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    Super V 500 or F1000 CAAD4??

    Hey to all,

    Need some advice, please. I'm normally a road biker. But, at my lake place it's nothing but gravel roads, dirt roads and some trails. I'd like to stay on a bike when I'm out there.'

    I've got my eye on a 2000 Super V 500 for less than $300 or a 2000, maybe a 99?, F1000 CAAD4.

    Any thoughts or recommendations?

    thanks in advance!

    Bill

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    I'd go with a cyclecross bike myself, but the hardtail F1000 will probably be the closest to what you are looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willevans
    I'd go with a cyclecross bike myself, but the hardtail F1000 will probably be the closest to what you are looking for.
    I agree. But between both, I'd go for the F1000. The Super V is an outdated FS design, not too good compared to a modern FS bike and not too efficient at pedaling. On top of that, rear suspension is a nuisance on gravel and dirt roads. The F1000 on the other hand still hold it's own to current hardtails, it will be lighter, stiffer and a much more efficient pedaler.

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    I agree with the previous posts, go for the F1000. Then invest in some good tyres depending on your needs, maybe a 2.25" if they wil fit, that will give you some extra comfort withous any real penaltys.

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    Another vote for the F1000!
    I just built up a sub-17lb Caad5 frame and it is one of the best frames I have ridden thus far!

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