Cannondale 2000 Super V Raven 4000SL Full Suspension Bike

4/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $4117.99


Product Description

mountain bike, front & rear suspension, Mountain Mix components, Headshok Fatty Ultra DL, 2.75" travel fork


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by billy bomber a Cross Country Rider from west virginia

Date Reviewed: February 23, 2001

Strengths:    good looks,lots of high end components,cool looking wheels,light weight


Weaknesses:    frame shattered less than 6 months from new!

Bottom Line:   
I'm only 175 lbs. i dont think this bike for the price that i paid should have shattered like it did.And with all the hassle to get a new one its not worth it.I dont think i'll buy another C-dale.

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Favorite Trail:   snow shoe

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   rocky mountain, specialized,

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Paul a Weekend Warrior from Virginia

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2001

Strengths:    light, light and light. great frame design. point and mash, it will go anywhere.

Weaknesses:    front brake caliper leak. shims used to adjust the disc brakes need to be thinner for centering purposes.

Bottom Line:   
This is a great bike it is light and well designed. The lock outs are great I use them all the time on steep climbs. The bike is a beast on the downhill and very stiff on the climbs. The best adjustment you can make with this bike is the damping on the rear shock. Fill up to 300 psi then take out to a moderate climb with bumps then play with it till it feels smooth then only minor adjustments are needed. If you are like me and love technical rides you will love this bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Reddish Knob

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   used

Similar Products Used:   Raliegh, 1997 Cannondale F500.

Bike Setup:   stock, upgraded to XTR seat post, selle saddle, CT2 bar, XTR crank, bar ends, Kujos, shimano floating pedals, simga computer and smaller brake levers.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by JiMmY Moulin a Cross Country Rider from Brussels

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2000

Strengths:    Lightweight, cool look, a pleasure to ride with. Coda Competition Disc Brake are good (when they are working and not leaking, see here under). A very good climber thanks to the agile and light Fatty fork.

Weaknesses:    It bobbles a little more than the Raven 3000 SL ('99) I owned previously. Perhaps the setup of the rear sus is slightly different.
Some leakage problems with the front disc brake, but Cdale replaced the front caliper without problems and now it brakes well.
The decals are above the varnish and they are peeling already. I had to pay 30$ to get spare decals ;-(
And the worst : sudden break of both rails of the Coda 3000 saddle, I nearly lost my family part... This alu forged saddle is a danger.


Bottom Line:   
A good bike, but you need to change the saddle. Don't accept also a bike with the decals above the varnish, it's really a problem after 3 months of use and wash. The locking of the rear suspension is not necessary and I never use it. Change also immediatly the Shimano chain by a good Sedis/Sachs chain if you want to avoid terrible chain suck.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Proflex 957, Raven 3000 SL '99, Raven 4000 SX '00, Specialized


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Dave Masters a Cross Country Rider from Wellington New Zealand

Date Reviewed: April 22, 2000

Strengths:    Light weight . Brought at good price as second hand . only been riden twice.Climbs fast. great handling down hill .looks awsome..Great bike if you can afford it.

Weaknesses:    heaps trouble with back shock.Fox float rc. was collapsing . been over halled twice.Now lock out sliping.

Bottom Line:   
love the bike ,but disapointed in the rear shocks performance or lack of so far. miss the granny gear on hills around here. Price new here in nz would be 11300 so wouldnt have paid that for it.

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Favorite Trail:   Karapoti

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   hard tail gary fisher sid shock

Bike Setup:   Standard ,but will be changing tyres now for winter conditions. have added bar ends.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Paul a Cross Country Rider from Cadillac

Date Reviewed: March 2, 2000

Strengths:    Light weight (25 lb), excellent componentry including brakes, great looks. Minimalist seat is actually more comfortable than all the you-know-what friendly seats I've bought!

Weaknesses:    Spokes on the rear wheel pulled out of the nipples on first few rides--no accident, but sure scary riding with 4 spokes missing! Replaced spokes with proper length, beefier gauge at my expense (couldn't live without the bike long enough to send it back...no dealer in my town)

Bottom Line:   
Raced this bike as soon as I got it. Rides great. Feels great. Looks great. Fits great. But then, I'm a biased long term Cannondale guy. E-mail me if you jump the small ring when downshifting up front and I'll tell you the secret of happiness!

Am a little concerned long term about the 4-bolt disc pattern that goes against the mainstream 6-bolt emerging standard.

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Favorite Trail:   Cadillac Pathways

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   SuperV Last of the first generation with carbon fork

Bike Setup:   Stock. Company sent a seatpost upgrade (glad mine didn't fail!)

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2000 Cannondale Super V Raven 4000SL Specs

Hi, Im selling this bike for a friend of mine and he left out of town before really giving me any details about this bike. Ive listed it on Ebay.com and I keep getting questions about the frame size and if its a S,M,L, or XL frame. Can someone please tell me the specs of this bike, especially the fr ... Read More »

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