Cannondale Judge FR1 Downhill Full Suspension

4/5 (5 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Frame: Judge, 220 mm
  • Fork: FOX 40 RC, 200 mm
  • Spokes: DT Swiss Champion
  • Tires: Maxxis Minion, 26 x 2.5"
  • Pedals: Cannondale GRIND EX Platform
  • Crank: TruVatiV Hussefelt, 24/36/PC guard
  • Rear Cogs: Shimano XT, 11-34


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Turd Sandwich a Downhiller from Lancashire

Date Reviewed: February 14, 2011

Strengths:    Most of Spec - 40's, DHX5, Sun Ringle Hubs all awesome.
Lightweight, really stable at high speed yet nimble in technical areas.


Weaknesses:    El caminos take abit of setting up and maintenance - But very impressed with them now.
double ring - slap a single and a chain guide and its the ultimate DH Weapon.


Bottom Line:   
Awesome bike. Looks great and rides great. Were expensive new, but seem to be going for good money used!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Innerleithen

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   used - Ebay

Similar Products Used:   N/A

Bike Setup:   06 FR1 - Stock except 36t ring with E13 Guide. Race Face atlas bars at 750mm.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by baller234 a Downhiller from Diablo,NJ,USA

Date Reviewed: November 20, 2008

Strengths:    Great frame, so strong that can take on any rock garden. Extremely lade back. Good bike to take to a world cup level.

Weaknesses:    It is light right now, but it could be lighter. Also it could snap out of corners a little easier, so making your time just that much faster

Bottom Line:   
Since I am sponsored by them I have to say straight up ballin' bike for the gnarliest tracks. You roll fast, you ride fast, the bike does make you faster. Just the snap out of corners is not the best. Great bike.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1400.00

Similar Products Used:   Trek sessions

Bike Setup:   Code breaks, boxxer wc, judge frame, Dt swiss wheels, Mrp chain guide

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt a Downhiller from La Verne

Date Reviewed: January 17, 2007

Strengths:    Frame is burly, hardly any flex. Non-interupted seat tube. Made in the USA. Life time warranty on frame. FOX suspension front and rear. Hayes are very responsive and adjustable.

Weaknesses:    Rear suspension had a little up and down play but Cannondale sent upgrade kit to eliminate it. Front Brake routing pinched rear brake hose with bottom crown of fork but was easily fixed.

Bottom Line:   
Had to put this review in to help out the rating of the Judge because of the dutche bag that wrote the bogus review. This is a great bike for FR or downhill once the suspension is set up correctly. Bike is pretty darn light for a DH bike so will feel a bit twitchy to others that ride heavier bikes but feels stable as a mountain goat on the ground and in the air. Get this bike if you can fork out the cash or if you get lucky like I did.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2100.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Bike Setup:   Stock for now

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by D Rebel from Duncan BC Canada

Date Reviewed: July 17, 2006

Strengths:    Low compact design, beefy frame with beefy pivots, shock link ,brake link(optional).fox40rc2 don't hurt either.

Weaknesses:    brakes, cranks, pedals and big production set backs, I waited 6 months for my small(and many other shops wanted it).Now it's sitting at the shop awaiting a front caliper, I put louise fr on in place of the el caminos, but im waiting on a caliper to mount to the 40s.Also the fr1 dosn't come with the brake link.You can get it as an option as I did, however it requiers a 135mm rear hub, so specify this when you order the bike.

Bottom Line:   
unreal bike if you can get your hands on one, well spect other than the cranksand lack of chain guide(if you use it for what it was intended for)and I don't feel the brakes are up to the task but that is only based on world of mouth, i just didn't want to take risk give their bad rep so far.

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Favorite Trail:   Patchworks

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Purchased At:   Experience Cycling (duncan)

Bike Setup:   brake link and louise fr otherwise stock.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by John Smith a Downhiller from waltham,MA,USA

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2006

Strengths:    lots of travel on the suspention.
more gears than most downhill bikes.
not too heavy.


Weaknesses:    it looks like poopie, and has a bad aftertaste.
Only comes in one color.
handlebars are too wide.


Bottom Line:   
DON'T BUY THIS BIKE!!!!!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   vietnam

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Specialized demo eight

Bike Setup:   frame, weels, cranks, stem, fork, handlebars, pedals, brakes, saddle, seatpost.

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