Cannondale Chase 3 Freeride Hardtail

4.22/5 (23 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Frame: Chase Hardtail
  • Rims: Sun Ditch Witch, 32 hole
  • Hubs: Cannondale Fire Disc
  • Spokes: DT Champion
  • Tires: Maxxis Holy Roller, 26 x 2.4"
  • Pedals: Cannondale Grind EX Platform


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by yitshak a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: October 26, 2012

Strengths:    Built to be beaten.

Weaknesses:    all the parts

Bottom Line:   
I have stripped this down to frame and worked it back up to a mtb.I have jumped it.I have it configured right now for single course racing. Ive got a fox 130 mm front fork.I still have the Single speed crank.It still runs just as fast as the yuppys with the 3 grand bikes.They really hate this bike.I have taken up hills that I would have to walk sideways to get up.The frame will surprise you.When you finally say ok it has had enough.I just wash it and roll on.The main thing is you can make a great basher bike out of it for little cash.It will jump really nice.Like its been said before it is heavy.But change the fork and loss the rims.And you have a fun creation.Have fun.You can find them pretty cheep so save some cash and pick it up.

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Favorite Trail:   Iron Legs. central al

Duration Product Used:   1 year

Price Paid:    $375.00

Purchased At:   Fun Cycles

Bike Setup:   Kenda small block eight on the back.,Kendra black smoke on the fron,t rolling on vultera comp rims,origin 8 headset Fox float rlc 130mm front fork ,yeti grips,sram x4 at the thumb,sram x7 on the back,dmr seat,aftermarket disks.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tyler a Downhiller from Maine, USA

Date Reviewed: December 1, 2009

Strengths:    The bike is very tough, ive beat da hell out of it so far, cars, drops, water, all of it and its been through it all with me. I also have a bashguard on the front gear, works like a charm. I love the big pedals as well

Weaknesses:    Ah well I dont like how heavy the bike is, could be lighter, and the front fork sucks imo. It just adds more weight to the bike, which is doesnt need

Bottom Line:   
Good bike for anyone getting started and with little money. I have multiple better bikes, i.e. the Yeti DJ, but if i need a spare to trash around I always come back to if i need one that wont break

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Favorite Trail:   Highland Park, NH

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Friend

Similar Products Used:   Spec. P. series, Kona shred, Giant STP

Bike Setup:   just a few small mods

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by John C a Downhiller from Tokyo,Japan

Date Reviewed: September 20, 2009

Strengths:    Great frame, well balanced and competant

Weaknesses:    Grind Pedals!! bearings are shattered after only 4 months of ROAD RIDING!! and none replacable because not covered by warrenty... WTF,a bike is no good without pedals but they are listed as seperate on warrenties.

Bottom Line:   
I would definitely recommend this bike as a starting point for a customizable all rounder, just change the pedals.

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Favorite Trail:   None yet

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Seo Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Kona cindercone and GT.

Bike Setup:   100mm handle bar stem, bash guard replaced with a 44t upper ring.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by LSK325i a Weekend Warrior from NJ

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2009

Strengths:    frame, fork, seat, pretty much all of it.

Weaknesses:    graphics. haha. brakes will rub occasionally. no guard included for chainstay.

Bottom Line:   
was looking for a cheap mostly entry level dirt jump bike. Started on road, went to fixed, and wanted to try something new. was looking at a giant brass 1 but decided to go with the Cannondale. My dad has had a silk path 300 since 98 and has yet to have a problem with it at all. this bike is definitely upgradeable but to a point. Couldn't find much online but was very impressed with the bike when i saw/rode it. picked it up right on the spot. the welds on the frame are absolutely incredible, as well as paint finish. graphics/color scheme are strange to say the least. but i can deal with that.

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Favorite Trail:   wherever.

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   cycle craft, parsipp

Similar Products Used:   diamondback response, mongoose XR200 (bleh)

Bike Setup:   08 cannondale chase. black animal grips, wrapped chainstay in 700x23c tube for protection, so far stock other than that. oakley factory pilot gloves and bell full face helmet.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by austin from wilton, ct, us

Date Reviewed: September 27, 2007

Strengths:    solid for djs

Weaknesses:    chain falls off a lot

Bottom Line:   
good for djs

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Favorite Trail:   mad secret djs

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   some kid

Bike Setup:   basically stock but singletracks, bb5s, and some other minor stuff

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Cdoy from Barrie

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2007

Weaknesses:    Bottom bracket it broke on the first 2 foot drop the screw stripped right out

Bottom Line:   
it needs to be upgraded bad

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Favorite Trail:   Four Cross

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $900.00

Similar Products Used:   Kona Stuff 07



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gio max a Weekend Warrior from Cape Town, South Africa

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2007

Strengths:    Fantastic build quality, good welding on all ,major joints, overall kit is well organized, Marzocchi DirtJam PRo , good Avid BB5 Rear Disc brake, sofar so good, if ur new at the streetriding scene and dirt jumping thing then ur good to go with this Rig,

Weaknesses:    none so far, but it come standard with no Front brakes, and for some this is great, but i prefer to them since i require front stopping power to pull off some sick stunts, and remembr ur bike is anly as good as your brakes,,,eeeh whatever!

Bottom Line:   
good deal, good parts, good frame Great Ride. no go have fun!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Dubai

Similar Products Used:   Giant, and GT not bad


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by george beale a Weekend Warrior from rugby

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2007

Strengths:    strong frame looks great, rides well, build quality is top

Weaknesses:    manitou stance forks needs chain guide

Bottom Line:   
love this bike

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Favorite Trail:   chicksands

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   evans

Similar Products Used:   p2 cromo

Bike Setup:   marzocchi forks double track rims hope pro hubs m4s fsa bars, stem, headset e13 srs chain guide

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kajtek from Hamden, CT

Date Reviewed: March 26, 2007

Strengths:    The bike is overall great. I sugguest for you to buy a diffrent fork if buying the bike. Other wise it is great I would say if modifying the bike get a new fork, single speed it, get rid of the disc in the front and put one in the back, and shorten the handle bars.

Weaknesses:    The fork on the other had sucks I had to buy replacement springs for the Stace Static which cost $80. Then I bought stiffer springs for it, yet that still didn't work.

Bottom Line:   
The bike is good for small jumping and small drops unless you buy a better fork and beaf it up a bit.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Amity Bike

Similar Products Used:   Sinister DNA great bike, also Santa Cruz Jackal

Bike Setup:   Stock accept for Odi grips

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by joss morgan-giles a Weekend Warrior from bristol

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2006

Strengths:    good forks,great frame,good brakes this bike is awesome i would recommend it to anyone

Weaknesses:    gears nothing else

Bottom Line:   
its amazing i would recommend it to anyone else best bike availible for the money

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Favorite Trail:   my local quarry

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   $1000

Similar Products Used:   kona shred,gt ruckus,kona scrap,specialized p2,

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by trevor a Weekend Warrior from Concord,NH,USA

Date Reviewed: August 25, 2006

Strengths:    Very srong frame

Weaknesses:    The fork Sucks, The crank set sucks, head set stem handel bars all suck the disc brake wheres out real fast

Bottom Line:   
i hate this bike so much my friend made a big mistake and now wants a '98 kona stabb what is he thinking with a mr. t marzzochi fork dual crown with lik only 100 ml. i mean come on who does that

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Favorite Trail:   Harding Hill

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Goodales Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   specialized p.2 (awesome)

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jordan a Weekend Warrior from Clarenville, NL

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2006

Strengths:    Great for jumps. The fork is perfect. The frame looks great!

Weaknesses:    Rims are weak.

Bottom Line:   
Godd bike for a person just hitting 2-4 foot jumps, or 5-6 foot drops.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $850.00

Purchased At:   Canary Cycles

Similar Products Used:   2006 Norco ryde

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:5
Submitted by me me a Weekend Warrior from me

Date Reviewed: June 10, 2006

Strengths:    every thing I really like the avid BB5 brakes they just work so well compared with any over cable disc.And the stance static suspension is really nice and smooth.

Weaknesses:    nothing much It is a bit heavy the back mech has gone wrong once but soon fixed it

Bottom Line:   
A great bike the cannondale makes you feelspecial when you ride it and is just all round superb

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Favorite Trail:   i dunno

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $850.00

Purchased At:   evenscycle

Similar Products Used:   hardrock sport disc

Bike Setup:   factory

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris Sundin a Weekend Warrior from Hillsborough, Northern Ireland

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2006

Strengths:    Frame very balenced, it gives you a lot of confidence. Forks soak up the landings very well, so far I haven't even bottomed them out yet, but then I'm only 9 stone. Great for local Dirt jumps, street riding or even XC

Weaknesses:    No chain guide means the chain comes off if you land a jump in the wrong position, but thats the least of your worries. Annoying squak from the front when going at slow speeds so far I haven't worked out what it is yet, the bike still performs perfectly though!

Bottom Line:   
Great bike has minor flaws but the big picture is so brillent you don't even notice them! Great bike this years is supposed to be even better!

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Favorite Trail:   Mary-Peters Dirt Track

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Bonthorne Bikes

Similar Products Used:   GT Moto, {far heavier)

Bike Setup:   handle bars horizontal toward me rather than up, just my personal preference. A simple chain guide

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Phil Decknick a Weekend Warrior from goffstown,NH usa

Date Reviewed: June 4, 2006

Strengths:    very stong bike not to to heavy i treid out the 2006 or 2007 version

Weaknesses:    nothing sweetbike

Bottom Line:   
really good bike mos deff recomend to n e one

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Favorite Trail:   the womens prison

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   goodales bike shop

Similar Products Used:   2006 specialized p.2 2004 flow 2005 specialized hardrock sport

Bike Setup:   all have dj3 forks husslefeller cranks and hayes hydro's
i purposly made them all the same

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