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    Post your Trail

    Since there wasn't a "Show your Trail" topic, I thought; Let me open one! So here it is!

    Post pics of your Trail SL in this thread!

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    Upset wish I could...

    As soon as I get to 10 posts. Just picked up a 2013 SL2 29er. Love it so far and i am in the process of upgrading

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    That's because they're GTs with a 1.5" headtube and Cannondale stickers on them.
    and no, I am not missing the other half of my fork....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoostN7 View Post
    That's because they're GTs with a 1.5" headtube and Cannondale stickers on them.
    Well then, that explains the lack of posts.... Better move over to the GT forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by LinkWVUin FL View Post
    Well then, that explains the lack of posts.... Better move over to the GT forum
    I'm joking dude! Let's see your ride!
    and no, I am not missing the other half of my fork....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoostN7 View Post
    I'm joking dude! Let's see your ride!
    Lol, no worries.... As soon as I get to 10 posts I will show her off. Got a couple of accessories on the brown truck coming in so by the time I post it they should be on.

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    i lost my 2013 Trail SL2 29er few weeks ago on the road. I do miss it very much, but since have upgraded to the 2013 Jekyll 3
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    Ah dude, I remember seeing your post about losing your Trail...didn't have the heart to post about it. I'm sure the new Jekyll made you feel a little better though.

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    2013 Trail 7
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    Quote Originally Posted by LinkWVUin FL View Post
    Lol, no worries.... As soon as I get to 10 posts I will show her off. Got a couple of accessories on the brown truck coming in so by the time I post it they should be on.
    Slowly but surely matey! Have a look in the XC forums, will be some stuff in there you can post on. What have you got coming? It better be a lefty!

    Quote Originally Posted by fondoo View Post
    i lost my 2013 Trail SL2 29er few weeks ago on the road. I do miss it very much, but since have upgraded to the 2013 Jekyll 3
    That trail looks awesome, I would so take the line on the left Awesome bike storage solution by the way! Have you got your Jekyll yet? Have you got a pic?

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    This is in Colchester? :O
    and no, I am not missing the other half of my fork....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoostN7 View Post
    This is in Colchester? :O
    I'm not where Colchester is but that took place in Garland Texas (Dallas area) at the Rowlett Creek Perserve (RCP).

    Anyone here convert their Trails to 1X7s? I'm thinking about ditching a couple chain rings for a single speed chainring and bash guard.

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    ^do it!

    I've converted mine to 1x8. Shortly after I got it last October actually. This is the latest iteration of the drive train. Check my album for the rest.

    Currently running a 32t blackspire SS ring up front with a origin 8 chain guide. Works perfectly! I like it better than the bashwich I was running most of the year.
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    SS ==> Nut up or Shut up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cormac View Post

    Currently running a 32t blackspire SS ring up front with a origin 8 chain guide. Works perfectly! I like it better than the bashwich I was running most of the year.
    why can't I find that chain guide anywhere?

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    not to hijack this trial post. you can search for 2013 Jekyll 3 to see my pics.
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    Nice Trails. Can't wait to show mine. Let's get to those 10 posts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastale View Post
    why can't I find that chain guide anywhere?
    Amazon.com: Origin8 Torqlite UL Chain Guide - 31.8/34.9mm Clamp, Black: Sports & Outdoors

    I would have gotten an MRP but the BB mount won't work with the trail frame as you all should know. If you were considering that style you have to get the seat tube mount version. MRP is around 50 for the BB mount and 100 for seat tube mount. F* that! So I found this after a lot of searching!
    SS ==> Nut up or Shut up!

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    [QUOTE=BoostN7;9818610]Slowly but surely matey! Have a look in the XC forums, will be some stuff in there you can post on. What have you got coming? It better be a lefty!


    No lefty yet, but its in the plans. Just put on some Shimano 520 clipless, Thomson Elite post, Specialized Phenom Comp saddle. Have a Ritchey WCS Carbon lo rize Bar on the way. Might throw some odi lock ons on it as well..... coming together nicely though

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    [QUOTE=LinkWVUin FL;9825205]
    Quote Originally Posted by BoostN7 View Post
    Slowly but surely matey! Have a look in the XC forums, will be some stuff in there you can post on. What have you got coming? It better be a lefty!


    No lefty yet, but its in the plans. Just put on some Shimano 520 clipless, Thomson Elite post, Specialized Phenom Comp saddle. Have a Ritchey WCS Carbon lo rize Bar on the way. Might throw some odi lock ons on it as well..... coming together nicely though
    Get some ESI grips. Best grips ever
    and no, I am not missing the other half of my fork....

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    [QUOTE=BoostN7;9825309]
    Quote Originally Posted by LinkWVUin FL View Post

    Get some ESI grips. Best grips ever
    I heard they were really good, just haven't had any experience with them. I'll keep them in mind for sure though.... Thanks

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    Finally 10 posts!! 2013 Trail SL2 29er

    Here she is just gotta get her dirty now (notice the wife's new C-Dale in the background )
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    Quote Originally Posted by LinkWVUin FL View Post
    Here she is just gotta get her dirty now (notice the wife's new C-Dale in the background )
    Very nice! My misses wants a cdale also Get some Lefty's on them though!
    and no, I am not missing the other half of my fork....

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    Nice Trails guys! Can't wait to show mine!

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    Here is my 2011 Trail SL3 9ner...with the frame as the only stock item. Got rid of the plastic Cannondale bottle holders (waste of money, dropped so many bottles) and replaced the mech disc brakes with some older XT hydro's. I'm right around 20lbs with the XL frame.
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    Hey guys, just picked up my Trail SL-4 this past Saturday. My first 29'er, unfortunately I haven't been able to try it out due to Hurricane Sandy, but hopefully this weekend. Got a great deal on it used through craigslist. I know the SL-4 is lower end, but I saved a bunch grabbing it used this way I can put some $'s into it. I have removed the water bottle cage and the reflectors. First thing planned is new tires, thinking a set of Schwalbe Racing Ralph's.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FlatTyre View Post
    Hey guys, just picked up my Trail SL-4 this past Saturday. My first 29'er, unfortunately I haven't been able to try it out due to Hurricane Sandy, but hopefully this weekend. Got a great deal on it used through craigslist. I know the SL-4 is lower end, but I saved a bunch grabbing it used this way I can put some $'s into it. I have removed the water bottle cage and the reflectors. First thing planned is new tires, thinking a set of Schwalbe Racing Ralph's.

    Nice! I like the Black/Green color combo. Watch that "upgrading" bug, once it grabs you it won't let go

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    Upgrading bug caught here too...only things stock are the frame, cranks and the big ring...



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    Here's mine. It's the 2012 Trail SL1 26"



    Planned upgrades:

    - XT front dérailleur
    - XT shifters
    - Deore BR-M596 brakes (180 / 160 mm)
    - XTR wheels
    - Race King RaceSport 2.2 tires
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    ^^^ Sweet lookin' ride qntr0l!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cormac View Post
    ^do it!

    I've converted mine to 1x8. Shortly after I got it last October actually. This is the latest iteration of the drive train. Check my album for the rest.

    Currently running a 32t blackspire SS ring up front with a origin 8 chain guide. Works perfectly! I like it better than the bashwich I was running most of the year.
    Cool!

    So which derailer and shifter are you using?

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    I'm just running the stock deore garbage. Saving for a new bike, so I see no reason to replace something that works just fine. With the chain guide I don't have any dropped chain issues. With the bashwich I was running I didn't have any issues either.
    SS ==> Nut up or Shut up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cormac View Post
    I'm just running the stock deore garbage. Saving for a new bike, so I see no reason to replace something that works just fine. With the chain guide I don't have any dropped chain issues. With the bashwich I was running I didn't have any issues either.
    I'm running a factory rear Shimano Altus unit but not sure I want to keep it. It shifts ok but wouldn't mind something smoother, just don't know enough and need to research it.

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    whats the big difference between the Trail and Trail SL? Only thing I can see if the headtube and marginal component upgrades?

    I just bought a Trail 5 on clearance and am enjoying it.

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    My 2011 SL2.



    Mostly stock except for replacing those silly SB8's with some 2.35 Maxxis Ignitors. After racking up about a thousand miles on it in the last 4 months, I'm planning on going with a 2x10 XT drivetrain, a set of lighter wheels and a better seat sometime in the near future.

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    my trail. love the bike but hate the fork....




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    trail 29er

    introducing my rigid trail 29er , set as 2X8 , simple and fun , for winter
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    Hi - first time here.
    Thanks for the photo. I am in the market for my first proper Mountain Bike. I have narrowed my search down to 3 bikes.
    Cannondale Trail SL4 (2013 model)
    Cannondale Trail SL2 (2012 model - same price now as the SL4 2013 model)
    or Cannondale Trail SL2 (2013 model - I'll stretch my budget to this)

    Can anyone please help and let me know if it's worth getting the older SL2 (2012 version) over the SL4 (2013 model)
    And is the SL2 (2013 version) is really a worthwhile upgrade to get instead?

    As I have mentioned, I'm a newbie I guess but I want a nice bike and also light if possible. I've never had a light bike and this is important.

    Thanks - I'm in the UK by the way.

    Quote Originally Posted by FlatTyre View Post
    Hey guys, just picked up my Trail SL-4 this past Saturday. My first 29'er, unfortunately I haven't been able to try it out due to Hurricane Sandy, but hopefully this weekend. Got a great deal on it used through craigslist. I know the SL-4 is lower end, but I saved a bunch grabbing it used this way I can put some $'s into it. I have removed the water bottle cage and the reflectors. First thing planned is new tires, thinking a set of Schwalbe Racing Ralph's.

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    I picked up a Cannondale Trail 7 last month..

    Replaced the fork and some components. now with Deore Groupset, Truvative Stylo bars and stem, and Formula DC38/DC94 hubs, etc...

    Managed to get the weight down to 25lbs.
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    ^^ nice photo!!!
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    SS Trail 5

    a Trail 5 replacing commencal premiere coz it didn't have eyelet for rear rack

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    put in a new fork..


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    my 2012 sl4, upgraded rear mech to an XT, pedals to DMR V8"s, Continental Baron 2.3"s and lock on grips. apart from that shes stock, and im lovin" it. very nimble and quick


    all spanky and clean, im a bit OTT when it comes to post ride cleaning lol, muc off, soft brushed, hosed off, PTFE sprayed then lubed and hung up to dry . sad but true lol. only takes fifteen minutes so why not ?







    yeah, i dont slip in the mud any more !

    lol my current screensaver !



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    Quote Originally Posted by dexmax View Post
    put in a new fork..
    Nice! I've been looking at a fork upgrade and Fox is high on my list. What specific model is that and did you see much of an improvement?

    What tires are you running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerrfylube View Post
    Nice! I've been looking at a fork upgrade and Fox is high on my list. What specific model is that and did you see much of an improvement?

    What tires are you running?
    Looks like a dirt/jump bike.looks like an awful lot of travel for the frame geometry.

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    @ Jerrfylube
    I have ran 4 forks on this frame in the course of 3 months..

    stock SR Suntour XCT 80mm -- no lock out -- very poor performance on climbs, although rides well enough on slightly rough terrain. But steering feels funny.

    SR suntour XCT 100mm MLO - mechanical lock-out, similar performance to XCT 80mm

    RST First Air 100mm - very light, and travel is smooth. Compression adjustment and Open Bath rebound good. Performance is more or less at par with SR Suntour Epicon. However, travel isn't consistent.

    FOX VAN RLC(currently set at 140mm) - almost the same weight as the RST First, but the travel is so smooth and buttery. With the RLC, I just set it to lock all the time.

    As for the tires, I am still using the stock tires that came with the bike. KENDA KADRE 2.1. I believe it is the one with the wire bead -- it is heavy.

    @crazee horse
    I agree.. the travel is quite long, probably too long.. But since this is the "P" -sized frame (slightly steeper seat tube angle), I end up with the same seat tube angle (even with a long fork) as that of the "S" and "M" frames with a 100mm fork. The geometry feels better as supposedly I should be in an "S" frame.

    As for the reach, I put a longer stem to compensate...

    I am experimenting on the fork travel though, currently total fork length is 510mm, 10mm longer than prescribed. I will try setting it at a lower setting, but so far this feels good.

    BTW, I love the green brakes levers and calipers on your bike. Unfortunately, the dealer doesn't have those..

    Thanks..

    Here's another pic from the side.





    Regards,

    Dex
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    She's looking very nice, that's for sure. I asked about different travel forks at my lbs but to be honest i don't think the guy in the shop has a clue . There's quite a difference in frames, im amazed how your rear triangle is almost inline with your cross bar . Which specific model is this bud ?

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    This is a trail 7 petite size. This is a women's bike, and the seat tube is a few degrees steeper than the men's small frame(my size). With the longer fork, the seat tube angle is the same as the small frame with a 100mm fork, which makes this bike fit me with extra long travel.

    I got the cheapest model because I planned to replace the whole groupset anyway which I did after buying the bike.

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    One pic is my bike new and dirtless and the other pic is my bike improved with some dirt on it out on the trail.
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    nice bike - what pedal do you have on it? is that the M530?
    I'm trying to decide between the M530 or the M540 - it will be my first SPD
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muscleflex View Post
    nice bike - what pedal do you have on it? is that the M530?
    I'm trying to decide between the M530 or the M540 - it will be my first SPD
    Thanks! Crank Brothers Candy 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muscleflex View Post
    nice bike - what pedal do you have on it? is that the M530?
    I'm trying to decide between the M530 or the M540 - it will be my first SPD
    I put 540's on my trail, I like them a lot. Got them from pricepoint.com

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