Cannondale Moto Carbon 2 All Mountain Full Suspension

1/5 (1 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Fork: FOX 36 Talas R, 160-130-100 mm
  • Rims: DT Swiss E2200
  • Hubs: DT Swiss E2200 Thru-20/12
  • Pedals: Crank Brothers Smarty
  • Bottom Bracket: Shimano Hollowtech II

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

Reviews 1 - 1 (1 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by mogligirl a Weekend Warrior from Utah, Usa

Date Reviewed: October 11, 2010

Strengths:    This review is for the 2009 Moto Carbon 2
6 inches of travel + burly carbon frame = fun bike
Good component spec.
Good cush and good toughness.

Weaknesses:    Geometry pretty upright for its intended use, but I think they slackened it in 2010.
Cracked Frame
Cannondale Support

Bottom Line:   
So, I bought the frame and then I found a crack. The guy I bought it from works for Cannondale. I've been working with Cannondale for over a year to get a replacement frame. Took more than a year to get, but then they didn't send all the linkage bolts. Finally decided to take it to a local Cannondale dealer to buy the bolt kit from them. That has taken over 2 months, and counting. They say they're having problems getting the parts, too. I've never been a fan of Cannondale and this seals the deal.

I've owned a couple of carbon Rushes and a couple of aluminum Prophets and wasnt' impressed. Other companies offerings are better. The lefty was a great idea but 15qr offers better torsional rigidity. Its outdated now. The RZ line interests me (owned a 2009 Rize 1) but definitely not going that route after this most recent experience.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   Whole Enchillada, Moab

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   local ads

Similar Products Used:   Blur LTC (lighter, stiffer, stronger; gives up nothing on the downhills and you gain a lot of climbing ability

Bike Setup:   Stock--DT 2200 wheelset, Talas 36 fork. XT package. Avid Juicy 7s.

Reviews 1 - 1 (1 Reviews Total)

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

Cannondale Moto 2 Carbon custom wheelset?

Hello, I have a 2010 Cannondale Moto 2 Carbon AM bike. Because I found the need to use it on the street I have purchased road tires and tubes for it and it works awsome. However, It's a pain in the ass to change tires every other day so i'm seeing what my options are for a spare set of wheels. ... Read More »

Moto Carbon 2 Clicking sound....need help

my 2009 Moto Carbon 2 makes a Clicking sound whenever i pedal it hard, when i puch down it clicks, but when i pull up on the pedals while clipped in it doesnt, already checked the bottom brakcet, changed link bearings, replaced clipless pedals. please help me if anyone ever experienced this. thanksRead More »

2009 Moto Carbon 2 Headset question

hey guys, is it possible to change the headset for the 2009 Moto Carbon 2? i was thinking of changing it because i wanted to change the fork to a Vanilla 36 with a 1 1/8 steerer tube. thanks guysRead More »

Early Adopter: Moto Carbon 2

[IMG][/IMG] Moto Carbon 2 (Euro version). Added the Joplin and white handlebar myself. Climbs like a hardtail, [I]rocks[/I] downhill. I guess it was too early in production to get the red swingarm link. I'm tempted to order it.Read More »

Read More »




MTBR on Facebook