Cannondale 2009 Mtn Bike Line Highlights


Cannondale 2009 Mtn Bike Line Highlights

Cannondale introduces an exciting new line of mountain bikes from the serious racer to the backwoods explorer. All-Mountain, Marathon, X-C Racing and 29’er hardtails never looked so good.

With the popularity of “All-Mountain” riding Cannondale introduces the all new Moto with 160mm of balanced suspension travel, the Moto is ready to climb and descend with authority. Loaded with state-of-the-art technology the Moto’s main frame is a monocoque design constructed out of Hi-Modulus carbon fiber. A floating rear shock is driven via the “hatchet” drive giving the suspension a bottomless feel while driving heavy shock forces to the head tube. A massive 66mm “Diablo” head tube shrugs off all unwanted forces keeping the front wheel connected to the ground and the pilot in full control. An optimized oversized pivot connects the swingarm to the main frame via carbon sandwich with large sealed cartridge bearings. The hydroformed asymmetrical chainstays and the assistance of a 12 mm Maxle handle the impacts with flex free performance. Weighting in at a mere 29 lbs the Moto 1 comes built with a SRAM X-O drive system, Fox 36 Talas RC2 160-130-100mm fork, Mavic Crossmax SX UST wheels and Avid Juicy carbon disc brakes at $6800.00. The Moto 2 features a SRAM X-9 drive, Fox Talas 36 R fork, DT Swiss E 2200 wheels and Avid juicy 7 disc brakes for $5300.00

Riders looking for the same great technology but on a little less budget will find three alloy versions lead by the Moto 3 with SRAM X-7 / X-9 drive combination, Rock Shox Lyric IS 160-115 mm fork, DT Swiss E540 wheels and Hayes Stroker Trail disc brake at $4150.00. Rounding out the line is the Moto 5 built with SRAM X-5 / X-9 combination, Rock Shox Domain 302 fork, Sun Single Track SL wheels and Hayes Stroker Ryde disc brakes at $2500.00

Moto 2 image below

For the rider looking for the ultimate do-it all machine, the all new Rize just may be what you’re looking for. The co-molded main frame includes a carbon fiber top tube, down tube, and head tube that’s bonded to 3D forged one-piece “backbone” seat tube. With a tremendous amount of loads being generated to the seat tube through suspension and pedaling forces, the one-piece backbone allows the rising rate suspension to work smoothly eliminating unwanted frame flex while carving turns and putting power to the pedals. The unique asymmetrical alloy chainstays paired with thin sexy carbon seat stays, complete an incredibly light & efficient frame package.

Cannondale will offer five models of the Rize with the Rize 1&2 utilizing the carbon co-molded main frame. The Rize 1 will be offered with a Shimano XTR/XT mix, Lefty Max Carbon PBR (push button rebound) fork, Mavic Crossmax ST UST wheels and Shimano XTR disc brakes tipping the scale at just over 23 lbs. Rize 2 models will be outfitted with a SRAM X-O/X-9 drive system, Lefty Max Carbon w/Fox RLC internals, Mavic Crosstrail UST wheels and Avid Juicy Carbon disc brakes at $4800.00

The Rize 3, 4, & 5 will feature the same frame technology only in an alloy version. Rize 3 features a SRAM X-7/X-9 drive, Lefty Max PBR fork, DT Swiss XR 430 wheels and Avid Juicy disc brakes at $3200.00. Rounding out the Rize line is the Rize 5 with SRAM X-5/X-9 drive, RockShox Tora 302 Solo Air fork and Shimano BR M485 brakes at $1900.00

Rize 1 at $5800.00 shown below

Want to spend long hours in the saddle exploring new trails or doing a Marathon race, then the Rush just might be the bike for you. With input from hall-of-famer Tinker Juarez the beautifully sculpted Rush 1 & 3 offer a full carbon monocoque main frame with SI head tube. The single pivot swingarm manages rear wheel travel while tracking where the pilot points the bike due to the hydroformed chain stays attached to a massive “Hot Box” pivot. Rush 1 models include a Shimano SLX drive system with XTR rear derailleur, Lefty Speed Carbon SL fork, Shimano XTR wheels and Shimano SLX disc brakes. Rush 3 models are built with SRAM X-7 shifters and X-9 rear derailleur, Lefty Speed DLR fork, DT Swiss XR 430 wheels and Avid Juicy 5 disc brakes at $3700.00

Rush 1 show below at $5300.00

The Rush 6 & 7 utilize the same great frame geometry and suspension technology only in a alloy version at two incredible price points. You’ll find the Rush 6 built with a SRAM X-7 shifters and rear derailleur, Fox F120 RL fork, Mavic XM 317 wheels and Avid Juicy 3 disc brakes at $1800.00 Last in the Rush line is the Rush 7 with SRAM X-5 Shifters and rear derailleur, RockShox Tora 302 Air 120mm fork, Jalco ATB X 320 wheels and Avid Juicy 3 disc brakes at $1400.00

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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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