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Cannondale F29 Alloy 4 Bike - 2014

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    Cannondale F29 Alloy 4 Bike - 2014

    Get your stoke on with the Cannondale F29 Alloy 4 hardtail mountain bike, which is built to speed down cross-country trails thanks to an agile frame, 29 in. wheels, Lefty fork and SRAM components. See details

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    Get your stoke on with the Cannondale F29 Alloy 4 hardtail mountain bike, which is built to speed down cross-country trails thanks to an agile frame, 29 in. wheels, Lefty fork and SRAM components.

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    Get your stoke on with the Cannondale F29 Alloy 4 hardtail mountain bike, which is built to speed down cross-country trails thanks to an agile frame, 29 in. wheels, Lefty fork and SRAM components.

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    Get your stoke on with the Cannondale F29 Alloy 4 hardtail mountain bike, which is built to speed down cross-country trails thanks to an agile frame, 29 in. wheels, Lefty fork and SRAM components.

    • F29 aluminum frame features a geometry that's designed to offer race-inspired, nimble handling; 1.5 in. headtube improves strength, stiffness and handling
    • Rear stays are shaped to help smooth out trail chatter and enhance rolling speed, acceleration and handling
    • Lefty 29er fork with Push-Button Rebound (PBR) offers 90mm of smooth, responsive travel and precise handling; easy-access lockout and rebound controls are glove-friendly
    • Large BB30 bottom bracket design increases stiffness for improved power-transfer
    • SRAM X7 shifters, x9 Type II rear derailleur and X7 front derailleur quickly guide the chain through the 20 gears of the 2x10 drivetrain
    • Magura MT2 hydraulic disc brakes provide great feel and progressive, powerful braking, thanks in part to the pairing of a 180mm rotor up front and a 160mm rotor in the back
    • Stan's ZTR Rapid rims and fast-rolling, corner-hungry Schwalbe Racing Ralph EVO Perfomance tires are tubeless-ready for an easy upgrade
    • Pedals sold separately
    • Specs on the Cannondale F29 Alloy 4 hardtail mountain bike are subject to change

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    Cannondale F29 Alloy 4 Bike - 2014 Specs
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Mountain biking
    Mountain bike
    Aluminum
    SmartFormed aluminum alloy
    Front suspension
    Lefty, 90mm travel with PBR
    Sram S1400, 38/24
    Sram BB30
    Sram X7
    Sram X7
    Sram x9 Type 2
    SRAM PG1030 11-36, 10-speed
    20 gear(s)
    Disc brake
    Magura MT2 hydraulic disc
    Magura MT2
    Stan's ZTR Rapid, tubeless ready
    Lefty SL, 32h
    Sram X9,32h
    29 inches
    Schwalbe Racing Ralph EVO Performance, 29 x 2.1
    Flat bar
    Cannondale C2
    Cannondale OPI
    Cannondale
    Prologo Nago Evo X8
    Sold separately
    Cannondale HeadShok Si
    KMC X10
    Unavailable
    How we measure bike weight
    Unisex
    Bike style
    Bike frame material
    Frame
    Bike suspension
    Fork
    Crankset
    Bottom bracket
    Shifters
    Front derailleur
    Rear derailleur
    Rear cogs
    Number of gears
    Brake type
    Brakes
    Brake levers
    Rims
    Front hub
    Rear hub
    Wheel size
    Tires
    Handlebar shape
    Handlebar
    Stem
    Seat post
    Saddle
    Pedals
    Headset
    Chain
    Weight
    Bike weight
    Gender

    Cannondale F29 Alloy 4 Bike - 2014

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    Cannondale F29 Alloy 4 Bike - 2014 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous! I have the 2013 model, which is configured a little differently. I have X9 shifters, as opposed to X7, and WTB rims instead of Stans. A hardtail is a hartail is a hardtail. They aren't much different, outside of paint and a few components. What truly separates them is their individual geometry measurements and angles. And, for Cannondale, the infamous Lefty fork. Which, in my opinion, is the smoothest best dampened fork out there. No stiction what-so-ever. Smooth as silk. One of the reasons for this I think is because the Lefty only has 1 dampened tube. All other forks have dampening in one of the tubes and the other tube has the air bag. 2 tubes, one not dampened, causes excess stiction. The Lefty fork, in my opinion, is what separates this hardtail from every other hardtail on the market. That and the fantastic geometry. All our bodies are shaped differently, and the F29, in an XL size, fits mine absolutely perfectly, allowing me to bust out super fast lap times.
    Date published: 2014-04-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A well-equipped mountain bike This is a very-well outfitted mountain bike, with very competitive components. Cannondale's Lefty technology is head and shoulders above all but the most expensive twin-shock forks. The Stan's Wheels are another big plus, though for some curious reason the wheels are tubeless capable yet the bike is delivered with tubes. The Prologo Nago Evo X8 is a rather high-end seat for a bike in this price range. The thing to be most careful about is the 2x10 gearing. I think I like it better than the 3x9 on my older Cannondale, but I suspect it isn't for everyone. If I were a very serious trail rider I would probably want three sprockets in front, but I'm not, so the 2x10 configuration is growing on me. The only place the F29 4 gets a less than stellar grade is the tires, which are not especially grippy on anything but dirt, noisy on anything but dirt, and the internet is plastered with postings about how delicate they are. Given the 2x10 gearing you would think Cannondale would have chosen a more mixed-use tire, like a Kendal or a Continental Mountain King.
    Date published: 2014-04-15

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