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    Which to buy: Cannondale SL4 or Rocky Mountain Fusion?

    My decision has come down to these 2 bikes. Both are 2013 models with 29"wheels.

    I like both of these bikes but am leaning towards the Fusion. It's got a Rock Shox fork and uses more common parts rather than the Cannondale's proprietary components(eg brake pads).

    Any advice would be appreciated
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    The Fusion has to be one of the best buys in that price range. Deore crankset with external bb, eyeletted rims, 32mm rock shox fork, shimano brakes, hubs etc.

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    I vote for the Rocky. Used to love Cannondale...but it seems they have no direction these days, with their current offerings. Looks like they are now trend-driven, instead of being innovation-driven, like they used to be.
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    Which to buy: Cannondale SL4 or Rocky Mountain Fusion?

    Thanks for the feedback.
    The thing making this decision hard is that no local shops carry both Cannondale and Rocky Mountain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tbone77 View Post
    Thanks for the feedback.
    The thing making this decision hard is that no local shops carry both Cannondale and Rocky Mountain
    Time to hit the road, in search of shops. I've driven 100 miles, just to test ride a bike. Glad I did....because I ended up buying it!
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    Which to buy: Cannondale SL4 or Rocky Mountain Fusion?

    There are shops that carry them just none that carry both at the same location.

    In pretty set on the Fusion but wanted to get some feedback before making a final decision.

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    Decided on the Fusion, picked it up yesterday. Got it from a great shop, spent a bunch of time adjusting the bike for me and it feels good. Going to try and get it out for a ride this afternoon.

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    Good pick, on the Rocky. Cannondale is not the great company they used to be...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zachariah View Post
    Good pick, on the Rocky. Cannondale is not the great company they used to be...
    I agree with you on that.
    Scott is the new Cannondale, if you ask me.
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    Which to buy: Cannondale SL4 or Rocky Mountain Fusion?

    I really liked the look of the Cannondale, didn't see any local shops selling Scott.

    In the end I got the bike for a great price and from a much more helpful shop( though it is farther from home)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CannondaleF9 View Post
    I agree with you on that.
    Scott is the new Cannondale, if you ask me.
    I feel Santa Cruz is the new Cannondale....YMMV
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    first try to find a local REI, they are everywhere and they are cannoncale dealers. then all you will need to hunt for is an LBS that deals with rocky.

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    Which to buy: Cannondale SL4 or Rocky Mountain Fusion?

    Quote Originally Posted by LONO100 View Post
    first try to find a local REI, they are everywhere and they are cannoncale dealers. then all you will need to hunt for is an LBS that deals with rocky.
    Thanks I already chose the Rocky.
    We have dealers or both close by but no single dealer that carries both brands at the same location.

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