Results 1 to 39 of 39
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    188

    Cannondale F-SI SS Rigid, 16+lbs

    2015 Cannondale F-SI SS Rigid, 16+lbs

    Size Medium F-Si Frame weight 1,013 grams

    XT Brakes & ICE Rotors
    ENVE Fork (the catalyst for it all)
    ENVE Post
    ENVE Bar
    ENVE Stem
    ENVE m50 Wheelset
    ENVE Cages
    ENVE Stem Mount Computer Base
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Cannondale F-SI SS Rigid, 16+lbs-img_3045.jpg  

    Last edited by lucky73; 01-24-2016 at 07:07 PM.

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: illMATTic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Posts
    64
    Pretty sick

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Just J's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    5,094
    That looks great!

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: RS VR6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    3,120
    HOttt...

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Posts
    4
    WOW!

    If you don't mind me asking...what did she set you back?

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    188
    ...
    Last edited by lucky73; 01-24-2016 at 07:08 PM.

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Posts
    4
    Lol I just did the math...Ouch! Lifetime of working!

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    5,034
    Very nice.

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    482
    With the caliber of the rest of the build, why settle on XT brakes?

    (Not saying it was the wrong choice, but it doesn't seem like budget was much of a concern here, so curious why XT there and on the cranks)

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    188
    ...//
    Last edited by lucky73; 01-24-2016 at 07:08 PM.

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    482
    XT brakes aren't just "good enough", they are what I use as a bench mark for brakes right now. I haven't found anything that is significantly better in power or modulation and I've watched guys at races who switched mid-season to something else all come back to XT/XTR brakes. XTR trade some finnicky'ness for less weight, but otherwise are just as awesome. I have both XT and XTR brakes on my bikes, and expected to see XTR on this build. Regardless, you have an awesome build here. My car likely cost about 1/3rd of this bike though!

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    188
    price/cost
    Last edited by lucky73; 01-24-2016 at 07:09 PM.

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    5,034
    Quote Originally Posted by lucky73 View Post
    discussing price/cost seems like a viper pit to me
    A gentleman never tells!

  14. #14
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    188
    Great fun.
    Last edited by lucky73; 01-24-2016 at 07:09 PM.

  15. #15
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    188
    ///...
    Last edited by lucky73; 01-24-2016 at 07:10 PM.

  16. #16
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    522
    My friend has the Trek SS with the Bonty carbon fork and SRAM carbon wheels. It's light and super super stiff but the fork beat him up so much on the single track and he changed to a Sid. I'm sure ENVE fork is better but I wondering if it's also the stiff aluminum frame with carbon wheel combo? Especially if the rims aren't wide. I'm planning a build with that same ENVE fork and cockpit but was thinking I would go for some wider alloy rims to take some of that bite.
    [COLOR="Black"]HARDMTNBIKER on Instagram

    Seven Sola SLX ENVE MTN SS
    Sir9 Carbon Niner SS
    #1gearallyear #Iridemtn

  17. #17
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    482
    Quote Originally Posted by lucky73 View Post
    crashed it on first ride so now it's properly broken in too.

    first impressions - very responsive, stiff (rear tire 25lbs, front tire 22lbs), climbs very well, bars are 27" and just right, XT brakes superb, enve seat clamp slipped a bit (as did I), and tires were good not great (have some ralphs to try out later). It is a very quiet bike and C King rear hub ratchet isn't as loud as my older C King on the IF SS.

    Warning - ENVE water bottle cages are VERY tight and difficult to get bottles out. I'll wait to see if they break in or try different bottles.

    The 20t gearing seems like too much b/c it goes uphill so easily and may step back down to 19.

    Great fun.

    Thanks for all of the nice comments too.
    Awesome! Glad to here it's getting dirty and scratched!

  18. #18
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    188
    ok with me
    Last edited by lucky73; 01-24-2016 at 07:11 PM.

  19. #19
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    459
    You should get a left ridged fork!!

    But on a serious note, that is one sexy bike

  20. #20
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    522
    The bike looks awesome and stiff is good. It is premium Cannonade CAAD aluminum and premium ENVE carbon so I'm sure it rides as good as it looks.
    [COLOR="Black"]HARDMTNBIKER on Instagram

    Seven Sola SLX ENVE MTN SS
    Sir9 Carbon Niner SS
    #1gearallyear #Iridemtn

  21. #21
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    188
    ...//
    Last edited by lucky73; 01-24-2016 at 07:11 PM.

  22. #22
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    188
    deleted
    Last edited by lucky73; 12-26-2015 at 09:52 AM.

  23. #23
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    188
    holidays
    Last edited by lucky73; 01-24-2016 at 07:12 PM.

  24. #24
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    188
    Beer components EBB will NOT work on this frame
    Last edited by lucky73; 01-24-2016 at 07:12 PM.

  25. #25
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    484
    inspiration.

  26. #26
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    188
    Beer components stuff did NOT work out.
    Last edited by lucky73; 01-24-2016 at 07:13 PM.

  27. #27
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    388
    Have I ever told you that you're my hero, you're everything that I aspire to be!!!

  28. #28
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    188
    update
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Cannondale F-SI SS Rigid, 16+lbs-screen-shot-2016-02-16-10.15.57-am.jpg  


  29. #29
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    188
    final setup. switched to riser bar too. Cannondale F-SI SS Rigid, 16+lbs-img_3965.jpg

  30. #30
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    188
    the switch from flat ENVE bar to ENVE low riser bar transformed the bike from good to great. not sure why such a seemingly small thing made such a big difference but glad I kept futzing around with it.

  31. #31
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    37
    Great bike, what tensioner is that ?

  32. #32

  33. #33
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    37
    Cheers!

  34. #34
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    188
    SS rigid - its all the bike I need

  35. #35
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Nubster's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    5,438
    Not rigid but I did recently SS my Cannondale F29 carbon. It's been fun the past week since I did it.
    Cannondale F29 carbon
    Jamis Renegade Elite
    Kona Big Unit SS/full rigid
    Kona Private Jake SSCX (build in progress)

  36. #36
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    188
    Id like to try the FSI with a new FOX SC 32 100mm and SS in the back.

  37. #37
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Nubster's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    5,438
    I'm good with my Lefty SS. I also love(d) my full rigid Kona SS but I sold the fork and front wheel. I need to replace those sooner than later and get it back on the trails.
    Cannondale F29 carbon
    Jamis Renegade Elite
    Kona Big Unit SS/full rigid
    Kona Private Jake SSCX (build in progress)

  38. #38
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    188
    try the new Stans Flow MX (30mm) with a racing ralph 2.35 for some 2.6" cruising - get a rim and build with SS front hub too.

  39. #39
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    98
    That looks flippin' gorgeous. I was going to give the smart ass comment "your chain looks slack" but it's good you've found a decent solution now

Similar Threads

  1. Rigid Forks for 29er Cannondale Trail 7
    By subfrequenz in forum 29er Components
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 09-25-2014, 02:07 AM
  2. Cannondale F1000 rigid fork recs
    By jblackmidd in forum Cannondale
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-17-2014, 02:58 PM
  3. Cannondale with Niner rigid fork
    By Clobber in forum Cannondale
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 03-22-2014, 07:18 AM
  4. rigid fork for cannondale 2002 f400
    By sow1965 in forum Bike and Frame discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-25-2013, 06:55 PM
  5. Cannondale Fatty Rigid on Furio F600
    By Spitfire86 in forum Bike and Frame discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-03-2012, 07:35 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •