Cannondale Fatty D Front Shock

Fatty D

Cannondale Fatty D

User Reviews (22)

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Kevin Shepard   Cross Country Rider [Feb 21, 2002]
Strength:

Lock out feature, Looks way cool, VERY VERY STIFF, tracks very well

Weakness:

Not enough travel, Can be noisy at times

The fork is really really cool but doesnt have enough travel for todays hard core rides. I am sold on Cannondale and will stay with them forever even the Fatty D. It is so durable and easy to maintain that I still cant believe it. Thank you C-dale I am a life long rider of your bikes now.

Similar Products Used: All the others out there
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
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5
Ryan Vars   Cross Country Rider [May 23, 2001]
Strength:

Stiff as they come, and fairly light. Disc Brake compatible a bonus. Lock out a cool feature

Weakness:

only 60mm of travel.

Decent fork but the Bike will push it's limit the firts time out. Mine rebounds like a kicking mule and thuds as it hits the top. I had the cartride replaced but it still does it due to some dampening issues. like i said above, 60 mm is no where near enough travel. alright fork Stiffness really helps.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
John   Cross Country Rider [Jul 30, 2000]
Strength:

Lockout,looks,stiffness, weight.

Weakness:

Could use a bit more travel.

Excellent on medium size rocks and big roots, but sometimes i feel like im going to flip over the handlebars but never do. Overall great ride and i love the lockout feature. 5 flamin' turds for this one.

Similar Products Used: Rocksox indy XC, Judy T2, about every low end rockshox haha
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
alex penton   Cross Country Rider [Jul 02, 2000]
Strength:

looks, feel, adjustability, craftsmanship

Weakness:

nada

I upgraded from the fatty m and boy was it worth it. How could anyone have a fork that doesn't have lock-out? My bike turns into a road bike with the twist of knob. I admit that i'm a novice but this fork feels like heaven.

Similar Products Used: rockshox
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Julio   Cross Country Rider [Apr 02, 2000]
Strength:

Outstanding, 4 foot drops, no problem. Like Butta...

Weakness:

None yet!!!

Out-F*&^%$#-Standing...

Similar Products Used: Rock Shock Jett (They Suck)
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
tony king   Cross Country Rider [Jan 17, 2000]
Strength:

just plain nice to have up front

Weakness:

becomes super stiff in the cold
not an all weather fork

I love this fork... except for a few complaints. First of all, when it drops below 40 deg., you start to notice a difference in the forks characteristics and at temperatures below 20 deg, it is downright stiff (problem could be solved if I bought the air upgrade. Also, this fort is sensitive to water exposure. This summer, I had a problem with rusty bearing sliders. There was no reason for there to be water in the fork because the fork boot wasnt torn. Since then, I have become paranoid about even gently washing my bike... but I havent had any other pronblems since. Even though this fork has given me this one isolated and fairly minor problem, I wouldnt trade it for anything... except maybe the fatty ultra... or even the air upgrade... maybe next year.... or for my birthday... Ill shut up now.

Similar Products Used: various
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Keong   Cross-Country Rider [Nov 17, 1999]
Strength:

The bearing strips helps alot on fast rebound (smoothness)

Weakness:

Do you think there is any?

Being a bike machanic for several years , I have to test and understand all kind of product.

Similar Products Used: manitou m1,m3,m4
R.S(most of them)
Girvin(too flexy)
Marzocchi Bombers(well made)
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RATING
5
VALUE
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Mark Johnston   Downhiller [Nov 10, 1999]
Strength:

Killer Travel

Weakness:

Odd ride, Thought my
axe was going to break

I loved the ride for the last 2 hours of my
ride. The Fatty D's were pretty hard to get used to at the start of my day. I've been riding
Manitou Moc5's for about a year than demo'd the fatty's. I was too used to the shock being on the barrels and not the steer tube so you can imagine the sudden change to a persons riding style. Overall I feel the head shock isn't for me, but hay that's me!!! Thanks for the ride
Cannondale. L8TER.

Similar Products Used: RST-Sucked
RockShock(Judy's)
-sweet ride
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
DanDaDilToy   Cross-Country Rider [Nov 12, 1999]
Strength:

-On the fly lock out
-Look Cool
-Plastic tube protects the whole shock, all weather proof
-Response quicker than any other brands

Weakness:

-Expensive ungrade
-Cant fit on the other bikes, be slave od C.dale.

Super quick response on any surface, esp in the rocky or baby-head size rocks. Lock out makes mtb becomes a road bike, useful on uphill too. If you tried fatty D, you wont feel satisfy anymore with other brands. Fatty Ds new name is DL, but same components. 80mm travel is not too much or less, lower level of lefty n higher level than unsuper fetty D. i give this shock 5 chilies for SURE......

Similar Products Used: -Rst
-MOnitou
-Bombers
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RATING
5
VALUE
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Ilan   Cross-Country Rider [Oct 31, 1999]

My first real fork on my first real bike. After a little over a year I am very satisfied. I have the DD60 with 60mm of travel, and id rather have 70 or 80mm but that's ok.
Steers and tracks true, just point and shoot. Absolutely no stiction, flex, or steering lag. Very light and very responsive. Tops out every now and then and 'clunks', which is why i'd like more travel. The lock out comes in handy when i do city commuting or road tours, turns the bike fully rigid and you can ride just as well as the roadies (kind of). I havent made any adjustments as i havent felt the need to, and i probably wouldn't try doing it myself, id probably just make it worse.
Overall, a really nice fork, but i wouldnt buy another. In fact, i probably wouldnt buy another Cannondale, but thats another story. Its a good intermediate fork that should last at least 3 to 4 years until you realize headshok isn't all its cracked up to be. But it still gets 5 peppers for serving me well, and i dont plan on replcing it or the frame for another 2 or 3 years.

Similar Products Used: RST (terrible)
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RATING
5
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