- cannondale flash 29er – any knowledge?
The Flash 29er in this pic was purchased by a German in Canada the day before the start of the 2011 Tour Divide*. A quick spin and off to the strat line and he finished the race. He liked it.
* Could not get an alloy in Germany so ordered one for collection in Banff.
Pic taken before descent to Salida – so thats a load of 14,000 footers in background.
In fact both German based riders used Flash 29er’s.Posted 6 years ago
thanks for all the replies – i’ve noticed it’s ‘cool’ to hate leftys like it’s ‘cool’ to hate iPhones… interesting.
I have a rush with a lefty and I love it.
this German site seams to have knocked £200 off!
biker border anyone?Posted 6 years agoratherbeintobagoSubscriber
Cannondale are also referred to as the Apple of the cycle world here, rather bizarrely.
They’re expensive and need funny parts that don’t work on other bikes.
Sounds very like Apple to me.
DOI Own two Cannondales, one replete with Lefty & BB30 crank.Posted 6 years ago
I thought the S/T review was a bit…I dunno..odd somehow
A couple of other reviews:
This forum is a good place for info: http://forums.mtbr.com/cannondale/Posted 6 years ago
Hi, sorry I missed your Q’s: Thanks, it’s actually one of those bikes that looks much better in the flesh than in photos for some reason. I built mine up from a F+F, it’s about 9.5KG (with 450g of inner tubes).
Don’t have the mag here but I think the ST review was a comparrison between 29er HT / 26 full bounce using the 29 Flash / 26 Scalpel as a sort of case study. From what I remember it was kind of non-commital whereas I’d be really surprised if someone tried the Flash and didn’t rave about it (havn’t ridden a scalpel, so can’t comment on that).
The steering is pretty fast I’d say – head tube feels steep. It feels like a race bike, weight is quite forward really but you get used to it pretty quickly. Will write more in email, cheers.Posted 6 years ago
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