Cannondale Chase 2 Freeride Hardtail

  • Frame: Chase Hardtail
  • Rims: Sun Single Track, 32 hole
  • Spokes: DT Champion
  • Tires: Maxxis Holy Roller, 26 x 2.4"
  • Pedals: Cannondale Grind EX Platform

User Reviews (22)

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Dylan Gglenister   Weekend Warrior [Jun 06, 2016]
Strength:

Can honestly say the best bike I've bought so far...This bike is bomb proof and will absorb anything you chuck at it with ease.
The geometry is spot on and makes for a great riding position, and the short wheelbase makes it very easy to lob it into any space. The frame build quality is superb with reinforcing in all the right places.
Its a superb piece of kit, built to last and take a real hammering. Cannondale have cracked it with this one.

Weakness:

The forks ( Manitou Stance) gave up the ghost within the first month, just while running in. Got them exchanged but will upgrade to better. Gear shifters a bit primitive, and changing while on the rough is a gamble as you might find you'll get the gear you don't want. Other than that, minor things which can be changed so no worries.

This one is a keeper for me. She ticks all the boxes, despite minor niggles, but these can be resolved. Ideal downhill and cross country bike, and just as good for urban stuff, makes this an all rounder.
If I'm bombing through the woods with this one underneath me I know its going to be a good day.
Highly recommended if you want a monster of a bike...

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
simpterfex   Downhiller [May 03, 2011]
Strength:

Awesome Geometry, frame and overall design.

Weakness:

Chain guide is needed, brakes need to be upgraded, fork is lame,

I got this bike as a winter commuter for cheep from craigslist. Soon as I sat down on this thing I was in love, It rides great on the ice and snow especially with the holy rollers. It has led me back into the world of dirt jumping and crossed me over to downhill and freeride. I used to BMX and this is a perfect bike for anyone looking for that next step in dirt jumping, trail slaying excitement. This bike murders the jumps even when they are covered in mud!

Similar Products Used: BMX bikes
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
cabbage chris   Weekend Warrior [Jun 17, 2008]
Strength:

everything, quite literally i find this bike amazing, i have owned loads of rides from sussers to hardtails and this is the dogs bo""ocks, though there are a few minor problems i have noticed and changed.

Weakness:

the bars and stem that come on the cannondale chase 2 (07 white model) are rather weak and let the bike down, the bars are rather flimsy and flex quite a bit and the stem just looks like crap.
also i found that it was a bit overcrowded with cables if that makes any sense, i removed the front shifter and front mech and it still look overcrowded also all of the cable are are too short including the hydraulics making life harder.
also i found the hayes hfx-9 dh 2 brakes on the bike to be useless in braking and went through many pads.

a truly amazing bike and rides sweet, a few minor problems brakes being a main one but i have always wanted hopes so i would have changed them regardless, and an epic for looks and ride

Similar Products Used: saracen mantra 1
saracen raw 2
iron horse yakuza aniki
specialised big hit 1 02
cannondale chase 2 07 (white) currently
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Mitch Harper   Downhiller [Jul 20, 2007]
Strength:

-frame
-wheelset
-brakes
-seat
-reare derailer

Weakness:

-fork

great all around bike but needs a better fork the bike should be baoght byt the rider who loves dirjumps and light trail drops / down hill.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
ollie lewis   [Mar 27, 2006]
Strength:

everything is wicked!

Weakness:

nothing i have picked up on as yet

this bike is so smooth compared to my old bike. its speed when not pedaling is amaizing in comparison. the holy roller tyres give amaizing on road grip and low rolling resitance. i have not managed to find the time to try them off road, yet. i havnt had chance yet to push my new chase to what i know it can do yet. but im very confidante that it will be brilliant.
the colour is also nice, to me it seems to change in different lights. some times its a chocolate brown other times its black and on the odd occasion it has a tinge of green.
by advise to u si to buy this bike!

Similar Products Used: scott yz2 with mx comps mavix xm719 rims magura julie discs deore rear mech and other standard shimano drivetrain.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
scott   Downhiller [Mar 06, 2006]
Strength:

great urban bike
frames amazing
sweet components set up
perfect weight

Weakness:

fork
would have rather had a chain guide up front instead of the derailer
has back pedaling problems

an amazing bike
would recomend it to anyone that wants to get into urban or dirt jumping

Similar Products Used: 06 p.2
06 chases
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
julian Singelakis   Racer [Mar 04, 2006]
Strength:

Very stable comfortable bike. Platform pedals and good disc brake stopping power is great.

Weakness:

Super soft fork springs

I'm a 37 year old EX PRO BMX racer and bought a downhill bike to train for motocross. I rode this Chase hardtail and sold my downhiller the next day. The Chase Cannondale has been my favorite bike I've ever had. I mostly ride skateparks daily. I changed the handel bars to standard BMX cruser bars for more height and balance. This made a huge difference. Now everyone wants to ride my bike!!

Similar Products Used: BMX, specialized downhill
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Chris Glickman   Weekend Warrior [Feb 04, 2006]
Strength:

this bike is fast, light and super smooth
the frame is awsome

Weakness:

trying to put a singel speed kit on it is alot of work

It is a awsome bike for the price and it shreds evrything

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Rob   [Jan 20, 2006]
Strength:

-The looks
-the ride
-components
-everything

Weakness:

not many really but it should have a chainguide instead of a front derrailleur

The chase is a brilliant bike for street and park . It is suited to anyone whether it be a beginner, intermediate or pro. Everything on the bike is perfect. It rides like a dream !

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Spencer   Weekend Warrior [May 19, 2007]
Strength:

i really like the brakes and the fork on this bike. Also i really like the maxis holly rollers they put on it they are really smooth

Weakness:

.

This is a great bike if you are into dirt jumping skatepark riding and street riding

Similar Products Used: .
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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