Cannondale RZ One Forty 4 All Mountain Full Suspension

4.67/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $2400.00

Product Description

  • Frame: RZ One Forty, Si BB30, 140mm
  • Fork: Fox 32 Float RL 140, 1.5
  • Spokes: DT Swiss Champion
  • Chain: KMC X9 9-speed
  • Shifters: Shimano SLX

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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gazz a Weekend Warrior from united kingdom

Date Reviewed: April 18, 2011

Strengths:    great spec, fox shock+forks, dt swiss wheels,carbon frame, ultra light, fast, and look great BARGAIN@£1899

Weaknesses:    NONE

Bottom Line:   
Bargain off the internet reduced from £3000, to £1899, carbon frame fox bits and dt swiss rims+hubs, climbs better as my scott genius, faster on the flat and flyes down hills,put off the zesty by its shimano wheels and its £2800. price tag, I would not recommend a hub which does not take normal cartridge bearings, GET YOURSELF A BARGAIN WHILE WESTBROOKS STILL HAVE 2010 STOCK

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Favorite Trail:   afon

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   westbrook cycles

Similar Products Used:   lapierre zesty 514, SCOTT GENIUS

Bike Setup:   avid brakes, dt swiss wheels, fox forks,slx, xt running gear.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by The Grimmer a Weekend Warrior from England

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2011

Strengths:    I have the RZ 140 6, which is very similar to the specs of this (but for some reason they don't have a review for it?) Descends extremely well, easily controllable on technical parts. Also pretty good on the climbs.
Shock and forks are both very adjustable and plush (FLOAT RP2 and FLOAT RL FIT)
Brakes VERY responsive (Avid Elixir R 185mm) Nobby Nics are a very good tyre, and the gears and shifters are smooth. A very good performing, light all mountain bike.

Weaknesses:    Replaced grips as soon as i got it. Apart from that nothing to complain about. Rims could be better for the price, but holding up well so far (Mavic XM317 Disc)
Float forks shipped with not much oil, but easily fixable.

Bottom Line:   
A very very good overall performer. All weaknesses are just picking on small things that are easily fixable/replaceable. Would not trade it for another bike in the world (In the same price range) It also rides better, and better components that much more expensive bikes.
If you want a bike that is stable when bombing downhill, and good for the climbs, this is your man.

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Favorite Trail:   Gisburn - England

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $3500.00

Similar Products Used:   Rocky mountain altitude 50

Bike Setup:   Frame:RZ 140mm travel, carbon seatstays, with BB30 BackBone, staged travel, with 1.5" HeadShock head tubeRear
Shock:Fox RP2
Fork:Fox 32 Float RL FIT 140mm travel with custom 1.5" steerer
Front Derailleur:Shimano SLX
Rear Derailleur:Shimano XT Shadow long cage
Shifters:Shimano SLX
Chainset:Shimano SLX
Chainrings:44/32/22 tooth chainrings
Bottom Bracket:included with crank
Cassette:Shimano HG61 11-32 tooth
Chain:Shimano HG53
Pedals:Crank Brothers Candy
Front Brake:Avid Elixir R with 185mm rotor
Rear Brake:Avid Elixir R with 185mm rotor
Brake Levers:Avid Elixir R
Handlebars:FSA XC 282 31.8mm with 18mm rise
Stem:Cannondale XC3 1.5" 31.8mm
Headset:Cane Creek 1.5" integrated
Grips:Cannondale Morse
Rims:Mavic XM317 Disc
Front Hub:DT Swiss 370 thru15
Rear Hub:DT Swiss 370
Spokes:DT Swiss Competition with brass nipples
Front Tyre:Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.25" EVO triple nano
Rear Tyre:Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.25" EVO triple nano
Saddle:Cannondale Stage with cromo rails
Seatpost:FSA FR 270 31.6mm
Weight:27.55lbs (12.5kg) Approx.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by TwoHeadsBrewing a Cross Country Rider from Chico, CA

Date Reviewed: February 3, 2011

Strengths:    140mm travel Fox fork, RP2 rear shock, SLX/XT drive train, tight and rigid feel, but soaks up the hits.

Weaknesses:    Deore front derailler? (works fine but kind of low end). Carbon seat stays get nicked up easily, so get some protective clear tape or wrap them up.

Bottom Line:   
First off, mine is a 2009 "Rize 4", but it's the same bike just a different name. The main difference is that they've fixed all the major gripes I have about the 2009 model: better tires and full rear derailler housing. Fantastic bike all around, it's a great climber with or without the Pro-pedal on. Pointed downhill it also does very well with the 140mm travel up front, but obviously not quite as stable as a true "All Mountain" bike. I think this bike fits my riding style perfectly, since 2/3 of my time is spent climbing up hills and 1/3 going down them.

With the pro-pedal off and standing up to climb, you'll notice some pedal bob but it's not horrific. With it on, no noticeable bob at all. With it off the bike sags a bit more in the back as well, which is great for descending but makes very steep climbs tough as the front end wants to lift off the ground. Flipping it on will stiffen up the rear end and put you in a better position for climbing.

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Favorite Trail:   Guardian's - Bidwell Park

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1600.00

Purchased At:   Cyclesport

Bike Setup:   XT rear, XTR front tubeless wheels. Deore XT clipless pedals. WTB MotoRaptor 26x2.24 rear, WTB Weirwolf 2.3 TCS front.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by d2bodily a Cross Country Rider from Cove, UT, USA

Date Reviewed: September 16, 2010

Strengths:    Rides so smooth, Spent a day doing some very aggressive downhill riding at Snowbird ski resort in Utah. It was a blast. Bike took on everything I found. Did a great job.

Weaknesses:    Needed a bit heavier brake. Upgraded mine to Avid Elixir 5.

Bottom Line:   
Great Value, Bike handles everything I have found so far. It also is rated for riders and equipment up to 300lbs. Extremely fun for someone who is just getting into trail and cross country and is mixing it up with downhill. It does a good job on all types of terrain.

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Favorite Trail:   Green Canyon

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1700.00

Purchased At:   Als Sporting Goods

Similar Products Used:   Trek Fuel 6.0, Giant Trance X2

Bike Setup:   Came with Hayes Ryde disc brakes, SLX rapid fire shifters, Deore front derailer, and XT rear derailer. Also, Fox Float 32 front and RP2 rear suspension (140mm travel).

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Schmiddy Boy a Weekend Warrior from Sydney, Australia

Date Reviewed: June 14, 2010

Strengths:    Fox Shocks, USA Frame

Weaknesses:    Hayes Stroker Brakes, Wheels

Bottom Line:   
Takes the punishement I hand out (200 pound rider), heavish on climbs, but makes up for it with how sure footed it is on downhills and fast trails. No huge fan of the shifters, they are like the brakes adequate, but not great, I prefer my mates Elixers (although I would never admit it to him).

Having paid BIG dollars for the bike in Australia, cannot even get Cannondale to return my email re registering the bike and exchanging the rear shock swing arm (mine came with a white piece when it should be black - looks like Cannondale went through the spare parts bin to put the bike together?).

Hand on heart, you will get better value from a Specialized stumpy pro (better brakes - and the after sales service could not be any worse).

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Favorite Trail:   Manly Dam

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $3200.00

Similar Products Used:   First Dualing Banjo Ive owned

Bike Setup:   Standatd

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Craig a Cross Country Rider from Kirkland, WA

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2010

Strengths:    Nice frame, good design Built in the USA. It's not very American to have your bikes made in china/Taiwan. Nice fox shock front and rear, good wheels and parts. Great tires scwable cost sep $75 each yikes

Weaknesses:    Shimano Deora cranks, I'm sure they work good, but I'm a little on the snobby side when it comes to parts.

Bottom Line:   
after my trip to AZ 6 days of riding in a row my bike needs a little repair,so I was looking. My usa made trek frame is still in good shape. So I'll fix it up freehub/new brakes, my avids suck.
Maybe in a year or two I'll be looking for a made in USA frame/bike and this Cannondale is in the running. I road it hard and it passed w flying colors. Good parts and a solid feel.

All mountain not a freeride bike duh

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Favorite Trail:   dry and snow free

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $1234.00

Purchased At:   rei

Similar Products Used:   Trek fuel ex8w xtr, chris king hs and thomson stem and post

Bike Setup:   up as above

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