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    F600 with Fatty UItra for Urban / Dirt Jumping?

    I'm looking at getting a 2002 F600 with the Fatty Ultra headshock (painted SOBE team colors )

    I'm buying this to primarily be my commuter, but after getting a taste of dirt jumping (on my Rush 1000) I began to lust after a hard-tail with flat pedals that could dirt-jump. It would seem to me that a simple tire-change would make the F600 a great double-duty machine. Skinnier tires on crappy rims for commuting, and whatever rims are already on it, plus some 2.3 knobbies for dirt jumping.

    I'd be going 1x9 either way....

    How do you think this bike/fork combo would do for dirt jumps?
    '06 Cannondale Rush 1000 4" travel 27lbs
    '04 Cannondale F600 SOBE -STOLEN!
    '96 Cannondale Uber-V 6" travel 30lbs

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    Well I bought the bike today. It's SOBE team colors and looks great, and after road-riding in the big ring I think I'll just leave the gears alone and eventually upgrade to some XT Dual Control shifters / hydraulic brakes. The Deore shifters and Avid 5 mech. disc will suffice for now, once I find out how to adjust the front brake because it takes full lever pull to come into effect while the rear is nice and tight.
    '06 Cannondale Rush 1000 4" travel 27lbs
    '04 Cannondale F600 SOBE -STOLEN!
    '96 Cannondale Uber-V 6" travel 30lbs

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    Not sure the bike is the best choice for dirt jumping or rough urban riding, it was designed for cross country (which it does brilliantly) so it's not a tank, it's plenty strong for XC and trail riding but I wouldn't recommand to dirt jump too much with it.

    The brakes can be adjusted at the caliper with the knob (think it's red) to make the pads come closer to the rotors... On the 5, only the inboard pad can be adjusted so if the outboard one is too far away from the rotor, you would need to re-align the caliper.

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