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Howard

Member since Jun 2010 • Last active Oct 2014

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    Would they honour the 20pc on this?

    If so that's quite a bit less than trade.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Cons? I can think of a few but I guess none of them are dealbreakers.

  • in General
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    Hydraulic lock-out on the 'dale dampers is a true, rock solid lockout with no 'blow-off'. You lock it out and it feels like you are riding rigid. It's activated with a push button / remote on the newer forks or a crown / steerer mounted dial on the older and headshok forks.

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    I'd be interested to know if there was more sponsorship $ in US or European cross.

    As above I suspect cannondale had little to do officially with that - it looks very much like a home brew effort.

    Here's the original:

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Apparently the black goop is partly rubber and partly carbon from the paddle rubbing the hood each time you shift.

  • in General
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    Tyres have no damping though. They can only do so much. At their limit they will bounce on small bumps reducing the contact patch with the ground. In theory the fork will keep the contact patch constant by handling the small bumps.

    Cannondale forks have very good small bump handling as they suffer from less stiction than normal dual stanchion forks.

  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    Yarp - didn't see your reply. No pedantry intended.

  • in General
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    More grip whilst cornering

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    Because he can I suppose. It would be easier to chuck some drop bars on an F29

    Cannondale used to make a cross frame with their 1.5" headtube standard. It came with a short travel version of the headshok fork.

    I suspect if cannondale had anything officially to do with the abomination above they would have just custom fabbed a superx frame with their headtube on it and used the short travel forks they already make for their Quick bikes.

  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    IIRC All the CAADs with IS headsets use campy bearings - 45/45. The headset linked to is 36/45

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