Cannondale 1999 Lefty Full Suspension Bike

4/5 (5 Reviews)


Product Description

cannondale lefty


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mac B a Weekend Warrior from canada

Date Reviewed: February 23, 2002

Strengths:    light all the lefty
is easy to steer ,ajustible


Weaknesses:    the coda expert discs have little power but are very smooth

Bottom Line:   
the bike was light,strong,and,efficant,
the coda brakes arnt powerfull enough and teh brake fluid is too expensive in canada would reccomend this to someone who races xc and rides on weekends
the fox float rc leakes if u ride in the winter

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Favorite Trail:   downhill

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   olimpia

Similar Products Used:   specilized seat
giant spram 7.0 sidepull brakes


Bike Setup:   jekyll 900sx all coda components+a fox float rc

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Antoine Dombasle a Cross Country Rider from Marseille, France

Date Reviewed: March 17, 2001

Strengths:    Light, stiff, and tecno

Weaknesses:    All Coda products on it, specially the brakes.

Bottom Line:   
The bike is more a free ride than a XC. The brakes are for a bike worth less than $500. It is disgusting having them in a bike of such a high price.

Should I have tested the CODA brakes before, I would have only bought the frame and fork.

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Favorite Trail:   down hills

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $4200.00

Purchased At:   Marseille

Similar Products Used:   Speciallized S-works


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark a Cross Country Rider from Bracebridge

Date Reviewed: March 1, 2001

Strengths:    Light, ridgid, smooth, stiction free, and as much as I hate to admit it, the fork looks really cool

Weaknesses:    The fork looks really cool. Sometimes draws attention that you may not want.

Bottom Line:   
Great fork.
I have nothing negative about the performance.
All of the talk about it causing tourque to one side is a load of S--t!
It feels just like any other fork. The only difference is that there are no other forks of this weight that offer as much performance.
It's pretty pricey, but worth every penny!

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Favorite Trail:   Hardwood Hills

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Cyclepath

Similar Products Used:   Judy, Bombers

Bike Setup:   2000 Cannondale Raven

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John Herod a Cross Country Rider from morgantown,wv usa

Date Reviewed: October 17, 2000

Strengths:    4 inches of sticktionless travel.rigid,rigid,rigid.
light.


Weaknesses:    someone who won't give it a little bit of tlc.

Bottom Line:   
people don't give cannondale enuogh credit for their advancment in the mountainbike biz.i get all kinds of questions to the design and reliability,i usually tell them i'd feel free to answer any of their questions if i don't have to wait to long at the bottom of the run. also i dont see anybody else doing 7' drops on thier 4.5" travel bike!
they all stand and watch.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   pathfinder

Similar Products Used:   super fatty

Bike Setup:   2000 jeckyl with lefty

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Greg a Weekend Warrior from Sacramento

Date Reviewed: September 20, 1999

Strengths:    
Lots of travel. Great for people who love to have attention. Draws people to it like flys to shit. Seems to be a good suspension solution? or a great marketing hype! Time will tell.


Weaknesses:    
Friends will want to puke as neophytes fawn over Cannondale's marketing marvel.
Carbon is back. Corrosive carbon next to magnesium. I hope they figured out cathodic anodic reaction.


Bottom Line:   
I have a great tolerance for new design; though, I am unsure of where this company is going. Yea-- I'll end up with a Lefty. I will just wait till they are offered once again, at Priceclub.
I will say, no matter what is said, riding is where it is at. It does not matter what you ride- but the fact that you ride. Do not let some Fred or Herb to allow your emotions to be caught up in a absurd gross version of retail therapy.
Ride Mo Fo.

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Favorite Trail:   
ALL

Duration Product Used:   
tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   
Stumpjumper
Cannondale SuperV2000
Yeti ARC
Rocky Mountain Element TO



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