Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Cannondale 2010 - The preview

Cannondale presented in Utah the new bikes for 2010.

As you can see in the photos the bikes are looking awesome The frameset as far as I know will remain almost the same as this year, but with other colors and the Team Replica bike will get some new parts: Sram XX, except the Cannondale Hollowgram SL Crankset. The Cannondale Hollowgram SL still being lighter than a BB30 XX and very stiff, Cannondale worked with Sram to now feature a XX chainring compatible spider to keep it's advantages but get the chainring sizes options and faster shifting XX promises, best of both worlds.

Even if you can see now a few photos, the most interesting things are not revieled yet.
More will come and I must admit that I am really excited to see them and test them at Eurobike this year.

The photos shown above are made by Robbie Stout. And you can see more here.

Another change will be with the Rize. From the next year it will be called RZ, due to a trademark issue hat involved another company outside of the bike biz. Even if the name is changed, everything that you love at the Rize will be available and even improuved. Also there will be two different models: RZ 120 and RZ 140, featuring 120mm and 140mm of rear travel.

The rear suspension is now better matched to the plushness and stiffness of the Lefty Carbon Max (one of the lightest and best tracking forks ever). The rear stays efficient on the climbs and still plush on the descents, even under braking.

Bellow you will two movies and some photos of the RZ 2010, presented by Doug Dalton, from Cannondale Research and Development, for MTBR.com

See you soon with more details,

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