F29 CARBON 1

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The finer 29'er.

LEFTY SYSTEM INTEGRATION

The unmatched light weight and precision of our Lefty fork is an even bigger advantage on 29'ers. It's class leading stiffness and light weight make an even bigger difference on the big wheeled bikes. Combined with the superlight Si OPI stem/steerer and Hollowgram SL BB30 Cannondale's System Integration sheds hundreds of grams.

SAVE SEATPOST

Through the use of sophisticated carbon layups our SAVE seatpost adds over 20mm of comfort enhancing, bump absorbing damping to the frame. Less vibration results in reduced fatigue and increased comfort, letting you ride longer and faster. *On carbon models only.

SPEED SAVE VIBRATION ELIMINATION TECHNOLOGY

SPEED SAVE rear stays create a ride-tuned micro suspension system that allows the rear wheel to track the ground, improving control, traction and handling. This allows the bike to roll faster, accelerate better and corner harder.

Frame

F-SERIES 29'er, Ballistec Hi-Mod Carbon, Speed Save, BB30, 1.5 Si Head Tube

Fork

NEW LEFTY CARBON XLR 90 29, HYBRID NEEDLE BEARING TECHNOLOGY

Crank

SRAM S2210, BB30, 38/24

Bottom Bracket

SRAM BB30

Shifters

Shimano XTR

Cog Set

SRAM PG-1070, 11-36, 10-SPEED

Chain

KMC X10SL

Front Derailleur

SRAM X0, S3,

Rear Derailleur

SHIMANO XTR, SHADOW PLUS, 11-36, 10-SPEED

Rims

REYNOLDS CARBON WHEELSET

Hubs

REYNOLDS CARBON WHEELSET

Tires

SCHWALBE RACING RALPH EVO, 29x2.1" EVO tubeless ready

Pedals

N/A

Brake

SRAM XO, 180/160MM

Handlebar

TRUVATIV NOIR CARBON, T30 FLAT, 700X10MM

Stem

CANNONDALE OPI adjustable, 31.8, -15 DEGREE(M-L), -5 DEGREE(X)

Headset

TANGE HS bearings 2x

Spokes

REYNOLDS CARBON WHEELSET

Grips

CANNONDALE FOAM LOCKING GRIPS

Saddle

FI'ZI:K TUNDRA KM KIUM RAIL

Seat Post

CANNONDALE F-SERIES SAVE POST, 27.2

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        5.0

        2012 Flash 1 with I9 Torch hubs, XTR

        By MTBDave

        from Gulfport, MS

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              Comments about cannondale F29 CARBON 1:

              I ride 4-5 times a week, 20 miles per ride, and I must say...this bike rocks! I have been spoiled by full suspension and a Santa Cruz Cycles advocate but I gave this bike a chance due to the advice of a good buddy who knows his stuff to say the least. I am a heavier than normal rider, 215 lb to be honest, and this bike has improved my riding abilities dramatically. I am currently hugging the same lines and holding on to the rear tires of friends who podium on races throughout the region. I am not a slug but my 26" carbon Nomad allowed zero chance to ride to my ability. The Flash is the Bomb Diggity! I will hold on to this steed for quite some time. Btw, being in the 19 lb range is a huge mental boost when riding with those who lack in the bike department. AMAZING bike!!!

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              3.0

              2012 carbon 1 flash

              By Vinny the cyclist

              from Ontario, Canada

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                    Comments about cannondale F29 CARBON 1:

                    I purchased a 2012 Flash carbon 1 in May 2012. There was some problems right from the start; the fork would not lock out because the line had air in it and the brake cables were too long and needed to be adjusted in length. After those issues were rectified the bike was not too bad. However the frame broke on the right side seat-stay within the first six months. I am 175 pounds and 55 years old, and because of this I am not as hard on my bike as maybe a younger rider may be. I had an awful time trying to get the Cannondale Rep to replace the frame, even though it was under warrantee. In the future I will seriously think twice before I purchase another Cannondale.

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                    5.0

                    Pleasantly surprised!

                    By Derek

                    from Houston, TX

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                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Comfortable
                    • Handles Well
                    • Lightweight

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                    • Learning Curve

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                    • Mountain Biking

                    Comments about cannondale F29 CARBON 1:

                    Cannondale had a demo day at one of my local shop. Their MTB never really "click" with me in the pass. Skeptical with the Lefty set up and Cannondale's MTBs in general, I went over to check it out.
                    Warming up lap around the parking lot, the first thing I noticed is how light the front end is. The bike is very comfortable, and with my hands on the handle bar, it is like riding my own bike, just a whole lot lighter (my set up = Carbon Stumpy HT 29).

                    After the warm up, I speed over some speed bumps, grass, curb, and other urban obstacles… Extremely comfortable and agile! I felt in control the whole time. No issues with sharp tight turns or up/down ramps. The recurring theme is perhaps how light the front of the bike it. Bunny hopping over stuff are effortless! I was surprise with the clearance I got with the little effort I put in.
                    The only negative I noticed, is that if I were to ride without my handle bars, the bike tend to lean ever so slightly toward one side. I suspect this is either because of the offset Center of Gravity, and my own asymmetry in. This offset is ever so slight, and easily corrected with a little more saddle time.
                    Overall, What an awesome machine! If you have the budget, do NOT scratch this one off your list before a test ride!

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