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    Great deal on a 2010 RZ 120 3... what can it do?

    So, got a great local deal on a RZ 120 3, with lefty. Loaded Blur LT got stolen recently, but I won't get into that.

    So, reviews seem ok, and great for XC which is 80% of my riding. I do however occasionally mess around and hit some low 3-4 foot loading docks and do hit some gnarly terrain in downieville and Annadale... Just looking for opinions on whether this baby can handle all that.

    Likely going to expand the f/r travel to 140 soon if I do get it...

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    I have one, and so does my son (his is a "2")
    Not sure how good your deal is/was, but I highly recommend this bike.
    It is my all around bike and it has been able to handle everything I could possibly dish out, including some moderate drops. It handles really tight, rocky technical terrain without a problem, and climbs very well. The Monarch rear shock is much better than I was expecting. I did upgrade a few items on it, like Spinergy Xyclone wheels, carbon bars, Brand new Elixers, and all X-9, but just because I ride hard and things wear out/break eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbullit View Post

    Likely going to expand the f/r travel to 140 soon if I do get it...
    Have only just completed the same myself, only got a few rides under it's belt in 140mm trim after owning it a year @ 120mm.

    Running a 2011 Monarch RT3 which replaced a Fox RP23 BV, not quite got the tune right, needs some more IFP tweaking, as i'm not hitting full travel, but the Lefty is sublime @ 140.

    Last weekend was in Scotland, Kirroughtree & Dalbeattie to be exact & these trails have some serious rock gardens & it handled them like a dream.

    Any questions, just fire them my way.

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    @ Anthony6

    You got the 140 shock linkage and a new rear shock? What are the actual travel numbers after conversion? How different are the handling characteristics between the 120 and 140 versions of your bike. I have a new 2011 rz 120 4 purchased in May (and a newly separated shoulder - long story involving bad judgement and big air) and was thinking about the a longer suspension option in the future.

    This is my first post and since I have some time on my hands while my shoulder heals, there will probably be a few more to come

    Thanks!

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    Yeah, got the linkage from Infinite Cycles on eBay, the 120 has a 185mm X 45mm shock where the 140 has a 200mm X 50mm, after getting the linkage there was no way a 200mm would fit so i found RockShox make a Monarch with 190mm X 50mm happy days

    With the shock out & in a stand i roughly measured the rear wheel travel to be baout 145mm, so i knew the geo was similar to a 140. So i looked at shoxks & RP23's are about 300 so i looked at Monarch as i know they were OEM fit on the 140 1. I got the Medium Compression tune after looking at their chart, leverage ration & rising rate shock. Got it from Bike24.de for 165!! inc shock pump

    I lengthened my Lefty to a 140 too by following instructions in this thread:
    2011 leftys: How to lengthen a 120 to 140?

    I'm sat @ 30% sag & not quite getting full travel, getting about 40mm of stroke so i'm about 30mm short on travel, have dropped the IFP pressure a touch but needs more fettling. If i'm still not getting full stroke, I'll send it to TF Tuned to be Push'd & it'll still be cheaper than an RP23.

    HTH

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    Doh...

    Endup up getting an even better deal on a 2010 RZ 140 3z. Total random and lucky find but SUPER STOKED. This bike is perfect... The Hammerschmidt setup is nuts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbullit View Post
    Endup up getting an even better deal on a 2010 RZ 140 3z. Total random and lucky find but SUPER STOKED. This bike is perfect... The Hammerschmidt setup is nuts...
    Congratulations mate!! I've had mine for a few months now and love it! The Hammerschmidt is sweet. Make sure you wrap your chainstay all the way up to the pivot. The chain really tears into it due to the close proximity and the small chainring on the HS.

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    Just curious what a good deal is as I am watching a 2010 RZ one twenty 2...it is cheaper then all other stores but up there still. $2000
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    Found a better deal on the bike for $1900, anyone think it will go lower?
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    yes
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    And I have a no tax coupon with no experation if they honner it.

    (my mistake it is a 2011 not a 2010)
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    Yeah, got the linkage from Infinite Cycles on eBay, the 120 has a 185mm X 45mm shock where the 140 has a 200mm X 50mm, after getting the linkage there was no way a 200mm would fit so i found RockShox make a Monarch with 190mm X 50mm happy days

    With the shock out & in a stand i roughly measured the rear wheel travel to be baout 145mm, so i knew the geo was similar to a 140. So i looked at shoxks & RP23's are about 300 so i looked at Monarch as i know they were OEM fit on the 140 1. I got the Medium Compression tune after looking at their chart, leverage ration & rising rate shock. Got it from Bike24.de for 165!! inc shock pump

    I lengthened my Lefty to a 140 too by following instructions in this thread:


    I'm sat @ 30% sag & not quite getting full travel, getting about 40mm of stroke so i'm about 30mm short on travel, have dropped the IFP pressure a touch but needs more fettling. If i'm still not getting full stroke, I'll send it to TF Tuned to be Push'd & it'll still be cheaper than an RP23.

    HTH

    Ant
    Hey Ant,
    I've had a 120 for about a year now and I'm looking to possibly do the same 140mm conversion.
    How has the bike been working out for you so far?
    I was really stoked on doing this conversion, but when I talked to cannondale about it, they said the geo between the rz 120 and 140 frames were completely different, and that such a conversion would not be possible.
    Has anyone else done this conversion and or had luck with it?

    Cheers,
    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by lesper4 View Post
    Found a better deal on the bike for $1900, anyone think it will go lower?
    Don't kill me.
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    Where is that maybe I can get a price match it has only been 2-3 weeks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SDrider756 View Post
    Hey Ant,
    I've had a 120 for about a year now and I'm looking to possibly do the same 140mm conversion.
    How has the bike been working out for you so far?
    I was really stoked on doing this conversion, but when I talked to cannondale about it, they said the geo between the rz 120 and 140 frames were completely different, and that such a conversion would not be possible.
    Has anyone else done this conversion and or had luck with it?

    Cheers,
    Chris
    Hi Chris,

    Have only got about 3 proper rides on it, 25mi+ each, & it's bedding in better now but i'm only getting about 43mm stroke on the RT3, I've not really hit any big drops on those rides so it sounds about right. Just for completeness i dropped can pressure to about 25psi & tried to see if it would bottom out. It indeed did & i got 51mm of stroke meaning that I would get at least 140mm travel 51 x 2.8 = 142.8mm

    Only thing you have to do diff is use a 190x51mm shock not a 200, rest just fits like stock. Well, that's coz it is!! 140mm up front is nice, have noticed it rides a little higher, BB will be a smidge higher too. It was a bloody great handler with 120mm but it flies more now.

    Thinkin bout a Reverb now to get the most out of it, currently got a FSA K-Force CF & i don't drop that since it's CF. A chain guide would be nice too, a MRP 2x would be nice, but none fit with BB30. thinking about hacking a Specialized Dangler chainstay one

    HTH,

    Ant

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    Looks like............

    ...............A good deal!

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    Hi Chris,

    Have only got about 3 proper rides on it, 25mi+ each, & it's bedding in better now but i'm only getting about 43mm stroke on the RT3, I've not really hit any big drops on those rides so it sounds about right. Just for completeness i dropped can pressure to about 25psi & tried to see if it would bottom out. It indeed did & i got 51mm of stroke meaning that I would get at least 140mm travel 51 x 2.8 = 142.8mm

    Only thing you have to do diff is use a 190x51mm shock not a 200, rest just fits like stock. Well, that's coz it is!! 140mm up front is nice, have noticed it rides a little higher, BB will be a smidge higher too. It was a bloody great handler with 120mm but it flies more now.

    Thinkin bout a Reverb now to get the most out of it, currently got a FSA K-Force CF & i don't drop that since it's CF. A chain guide would be nice too, a MRP 2x would be nice, but none fit with BB30. thinking about hacking a Specialized Dangler chainstay one

    HTH,

    Ant
    Ant,
    Thanks for all the info!

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