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Simple, quiet, light, maneuverable, low maintenance; what is not to like. I have geared Full Suspension, geared hardtail, ss hardtail and ss full rigid and I still end up riding the ss full rigid 25% of the time even though it is a little harder, there is just something about it. I do end up riding the ss hardtail the most and the full suspension the least.
For me it's just something different, when I originally got it, it was just going to be used for commuting and easy rides with my wife. But it's too good just to be limited to that.
This is my only 'XC' bike (my main bike is a 6" hardtail), it gets used for short hour or two rides when I can't be bothered with the faffing associated with the main bike, the cannondale is just grab and go. It's great for muddy trails, you don't have to clean it after every ride if you don't want to. But it's main pro is, it has reinvented the local trails that have become stale over the years of riding.
Light, fast, simple, reliable, fun and just something different
Sir Winston Churchill
Sounds interesting and I am tempted to try, but I still wonder if it really makes sense to withdraw all the tech evolved over the past 20 yrs for something thats just light?
the only times i have trouble are 1) break dips worn into a trail when descending, and 2) extended sections of smaller stuff where you are getting repeated hits.
Originally at 7.23kg with suspension fork/6.27kg rigid, but had to made some changes. Now with XX crankset (instead of lightning), eggbeater 1 pedals with ti spindle (instead of XTR) and Stans race gold (instead of Extralite/crest) @ 7.46 kg suspension/6.5kg rigid. Looking to shed some weight with a new set of carbon wheels this year (and hopefully increase stiffness). Target of 7.4 kg flat with suspension and 6.4 kg rigid.
I spy a Berk combo! SWEET! I had a Smud saddle on my bike at one point but w/ the semi sharp edges I was getting some really nasty bruising on my inner thighs from catching it when going over things. In the end I pulled it and added almost 100g going back to a standard saddle. Sucked, but no bruising and I'll take that any day!
Here's my Team Bike for the season,Nice to be back on shimano!
frame-Kinesis Uk FF29
Bars -Cobalt ones' trimmed to 730mm
Chainring -35t homebrewd (working with absolute black on new rings however!
Cassette -sram XO
Wheels-Race 29er Gold
Forks-sid XX tapered.
Pedals-Candy (however changing to green team ones)
Tyres -Will be maxis but as you can see Im not currently on them...
comes in at 21.4lbs
Frame : Open 1,0 M
Fork : Sid XX WC Keronite solo air
Headset : Tune Bubi
Handlebar : MCFK 31,8x660
Stem : Extralite OC 31,8x90
Seatpost : MCFK 27,2x400
Saddle : Tune Speedneedle
Grips : Extralite
Seat clamp : Bk Composites
Brakes: Formula R1 alu levers
Rotors : Hope lightweight 160/160
Shifters : Trigger Sram XX
Cable's Housing: Shimano Yumeya
FD: Sram XX
RD : Sram XX
Cassette : Sram XX 11-36
Pedals : Egg Beater 11
Crankset : Rotor 3D+/ SRM with Specialites chainrings
Wheelset : Ax Lightness SRT 29er tubular with Tune Prince/Princess hubs laced with Sapim CX ray spokes
Tires: Dugast Fastbird 50
Skewers: Dt Swiss RWS alloy
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