Cannondale Perp 2 Freeride Full Suspension

  • Frame: PERP, 180-200 mm
  • Fork: RockShox Domain 318 Coil 1.5", 180 mm, Thru-20
  • Rear Shock: FOX Van R Coil
  • Pedals: Cannondale GRIND EX Platform
  • Crank: TruVatiV Ruktion, 24/36/PC guard
  • Chain: Shimano 9-speed
  • Bottom Bracket: TruVatiV Howitzer
  • Shifters: SRAM X-7 Trigger
  • Handlebars: FSA FR-330BOS, 40 mm rise
  • Stem: Cannondale Freeride 1.5", 31.8 mm
  • Saddle: VELO 2051 FR
  • Seat Post: Cannondale C4 Alloy

User Reviews (9)

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DANIEL DRISKELL   [May 25, 2013]
Strength:

For $4800.00 it is one of the best downhill bikes on the market. It works great on the trails as well and climbs like a champ, especially if you upgrade to lock on the fly. The fact that it sits up higher than some of the competition makes it a breeze when going over rocks and other obstacles.

Weakness:

None so far!

Best bike for its what it was intended for!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
jonnybegood   Weekend Warrior [Mar 27, 2013]
Strength:

Solid, looks, versatile , 1.5 head tube, rear thru axle

Weakness:

None

I purchased one second hand in quite poor condition, I like projects that involve making good bikes better, there was play in the bearings / bushes and scratches all over , also the forks where goosed , the previous owner had somehow manage to twist the fork legs so one was longer than the other, as I said the bike had had a tough life , but after weeks of tinkering and upgrades and a splash of brown touch up( not a shade easily available) ,the bike looks awesome and rides like nothing I've ever ridden , I love cannondale I've had 3 prophets ans a Gemini but this is in another league, I have fox 36 vans which are 160mm that suit the bike if want to do a bit of everything. , also gotta love ti springs got one from eBay its looks the shizzle and makes the van r shock ride a lot better , xo bits ,Easton havoc bars in Gunmetal, d2 stem complete an awesome bike

Similar Products Used: Nothing like it
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
jamzt   Downhiller [Mar 28, 2010]
Strength:

solid handle anything drops jumps insane trails

Weakness:

fork needs triple crown i put a 40 on it change drive to single and upgrade to daul piston brake i put code 7

after few upgrades this bike is tough fast and versitale will ride anything

Similar Products Used: giant ac2, santa cruz super 8
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Michael   Downhiller [Jun 25, 2008]
Strength:

Do anything bike

Weakness:

Forks are inferior to the ret of the bike

I have rode this bike at some of the best hardcore UK downhill courses and ridden various all day cross country routes including the 47K Skyline in Afan south Wales, which was awesome!

Similar Products Used: Rocky mountain RM7, Cannondale SV1000
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Perpetrator   Downhiller [Feb 11, 2007]
Strength:

very clean and strong frame!! its a cannondale ;-)
DH orientated geometrie. easy to adjust from 180mm to 203mm

Weakness:

the messured size is on the smaller side!

this Bike is Sick! This Bike is built to the future it can handle any style off riding!! The best Bike i hafe my hands on!! if you stay on this bike you are in a other riding atmosphere. i love my perp2!

Similar Products Used: today and in the future NONe!!
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Brandon   Downhiller [Jan 21, 2007]
Strength:

Silky smooth rear link travel,handles great

Weakness:

The factory rear spring was a little firm, and a bit on the heavy side.

I was lookin for an upgrade to the gemini and the Perp 2 was the answer!! Looks good rides good just an all around great ride!

Similar Products Used: 2004 cannondale jekell, 2005 cannondale gemini 900.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Konstantinos Kazantzoglou   Cross Country Rider [Feb 28, 2007]
Strength:

Built like a Brick S__t house.
With the proper adjustments can go uphill without a lot of "pain".
Big room for adjustments.

Weakness:

None that i've discovered yet.

Very high quality bike that realy pushes your envelope further (the bike's envelope is waaaay up there and personaly i have not reached it yet).

Similar Products Used: Cannondale Gemini.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
guido   Weekend Warrior [Apr 06, 2008]
Strength:

you can pedal uphill like a cross country bike..
you can go down like a rocket

Weakness:

I think that is difficult find a weak point

Ihave pedal the perp2 '08 for 30 km in one cross country trail and I think "WOW!! I have 18kilo's bike and I go up..
its incredible!!" but when I put down the seat post for go down... I find the real pleasure ... this bike is great, the rear shock link work in the uphill like in the down hill is always soft, the rock is not a problem like a drop

Similar Products Used: cannondale gemini
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Antonio Garbanzo   [Sep 30, 2007]
Strength:

very clean and strong frame!! its a cannondale ;-)
DH orientated geometrie.

Weakness:

fox van, i change to the dhx5

after 9mt. i cant tell any other than:
this Bike is Sick! This Bike is built to the future it can handle any style off riding!! The best Bike i hafe my hands on!! if you stay on this bike you are in a other riding atmosphere. i love my perp2!

Similar Products Used: none
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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