Cannondale F3000 SL 2003 Hardtail

F3000 SL

User Reviews (10)

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barry layar   Weekend Warrior [Sep 14, 2009]
Strength:

very light frame...it is fast and you will be furios riding the bike!!!

Weakness:

weakness??? i dont like when its muddy, co'z the mudd will ruin the beauty of it, hehehehe...no weak!!!

awesome frame!!! you guys must have one of this...

Similar Products Used: first frame i have, since 2004 until now im using it...
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RATING
5
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5
dan   Racer [Jul 02, 2003]
Strength:

very light and fast and nimble.great power wheelie bike.seems to ride better than my caad4 frame with ultra fork.

Weakness:

right out of box fork was defective.wouldn't unlock.but cannondale got the fork back to me in 2 days just before 24 hour race!

this frame seems to feel more comfortable than my older caad 4. I didn't have a hardtail for 5 weeks and had been riding my scalpel before getting this frame and lefty and normally I can feel the harshness of the ht but this new optimo rides better than the older frame.this bike is fast.don't think people realize the advantage I have over them with this lightweight bike

Similar Products Used: caad 4 with ultra
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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
John Godts   Racer [Jun 25, 2003]
Strength:

The bike is extremely light (23 pounds with a suspention seat post), Good geometry, excellent Lefty carbon fork, light and responsive, full XTR components, Mavic crossmax SL

Weakness:

the tires (Hutchinson scorpion (tubless)) lose 10 PSI / day and have a very poor grip on wet condition.

The bike is better than expected in every aspect you can imagine....Great climber, great descender and goes very well on the flat and on the jumps as well, easy to handle because of the weight and geometry.
You can ride a century without being (too) tired.

Similar Products Used: Many hardtails from Trek, Fisher, Specialized but none of them match the F 3000.
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5
VALUE
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5
Tony Cipolla   Racer [Jun 05, 2003]
Strength:

Hardtail, Lefty, new XTR,

Weakness:

Mavic wheelset, not Crossmaxs as spec'd. ELO is touchy, new xtr, Hutchinson tires

Great race bike, very stiff. Hooks up and rips. Almost too stiff. Great bike for climbing races, but maybe full suspension would be better on flat, choppy courses. Lefty fork is great, Compression is very tunable. ELO ( electronic lock out) can be a pain. The button must be held down for a few seconds in order to activate. I'm still unsure of the new XTR. The shifters should have a flat spot on the bottom side of the lever as to feel more comfortable on the top of your fingers on upsfifts. Once adjusted properly, they shift very precise. Setting up the xtr calibers is alittle cheesy. Centering the caliper, you must use spacers that are easily lost. The Hutchinson tires are OK. Not the best traction for East coast riding. Climbing hills takes some getting used to as the front end sits up a little higher due to the lefty's height. Overall, I'm very happy with the bike, just have to get past some of the minor glitches.

Similar Products Used: Gary Fisher, Turner Stinger
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
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4
chris arsenault   Racer [May 15, 2003]
Strength:

This bike climbs extremly well,it only ways 22 pounds and has the litest wheel set from mavic. There's some 2003 XTR across the border and all other components are reletively good.{The leafty is great,it has plenty of travel and the elo is fast to lock out the suspention and very precise}.The easton ec70 bars are great

Weakness:

The only weaknesses that I have experianced where :the reer hub was sent lous from mavic I fixed it with a simple turne of a tool that I recived with my manuel.Another weaknesse could be the batery in the elo system {its simpuly a 9 volt alkaline or ultralife batery}if the batery dies in a race and the leafty remains locked out on bumpy terain it could be hard on your uper body.Ive read that there is a little yello led light that comes one when the batery is almost dead.

this bike is excelent for xc racing and i consider anyone experienced to purschis this bike beacaus it great.This bike is more for experianced riders becaus if you crash and brake something it could cost a lots of cash to change or repair if not on warenty.

Similar Products Used: Cannondale f2000 year 2000 trek elite 9.8 cannondale 2002 f3000 ,f2000 and a duel suspention Trek fuel 100 {2002}
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Stephanie Schlaack   Cross Country Rider [Apr 28, 2004]
Strength:

Very light, agile and fast. ELO works Great, and Mavic SL wheels are very stiff. The bike sticks to the dirt like glue but is easy to lift. I love my lefty! All XTR Yea!

Weakness:

I miss the 2X9 on my F5000, and hated the Hutchinson scorpions that came on the bike

The Best bike I've ever owned bar none! 2004 is the same except for the paint!

Go get one!

Similar Products Used: Raliegh M50, Cannondale F700, Cannondale F5000
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
jeff davidson   Cross Country Rider [Mar 26, 2003]
Strength:

00 cannondale f3000-approx.23LBS very precise handling,quick and agile,excellent bike

Weakness:

not much,front comes off ground on steeper climbs,probably the rider not the bike.

excellent bike for the money,should last for some time
would recommend to any x-country enthusist,would not purchase if your a w/end warrior only.

Similar Products Used: 1st bike trek,2nd bike gary fisher last bike cannondale
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Gef   Racer [Aug 03, 2003]
Strength:

fast

Weakness:

not as fast on the DH

speedy and $$$, but full XTR for that price? on an American made frame and fork

Similar Products Used: trek 9.8, spec stumpjumper
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Patrick Murrah   Racer [Dec 16, 2002]
Strength:

light, super quick and fast.

Weakness:

Haven't found one yet

I was not a huge fan of Cannondales before I purchased this one. So far I am extremely pleased with every aspect of this bike. The bike climbs like a champ and it's as quick as anything I have ever ridden. The lefty tracks as well or better than any (traditional) fork that I have ridden. As for the new XTR, the best just got better in my opinion. It only took 5 or 6 miles of single track to get used to it. Definately a race bike.

Similar Products Used: lots of other hard tails
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Travis   Cross Country Rider [May 05, 2003]
Strength:

It climbs like a mountain goat. It is very light, around 23lbs and is very nimble and fast on the trail. The energy transfer from the pedals to the wheel is amazing.

Weakness:

The Hutchinson scorpion tires are not good in muddy conditions. The new shimano XRT brake shifter set could easly be destroyed in a crash because they stick out from the handle bars.

The bike is an amazing ride if you are into fast single track or want to x-country race. This bike is not for freriding or any sort of drops.

Similar Products Used: Nothing compairs
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RATING
5
VALUE
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5
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