Cannondale Taurine XC Hardtail

4/5 (3 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Frame: Taurine Carbon Si
  • Fork: Lefty Speed Carbon SL, 110 mm
  • Rims: Mavic CrossMax SLR UST
  • Tires: Maxxis Larsen TT UST
  • Pedals: CrankBrothers Egg Beater
  • Crank: Cannondale Si Hollowgram
  • Chain: SRAM PG-991
  • Bottom Bracket: Cannondale Hollowgram Si
  • Shifters: SRAM X-0 Trigger
  • Handlebars: FSA K-Force, flat
  • Stem: Cannondale XC3 Si, 31.8 mm
  • Saddle: Fi'zi:k Gobi Team Replica Ti

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by vladxc a Racer from Cluj, Romania

Date Reviewed: January 22, 2009

Strengths:    Light, stiff, really nice lookin'

Weaknesses:    NONE

Bottom Line:   
I've used this bike for an year, training and racing. It's the best bike I've ever had. Light, stiff, good climber but also good for descends, the lefty being amazing. I just can recommend to give it a try. It is a bit expesive, but it worth every single penny. A real race machine

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Favorite Trail:   anywhere

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Maros S[port - local

Similar Products Used:   Specialized

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Taurine + Lefty Carbon, XT and XTR parts, Syntace Seatpost and bar, Magura Marta brakes, Sapim CX Ray on Mavic 717, Selle Italia SLR TT, Conti tires

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by sidge76 a Weekend Warrior from wigan, uk

Date Reviewed: January 4, 2009

Strengths:    lightweight, fast and very agile. The carbon frame is superb.

Weaknesses:    the Cannondale Ultra Fatty forks are the worst forks I've ever used. Plush for one ride, leak oil and then back to the shop. 5 times they've been back for replacement parts for the forks. Totally garbage

Bottom Line:   
A fantastic bike if the forks were half decent. The ride feel is superb. But with the fork problems I could not recommend a Cannondale to anyone. It took 6 weeks for Cannondale to get a part to the bike shop to fix the forks. Only to find a month later back in the shop waiting for them to be fixed again. The quality of the frame and all the other parts is spot on. It's a shame Cannondale can't make a set of forks which will stay working. With different forks this bike would be ideal for cross country hardcore riders, as long as you don't need to contact Cannondale.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $2300.00

Purchased At:   Leisurelakes

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Stumpy, Rockhopper.

Bike Setup:   All standard parts except for Hope with DT4.2 wheels.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eric Robinson a Weekend Warrior from Culpeper,Virginia,USA

Date Reviewed: January 28, 2008

Strengths:    Super light, super responsive, super stiff yet forgiving.

Weaknesses:    made in china

Bottom Line:   
The bike stock off the floor weighs 22.5, changed seat handle bars, added lefty, and still weighs 22.5. Has to be the most responsive bike I have ever ridden. Reminds me of what it would be like to take my road bike out on a trail. Accelerates, climbs, and throws into corners. Tons of control, and puts an geniune smile on my face everytime I ride. Though it is the first hardtail I've been on in a long time, you do feel a lot of the trail. If your looking for a fast, fast bike and willing to give up the plushness of FS for overall agility you can't miss.

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Favorite Trail:   CAMBO

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2100.00

Purchased At:   Bike Stop

Similar Products Used:   Trek fuel 100, trek y 11, cannondale jekyll, cannondale raven

Bike Setup:   xtr, xt, monkey lite, carbon cdale crank, carbon lefty, thompson post, slr saddle, dirty flea/819 tubeless

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