Cannondale 2009 Mtn Bike Line Highlights

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Designed with feedback from some of the fastest decenders on the World Cup circuit, the Perp is back and ready to crush rock gardens. Choose between 180 – 200mm of staged rear wheel travel and let her rip. The massive 1.5” head tube, monster rear tire clearance and thru 12 rear axle will beg you to push harder. The smooth sloping top tube allows the operator to move around with ease and is equally as inviting to smaller pilots.

3 models will be offered with the Perp 1 spec’d with a Shimano Saint drive system and brakes, RockShox Totem Solo Air 1.5” fork, and Mavic EX729 wheels at $4800.00. The Perp 2 comes with a SRAM X-9/X-7 drive, RockShox Totem IS coil 1.5” fork, Mavic EX325 wheels and Avid Juicy 3 disc brakes at $3200.00. Next come the Perp 3 with a SRAM X-5 drive, RockShox Domain 318 coil 1.5” fork, and Avid Juicy 3 disc brakes at $2550.00

Perp 3 shown below

Ridden by Cyclosscross champion Tim Johnson, the Cannondale CX9 frame features is all about clean lines saving weight and shedding inherent mud that can ruin a racers day. To achieve this Cannondale runs integrated brake bosses for clean cable routing. Uses a narrow machined head tube, and adds wishbone seat stays for greater tire clearance. Added bump absorption up front comes from a carbon fork
While the all important power transfer comes from an oversized and butted down/seat tube. Between 3 models theirs sure to be a Cyclocross bikes for all starting with the Cyclocross 2 with SRAM Force drive, full carbon Easton EC90X fork, Mavic Ksyium Equipe wheels and Cannondale C1 carbon brakes at $1700.00 The Cyclosscross 5 come with a Shimano 105 drive, Slice Ultra X carbon fork, Shimano WH-RS-10 wheels and Tektro brakes at $1400.00. Next in line is the Cyclosscross 6 built with a Shimano Sora/Tiagra dive, Slice Ultra X carbon fork, Mavic CPX wheels and Tektro brakes at $940.00

Cyclocross 2 shown below

source: Bill Rudell, Cannondale


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  • Will Pidsley says:

    Hi, I have the Carbon Rush 03 2009, although its a great bike be very careful of rub between the Gear Cable and the frame point just above the crank. After three rides the cable was into the carbon of the bike! I`m now getting a new frame from Cannondale.

  • Will Pidsley says:

    You now how I said it was a great bike!!! Well it`s not.. I have had no end of trouble with this bike. From the frame to the rear swing arm, to the chain, to the gears and now the rear mech. It must of been back to the shop 9 times in six months. Wondering now if I could get my money back. I feel very let down by Cannondale, and will never bye Cannondale again. Stay well clear, unless you plan to ride a full sus around town.

  • Steve says:

    Sounds like you had more trouble with the shop than the bike itself,
    you should have installed the cable rub patches that came with the bike, or asked that the 9 year old who built the bike at the shop redo the cable routing!
    i’ve not come across a good bike mechanic yet…

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