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    When will I see my 2011 Flash???

    So...you know me as the "Worried Guy" by now.

    But...when should I see my 2011 Flash Carbon 29er?

    I ordered it 4 weeks ago and the rep. said it would be sometime in September...

    What say you???

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    I'm working on late September/early October as an optimist, mine was ordered 17th July.

    I'm in the lucky situation that my current bike is totally awesome ad running like a charm so I'm in no hurry for the Flash. That and I'm waiting on some custom parts for it so even if it arrived tomorrow I wouldn't be riding it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by historeeteacher
    So...you know me as the "Worried Guy" by now.

    But...when should I see my 2011 Flash Carbon 29er?

    I ordered it 4 weeks ago and the rep. said it would be sometime in September...

    What say you???

    never

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    when a rep says "X" amount of weeks you may as well double it. The hard truth

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    I ordered one as well, and was told early september at first, but this week was told ship date to the store is October 2nd.

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    Sometimes it comes earlier... They have an estimate of the frame manufacturing timetable but sometimes they have to wait on parts from Shimano, SRAM and others... Completely new frame designs can take a bit longer as sometimes things can happen when they start production so they have to fix a process or something... What specific model did you order?

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    We told Cannondale you were having second thoughts about the awesome bike you ordered. They're not happy with your attitude. They're keeping the bike.

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    I ordered my 2010 in September of 09 got it middle of January 2010.

    bugging the dealer weekly will not get it here faster.

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    Then there's those pesky recalls and the re-engineering... could be a while!
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    perhaps he could just get a one size fits all 18" orbea.

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    Or a Spez Stumpy, GF Superfly, Felt, Niner AIR or any one of probably another half dozen carbon 29ers... like I said, jumpin' on the bandwagon.

    Ohhh, and the new Orbea's are 16.5", 18.5" and 20.5".... but I know you don't keep up with that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaGoat

    Ohhh, and the new Orbea's are 16.5", 18.5" and 20.5".... but I know you don't keep up with that!
    like i said inbetweener sizes.

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    Seat tube sizes are irrelevant, the most irrelevant measure of a frame IMO... it's the horizontal top tube length that's important. But I'd still go with the Flash and a Lefty, even with a bit of waiting.

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    Yeah, it's not like people waited a long time for those carbon Air9's. [/sarcasm]

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaGoat
    Or a Spez Stumpy, GF Superfly, Felt, Niner AIR or any one of probably another half dozen carbon 29ers... like I said, jumpin' on the bandwagon.

    Ohhh, and the new Orbea's are 16.5", 18.5" and 20.5".... but I know you don't keep up with that!
    I wouldn't want any of those bikes except for the Niner if I was looking at 29ers. I'd want the Flash, Scott 949 or a Lynskey/Salsa with BB30 and a Lefty. The Cannondale is a nice bike. It'll be worth the wait.

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    I waited 9 weeks for a warranty replacement for my Caffeine 29er and the day after the 4th ride on my new Flash my house burned down, with all 9 of our bikes in the garage

    I've ordered a Flash Carbon 2 and a Jekyl 1, not holding my breath for early delivery though.
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    Ditto here in Colorado.

    Ordered carbon flash 29 in July. Cannondale said end of Aug. Now maybe October. We'll post an update as we get updated.
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    You guys confirmed my fears...obvious punishment for my "cold feet." Well, it could be worse...I could have nothing to look forward to. It just hurts to hand over the cash and have to sit and wait. At least I have 2 other bikes to ride (in a recession at that).

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    Hand over the cash? Just a deposite I hope.

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    Yep...paid in full. I'm friends with the manager, and a regular at the shop. Call me crazy...I think that's safer than buying a new bike, brand, wheel size without test riding it. I guess I'm breaking all the rules on this purchase...

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    as long as you dont have inflated expectations of a 29er hardtail floating over every obstacle and peforming like a 4" full suss (its still a hardtail)... you'll love it. dont worry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limba
    I wouldn't want any of those bikes except for the...
    I'm with ya... puttin' my money down on one of these frames... time for an upgrade. And yeah, it'll have a Lefty!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HAL 9000
    like i said inbetweener sizes.
    I think they call it "metric"...
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    So what exactly is the worst thing that could happen? you get the bike it isn't everything you hoped and prayed for after a few rides and you kick it to eBay.

    I got the first 29er flash carbon 1 in Texas last January and had offers from folks to buy it if I somehow didn't dig it right away.

    I bought a 03 S-Works epic new when that brain thing had just came out rode the bike hated the on/off sensation and sold it on eBay six weeks later for a tidy profit.

    If you don't like the bike it's not the end of the world however once i got used to riding a 29er i'll never go back to 26" bike again.

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    Very good point. I actually sold a few bikes that I wasn't using so I could buy the Flash. But, that's new for me...I'm used to buying a bike and sticking with it for years. Your comments are a good reminder of my ebay/craigslist option...Thanks.

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