That bike will never be forgotten. I bought it 2006 as a frameset, sold it and bought it again in 2009, sold it and bought it again in 2012. and sold it 😦
That was my first mtb which I started my racing ”career”, it was my first Cannondale.
And it’s so well made in so many good ways. Really liked that Fatty fork. Really liked to be able to ride a 2×9 and 10 drivetrain with a Shimano Dura-Ace front derailleur. Really liked the light and clean wiring. Really liked to be able to use a road crankset on a mtb for it as a winterbike. Really liked to get it work with 28″ Mavic Reflex rims and Challenge Grifo 32mm tubulars.
Thanks to that bike I learnt a lot about biking but also as a mechanic because it had many different parts. Weight weenie style like on the picture with Tune King hub, New Ultimate handlear, Extralite barends, Aerozine QR, KCNC seatpost, Dura-Ace 7800 front derailleur, Tuned Sram Rival rear derailleur.
Found a couple of old pictures from 2007 and 2008. 2007 in Landskrona racing for Åstorps CK:
And from Borås CA’s mtb race in 2008:
And in the first climb of Mörksuggejakten 2008:
Just for fun I will add a picture from Ymerracet 2009 too. Look at the bike 😉
It’s a bit funny too. At the race in Borås in 2008 I bought the Drylane Bib’s seen at Mörksuggejakten 2008 from Allebike from which I have a bottle from on the first two pictures in 2007 ;). As it was wet and muddy at Ymerracet 2009 (was on a saturday) and I didn’t had any mudtires I ordered a pair on Facebook late friday evening from Allebike too. Great store that really are into racing 😀
Today is the real world champion day, women elite at 11 and men elite at 15. Look at it here: Sports-livez
I will miss the women’s race as I’m going out cycling but hopefully I can see all mens race. Changed handlebar for a 60cm flat New Ultimate yesterday and mounted a pair of nice Extralite Cyberends and some comfy bar tape 🙂