• 02-22-2007
    elgordo
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    Post a pic of your Cannondale 29er
    Havent seen many Caffeine 29ers so i though i'd share a photo of my new rig.

    Picked it up a couple of weeks ago. Took it to MCS for some necessary modifications. Ditched the SRAM drive train in favor of a mix of Shimano XT/LX/XTR dual control, etc. Next up are wheels I9 or King TBD. Cant wait to get it out on a trail should be a lot of fun and a completely different ride from my prophet.

    Gordy
  • 02-22-2007
    MendonCycleSmith
    That is a nice shot, love that finish.....He dropped a pound off it already too=:)
  • 02-22-2007
    Dan Gerous
    Nice, but as a graphic designer, I must suggest. Get a custom made Lefty boot made of brown leather and matching grips to complement your saddle! :thumbsup:
  • 02-22-2007
    elgordo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    Nice, but as a graphic designer, I must suggest. Get a custom made Lefty boot made of brown leather and matching grips to complement your saddle! :thumbsup:

    hmmmm. now that would be sharp. All i need to do is contact Brooks and have them stitch up a one-off leather lefty boot : )))
  • 02-22-2007
    Dan Gerous
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by elgordo
    hmmmm. now that would be sharp. All i need to do is contact Brooks and have them stitch up a one-off leather lefty boot : )))

    Why not? To convince them to do it for free, tell them they will be able to show off your bike at next years Interbike! :p
  • 02-22-2007
    MendonCycleSmith
    You guys are aware of the new Brooks lock on grips, which are leather, aren't you? Yeah, they come in all the cool colors too :D They would, unfortunately, add most of that pound lost, back on.
  • 02-22-2007
    Dan Gerous
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith
    You guys are aware of the new Brooks lock on grips, which are leather, aren't you? Yeah, they come in all the cool colors too :D They would, unfortunately, add most of that pound lost, back on.

    Those?

    http://www.wallbike.com/brooks/jpgs/bgripsall.jpg

    http://www.wallbike.com/brooks/jpgs/bgripsone.jpg

    http://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/677/DSC2188.JPG


    There is a price to pay for being stylish!
  • 02-22-2007
    elgordo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    Those?

    http://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/677/DSC2188.JPG

    There is a price to pay for being stylish!

    i may soil myself :p
  • 02-22-2007
    elgordo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith
    You guys are aware of the new Brooks lock on grips, which are leather, aren't you? Yeah, they come in all the cool colors too :D They would, unfortunately, add most of that pound lost, back on.

    we could always I9 to drop a pound again :D something old something new
  • 02-22-2007
    MendonCycleSmith
    Yeah Dan, those. That's skirting the edge of porn, those pics, better watch out for Tony, he may yank this thread:D What's really cool about them, is they are customizeable length, and use spokes to hold them together, how friggin cool is that?
  • 02-23-2007
    Maxrep
    I've got a carbon lefty and an F29 on its way right now. Were looking at a 21lb build with all the trimmings. Pictures to come.....
  • 02-23-2007
    CdaleTony
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Maxrep
    I've got a carbon lefty and an F29 on its way right now. Were looking at a 21lb build with all the trimmings. Pictures to come.....

    21?!?

    SS?
  • 02-24-2007
    SlipperyPete
    I think you can get it down to 21 lbs if you remove the downtube. ;)
  • 02-24-2007
    elgordo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Maxrep
    Pictures to come.....

    please do. 21 lbs (scratching head) I've got a lot of work to do :eek:
  • 02-24-2007
    CdaleTony
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SlipperyPete
    I think you can get it down to 21 lbs if you remove the downtube. ;)

    Cannondale partners with Slingshot...Brilliant! :thumbsup:
  • 02-24-2007
    edge
    that looks like the spawn of my rush and raw capo. man that thing is nice. what's the ride like compared to your prophet? better or just different? i may have to get one.
  • 02-25-2007
    elgordo
    different (i think)
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by edge
    that looks like the spawn of my rush and raw capo. man that thing is nice. what's the ride like compared to your prophet? better or just different? i may have to get one.

    thanks. I have not had the opportunity to trail ride the 29er. however that will all change tonight - i'm taking it out fo its maiden voyage on a night ride on some packed powder (super grippy).

    Based on some "around the neighborhood" riding it feels quite different from the prophet. When you get this thing up to speed it just rolls!!!! also the big wheels really "smooth" things out. it should be alot of fun for fast rolling single track. i think in the rock gardens and nasty technical decents the prophet will still be the choice. IMO the Prophet and Caffeine 29er are a perfect set of bikes for the stable. Completely different bikes. Both fun to ride but accel in different areas.

    elgordo
  • 02-26-2007
    RiskEverything
    I test-rode a medium F29 and was far from impressed. My biggest complaint was that the geometry for a medium frame was nothing short of retarded. There was considerable toe/tire overlap and I smacked my toes into the back of the tire with dissapointing regularity. Uphill twisty turns were the worst, as you're going slow enough to need to turn the tire more and can least afford to waste energy pushing your shoes down the back side of the tire :madman:

    This wasn't a problem on the large model but I'm not tall enough for that!
  • 02-26-2007
    KarlosPirahna
    The Caffeine 29er doesn't appear to be available in the UK :mad:

    Anyone know of any exporters to the UK, prices of full bike or frame & fork etc ?
  • 02-26-2007
    elgordo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by RiskEverything
    I test-rode a medium F29 and was far from impressed. My biggest complaint was that the geometry for a medium frame was nothing short of retarded. There was considerable toe/tire overlap and I smacked my toes into the back of the tire with dissapointing regularity. Uphill twisty turns were the worst, as you're going slow enough to need to turn the tire more and can least afford to waste energy pushing your shoes down the back side of the tire :madman:

    This wasn't a problem on the large model but I'm not tall enough for that!


    not sure about the medium geometry but I am 5'10" and ride a large. No toe over lap and plenty of stand-over etc. For me the Large is perfect and with the Jones Bars (slightly rearward leaning) the cockpit (EFT) is perfect. Perhaps some one with a medium could chime in about their fit.
  • 02-26-2007
    MendonCycleSmith
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by elgordo
    not sure about the medium geometry but I am 5'10" and ride a large. No toe over lap and plenty of stand-over etc. For me the Large is perfect and with the Jones Bars (slightly rearward leaning) the cockpit (EFT) is perfect. Perhaps some one with a medium could chime in about their fit.


    Come on, tell 'em about your high speed ride in 6" of snow, on top of another foot and a half. Test ride thoughts please :D
  • 02-26-2007
    elgordo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith
    Come on, tell 'em about your high speed ride in 6" of snow, on top of another foot and a half. Test ride thoughts please :D

    thoughts are check the weather every hour if you live in western NY and keep your ski's in the car just in case ;) as for the 29er check back in may
  • 02-28-2007
    broomhandle
    hey elgordo, could we get a pix of your handle bars? what the heck? what kind of bars are those?
  • 03-01-2007
    elgordo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by broomhandle
    hey elgordo, could we get a pix of your handle bars? what the heck? what kind of bars are those?

    broomhandle. I dont have any better photos of the bars at this time. However they are H-Bars made by Jeff Jones:

    http://www.jonesbikes.com/

    MCS turned me onto the Jones bar and now I am a true believer :thumbsup: Ti goodness and oh so ergonomic
  • 03-01-2007
    gribbledot
    top looking rig they shalt not covet but gna hav 2 4 a while cant work out why cdale havnt put this and the capo out in the uk yet .lot of media coverage on the 29niners and the langster frm spesh recieved v well good things come 2 those who wait.