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    07 cannondale rush 2 feminine, best buy?

    Hi guys,

    I am a beginner on MTB and trying to buya better bike to getting started. I went to a trek bike store and they said girl's bike geometry might be better for me. I saw an 07 model year but buy in 08Cdale rush 2 feminine for 450 was it a solid price? I ride it but the thing is it does not feels that light. just a little bit lighter that my 2000 DB x-link. the frame was in a good shape with some scratches. here is the specs: Thank you!!!!

    Frame & Fork
    Frame Construction TIG-welded
    Frame Tubing Material Aluminum
    Fork Brand & Model RockShox Recon 327 Air, 100mm travel
    Fork Material Aluminum/magnesium, single crown
    Rear Shock Manitou Radium R, 110mm travel

    Components
    Component Group Mountain Mix
    Brakeset Avid Juicy 3 Disc 160mm
    Shift Levers SRAM SX5 Trigger
    Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
    Rear Derailleur SRAM X.7
    Crankset TruVativ ISO Flo, 22/32/44 teeth
    Pedals Wellgo alloy cage w/clip and strap
    Bottom Bracket Shimano BB-UN26
    BB Shell Width Unspecified
    Rear Cogs 9-speed, 11 - 34 teeth
    Chain SRAM 9-Speed
    Seatpost Cannondale C4 Alloy
    Saddle Selle Royal Dardo Women's
    Handlebar Cannondale C3
    Handlebar Extensions Unspecified
    Handlebar Stem Cannondale XC3
    Headset FSA Converter



    Wheels
    Hubs Shimano M475
    Rims Sun Black Eye Disc, 32-hole
    Tires 26 x 2.10" Kenda Nevegal
    Spoke Brand Mach1
    Spoke Nipples Unspecified
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    Price is great, how tall are you feminine has 2 sizes. I helped my friends buy a few, they are usually in a very good conditions. Scratches is somewhat common as some rider drop the bike a few times or slow crashes. If the bike fits you it's a great buy. It's a rock solid bike, made in USA.

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    what about the weight? was this model heavy? how about the components? I feels they are not good?? Thanks!

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    Well, it would be at or under 30lbs, mainly wheels, forks, cranks and tires, they are not bad just ride it until it breaks. How tall are you, and what size is the bike petite or reg? It's a good deal at $450.

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    I am 5'7 and 145 lbs. my riding height is 31inches. so you mean the frame is light? Thanks!

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    Yes, the frame is light. 5'7" female rider right? you'd fit on both but the reg would be a better fit for you than petite.

    Don't worry about weight that much, you won't get much for $450 elsewhere. Check out the price on these rush
    http://bike.jaxed.com/cgi-bin/bike.c...=d&submit=+GO+

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    I am a guy, but Trek crews said maybe girl's bike might fit me better~~~ does this worth to put additional 400 and upgrade into a lefty w/ XT groupsets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by samjieshao View Post
    I am a guy, but Trek crews said maybe girl's bike might fit me better~~~ does this worth to put additional 400 and upgrade into a lefty w/ XT groupsets?

    Hmmm
    $450 for the Rush Fem
    $400 for parts upgrade (I'd assumed XT groupo)
    $100+ front wheel for lefty
    $400 for used lefty dlr2


    You might as well get a small regular Rush with lefty already with that kind of money. Which Trek crew told you that you need a girl's bike. Did they tell you to get the Cannondale Feminine?

    In general C'dale already have a compact cockpit, more compact than Trek. A med C'dale would fit almost the same as small Trek.

    Don't get hang up on the weight, it would drive you nuts upgrading

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    If you are concern with weight. Find out how much you DB weight, compare that to the Rush. Then go demo the lightest bike they'd let you then weight that. Don't ask people guessitmation is usually a few lbs off.

    Sometimes it's not just the weight, it's how the bike pedals.

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    Friend has a Jamis Dakar Xam 2.0 ( Talas 36 and hammerschimdt) and its 34lbs, rode it around the trails and it doesnt feel that heavy at all. Gotta try it one the trails, sometimes the weight will help it too, and help you get better in endurance. My Cdale Prophet is around 33lbs but I have beefy parts on it and a 160mm fork and I don't mind it.

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    Cannondales are such well built bikes. Love them.

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    Just wish they used something other than 27.2mm seat tubes on the prophets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2004sahara View Post
    Just wish they used something other than 27.2mm seat tubes on the prophets.
    Why? adjustable seatpost?

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    Yea even though Kind Shock and Xfusion have ones for that size. Just a hassle when trying to find deals on them when the bigger sizes are more abundant in classifieds and ebay.

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    I just wonder would this rush w/ regular head tube size (1 1/8?) fit the lefty headsets? since I heard lefty head is much bigger than regular fork head... Thanks!

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    Rush's have 1.5" HT's because some came with leftys. There is a dlr lefty for sale on pink bike. Its a xc bike so the frame shouldn't be that heavy. Also, I think some rushes were recalled for swing arm breakage

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2004sahara View Post
    Yea even though Kind Shock and Xfusion have ones for that size. Just a hassle when trying to find deals on them when the bigger sizes are more abundant in classifieds and ebay.
    Let me know what kind of questions you may have on the KS i7r, I just ordered another one.

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    Wanna sell your other one?

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    Why don't wanna get a new one? they are good man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samjieshao View Post
    I am a guy, but Trek crews said maybe girl's bike might fit me better~~~ does this worth to put additional 400 and upgrade into a lefty w/ XT groupsets?
    I'd put a SID or other lighter XC fork on it rather than a Lefty.

    I've got a Rush, and TBH I'm not overly impressed with the Lefty.
    My Cannondale Lefty keeps failing....

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    DT swiss forks are super light...buut come with a price tag for being light. the sids are super sweet though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideknob View Post
    I'd put a SID or other lighter XC fork on it rather than a Lefty.

    I've got a Rush, and TBH I'm not overly impressed with the Lefty.
    Have you put the Sid on yet, IDK. Going from lefty to QR Sid may show more flex than you used to, IMO. I like the plushness of the Lefty Max, and adjustability of the PBR or DLR2 wish I can combine that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimi1885 View Post
    Have you put the Sid on yet, IDK. Going from lefty to QR Sid may show more flex than you used to, IMO. I like the plushness of the Lefty Max, and adjustability of the PBR or DLR2 wish I can combine that.
    I don't like the need for constant bearing resets, or the fact that my Left blew it's damper at about 14 months of age (two months outside warranty of course....) and TBH it just doesn't feel all that good for such a hyped up bit of kit.

    The rest of the bike has not been without its problems, too.
    My Cannondale Lefty keeps failing....

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