Bikemagic's month of 29ers: Cannondale Flash 1 29er

Cannondale Flash 1 29er

Incorporating the signature Lefty Carbon fork the Flash 29er is more than just a stunning looker. Sharing technology from the Cannondale road range the continuous carbon system adds stiffness to the key parts of the frame meaning that power is transferred efficiently and weight is saved.

What makes it special?

Feathering the scales at under 22lb (without pedals) the Flash is perfect for XC racing, Cannondale have incorporated their SAVE seat post in the Flash 1 which is designed to give extra shock absorption over rough ground.

This linked with the slim seat stays gives a smooth ride for such a stiff and agile frame. Like the Santa Cruz High Ball this is a solid XC or marathon machine that flies once you have the big wheels up to speed.

Read our review of the Flash 29er here.

www.cannondale.com

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  1. Ian Leitch

    I have this bike and it is a LOT lighter than 22lb. It is 20lbs stock without pedals and you can save a chunk of weight on the wheels (rstock rims are 475g each), saddle, seatpin and bar. Jeremiah Bishops is 18.1lb I think. It is a sensational bike.

    1. Jim Russell

      Aye, my built up 29er Flash is a smidge under 21 with 320g pedals, standard carbon frame (not the hi mod shown here, which is lighter) alloy PBR fork (lefty shown is carbon), 200g inner tubes and a few comfy bits….Even with the heavier F+F I reckon it would go to 19ish without too much bother. Not sure about giving up that SAVE seatpost though – 225g but it does bump up the plushness factor.

  2. Jim Russell

    I should also add: This bike is amazing to ride – Very clever combination of stiffness and comfort. Surprised more riders & reviews aren’t raving about them!

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