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Hi,

I'm planning to purchase a bike for daily commuter use, as well as for weekend rides out of the city on semi-rough roads, which will occasionally be overnight or longer. I've been considering the Cannondale Bad Boy Ultra, as it has a lockable headshock, disk brakes and upright sitting position. However, some of my web searches have yielded negative feedback on the super fatty ultra dlr headshock 80mm. I'm wondering if anyone has experience with this shock, as well as with this bike that could offer some honest input? Users of this bike, please let me know if you really like this bike, or if you think I could build a more reliable one for a similar price?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Rick
 

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I have about 3500 miles on my Fatty Ultra DLR, no problems. That's in about 3 1/2 months of riding here in the Rockies.

I got over 40,000 miles out of my Fatty SL on my old bike.

People can say whatever they want about how they don't like Headshok's but the proof is in the puddin'.
 

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Consider a Jekyll :thumbsup:
I commute on mine to work 3 to 5 days a week and then thrash it on the weekends .
I started out changing tires to accomodate the different riding conditions
but ended up getting a 2nd wheelset and just changed wheels over instead .
It saves time and wear and tear on the tire's beads .
 

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apacherider said:
I have about 3500 miles on my Fatty Ultra DLR, no problems. That's in about 3 1/2 months of riding here in the Rockies.

I got over 40,000 miles out of my Fatty SL on my old bike.

People can say whatever they want about how they don't like Headshok's but the proof is in the puddin'.
So wait, 1000 miles per month?? Thats what most people drive...!
 

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So wait, 1000 miles per month?? Thats what most people drive...!
I live at 9000ft ASL so I have to maximize my summer riding. In the winter I can ride out in the western parts of New Mexico where it's warmer, but in the summer if you are not out enjoying the mountains then you are crazy.

I can ride my bike from my home around the back side of Wheeler Peak to the South Boundary Trail, ride the trail and come back with only riding around 50 feet of pavement the whole way.
 

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so....

So are you all glad that you got the version of the Bad Boy that has the shock? Meaning, when are the times, if any, that you wish you had gone with the Bad Boy Disk instead?

How about maintenence... What and how often on the Bad Boy and shock?

Rick
 

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So are you all glad that you got the version of the Bad Boy that has the shock? Meaning, when are the times, if any, that you wish you had gone with the Bad Boy Disk instead?

How about maintenence... What and how often on the Bad Boy and shock?

Rick
To clarify, I have bikes with both Optimo and Furio framsets and the Ultra DLR fork. I don't have the Bad Boy. I have a F2000sl and F600sl. Both have similar features and components as the Bad Boy, save for wheels, tires and gearing.

You would be better off buying the Bad Boy Disc instead of the Ultra Bad Boy. If you will be using this bike alot for commuting then you would probably not be able to justify the expense of the DLR.

You want the disc, not the V-brake version.
 

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I own a lil over 4 months old '06 BBU. Had to replace ultra fatty DLR only after 2 months of lite riding!. No problems after replacement (C'dale was nice enough to send a brand new fork to my dealer even before my dealer sent my fork in :thumbsup: ).

I don't hold it against C'dale for my DLR going bad only after 2 months...as a matter of fact, I highly commend them for doing the right thing by replacing the fork so promptly. Not only did C'dale replace the fork, they sent out a new fork to my dealer first so I wouldnt lose time on my bike!...thats what I call service!
 
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