't understand and that only stoke emotion.

    If anyone would like a lively discussion on the price elasticity of demand for this bike, head over to the Cannondale forum at http://www.manufacturingeconomics.com

    If anyone wants to discuss Cannondale's right to price and produce at whatever level they want, go to the Cannondale forum at http://MarxVsKeynes.com

    Quote Originally Posted by mickeydesadist
    They have the facilities to produce as many as people want if they are not making each of them by hand. They are simply causing a high price by deliberatly not supplying for the demmand. If its made in taiwan then it is a particular un American cash grab by Dorel. The Beatles would not have been so stupid or greedy. Only record label suits would do something so unprofitable. In the early 70s, the middle east did it to us by deliberatly under supplying North America with oil.

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    Any pics of the actual bike as it will be on sale? Googled it but most results seem to show the prototype.

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    Try this: http://www.cannondale.com/usa/usaeng/

    And also this: http://www.cannondale.com/usa/usaeng...310-OCD-onBIKE

    Quote Originally Posted by Jowan
    Any pics of the actual bike as it will be on sale? Googled it but most results seem to show the prototype.

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    can be done a diet !

    brakes , front rotor , titanium bolts , rims , I.Link cable hoses, grips, bar , stem , saddle ,seatpost

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    Quote Originally Posted by eliflap
    can be done a diet !

    brakes , front rotor , titanium bolts , rims , I.Link cable hoses, grips, bar , stem , saddle ,seatpost
    Uh oh, here we go again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad ronald
    I am surprised by peoples reactions to this. Why get so angry? It is a rad bike made in the USA with top of the line components. I don't see there being a price issue. It is expensive to make and should be expensive to own.
    The whole rear end design is ridiculously over-engineered and a clear answer to a question nobody ever asked.

    Given that it's a great piece of engineeering and Cannondale can charge what they like for it, if you don't like the price you don't have to buy it.

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    you missed tyres out on your list
    as steve said "As long as the rotor/rivets clears the fork, a miss is as good as a mile"

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadBoyNY
    The whole rear end design is ridiculously over-engineered and a clear answer to a question nobody ever asked.
    The question was "How do I make an urban commuter bike that won't get grease all over my suit and require zero maintenance?"

    I think it was answered pretty well!

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    Sorry, but the structural chain case doesn't answer the grease/suit problem. Any enclosed chaincase answers that question.

    And a single-sided internally geared rear-end doesn't answer the zero-maintenance question. Any internally geared rear-end answers that question.

    So the question really is "How do I make an urban commuter bike that won't get grease all over my suit and require zero maintenance, while looking very gucci and designy at the same time?"


    Quote Originally Posted by bad ronald
    The question was "How do I make an urban commuter bike that won't get grease all over my suit and require zero maintenance?"

    I think it was answered pretty well!

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    Boy do people complain...

    A Rolls-Royce is ridiculously expensive and there are lots of cars that perform better, are more durable and reliable, look better and so on. I don't go complain about it on RR forums, I just don't buy one and live my life. Yes it may be over-designed, over-thought, over-engineered, same thing with the Simon bike but projects like these from companies like Cannondale makes the whole bike industry progress further and faster.

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    Nice! I like it.

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    The front fork should be a righty.
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    Almost everything on that bike is a "One and Only One" (well 250 !)

    Do you really think that SRAM has done millions of those one sided internal hubs ?
    How much do you think these might cost ?
    SRAM had to put load of R & D for these for 250 being produced , so how much do you think SRAM is selling those to CDale ?
    I don't know either , but it must be a big part of that cost.

    It's incredible , we are faced with a jewel of engineering and people find a way to complain , my ......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    Boy do people complain...

    A Rolls-Royce is ridiculously expensive and there are lots of cars that perform better, are more durable and reliable, look better and so on. I don't go complain about it on RR forums, I just don't buy one and live my life. Yes it may be over-designed, over-thought, over-engineered, same thing with the Simon bike but projects like these from companies like Cannondale makes the whole bike industry progress further and faster.
    Dan, just to put my view into understanding I'm not down on Cannondale ,otherwise I wouldn't have bought two of them in the last three months.

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    Here are a few pictures I took at Eurobike in 2009
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    looks like code 5's on the production bike, which is an interesting choice, though I'm guessing they were picked to stick with the matte black look.

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    Great looking bike, just way too spendy for my blood.

    I read their explanation as to the limited production, makes sense, they plainly stated that it was a design and engineering concept that they followed thru with but had no intentions of pressing the design into production. The request and clamor from folks that fell in love with it encouraged them to make a few, the resulting MSRP will induce heart palpitations admittedly.

    SImple..if I cant afford it or decide that its an unwise way to spend disposable income..dont buy it. Just admire from afar..

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    Apparently some people are not all that familiar with how products are developed and marketed. This is a unique looking bike that the leadership at Cannondale had enough balls to risk the investment required to produce. Risk is minimized by keeping supply limited.

    Most of this bike has custom parts. It's a given it's very expensive to produce. When considering the cost of development and manufacturing, I doubt Cannondale will make a dollar off the small quantity made. It's a unique product for a niche market segment. Making more bikes may only result in them sitting in bikes shops for years requiring heavy discounts to move.

    These unique products create a halo effect. This helps develop Cannondale's brand of a producer of innovative high end bikes.

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    Code 5s? Really... I mean I know downhillers that are happy with juicy7s...

    Also, no fender or rack mounts. This is a commuter bike?

    Concept = cool. Reality = fail.

    No hating, just being honest as a dealer - how would I ever sell this to anyone? Apart from the whole... this thing has better brakes than every other "commuter" bike, EVER
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    No rack and fenders indeed limits the commuter aspect of this bike. Come to think of it, how would you even attach them? Time will tell if this model gets any traction and develops into something else or just fizzles.

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