Cannondale 2000 F800 Hardtail Bike

mountain bike, front suspension, Mountain Mix components, Headshok Fatty DL, 2.75" travel fork

User Reviews (18)

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elcienpiesrider   Weekend Warrior [Sep 21, 2010]
Strength:

great...climber,accurate handling

Weakness:

none

Super great bike for the money!!!!!!!!!!!!
cannondale is plusssssss

Similar Products Used: trek 8000
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
blancboy   Cross Country Rider [Dec 11, 2009]
Strength:

light, stiff, great looker, great climber, very versatile

Weakness:

stock Coda saddle,
LX front derailleur slow shifting , knob on Headshok difficult to lockout quickly on the fly...should be swapped to a lever

I wanted to start cross country riding when i bought this bike. The bike was stock, with platform pedals and mosquito tyres. I first was fitted to the bike and the x-large frame was spot on. My riding was a mile plus of pavement to reach the wooded trails. I quickly realized that the stock saddle had to go so, I upgraded and added the rockshox seat post. Huge improvement. This bike was so smoothe on the road that I found myself riding on pavement more than dirt! I purchased a second set of wheels fitted with the Fatboy tyres and with these on, this bike has become a fantastic roadie as well. On the trail, this thing climbs great and steers well on downhill sections. Head shok works great, with nice even damping. A pretty sweet bike that can practically do it all !

Similar Products Used: first "real" bike
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Luke   Weekend Warrior [Oct 18, 2001]
Strength:

Light. Well mannered on any trail you throw at it; tracks well. Climbs well. Excellent fork (looove that Fatty) Good looking. Cool paint, which appears to be bomb proof from the few knocks I've given it so far.

Weakness:

I don't know? Some would say Coda, but I've had no problems and no complaints.
One recommendation would be to have the Fatty knob switched over to the Lefty version. Mine had the round Fatty knob on it at first, but it's a pain to use on the fly. Had it switched before I bought it.

I love it. Maybe it just comes down to personal preference over my Trek, but this bike feels so much better.

Similar Products Used: Trek 7000
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
JACKYL   Cross Country Rider [Nov 07, 2000]
Strength:

Light and agile. Love that copper color! Stiff as a gent during his first slow dance.

Weakness:

The stock wheelset. Not so pleased with the coda pedals.

This was my first upgrade. I was extatic with the bike from day one. During the first week I picked a bad line and put a dent in the rear rim. From then on had to true the thing every ride. As the months went on, I had to true it during rides. I never bent my sucky wienman rims on the Trek. After 6 months of serious riding the rear rim now resembles a parellogram.(sp) I'm going to xt hubs on 517s. I love the tires contrary to previous reviews. They grip and grab on every thing but wet slick rock. I'm going to try the Panaracer fire xc though for a change. The pedals have really sticky bearings that don't allow them to rotate freely. I have always have trouble with releasing with them. Maybe due to my inexperiance, Maybe not. The stand over hight was a judgement call. The Trek had less room but I was starting to ride more techical stuff. I ended up going from a large to a med. The only this is that the seat post is now almost at full extention. I would definately recommend this bike to anyone looking to make thier first serious upgrade. Just be sure to spec the components to suit your needs. In my case the wheels and pedels have to go. Possiblely a longer seat post, maybe suspension.
One last thing, the left side crank arm kept coming loose on me at first. The shop tried to fix it then ended up replaceing it all free of charge. Just the way it should be.
Ratings take a hit due to sucky rims. Four flaming hochcows.

Similar Products Used: Trek 830 with a RST air shock
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
miles   Weekend Warrior [Sep 30, 2000]
Strength:

headshock fatty DL
"on the fly lock out"
Coda components
very stiff and rigid

Weakness:

seat is too thin
handlbars are too straight
tires are terrible
LX components

great bike!
Cannondale could improve on a couple things like the tires and the seat. Great deal for your money! Don't get no crappy stupid trek wannabe bike or some other dumb bike the cannondale800 is the way to go all the way!

Cannondale kicks but all the way

Similar Products Used: GT zaskar X
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
WeedHopper   Weekend Warrior [Oct 01, 2000]
Strength:

Very Rigid, Headshock tracks extremely well ! Light, climbs great. Great bike for tight singletrack. Love the comp. Blue color.Lockout is nice on the Headshock getting back and forth from the trail.

Weakness:

CODA, CODA, CODA ! I wish that Cannondale would just stick to making frames and leave the other stuff to the people that do it best ! Also, if you get a Cannondale, MAKE SURE IT IS SPEC'd correctly ! I ended up with Weinmann rims instead of Mavic and and EX1 crank instead of an EX3. I'm told this happens alot, especially early in the model year. If you are going to be riding hard you probably want to upgrade the LX items to at least XT.

Great feeling bike, fit me perfectly, light, perfect for tight singletrack. In between the super stiff frame and the Headshock (Great tracking, not too plush though) this can be a punishing ride on the wrong trail. You will get used to picking a smooth line going downhill !!! Climbs outstanding, very quick handling. Love the look and the color. If you are riding alot be prepared to upgrade the CODA (crap) and LX components.

Similar Products Used: TREK 8000, GT Avalanche, Spec. Stumpjumper
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Fraser   Weekend Warrior [Sep 30, 2000]
Strength:

I have only owned a few bikes so far and this is a major jump for me.I worked all summer for this bike and once I got it I was amazed at how it handled on the trails behind the LBS.the lockout shock is definatly the best and as long as one of the lefty knobs are added to replace the hard to turn original then it's perfect.I'm still getting used to the lack of flex in the bike but it can only be a good thing compared to my older bike.
-V-BRAKES!! v brakes are much easier to fix and considering the bike shop around the corner doesn't understand how to fix the cannondale disc brakes then it's easy enough to fix it yourself or take it down to them.plus the feel isn't mushy and you feel connected to the bike.

Weakness:

the seat is a pain in the butt! kinda skinny for my ass so I replaced it with one of the crotch saving liberators that are supposed to be good for the groin.it's kinda wide but it does the job well
-the 9 speed cassette is too big and I really dislike the rubbing when you're in the opposite gears from the angle of the chain.
-the handlebars aren't wide enough to accomodate someone's hand with the addition of bar ends.I had to get my LBS to switch the handle for no extra cost so that I can hold the bar tight without accidentally gripping the rapid fire shifters.

Damn good bike! costs a bit but damn good! take it for a spin before you buy and you'll notice how everything fits together to give you an almost perfect out of the package machine.the ridgidity of the frame is strange but my old frame had lots of flex so it's something to get used to and should be expected.I got th enice brown color! not my fav but hides the dirt and isn't that bad considering it' s just a color of a bike not your entire wardrobe.

The Bottom line:
Great bike for the money.Do your research and you'll see why it's so great.
I give it 5 flamin piles of crap!

Similar Products Used: nothing very similar
norco screamer P.O.S. is the closest
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
kyle   Cross Country Rider [Aug 13, 2000]
Strength:

-Great Frame
-Great Fork (Fatty DL)
-Light

Weakness:

-A little trouble with the crank after my first ride with the bike.
-LX front derailleur takes too long to upshift

This is a great bike for the price. IRC Notos tires didnt grab much on tight turns, so i got the python's.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Geoff Ovens   Cross Country Rider [Jun 27, 2000]
Strength:

This is a follow up on a previous posting That can be found in the 1999 F800 section even thought my F800 is a 2000, site error?

Weakness:

Fixed every one i found

This was already a great bike and a great value now it just better and far lighter probably around 22lbs. probably should have just got a F100sl that would have been cheaper but not as much fun and not at all original

Similar Products Used: several
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Wes   Cross Country Rider [Jun 26, 2000]
Strength:

Nice light frame, great suspension fork, good components, wheelset is very nice, great all-around bike.

Weakness:

tires (i got the mosquitos), they work well on road, but aren't so nice on mountain trails, they are already starting to wear out.

if you looking for a nice 24 pound bike and want to not spend 2500 dollars, buy this bike. It climbs extremely well and the blue color is exellent. This is a great bike for the money.

Similar Products Used: trek y-3
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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