Cannondale Rush 7 XC Full Suspension

4.75/5 (4 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Fork: Rock Shox Tora 302 Air 120
  • Rims: Jalco ATB X 320 Disc, 32 hole
  • Spokes: DT Swiss Champion
  • Pedals: Wellgo Alloy
  • Bottom Bracket: Shimano Octalink


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by joshrt69 a Downhiller from mesa,az

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2011

Strengths:    just solid everything works together well

Weaknesses:    a little heavy

Bottom Line:   
just a sweet bike that can be made even sweeter!

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Favorite Trail:   hawes

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   dominecs 2 wheelers

Bike Setup:   ive have since added 44 bomber ti micro fork and dt swiss rims now its ridicoulous!!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by fj40owner a Cross Country Rider from Price, Utah, USA

Date Reviewed: March 15, 2010

Strengths:    Bombproof construction, light weight, supple suspension, and dead-sexy! (ALL bikes should be flat-black!)

Weaknesses:    No lock-out (pro-pedal) on the rear shock.

Bottom Line:   
I did a LOT of research before I purchased this bike- I have always liked Cannondales, but have never owned one. I had read that the shocks and brakes were only adequate so I bought replacements for the stock Manitou Radium R rear shock and the Rock Shox tora 302 Front Shock before I even bought the bike. I have to say that I was quite suprized at just how well the stock shocks performed, and although there was no lockout on the rear, the pedal-bob was minimal. I went to a 29er on the front end (the current setup is dead-sexy!) and replaced the rear with an RP23 for the lockout, but had I not already purchased them, I would have left the bike as is. The brakes are not the most amazing hydraulic I've ever used, but they work well and do not gobble. I'm totally happy with them. As far as the pedal cages- I actually like them- takes me back to my bike as a kid. Really my only complaint is the vast amount of goathead flats I get every freakin' day, but I can't fault the bike, or even the Kenda nevegals for that- it's just that time of year. I have used slime tubes and spinskins but the added weight kinda sucks (although they help). I'll be going to Stan's Tubeless soon enough. I've made other purchases where I've had 'buyers remorse' after dropping a butt-load of cash for an inferior product- not this time!! I'd hands down buy this bike again in an instant, or recomend it to anyone that wants a high quality, satisfying ride. 5 chili's!

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Favorite Trail:   Goosberry Trail

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1150.00

Purchased At:   Deckers Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Gary Fisher Wahoo, Specializes FSR Pro,Trek ex7, Giant x4

Bike Setup:   Avid Juicy 3 brakes, SRAM x5 drive train, Fox Float RP23 rear shock, Lefty speed 110 DLR Front Shock (80mm setup w/29er)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Pocketr2004 a Racer from Cedarburg, WI

Date Reviewed: October 7, 2009

Strengths:    It is a very strong platform, built well.

Weaknesses:    Non so far other then kind of touchy fork (Can easily get a litte out of line if u take front wheel off often. Stock shock also didnt come with lockout but my shop got me a free upgrade.

Bottom Line:   
Very good for all around!

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Favorite Trail:   John Muir

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   Local Motion

Similar Products Used:   Gary Fisher Wahoo Disc, Gary Fisher Marlin.

Bike Setup:   All stock except fork replaced with Rock Shox Domain and Rear Shock upgraded

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mrothmel a Cross Country Rider from Mt. Holly, NJ USA

Date Reviewed: August 25, 2009

Strengths:    Solid suspension, Feel comfortable going down hill.

Weaknesses:    Handle Bars too wide. Comes with pedal cages.

Bottom Line:   
No XC Bike should come with pedals with cages. Overall, the bike is a good entry level bike. The biggest problem is going through technical trees with the wide handlebars. The quality is solid and everything works. Value rating 4 b/c of the pedals. Overall rating 4 b/c of the handlebars.

Good bike for cross country. The way the rear suspension is set up, it looks like it could take more abuse than I have given it.

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Favorite Trail:   Clayton

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1350.00

Purchased At:   Mount Holly Bike Sho

Similar Products Used:   Gary Fisher Wahoo.

Bike Setup:   Avid Juicy 3 brakes, SRAM x5 drive train, Manitou Radium R rear shock, Rock Shox tora 302 Front Shock. Took cages off on first ride. Now have Shimano Clipless pedals.

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