Cannondale RZ One Forty 5 All Mountain Full Suspension

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $1800.00


Product Description

  • Frame: RZ One Forty, Si BB30, 140mm
  • Fork: RST Deuce 140, 15 mm, 1.5
  • Spokes: DT Swiss Champion
  • Tires: Kenda Nevegal, 26 x 2.1", wire bead
  • Shifters: SRAM X-5


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dannyburris a Weekend Warrior from Orlando, Florida

Date Reviewed: November 19, 2011

Strengths:    Smooth ride, 140 mm travel, Kenda Nevagals and Cannondale "grind" pedals.

Weaknesses:    Shock seems to let air pressure out slowly.

Bottom Line:   
I picked this bike up for 400.00 less because it was last years model.The bike rides great and is pretty smooth. I am a big guy at 6'0" and 285 pounds. I was afraid that I was too big for a full suspension but so far it seems good. I took it out to Santos in Ocala for a 13 mile ride and found myself doing a few things I would have never thought I could do. Having full lockout on both shocks is pretty much normal for most bikes, but it is nice for those road rides around town.

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Favorite Trail:   Santos

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Orange Cycle

Bike Setup:   stock, but I did change out to my own pedals because they look better

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by anonymous a Weekend Warrior from Richmond, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2011

Strengths:    I've been riding a 1999 Klein Adroit and I thought it was pretty good; however, my new One Forty 5 is light years better! The RST Deuce 140mm forks, X-Fusion 02 RLZ, and the RZ One Forty frame are the strength of this product. I was able to get this at a very nice price...last year's closeout model and it's brand new! The bike inspired me to ride with confidence. There were several places where I'd dismount my old Klein and walk; however, I was able to ride down the very technical sections. The 140mm travel makes a world of difference.

Weaknesses:    This bike is the entry level bike. I don't know if my shock, fork, or frame is weak. The only benchmark I can compare it to is my hardtail Klein and as I mentioned before, the One Forty 5 blows the Klein away. If I have to find a weakness, I would say the shifting. I had a shimano deore XT drive train on the Klein and it had dead on shifting and the Klein was very light..maybe 22 lbs compared to the One Forty 5 at 33 lbs. I have an SRAM X-7 derailleur and it doesn't have the "crisp" feel of a shimano XT. I found myself in between gears or over shifting. I took it back to the bike shop and they adjusted the rear derailleur, hopefully it works better.

Bottom Line:   
I'm happy with this bike because my body takes less pounding now and it made me a little better ride. I couldn't pass up the killer closeout deal.

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Favorite Trail:   Rockville, Fairfield, CA

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   The Peddler

Similar Products Used:   As I mentioned, this is my first full suspension bike and I appreciate the how it gave me confidence to tackle the technical sections...I still walk some sections, but I walk less now.

Bike Setup:   My bike is stock as a rock except I swapped out the Cannondale Grind pedals for a pair of Shimano M545.

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