Cannondale RZ One Forty Carbon 1 All Mountain Full Suspension

5/5 (3 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Fork: Lefty Max Carbon w/PBR, 140 mm
  • Rear Shock: Rock Shox Monarch 4.2
  • Rims: Mavic Crossmax ST, tubeless
  • Hubs: Mavic Lefty front, Mavic 9mm rear
  • Pedals: Crank Brothers Candy

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rorymm a Weekend Warrior from Mesa, AZ

Date Reviewed: January 15, 2011

Strengths:    Light, versitale, fast, fun.

Weaknesses:    Sacrificing an extra plush ride for weight and travel.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is more fun than my Rush every was at nearly the same weight. The carbon PBR lefty is fantastic, especially considering the weight savings it brings to the bike. However like all Lefties it is a little more springy than plush. Fun all around bike that lets you keep the 29er hardtail crew in site while going up the mountain and gives you confidence while you are flying by them going back down.

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Favorite Trail:   Moab/Whistler/N. Shore

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale Rush Carbon, Cannondale Scalpel, Jamis XLT, Rocky Mountain Element, Cannondale Rize Alum, Cannondale Jekyll

Bike Setup:   2010 RZ140 Carbon, Lefty Carbon PBR 140, XTR wheelset, Sram X9

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mikebods a Weekend Warrior from Vic, Australia

Date Reviewed: February 10, 2010

Strengths:    Light weight, snappy handling, superb all round ability, very fast across a wide range of riding.

Weaknesses:    Potential for costly damage to carbon frame and parts in all-mountain scenarios. Cost (though it's good value for $). Maybe too much rear end flex?

Bottom Line:   
This really is an AM rocket. I had this bike for a week and rode it hard and often: uphills, flowing singletrack and some rough rutty and rooty downhills. It is lightning fast in all the terrain I rode it in. Expensive sure, but performs way beyond other bikes I've ridden. Too expensive for me to consider buying one, sadly.
Uphill speed was insane, except where too steep for this tall a bike. Acceleration just amazing. Beautiful geometry and very active suspension made for superb speed and flow in s-track. Easy to pick up over obstacles and to flick around corners.
Bike felt super stiff except in the rear end, which did flex and steer in hard compressions, but it was an easy trait to like as it seemed to help maintain traction and steer the rear through the exits... strange but cool. My Rize 4 doesn't seem to do this as much - maybe the full carbon rear triangle adds to the flex. Lefty worked a treat though I felt like it pulled left a bit in a couple of heavy compressions.
I did break the KMC SL chain and believe it's too light for AM. I would also worry about pushing this bike in gnarly rocky terrain because there is so much expensive carbon fibre to smash! Like the lovely CF cage on the XTR rear mech.
The RZ feels a lot, lot faster than the 09 Rize 4 I bought, which is sad, but true. Fast, controllable, lustworthy.

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   09 Rize 4, Kona Dawg, brief rides of a Prophet and Mojo SL

Bike Setup:   Stock: lefty max, FSA cranks, lots of carbon fibre and general bling

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by singletracker72 a Weekend Warrior from Aubrey

Date Reviewed: October 25, 2009

Strengths:    Stable , Plush Singletrack Shredder! It climbs great descends unbelievably and is just plain impressive. Cannodale got it right for sure . If your an all mountain rider and need a new Ride go and test one out it's well worth you time!

Weaknesses:    None yet will keep ya'll updated

Bottom Line:   
This bike climbs very very well and descends just a good ! It's a 23 pound do it all ride . I've had lots of high end bikes this one is by far the nicest!

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Favorite Trail:   Umpqua

Price Paid:    $5900.00

Purchased At:   North Texas Bikes

Similar Products Used:   04 FSR PRO , Ellsworth Moment , Intense 5.5 ,Rize 130

Bike Setup:   Stock minus WTB Rocket V TI

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