Cannondale Rize Project
After having my Ragley Blue Pig stolen I have been building up my new Rize. Been wanting a full susser for a while so this was the catalyst to me getting one, specs are:
Cannondale Rize 130 travel
130 Cannondale Lefty PBR
Mavic Crossmax Wheels
Shimano XT Front/Rear Mech
Shimano XT Shifters
FSA K Force Carbon Cranks
DMR V8 Pedals
Random Motocross bars to offset raise & extension of Lefty stem
Formula Oro K24 Brakes
Cinelli Seat Post
Nukeproof Plasma Team Saddle
I’ve managed to put it together on a tight budget but think I have a lot of bike for the money. Mainly ride trial centres but love getting the OS map out and exploring some bridleways and http://www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/outandabout/gettingactive/cycling/mtb/mtb-findaroute routes. Im split between Yorkshire and Chester so a good range of trial centres and exploration available.
Would love to know your thoughts.Posted 5 years ago
Yeah swines hey.
Yeah, the bars are upside down back to front…tey certainly turn heads. The lefty setup means the stem is really long and pretty high, I like being as low as possible, so a friend gave me these which negate the lefty stem pretty well, looks very odd but feels great.
The train set is a spanish layout, there is a really impressive one on the right, several layers, might pop some pictures up of that if i can find time.Posted 5 years agopeteimprezaSubscriber
Codswollop, there are plenty of stem options out there so you can run your bars in a normal fashion.
That set looks stupid and dangerous IMHO.
Checkout the options in this linkPosted 5 years ago
I should have said to be low, and not have a massive stem. You can’t fit a short stem as the bars will interfere with the upper crown, so you can either fit a long stem and have a big backsweep. The stem that came with mine was high so I used the bars like I have to negate it and bring the reach closer.Posted 5 years agorighogSubscriber
The bars look unusual, but I can’t see them being any more dangerous than a more conventional set up. Looks as if your weight would be in a similar position which you would get with a very short stem. Of course the proof would be in the riding but looks like a good bodge to me 😀
Edit: especially considering it is a budget build.Posted 5 years ago
I thought they would polarise, I could have bought a different stem, but currently I’m trying to keep it as cheap as possible, the bars work, they feel pretty decent so for now, as far as I am concerned, all is well and it means can get back to having fun on my bike.Posted 5 years ago
or is it the non-normal angle of the bars that will increase the leverage on the stem bolts?
That could be an issue. I would guess the rotational force on the bar clamp would be significantly greater than on a normal set of bars. If they did work loose, the extra leverage could have pretty dramatic consequences.Posted 5 years agodaleMember
Think you might have the top clamp for the lefty upsidedown ? Having owned an rz with lefty for a while I would advice you to keep an eye on the seat stay pivots the bolts can work loose and the bearings can become unstuck.Good fun bike I like mine.Shortest lefty stem is 80mm with about 5 degree rise though I think you would need a new steerer , still have to watch handle bar choice so it leaves the lefty top cap clear.Looks nice in the red enjoy (bear me in mind if you want to sell the lefty 😉 )Posted 5 years ago
Adam, here’s mine. Built it up a couple of weeks ago and only had a coulple of rides on it so far.
Spec:Posted 5 years ago
RS Rev 120-150 u-turn
Hope XC Ti rear hub, Hope Pro II front hub on Stans 355 rims
Conti Rubber Queen 2.2 rear, On-One Chunky Monkey front
LX crank with E-13 bash guard, SLX shifters, XO front Mech, SLX rear mech, XT cassette and chain
X-Fusion dropper post with Charge Spoon saddle (getting a reverb next month)
Nukeproof 760mm bars and RaceFace Atlas 70mm stem
Time Atac pedals.
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