Similar Products Used: almost every dk product under $300, hoffman condor.
Bike Setup: freestyle, 3peice crank.
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: March 24, 2008
Strengths: Frame is very strong and the cranks are pretty decent
Weaknesses: The handlebars have way too much backsweep and are to low, the rims give out in a couple months, pedals not grippy, overall way toooo heavy
Great bike to start or for a very casual rider. I love to ride but more into sking so only ride in the summer and fall. If you think you are going to become serious have money ready for a new fork, bars, and pedals at least. Rims will need to be replaced shortly also.
Bike Setup: everything is stock (haro and fusion components) except the grips, their Specialized dragon scale grips.
a Cross Country Rider
from Mentor OH, U.S of A.
Date Reviewed: June 18, 2007
Strengths: Sturdy as a Tank, Nice Tires, all of the parts are quality.
Weaknesses: The Bars are really Low. This bike is HEAVY!! It is also very had to do a nice wheelie on it. You cannot acheive a bunny hop on this bike. Its so heavy and the large tires make it nearly impossible. not kidding there.
nice bike as a 'riding' bike. not so good for jumps or stunts. it is nice and cheap!
Bike Setup: well i cut the stock handle bars stock rims dk sprocket whith guard 3 no front brakes and pegs on the right side
a Weekend Warrior
from Katy TX
Date Reviewed: December 11, 2006
Strengths: The frame is good, 3 pc crank, decent tires, rides very smooth. Comfortable seating position, very nicly laid out.
Weaknesses: The frame could be stonger, but see below for info.
Here's my deal. My son is 8 years old and is getting good at BMX riding for an 8 year old. He is also in pe-wee motto-cross on his Yamaha TTR-90 dirt bike. In the past I always let him pick his bike out and he always picked these $80.00 to $120.00 bikes. Every year he broke the bike. 80% of the time it was wear and tear. Bearings fail, wheels bent, ect.. I finally picked out the Haro F2 bike for him. I was told the bike was way better then these Wal-Mart and Target bikes would ever be. So right now you are seeing that I am comparing this bike to crap from the past. I can't say how durable it really is because him being 8 years old, he can not break this bike. If it were me riding it, I would step up the plate a little and spend an extra $200 or more. However, at least if the crank or wheel bearing should fail or you want to upgrade something on the bike; at least it is a bike worth doing that to. I will never penny pinch on any bike for any of my kids. I could have saved a ton of money if I would have spent a little extra dough up front. Even though the bike is only 6 months old, it still performes like it was new. Unlike his last bikes. After 6 months, they were making noises and I knew it was done for.
Bike Setup: My F2 has a kuwahara three piece crank set, two primo stoogies on one side(pegs) The Frame is blue i should add, primo cnc'd 44 tooth sproket, red free agent peddles, motocross chain, alex rimms dx 32 or something like that and a maxxis hookworm tire on the back.
I should prob know what this part is called but I don't and would love some help finding how I can replace it. Im not sure how I lost it or whether I need it or not but I want to know where I can get another. Attached is a photo of the piece I am looking for, it is right below my Garmin, its that Si ... Read More »
I am a very new when it comes to mountain biking. I have been looking at getting a 2010 Cannondale F4 for $750 or a 2010 Cannondale F2 for $1,500. I can’t decide whether the price difference is worth it? I plan on using the bike for commuting to the gym and some errands, and of course some ... Read More »
I have been searching for a Trail SL29ER F4 in a Large frame and I got word this AM of a new one (2010) has popped up not to far from me. Price is $999.00.
The 2011 equivalent will be called a Trail SL29ER F2. The price and ship date is not known to me yet.
It's like waiting for ch ... Read More »
Hi folks, I have been trying to find a Large Cannondale 2010 Trail SL 29ER F4 with no luck so I wait for the 2011's.
In my quest I found the below over in the Cannondale threads.
A total noob, I am wondering if the changes I found are good?
The Trail SL 29ER F4 will be replaced by a Trail SL 29ER ... Read More »