Cannondale Flash 1 XC Hardtail

5/5 (1 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Fork: Lefty Speed Carbon w/DLR, 110mm
  • Rims: DT Swiss X430
  • Spokes: DT Swiss Competition
  • Pedals: Crank Brothers Candy
  • Chain: KMC X9 CP 9-speed


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by 26hardtail a Cross Country Rider from USA

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2010

Strengths:    Light weight, excellent geometry, 110 mm of smooth travel with the lefty. Good wheel set. Smooth welds, and polished frame.

Weaknesses:    Fire-X crankset

Bottom Line:   
Over 3 months this bike has been ridden a lot, and raced as well. It is extremely responsive, and has a light lively feel. Everything I was looking for in a 26" hardtail. It really shines in the tight turns and uphills. Overall it is a very quick and responsive bike, and seat is even comfortable! This is my best bike yet, and suggest anyone who is considering a 26" hardtail to get one.

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Favorite Trail:   All of them

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2440.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Other Cannondale hardtails, tried every other hardtail 26" & 29" I could. Specialized, Gary Fisher, Jamis, etc.

Bike Setup:   Stock except for FSA XC190 riser bar, and Conti SS RK 2.2. Considering a FSA Afterburner 386 crankset in BB30.

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