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I got a cool-looking mountain bike: Cannondale F5

May 10, 2009 Mountain Biking 1 Comment

Taking advantage of the Anniversary Sale at REI, I just picked up this cool-looking 2009 Cannondale F5 bike (15% off MSRP – exp 5/10/09).

These past few days, I’ve been spending many, many hours researching bicycles… learning about the different types, brands, component parts, accessories, etc… and I’m at a point where I trust that I know enough to be confident in owning the F5 model.

Specs:

Frame T6061 aluminum
Fork RockShox Dart 3 w/ turnkey lockout, 100mm travel
Crankset FSA CK-306TTT, 44/32/22
Bottom bracket   FSA TH-7420ST
Shifters SRAM X-5 Trigger
Front derailleur SRAM X-7
Rear derailleur SRAM X-7
Rear cogs SRAM PG-950, 11-34, 9-speed
Brakes Avid BB5 mechanical disc
Brake levers Cannondale XC
Rims Jalco Disc X320, 32-hole
Front hub Formula DC20/22
Rear hub Formula DC20/22
Spokes Stainless steel
Tires Kenda Nevegal, 26 x 2.1
Handlebar Cannondale C3 650mm, 20mm rise
Stem Cannondale XC3 1-1/8”, 31.8mm
Seat post Kalloy SP-359
Saddle Cannondale CO2
Pedals Wellgo alloy platform
Headset Cannondale Converter
Chain KMC 9-speed

 

Looking at the manufacturer’s specs, there seems to be decent components in this package. I am planning to do some upgrades as I become more familiar with how the bike rides and also as things start to wear down. Evenutally, I hope to have a creation that distinguishes this Cannondale F5 as my own. =)

This whole cycling thing is part of my attempt to incorporate more sporty and outdoorsy activities into my lifestyle. On weekends and future camping trips, I plan to ride trails and conquer mountains with friends. 

Cheers!

Links:
Cannondale F5 (2009 Model)
REI

Currently there is "1 comment" on this Article:

  1. Luffy_FX says:

    I love mountain biking, I’m going to be purchasing a Specialized Rockhopper comp disc soon but maybe I’ll give this Cannondale a glance.

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