Spec/price details on Flash Carbon 29er 2&3?? Anyone?
I've looked through the "2011 cannondale" thread, but have been unable to figure out the build and pricepoint options for the Flash Carbon 29er bikes for 2011. Anyone have that info? I'm unlikely to spring for the top level model, but am very interested in the 2 or 3. Thanks!
Cartbon 2 29'er:
Hammertime BB30 frame
Carbon SL w/PBR 90mm
Lefty SL, Dirty Flea hubs
DT Competition spokes
Racing Ralph Pacestar 2.25
FSA SLK 386 39-27
XT 11-36, 10 speed
Deraileurs: X9 F&R
Stylo WC Falt bar, 630mm
OPI adjustable stem
Elixr CR carbon 180/160
Prolog X10 cromo saddle
27.2 x 420 SAVE carbon post
Sorry, don't have specs on the 3
IIRC MRSP on the carbon 2 is around C$4600
Great, thanks for that. So I guess the 2011 Flash Carbon 2 29er takes over the pricepoint of the 2010 Flash Carbon 1? I thought they were adding a carbon 29er to the bottom of their range, i.e. we might see a ~$5000, ~$3500 and ~$2500 offerings. If your price of $4600 for the 2 is correct, it looks like they might be adding to the top, i.e. a ~$7000 "statement" superbike for the 1, ~$5000 for the Carbon 2 and ~$3500 for the 3.
Carbon Flash 1 Hi Mod will run around C$6300.
I looked at it but the spec is not that much better and it is a lot more money. Hi-Mod CF, C'dale crank with XX rings and some XO bits are are the main difference.
I asked my LBS about these bike a couple weeks ago, and they didn't know. Fortuitously the shop guy just called me to let me know that he met with the Cannondale rep and got all the info on these frames. He quoted me MSRPs of $4000 for the Flash Carbon 29er 2 (specs as you said) and $2800 for the 3. That's a bit more like what I expected. Looks like the 2 has that funky new stem, 3 doesn't. I think 3 also has an alloy Lefty, 2 is carbon.