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Anybody hear anything or have any experience with these bikes? Im in the market for a new FS bike and came across this bike.
 

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i'd search in the cannondale forum. they already have a few owner pics up, and they've been discussing the bike for a while. the bike has a head angle of 69 degrees, compared to 71 for most 4 inch fs bikes. after owning two bikes with 71 degree HA's and now owning two with 69, I would highly recommend the slacker angles.

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i'd search in the cannondale forum. they already have a few owner pics up, and they've been discussing the bike for a while. the bike has a head angle of 69 degrees, compared to 71 for most 4 inch fs bikes. after owning two bikes with 71 degree HA's and now owning two with 69, I would highly recommend the slacker angles.

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Good to hear that "spoken" here. I ride a Kona and they have the slacker head angles. Most guys look at the spec sheet and say it's no good. I just rode it and loved it. Seems so much more stable to me than the 71 degree bike I had. The Dawg is even slacker at 68 degrees. The geometry of the Kona Kikapu (4" XC bike) is 69 degrees and guys love it too. Not trying to endorse Kona, just agreeing with the Cdale geometry. Good to see another manufacturer go this direction. ;)
 

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If you are looking at the entry level one the green is sweet way better than it looks in the catalog, one of the coolest painted colors I have seen in a while. The color is also available on the Prophet 800. It also comes in at a pretty decent weight and part spec.
 

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I bought a Rush 600 about a week ago and have ridden it about 10+ miles a day since. I like it except for the Avid BB7 brakes seem to squeal an awful lot after I've got the brakes warmed up, wont do it when I first start riding and still cold. Hopefully I can get that straightened out because its pretty annoying. Ive read others have had problems with them so if needed I'll just buy a new set. All in all a good bike so far.
 

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Just rode one yesterday...

brad8283 said:
Anybody hear anything or have any experience with these bikes? Im in the market for a new FS bike and came across this bike.
Took one for a spin yesterday, Superb finish, great components, pedals nicely, but the bike is long and low and IMO definitely a bike you should test ride before you buy. I didn't like the fit although I'm probably in the minority.
 

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I demo'd one yesterday and fell in love

The stability, the supple suspension, the zero bob, the handling the fit.
It's as if thisbike was custom made for me.
I think I'm going to Flogg my old CAAD4 hardtail and aquire a Rush to replace it.
It's the sweetest handling 100mm travel bike I've ridden and that includes a Titus RX100
 
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