Cannondale Moto Carbon 3 All Mountain Full Suspension

5/5 (2 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Frame: Moto Carbon, 160 mm
  • Fork: Rock Shox Lyric IS U-Turn, 160-115 mm
  • Rims: DT Swiss E540, 32 hole
  • Pedals: Crank Brothers Smarty
  • Rear Cogs: SRAM PG-970, 11-34


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by TXTony a Cross Country Rider from Ft Worth

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2011

Strengths:    Suspension...Geometery..Clearance due to the somewhat higher bottom bracket area...built like a tank. The suspension..Lyric up front and Fox in the rear. 20mm Axle, 1.5 headtube..the thing is stiff..

Weaknesses:    I should not even mention this as I am the one who bought the bike knowing the weight...is a little heavy but in my book it is a true All Mountain rig...still not sure about the Hayes Brakes...so far so good. So far the tires have been fine for me and my ridding conditions

Bottom Line:   
I picked this bike up on closeout...lifetime warranty on the frame..It is not my only bike and wanted a true All Mountain bike...I sold my Enduro to help pay for the upgrades on this thing...though the Enduro is an awesome bike I never got along with the geo of the bike very well and the way it felt..The Moto handles some serious stuff..it actually climbs very well...it just requires a different style of ridding when going up hill...slow and easy...going down..hold on and rail..I purchased this as I had always wanted to give a Cannondale a try...glad I did this has been one of the best bikes I have ever owned..I have the maxle set up so I have not noticed any flex or twitchy rear end at speed..

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1850.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Enduro

Bike Setup:   Changed out the wheels for some Sunringle Pro Chargers, a KS dropper seat...removed the large chain ring and installed a bash guard..replaced the x7 shifters for x9 shifters..installed a carbon handlebar and new grips..

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by motoman373 a Weekend Warrior from fort bragg, ca

Date Reviewed: November 27, 2010

Strengths:    looks and feels solid. heard about flex in rear allthough mine is a 09 and came with maxel's front and rear and feels solid. takes all realistic sized bumps and chatter well. for a heavier am bike it doesn't feel like a tank

Weaknesses:    tires as everyone knows

Bottom Line:   
im happy with my purchace all around. looking forward to doing my worst to it. plus whats the worst that could happen, i break the frame(unlikely) and i get the new jeckle that replaced it :)

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1900.00

Purchased At:   north west outfitter

Similar Products Used:   nomad, randsome, blur lt

Bike Setup:   stock so far

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