Cannondale Super Fatty M Front Shock

3.22/5 (9 Reviews)


Product Description

Cannondale Super Fatty M


Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by yuenglingrider a Weekend Warrior from pa

Date Reviewed: June 22, 2006

Strengths:    none,does'nt even look cool

Weaknesses:    everything,better ride from a pogo-stick

Bottom Line:   
the fork is useless,the only positive thing i could say about it is the fact that it matches the bike.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   the steepest,rockiest,toughest

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   came with bike,unfortunatly

Similar Products Used:   manitou,rockshock

Bike Setup:   Cannodale f400 w/crappy components

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by COOP the pedal masher a Cross Country Rider from IL/WI

Date Reviewed: January 5, 2005

Strengths:    SUPER plush, so very very smooth. genius design

Weaknesses:    too plush for heavy riders, no lockout

Bottom Line:   
I really loved this fork for 5 years.. till the day I dropped a bearing out of it byt bottoming out really really hard. That was the end of the fork being plush and working well.

I miss riding my fork. :(

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   Split Tree, Rock Cut State Park

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   came on bike

Similar Products Used:   Manitou SX-e, Skareb. Rock Shox Duke, Judy.

Bike Setup:   Cannondale super-v 500 wit lx/xt... deore disc brakes and wheels

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Rob a Cross Country Rider from Pennsylvania

Date Reviewed: January 31, 2002

Strengths:    It's light and has minimal flex

Weaknesses:    The compression and rebound are fast, bouncy, and firm. I almost couldn't tell the difference between this fork and a rigid! Also there is no damping on compression or rebound.

Bottom Line:   
The fork is ok, but i like a fork that actualy FEELS like it's helping me out a little, rather than bouncing me around like popcorn in the microwave. Plus, there is no adjustments at all......don't get this fork.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   French Creek

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Beans Bikes

Similar Products Used:   'zocchi x-fly '01

Bike Setup:   Cannondale F600, race face, thomson, chris king (with adapter for x-fly) hutchinson pythons, and

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jared Hartman a Cross Country Rider from Sarasota, FL, USA

Date Reviewed: November 1, 2001

Strengths:    smooth travel, responsive to even remotely bumpy terrain, very stiff and, hence, provides great steering, looks great

Weaknesses:    not as much adjustability as an air/oil fatty

Bottom Line:   
it is a great cross country fork, but it is not meant to used for freeriding. It is very plush and never bottoms out unless driven in a manner in which it was not meant to be driven. Well worth my money to upgrade from p-bone

Expand full review >>

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   p-bone mc 60

Bike Setup:   cannondale hardtail, crossroc wheelset, xt levers and brakes, lx front der. xtr rear der.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Alan a Downhiller from Honolulu, HI, USA

Date Reviewed: October 10, 2000

Weaknesses:    Pre-Load adjustments were not useful at all. Frequently bottoms out during normal riding. Too "bouncy."

Bottom Line:   
Basically a poor fork. Good for the weekend rider who doesn't attack 3 foot dropoffs. Reason I purchased bike with this was that I wanted to upgrade most of the components. Bushings inside the fork wore out quickly <1 year. Heard that the SL version is better, but I'm deciding on either a Moto FR or a Rock Shox "PSYLO."

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   Hauula Loop

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Manitou, Rock Shox

Bike Setup:   S-V Frameset, Raceface post, Michelin Hot-S Tires

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Sam Mullins a Downhiller from Intervale,NH,USA

Date Reviewed: August 11, 2000

Strengths:    Great turning radius, adjustable stiffening

Weaknesses:    Little travel

Bottom Line:   
Great for the entry level rider that is just getting started. Long travel junky should pick something else.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   Freeride & Downhill

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox Indy S

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Super V 500, XT disc brakes, Mavic D521 rims, XT Kit, Race Face DH bar

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Marty a Cross Country Rider from Australia

Date Reviewed: July 4, 2000

Strengths:    Light weight, pretty stiff and smooth

Weaknesses:    Limited travel, funny knocking/rattling sound, need stiffer spring

Bottom Line:   
This fork is a great entry level fork. It works great and has no stiction. From new it has had a funny rattle sound when going over little bumps, but hasn't affected the operation of the fork. The travel is really smooth, but there just isn't enough for my riding - Free riding. I have the medium spring in it, with max preload and it still bottoms out on me a dozen times a ride! (I weigh 160lb or 73kg) I really like the action of the fork, But I wish it had more travel. I am switching to a Marzocchi JRT.
Looses a chilli for the funny noise.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   anywhere with dirt!

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi

Bike Setup:   Stock SV400 - about to get some Junior T's

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Matt a Cross Country Rider from Altoona, PA, USA

Date Reviewed: February 23, 2000

Strengths:    very responsive, great handling, seems laterally stiffer than Rock Shox style

Weaknesses:    It was at the shop 2 times in the first 2 weeks for clunking noises.

Bottom Line:   
It was at the shop twice in the first 2 weeks. When it works right, this shock is great. 80 mm of travel is enough for my 180 pound body. It rides smooth when I'm commuting on it in the streets and takes the big off road bumps too. I got one without a lockout because the bike was only $1300. A lockout cartridge will be installed when I get the money cause it is kind of bouncy on hills. Other than the noises when I first got it, this is the best shock I've ridden so far. It'd get 5 of those little turdy things, except that it wasn't set up right at the factory and I had to take it back twice so it has to get 4.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   Really muddy ones

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox, other Headshoks (60 and 70 mm travel)

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Super V 500, V-brakes, CODA everywhere

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Austin a Downhiller from Tx

Date Reviewed: December 28, 1999

Strengths:    
Good feed back


Weaknesses:    
Tends to squeak alot and bottom out on hard hits


Bottom Line:   
Not a bad shock...Gotta get this squeak fixed.
Otherwise I would give it a 5

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   
420

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
to many


Bike Setup:   
Super V 400 XTR front and back Der. XTR rapid shifters. XTR Brakes. XTR Crank XTR everything

Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating


Super Fatty M Headshok Disassembly and reassembly, Step by Step -My Experience

Here's a guide to removing, dissassembling and reassembling a Cannondale Super Fatty M Headshok -apologies for the length. I'm posting this so other people can see what I did to service my fork. I did not have a lot of money; my Headshok was bottoming out constantly and felt too weak on compressio ... Read More »

Read More »



 

INTERBIKE

Contests





Interbike Featured Booths

Check out the hottest mountain bike products from these brands!



















See All Interbike Coverage - Click Here »

   

MTBR on Facebook