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    rz-12-0-4 vs rz-1-20-3 ???

    if you follow the MSRP from Cannondale, the rz-one-twenty-three is about $600 more than the rx-one-twenty-four.

    major differences are
    Fork: Lefty vs. RST Deuce
    rear shock - RS monarch vs x-fusion
    rear deraileur - XT vs. Deore
    rims - Maddux (?) vs Sun
    brakes - Shimano vs. Hayes Stroker Ryde


    I just placed my order for the Four...but, am wondering if I should buzz my LBS and say wait - I want the Three instead....

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    I debated the same thing and ended up ordering the 3. I figured the lefty alone was worth the upgrade. I'd say if you got the cash, go for it!

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    i'd say if you have the funds, then just go for it. i don't think you'll regret it. the 2010 rst deuce forks actually look pretty decent but the lefty is such a great fork. almost all the components are upgraded on the 3 as well. plus the colorways are better looking

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    thanks guys for giving me the moral support of spending more than I should! But hey, wasn't you who made me do it, right???

    I ordered the 3...no regrets! it'll be a few weeks (traveling for my job) but I've got it ordered from my LBS and should be ready. I'll post a pic when I get it.

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    awesome man! when will it be in at your LBS? Mine told me the end of may....I can't wait!

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    get the lefty if you can afford it.

    It's usually better to get the best components you can afford when purchasing. It's cheaper than doing the one at a time replacement. Now, if you have a bunch of components you like, then you can kick that idea to the curb
    Lead by my Lefty............... right down the trail, no brakes.

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    Go Lefty

    I say go Lefty. Its what makes the bike unique, and all Canonndale.

    The Lefty is so much more of a suspension than any of these other bolt on, run of the mill dime a dozen, dual sanction designs. I have two and it's nearly impossible for me to feel comfortable riding anything else now.

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    LBS didn't give me an ETA,cuz I'm outta town---I'll stop in this weekend and get the skinny. They had already ordered the 120-4 and it was already on its way so I'd think the wait for the 120-3 wouldn't be that long. Just from what I'm reading on here, seems like the 120-3 is a hot bike though. A guy on another thread said he was leaning towards it too. I just hope not everyone gets black like me.

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    Check out the Current issue of MBA. That should make you feel better about the "3". They Slammed the "4". $2000 mtb shootout. 5 bikes. the Canny came in dead last. and i think primarily they were not happy with suspension setup and weight. good for you for going Lefty.

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    Yeah the 3 is the better option

    Definitely go for the 3, I consider myself a convert, before buying mine a few months back the last bike I owned was a 03 Trek Liquid 20...and it was a great bike, but just the difference with the lefty on the RZ makes it that much better. Even at 120 in travel it still give a feeling of being more robust and have yet to feel it bottom out .
    And no worries I got the Red

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    I have the black 3 ;-) I have had mine for two months now and I love it!!
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