• 02-16-2013
    cannondaleportugal
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    Cannondale team factory colors+ new 29er frame
    These are the new team factory colors ,looks great ,i love them ,perhaps a new carbon 29 er frame ?not sure from this angle ,the bike has won the New Zealand championship with A.Cooper .

    Attachment 772350
  • 02-16-2013
    Dan Gerous
    Anton was riding an alloy frame lately since he requires a small... but this is a new frame with the updated paint job. His clothes are not the new ones though, the new kit will probably just be revealed officially at the team launch (I say officially since there are images of it already leaked on the web)... but we wont see much of the standard CFR kit, Marco has the Italian Champ kit, Manuel the German kit and now Anton the NZ kit... Only Keegan will where the normal CFR kit.

    What makes me curious is that we can see the Hi-Mod logo on the seat tube, so maybe Cannondale will have small carbon F29 for next year, or they put the Hi-Mod logo even if his frame is an alloy F29 anyway since the rest of the team will have it on their Carbon F29? Or he gets a custom built carbon F29 in size small (on the Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld team, both Ryan Trebon and Kaitie Antonneau are riding custom size SuperX carbon frames so it's possible). Here's another image (click for full size):

  • 02-16-2013
    Dan Gerous
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    And here's Manuel's bike:

    Attachment 772386
  • 02-16-2013
    Scott In MD
    Cannondale team factory colors+ new 29er frame
    Can we buy it? Will this frame be available on the F29 line anytime this year? I think it would be a very popular upgrade to the dash-1, but i'd also like to see a Team edition Ultimate.
  • 02-16-2013
    bad ronald
    Something special x4 will be unveiled in a couple weeks. Oh and small people like 29'ers too!
  • 02-16-2013
    Dan Gerous
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bad ronald View Post
    Something special x4 will be unveiled in a couple weeks. Oh and small people like 29'ers too!

    Yes sir! :D
  • 02-17-2013
    dalerider13
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bad ronald View Post
    Something special x4 will be unveiled in a couple weeks. Oh and small people like 29'ers too!

    c'mon... a few more details please?!?!
  • 02-17-2013
    the_marsbar
    So the new thing here is the addition of size S for the F29? Anything else new? It's not really a new frame otherwise, is it?
  • 02-17-2013
    Scott In MD
    Cannondale team factory colors+ new 29er frame
    I don't know what it's going to be ... but I have an opinion about what it ought to be ....

    CFR Team Edition F29 in green and black .... with Enve cockpit and wheels ... and 11-speed Sram X1. Right? That's what's missing from the line-up now.
  • 02-17-2013
    Dan Gerous
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Scott In MD View Post
    I don't know what it's going to be ... but I have an opinion about what it ought to be ....

    CFR Team Edition F29 in green and black .... with Enve cockpit and wheels ... and 11-speed Sram X1. Right? That's what's missing from the line-up now.

    That would be very nice, although not particularly special as it's pretty much a given that this will happen at one point... It's not there now because SRAM XX1 came too late to spec it for the current line, even many SRAM sponsored pros just got their XX1 parts.

    I'm hoping for something more. A F29 frame update/redesign? A F650? Thru axle rear? Before people ask me all these questions, I have no info whatsoever, just guesses/wishes.
  • 02-17-2013
    cannondaleportugal
    So ,that frame is an alloy one or a custom small carbon frame ?
  • 02-17-2013
    cannondaleportugal
    And probably this is the new kit for 2013 team factory ...

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.n...15432674_n.jpg
  • 02-17-2013
    the_marsbar
    I'm sure they'll update the frame for 2014 or 2015. The head tube needs to be shorter for smaller bikes (problematic wrt. the Lefty, unless they made them size-specific), and the chainstays need to accomodate lower Q-factor cranks. This would also be useful for XX1.
  • 02-18-2013
    BoostN7
    Seems to be getting uglier every year....
  • 02-18-2013
    parkincake
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dan Gerous View Post
    I'm hoping for something more. A F29 frame update/redesign? A F650? Thru axle rear?

    me too. if peter denk is involved i'd imagine it'll be a subtle refining of his current frame. as with the supersix evo, maybe a change to lighter carbon drop outs, or yes thru axle would be very good. not my cup of tea, but a press fit bb?

    surely there isn't that much to do with what is fantastic frame, but i am sure it'll be a very well thought out evolution.
  • 02-26-2013
    Dan Gerous
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    Here are some shots of the new bikes, including Anton Cooper's NZ Champion colored F29 Carbon size small... I really like Marco and Manuel's national champion paint jobs. :thumbsup:

    Cannondale Factory Racing Media Launch.

    Attachment 775763
  • 02-26-2013
    cannondaleportugal
    Those factory colors when will be available Dan ?those custom bikes for Fumic -Fontana are awesome
  • 02-26-2013
    Dan Gerous
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cannondaleportugal View Post
    Those factory colors when will be available Dan ?those custom bikes for Fumic -Fontana are awesome

    I can't say for sure but most years, the colors the team are riding usually is one of the color we can buy for the following year... So my guess is the non-national-champ color (black/white/green, the closest to the camera in the picture above) will be in the 2014 models...
  • 02-26-2013
    freak6767
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    Attachment 775822Nice colors indeed for the national champs!
    Looks like Marco's Jekyll is liking the new Lefty Supermax 130... Nice touch
  • 02-26-2013
    Dan Gerous
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by freak6767 View Post
    Attachment 775822Nice colors indeed for the national champs!
    Looks like Marco's Jekyll is liking the new Lefty Supermax 130... Nice touch

    I noticed the Jekyll too, looks like a SuperMax with a 26" wheel... 150mm travel?
  • 02-26-2013
    nathanbal
    we can only hope!!!
  • 02-27-2013
    Dan Gerous
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    A better view of Marco's F29... Beautiful! :thumbsup:

    Attachment 776025
  • 02-27-2013
    BoostN7
    That is a very VERY pretty bike....
  • 03-02-2013
    cannondaleportugal
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    There she is ,beatiful

    Attachment 776800
  • 03-04-2013
    the_marsbar
    I'm a bit surprised the team bikes aren't equipped with Enve tubulars instead of clinchers... I'm also thinking that "fork travel: 70 mm" must be a typo?
  • 03-04-2013
    Dan Gerous
    Tubulars for racing only, clinchers for training and for Cape Epic... As for the Lefty's travel, I'm not sure, they have sometimes reduced travel in years past.
  • 03-04-2013
    the_marsbar
    I realise that, I just thought it made sense to showcase the bike in race trim, surely the weight would be a bit lower as well then ;)

    Nice bike nonetheless.
  • 03-04-2013
    Dan Gerous
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by the_marsbar View Post
    I realise that, I just thought it made sense to showcase the bike in race trim, surely the weight would be a bit lower as well then ;)

    Nice bike nonetheless.

    Are tubulars really lighter overall? The rims are but the tires are heavier... They didn't prepare the bikes specifically for showing them off, the team was in Finale Ligure for a training camp as well as the media launch. Maybe Manuel and Fontana prefered to train with the same setup they will race in Cape Epic (although I think they'll be on Scalpel 29ers there), and that's a race you don't want to do with tubulars...
  • 03-04-2013
    the_marsbar
    According to weights listed at r2-bike (I know it's not the same hubs a on Marcos bike, but we're only interested in the difference here):

    Enve 29er tubular wheelset with Extralite hubs: 1350 g
    Raching Ralph 29 x 2.1 Evo PaceStar: 495 g
    Total: 2340 g

    Enve 29er clincher wheelset with Extralite hubs: 1100 g
    Raching Ralph 29 x 2.0 tubular: 595 g
    A. Dugast Fast Bird 29er 50 mm: 580 g
    Total: 1100+2*595 = 2290 g (Schwalbe), 1100+2*580 = 2260 g (Dugast)

    Conclusion: The tubular setup is a bit lighter, by how much depends on tire choice. In the article it's mentioned that Marco rides tires with snakeskin, so they're probably more than 500 g each (I can only see 29x2.25 on Schwalbes website).

    To be honest, the difference is smaller than I thought.
  • 03-04-2013
    trauma-md
    Cannondale team factory colors+ new 29er frame
    The Leftys are indeed travel reduced to 70mm for those guys.
  • 03-04-2013
    MrKris
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by trauma-md View Post
    The Leftys are indeed travel reduced to 70mm for those guys.

    From what I understand these are the 26er 100mm Lefty reduced to 70mm with 3 10mm travel reducers. The axel to crown on the 100mm 26er is shorter than the 29er 90mm giving them a slightly lower front end and small weight savings.
  • 03-04-2013
    trauma-md
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by KtKona View Post
    From what I understand these are the 26er 100mm Lefty reduced to 70mm with 3 10mm travel reducers. The axel to crown on the 100mm 26er is shorter than the 29er 90mm giving them a slightly lower front end and small weight savings.

    U got it
  • 03-04-2013
    cannondaleportugal
    Last year they were racing on a 70mm lefty 29er ,and yes they will probably race on cape epic on scalpel 29er ,unless the new scalpel 650b makes her appearance ...
  • 03-11-2013
    Dan Gerous
    Anton's small F29 is custom made... Will it make it into production? My guess is it depends of demand... Pictures and info here.

  • 03-24-2013
    dardeca
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bad ronald View Post
    Something special x4 will be unveiled in a couple weeks. Oh and small people like 29'ers too!

    Any news on this?