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Cannondale R800 '04

Cannondale R800 '04

Built on Cannondale's lightest frame ever

No Longer Available

Product Description

£Built on Cannondale's lightest frame ever - the Optimo. The same 1.18kg frame you’ll find on Cannondale’s £4,299 Team Saeco bike. The same Optimo frame Gilberto Simoni rode to win this year’s Giro d’Italia. A bicycle so light, the UCI (Union Cycliste International) obliged Simoni to add weights so his Cannondale would comply with their rule which disqualifies sub-6.8kg bikes.

By substituting the Team Saeco bike’s Campagnolo Record components and Mavic Ksyrium wheels for ever-dependable Shimano 105 parts and Gipiemme T3 wheels, the R800 costs thousands of pounds less yet, at 18.5lb/8.46kg, it’s still light enough to virtually ride itself uphill.

Technical Data


Optimo butted aluminium frame (1.3kg) with externally butted head tube, milled bottom bracket and shock-absorbing Hourglass seat stays.


Slice Ultra Si (System Integration) fork with carbon blades.


Gipiemme Grecal aero.

Tyres:Hutchinson Reflex 700 x 23c Kevlar-beaded.


Shimano105 Dual Control STI 27-spd shifters.

 Shimano Ultegra rear / 105 front gears.
 TruVativ Elita SL 39/53 chainset.
 SRAM 12-26 cassette.


Cannondale Omega dual pivot sidepulls.


Cannondale 31.8mm-centre bars 3D forged Astem.

Saddle:Fi'zi:k Poggio.
Approx. Weight:18.5lb/8.46kg.


50, 52, 54, 56, 58 or 60cm.


Blood Red/Gold.


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