Cannondale RZ One Forty 3Z All Mountain Full Suspension

5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $3700.00

Product Description

  • Fork: Rock Shox Revelation Team Air U-Turn, 140mm
  • Spokes: DT Swiss Competition
  • Pedals: Crank Brothers Candy
  • Chain: KMC X9 CP 9-speed
  • Handlebars: Truvativ Hussefelt 680mm, 20mm riser

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Alyx a Cross Country Rider from Chatsworth CA, USA

Date Reviewed: November 3, 2011

Strengths:    Geometry is excellent in allowing tight cornering for tough downhill sections but still stable at high speeds. Stock suspension is comfortable over all the terrain i've gone across riding the chatsworth and simi valley trails and fire roads. Little to no bounce on the uphills even if I don't lock out the Silver TK fork. I've never had hydraulic brakes before but I am a HUGE fan of them now, great control with the Elixer 3's no fade at all despite a gnarly discoloration on one of the rotors from riding the brake down a 2 mile gnarly decent a couple weekends ago (Don't know how well they perform wet.)

Weaknesses:    Come's with Wellgo's as part of the default package that came on the bike. Other than that nothing else I don't like from the factory kit except the SRAM shifters have no gear indicator.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike at a steal of a price they were clearing the 2011 line making room for the 2012's. Being a 200lb 6'2" rider and finally coming off of a hard tail I am super pleased with this bike! I tested the Giant Anthem x2 and it was comparable to that but for a fraction of the price.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1425.00

Purchased At:   CycleWorld Chatswort

Similar Products Used:   N/A this is my first FS bike I am moving up from hard tails.

Bike Setup:   Shimano M324 SPD pedals to replace the wellgo's

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nocturnalnature a Cross Country Rider from Roanoke Va.

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2011

Strengths:    Stiff frame and excellent geometry combine to make a bike that is truly competent for virtually any type of riding. Outstanding factory kit (with a few minor exceptions) means not having to upgrade anything expensive until it breaks. The Hammerschmidt actually lives up to the hype and is simply amazing. The climbing ability surpised me and left me pleasantly scratching my head wondering how it does it so efficiently. Lifetime frame warranty is a nice benefit as well.

Weaknesses:    Stock grips and pedals need to be replaced ASAP. Other than that it is bulletproof.

Bottom Line:   
Purchased new as a leftover 2010 and virtually stole it. If you want a do it all bike with top of the line components, do yourself a favor and call around until you find one left on the showroom floor. It is truly an amazing bike and inspires confidence in just about any riding scenario.
I simply cannot find a flaw worthy enough to merit not giving this rig the 5 flamers in both categories that it fully deserves.

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Favorite Trail:   Mill Mountain, Explore Park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1900.00

Purchased At:   Just The Right Gear

Similar Products Used:   Giant Trance, Cannondale Gemini

Bike Setup:   Stock except for Ergon GX2 grips and a set of DMR V12 platforms.

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