C’dale Flash 29er Carbon 2

(Click on pics for larger image – thanks to Liam for the great shots)

The 2011 Cannondale Flash 29er carbon 2 has just arrived. It came thru our doors yesterday morning and by the end the day it was built up and waiting for a home. This is a superb bike for enduro mountain biking, whether you’re competitive or just like going for long rides on a really nice bike. The Sram X.9 drivetrain with FSA SL-K BB30 crankset, carbon PBR Lefty 90mm front suspension and Stan’s ZTR Arch 29er rims (among other choice parts) are nothing to sneeze at, but it’s the whole package put together that really gets us going. It’s just a great looking and riding bike.

It’s also worth pointing out the excellent frame, with “micro-suspension”. Yah, it kinda sounds like a gimmick, but trust us, it’s not (and we can be pretty cynical). Check out what Cannondale has to say about their micro-suspension after the jump.

For $4300 this race-ready 29er can be yours!

Micro-suspension: Flattened SAVE cross-sections and sophisticated carbon layup on the Flash rear stays and seatpost act like a micro-suspension system, deflecting vertically to absorb trail shock, while staying extremely rigid laterally for power transfer and confident cornering.

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