Cannondale Flash 29er 2013

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the_marsbar
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I noticed there's some photos floating around.

Ultimate: http://pinterest.com/pin/121808364892146412/

and what I believe is the (carbon) 1: http://twitter.com/Blog_Cannondale/stat ... 8108337153

Does anyone have information on the 2013 Carbon 2? I'd like to know whether it has the carbon Lefty as well.

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by WalksOn2Wheels

F29 Carbon 2 will not have the carbon fork. Source: 2013 dealer book.

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I am really disappointed in hearing that. The Carbon 1 has had a bit of a price jump (because of the carbon wheels I assume) which just makes it too expensive for me I'm afraid.

Carbon clinchers are a bad deal for someone wanting to run tubulars. A cheap(ish)/alu clincher wheelset would be a good 2nd wheelset.
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by aspms

what does your dealer books say about F29 2 color theme- is it gonna be as ugly as this carbon 1?

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by drider85

White and Gray same layout.

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by Tubularnator

Here is the F-29 Carbon 2 : http://www.flickr.com/photos/76125562@N ... hotostream

This one in this exact picture has the old lefty. But, It will come with the new lefty! :mrgreen:

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Tubularnator wrote:Here is the F-29 Carbon 2 : http://www.flickr.com/photos/76125562@N ... hotostream" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This one in this exact picture has the old lefty. But, It will come with the new lefty! :mrgreen:



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by 415brian

Anyone know the expected release date of the 2013 Flash?

Anyone have a picture of the 2013 Flash Carbon 3?

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I really don't like the colours of the new 2013s, except for the Ultimate which is waaaay too expensive for me. Hmm. Is it possible to get a 2012 bike and upgrade the fork? Or would that be insanely expensive?

EDIT: Well actually the Carbon 1 looks way better IRL. So good that I bought one :lol:
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by jesmith09

Ridiculously expensive. Usually, when you upgrade a fork, you can sell the old one. With a Lefty, that can be very difficult to do. Non Carbon Lefty forks, well, the one you want to buy in particular, will cost you well over $1000 USD. I'd forget about the Carbon....it really isn't going to do a whole lot for your anyhow.

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On the dealer site they say the release date is mid to late October for the Carbon Flash 1 and Mid Aug for the Carbon Flash 2,3.

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Will it be like previous years, only ultimate and Carbon 1 with HI-MOD frames? I'd love to get a Carbon 1, but I'm not sure I can dig that deep in my pockets...

Is it exactly the same fork on Ultimate and Carbon 1?

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by 415brian

i think i found a 2013 carbon 3 pic (can anyone confirm?)...

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here's another photo of the 2013 carbon 1 and 2...

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i found the photos on this Colombian facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.475914289087469.114838.336992022979697&type=3

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by Gearhead65

I'm narrowing down to the '3' as well. I just received this photo from my dealer. Called the F-Series for 2013. Available here late August. $3,100 msrp.

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