Strengths: bombproof frame with great handling over the many roots and rocks i encounter on rides. the rear suspension design simply floats you over the rough and perfectly positions you for drops/jumps. there isnt anything this bike cant do other than the occasional 10 mile climb...
Weaknesses: makes me late to work. but honestly none thus far.
this bike was an absolute steal for the price that i paid. would have been willing to shell out much much more for it. if youre a downhiller buy this bike. nuff said.
Similar Products Used: Scott High Octane 1
Kona Stinky D
Bike Setup: F4 frame, boxxer team fork, avid code brakes, kenda nevegal tires, manitou revox shock(great product)
Date Reviewed: April 4, 2007
Strengths: Great through rock! Couldent ask for a smoother bike!
Weaknesses: The frame has a little play in it
If you are looking for a bike that is great for rock a Chumba would be good for you. I ride the Santa Barbara trails almost three times a week and those trails are super rocky and I have never had a problem with this bike.
Bike Setup: Chumba F4, Fox 40 RC2, Avid Codes,Fox DHX 5.0, SDG.
from Vancouver BC Canada
Date Reviewed: December 10, 2006
Strengths: welds, design, feel, angles, cockpit,rear travel, best handling bike ive ever ridden, rear swing arm, super stiff frame, rear shock DHX5.0, floating brake arm = no brake jack, you can point this frame down anything, its sticks to the ground, jumps well and corners well
Weaknesses: nothing the frame its so well thought out, maybe tuff to get at the rear linkage but thats not a biggie, rare bb size
I built up my dream bike in 03/04 my intense m1 with all the best parts i could get my hands on and I passed up on the chumba. After a season and a bit on the intense m1 i toyed with some freeride frames and then had a chance to pick up a chumba f4 in a trade that was hardly used. I have to say this is my dream bike now, Ive never ridden a better dh bike there is nothing this bike doesn't do well. I was told this bike wouldn't be any good on the North shore and north shore type trails. let me tell you they where wrong, the bike just rips on that stuff and handles well at slow speeds floats over all that rooty and real rough stuff holds a line like no other and has gotten me outta so much shyt and close calls.
If you like to fly down the mtn grab some air or keep it on the ground, snap outta corners and point it down the rough stuff this is the bike for you. look around and see if you can pick one up.
Hi, I've browsed this site in the past and recently, but having now purchased a 2nd hand F4, thought it was about time I joined.
the F4 I purchased isn't perfect, it was cheap and had sat a while before I got my hands on it, everything works fine and smoothly, but it is definitely worth me putting ... Read More »
I'm kind of stumped as right now I've been looking at both bikes. Wanted to get something that I can use for simple commuting in NY.
I want to stick with Cannondale so now I'm just trying to figure out which would end up being the better commuter.
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So I'm new to the MTB world, did BMX last about 10yr ago, and I'm ready to buy a bike. I plan on riding primarily singletracks in the Charlotte area such as usnwc, for those who may be familiar with the area. I have a limited budget, about $500, have been shopping and researching like crazy the past ... Read More »
I run a cannondale F4 2010 with Tektro Comp. I don't need the additional power but it squeals and it is very shameful when you hit the brakes and people think a 1965 F150 is about to run them over.
I am thinking of upgrading to [url=http://www.ericewe.com/avid-elixir-5]Amazon.com: avid ... Read More »
Is there an online manual for the F4? I was riding today and my front brakes are locking up. I know they are hydraulic brakes so do they require fluid from time to time? Not sure what else could be going on.
Also noticed there is a lot more play in the lever recently.Read More »