Cannondale F1 Caffeine XC Hardtail

  • Frame: Caffeine
  • Fork: Lefty Speed DLR2, 110 mm
  • Hubs: Mavic CrossLand UST
  • Spokes: Mavic CrossLand UST
  • Pedals: Shimano PD-M520
  • Crank: FSA Afterburner MegaExo, 22/32/44
  • Chain: Shimano 9-speed
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA Afterburner MegaExo
  • Shifters: SRAM X-7 Trigger
  • Handlebars: FSA XC-281AOS, 25 mm rise
  • Stem: Cannondale XC3 HeadShok, 31.8 mm
  • Saddle: Fi'zi:k Nisene II Sport
  • Seat Post: FSA FR-270

User Reviews (4)

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gordy75   Weekend Warrior [Oct 09, 2010]
Strength:

climbing and general overall ability

Weakness:

none so far the bike is used every weekend on all types of terain & handles everything with ease

Awesome thanks again cannondale.

Similar Products Used: specialized stump jumper 05
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
tiger   Weekend Warrior [Mar 13, 2009]

No wonder why these guys invented the mt rides. This is a unique and awesome bike. I rode it full xtr and carbon lefty and so far can't get enough of it. Carbon was an option but 0.5 pounds weight increase vs $2000 bucks on top doesn't seems like a good deal. I high;ly recommend it.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Andrew Overfield   Racer [Oct 22, 2008]
Strength:

Light, fast, strong

Weakness:

Mixed bag of components, decent shifters and rear derailleur X9s, crank set bb not so much (changed them out immidately with some K-Force lights) not a big fan of the handle bars.

Three weeks after getting this bike I competed in the Transalp Challenge, and rode it for the first six stages until I bent the front wheel and had no replacement, and was forced back on my Stumpjumer FSR. The bike was great and found myself consistantly passing riders on the climbs.

This is a great bike, it is the best climbing bike I have come across, it is super light, and handles really well. The Lefty takes a few rides to get used to.

If you want a great XC racing bike but can't affort the sticker shock for carbon, you would have to look far and wide to find a better bike than this.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
jonmeissner@comast.net   Weekend Warrior [Oct 12, 2008]
Strength:

Pretty light, very fast, very responsive. Climbs really well. Seems strong for a "XC" bike.

Weakness:

Lefty is a little goofy but it is a great fork. Saddle is not the best.

A very nicely put together bike that is very fast but still strong enough to take some drops!

Similar Products Used: Trek 8500 Carbon MTB.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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