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    2002 Bad Boy Ultra

    Picked up a 2002 BB Ultra some guy rode 4 times and had sitting...it needs some upgrades. Changed the seat out and a couple other things. Will change to X9 stuff soon. The question is this came with a two sprocket crank, is that an easy change and do I need to do it for the X9 stuff, any other ideas here? thanks....

    http://www.cannondale.com/bikes/02/c...del-2FSBB.html
    Frame CAAD4 Mountain
    Fork HeadShok Fatty Ultra DL
    Rear Shock n/a
    Rims Mavic CXP 21, 32 hole
    Hubs Cannondale Expert
    Spokes DT Champion
    Tires Continental Ultra 3000, 700 x 23c
    Pedals Not Included
    Crank Cannondale EX2, 29/44
    Chain 9-speed
    Rear Cogs Shimano Deore 9-speed, 11-34
    Bottom Bracket Shimano Octalink
    Front Derailleur Shimano LX
    Rear Derailleur Shimano XT
    Shifters Shimano Deore
    Handlebars Cannondale 6061 alloy
    Stem Cannondale HeadShok Si
    Headset Cannondale HeadShok Si
    Brakeset Magura Julie
    Brakelevers Magura Julie
    Saddle Cannondale Expert
    Seat Post Cannondale Expert
    Colors Super Black (matte) (BBQ).
    Sizes P, S, M, L, X
    Weight 10.2 kg/22.5 lb (L)
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    What'd you pay for that killer bike?

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    I had a F1000sl (XC race bike) with the same cranks, it worked fine but it was a challenge on long steep climbs. I liked the 2x9 when the pace went up.

    Just courious, since you mentioned the bike is almost new, why do you want to replace the drivetrain with x9?

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    Just because the components are new doesn't mean they are as smooth as an X.9 drive train. I upgraded my 2006 BBU to full XTR within a few months of buying it.

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    I paid 6 big ones, he had the receipt for over 1700 he paid with the stuff he added.....it was pretty stinking dirty, he hadn't touch it in years and you could tell. I'm not digging the two sprocket front and the older XT and LX is just ok...... I have XO on the Prophet and Epiphany, so I thought X9 would be the way to go..
    Here's what I bought this week for it...
    WTB Rocket V Pro SE Saddle
    Crank Brothers 5050 XX Pedals
    Cane Creek Ergo Control II Bar Ends
    * Race Face Evolve XC X-Type Crankset w/ Integrated Bottom Bracket. 44/32/22 Chainrings.
    * 2007 Sram X9 Trigger Shifters
    * 2007 Sram X9 Rear Derailleur, Long Cage
    * 2007 Sram X7 Front Derailleur
    * Sram 970 9-Speed Mountain Cassette
    * Sram PC-951 Mountain Chain with PowerLink
    Race Face - Deus XC Seatpost

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    Oh yeh and now I'm broke...but still plan to get my brother a new bike and would like a 29er....man......

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    I'm not a fan of any proprietary Cannondale component. Save for, of course, the Headshok and Lefty front suspension lines. Cannondale hubs, cranks, seatposts, bars, and anything else have got to go!

    I can tell that you feel the same way I do.

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    Especially on the stuff below their top of the line.....love their frames and forks for sure though.....

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    "There is a big difference between kneeling down and bending over" -FZ

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    Those are the good ones...

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