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Old 09-12-2011, 08:24 AM
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Another Made in USA Bike

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Old 09-12-2011, 08:28 AM
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I guess you can't call the front section a fork anymore.
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:43 AM
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The way your $ is at the moment, it will be to expensive to import from China !!
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:40 AM
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What's the advantage of that mono-tube suspension?
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:49 AM
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What's the advantage of that mono-tube suspension?
They can be built lighter. This one is 1400 grams in its alloy version. The carbon version takes it down to like 1200 grams.

Performance wise I don't think there's much difference between this one and a similiarly priced traditional fork.
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:13 AM
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I love those cannondales, still waiting for one to pop up cheap enough for me on craigs, also it needs to be an XL frame so it limits my opportunities. I just sold my R300 in anticipation of a mountain bike deal when/if it comes up. I would also switch the front to a 29 to make it a 69er.....
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:20 AM
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They can be built lighter. This one is 1400 grams in its alloy version. The carbon version takes it down to like 1200 grams.

Performance wise I don't think there's much difference between this one and a similiarly priced traditional fork.
Shaving those grams probably gets expensive.
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:50 AM
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All that money and they only gave you half of a fork?!?!
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Old 09-12-2011, 11:44 AM
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Nice bike. Just bought me a Rock Shox Recon fork for my bike to replace the crap that has been on there for the past 10 years.
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Old 09-12-2011, 11:51 AM
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Does somebody make a bike with a single swingarm like a Ducati motorcycle?
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Old 09-12-2011, 12:35 PM
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Nice buy! Always thought those lefty forks looked cool
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Old 09-12-2011, 01:22 PM
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At this rate we're gonna have to ask for a cycling forum here on Peach Parts.

(Nice bike by the way)
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Old 09-12-2011, 01:41 PM
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Came home yesterday.



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Assembled in the USA ,no? Unless Shimano has moved their crank set, group set, bottom bracket, shifter and hub production to the US recently, last I heard they manufactured in China, Malaysia, and Singapore.

From Wiki:

"The Cannondale Bicycle Corporation, is an American bicycle manufacturer, headquartered in Bethel, Connecticut with manufacturing and assembly facilities in Taichung, Taiwan. Cannondale is a subsidiary of Dorel Industries."

"Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX: DII.B, NASDAQ: DIIB) is a Canadian company, based in Montreal, Quebec"

Never the less it is a very nice bicycle, at least it was purchased in the USA.
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:30 PM
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This frame and fork were made in USA. Says right there on the frame. It's a 2010.
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:36 PM
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All that money and they only gave you half of a fork?!?!
Heh yeah, I get that a lot.

Sometimes people will ask me about it and I'll pretend to freakout about it.

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