Sprint past your buddies and the competition on Cannondale's F29 Carbon 2. The unbelievably light BallisTec carbon frame is paired with Cannondale's 90mm-travel Lefty fork to give you a chassis that is stiff, precise, efficient and fast. Making it even faster are the SAVE stays and SAVE seatpost that allow some flex to keep you fresher over longer courses. The specs are legit too. They're light and high performance enough to race on, yet durable enough for real trail riding. A full XT group with discs get it done. You roll on Mavic tubeless-ready wheels and tires that hook up on anything. And you've got a carbon bar and post topped with a Prologo saddle to finish it all nicely.
When constructing their carbon fiber frames, Cannondale uses high strength, high impact resins similar to those used in carbon baseball bats. The fibers and resins are put in a lay-up designed to maximize the anisotropic (direction specific) qualities, making for a bike that is light and stiff, and capable of absorbing impact without damaging the structural integrity. Once the frame has passed quality testing, Cannondale adds stiffer, higher-modulus fibers in safe areas to increase stiffness and tune the ride.
Cannondale's SPEED SAVE rear stays create a micro suspension system that allows the rear wheel to track the ground, improving comfort, control, traction and handling. This allows the bike to roll faster, accelerate better and corner harder without affecting pedaling efficiency.
BB30 is an oversize bottom bracket standard that boosts stiffness and decreases weight. BB30 bottom bracket bearings are pressed directly into compatible frames, meaning there are no heavy external cups to thread in. And, BB30 cranksets feature 30mm-diameter spindles (standard spindles are smaller) for greater pedaling efficiency and increased power transfer.
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||Cannondale BallisTec Hi Mod carbon, BB30, 1.5-inch head tube|
|Fork||Lefty 29er Carbon XLR, 90mm-travel|
|Rims/Wheels||Mavic CrossRoc 29|
|Tires||Mavic CrossRoc 29|
|Crankset||Shimano Deore XT|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Deore XT|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT Shadow Plus|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano Deore XT, 10-speed: 11-36|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore XT|
|Handlebars||Cannondale C1, carbon|
|Tape/Grips||Cannondale foam lock-on|
|Stem||Cannondale OPI adjustable, stem/steerer|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Deore XT|
|Brakes||Shimano Deore XT Race disc, 7/6-inch rotors|
|Saddle||Prologo Nago Evo X8|
|Seatpost||Cannondale SAVE carbon|