Cannondale Flash 3 XC Hardtail

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $1780.00

Product Description

An aluminum clone of our boundary breaking Flash Carbon, the Flash Alloy is everything you need and nothing you don’t. The ultra-light SmartFormed frame and Speed Save micro-suspension rear stays help you break your personal best, without breaking your bank account.

  • Fork: Lefty Speed w/DLR, 110mm
  • Spokes: DT Swiss Champion
  • Tires: Kenda Nevegal, 26 x 2.1"
  • Pedals: Wellgo Platform w/Metal Grip
  • Chain: KMC X9, 9-speed

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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by txF5 a Cross Country Rider from Rowlett Texas

    Date Reviewed: January 23, 2011

    Strengths:    Frame, fork, tires, shifters, rear derailer

    Weaknesses:    none really

    Bottom Line:   
    Mine is the 2011 with the head shock and not the lefty. Has X9 rear derailer, X7 shifters. Bike is 26lbs stock and feels awesome on the trail. I love this bike more than my Rush that I just sold.

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    Favorite Trail:   RCP

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $1100.00

    Purchased At:   DJ Bike World

    Similar Products Used:   N/A

    Bike Setup:   FSA KForce bars, smarty pedals, slant 6 tires, Oury grips

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by toknee a Cross Country Rider from NJ

    Date Reviewed: October 10, 2010

    Strengths:    Frame, Lefy Fork, Stock Seat is real comfortable

    Weaknesses:    Stock Cranks (Deore Octolink), Shifters SRAM X-5)

    Bottom Line:   
    Great Frame and Lefty fork. Most stock components are decent, but I had to really change out the stock crank.

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    Favorite Trail:   Anything @Stewart

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $1500.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Bike Setup:   Medium Frame, Stylo Cranks 175mm, 2010 X7 Shifters, Stylo Team Low rise bar.

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    2011 Flash Carbon 3 1x10 suggestions

    Would like to go 1x10 w my Flash. Seems to be various opinions about chain guide compatibility w BB30, spiderless chainrings, RD's, etc. I would appreciate any advice & personal experience on going 1x10 w a Flash. Currently running 2x10 w an Afterburner crank, x9 RD & x7 shifters & FD. Looking at ru ... Read More »

    Flash Carbon 2 vs Flash Carbon 3 - help please!

    I’m in the market for a new HT 29er for XC endurance racing (mostly 60-100km). After testing several bikes, I’ve decided on a Flash Carbon. The only question is: which one? My budget will extend to a Carbon 2. My test ride was on a Carbon 3. I loved it. I rode it for 100km off-road and it w ... Read More »

    Flash 29 carbon 3 advice please

    Hi, have the above on order and want to order x9 front and rear mech, can some one please confirm do I need medium cage on rear and is the front s3 bottom pull 39t, many thanks, regards Mark.Read More »

    Buying a new/used Cannondale flash 29'er carbon 2 or 3

    So i'll start off with saying hello to everyone. I'm new to the MTBR forums. So i went and test road a new Cannondale flash 29'er carbon 3 today and wow was i in love the frame and everything are flawless, my questions are, what are everyone's thoughts on the bike and what would be the difference be ... Read More »

    Wheel upgrade for carbon flash 3

    Hi guys just wondering have a 2013 flash 3 on order and already considering upgrading my wheelset . Any suggestions on a suitable upgrade, lighter stronger etc . I am 165 lbs so not too heavy . Looked at the enve as fitted to carbon ultimate but didn't want to spend silly money . Any suggestions gre ... Read More »

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