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  1. #1
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    2014 F29 6 or Trail 29er SL 1

    I am currently riding the 2013 Trail SL 29er 2 and was thinking of upgrading the bike. I was thinking of either going with the 2014 Trail SL 29er 1 or maybe the F29 6? Any opinions on which would be the better choice?

    Also if the F29 6 is better would upgrading that to the F29 5 for the lefty make a huge improvement? Thanks

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    Buenas papi, yo Cannondale had a sale on the 2013 F29 1 alloy for $1799. This was the top of the line hardtail alloy frame 29'er for 2013.

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    go with the F29 with the Lefty...cheaper to buy a bike with a Lefty than to convert later....however, once you go Lefty, you'll never ride anything else.

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    The difference between the two is more than just parts. The flash has race geometry and may not be comfortable for someone who is not used to it or on longer outings. The trail is heavier at the frame level, but is much more relaxed and manageable for every day use.

    As for the lefty, it's up to you. Every rider has a different opinion of it, and as a dealer, I have found that every lefty is a little bit different as well.
    '15 Lapierre Zesty TR429
    '13 Cannondale F29
    '99 Schwinn 4 Banger
    '98 Manitou FS
    '97 GT LTS-1

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    I have a sl1. Found that upgrading shifter and going 1x10 eas upgrade enogh for me. Recon fork good enough for now. If I ever upgrade I would go fully rigid and have a poor mans bad boy. I'd buy a new mountain bike.
    2013 Cannondale Trail 29er 1
    1990ish Specialized Hardrock

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