Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Check this thing out! The new carbon Flash Ultimate from Cannondale weighs 16 lbs out of the box... That's F***ing stupid light weight, like a pound and a half lighter than my road bike! I had a chance to ride the new frame with the DT carbon rims spec'd on the ultimate but with Sram X0 rather than the XX stuff that comes on the Ultimate, but dangit this bike rides unlike any hardtail I've ever ridden before. Sure it climbs like a bat outta hell, that's nearly a given based on the weight, but it's descending capability is what sets this bike apart from other hardtails. Take a look, read about all the fancy this and that that makes the bike do what it does so well, but don't take my word for it. Go ride one!