Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Kingsport, TN
Bikes: 2007 Schwinn Le Tour
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I own a Cannondale F5, which is a less-well equipped but have the same frame and some of the same components.
Frame Cannondale Furio-X (The main justification for the $900 price tag. Extremely stiff, very well crafted.)
Fork Cannondale HeadShok Super Fatty Ultra DLR, 80mm-travel (2nd thing that justifies the $900 price tag. Heard it's a great suspension)
Rims/Wheels Sun Black Eye Disc (Serviceable)
Tires CST Caballero, 26 x 2.1 (Very good off-road/mud. Hopeless on wet asphalt)
Crankset TruVativ Isoflow (Don't know enough to compare but gives me no trouble.)
Rear Derailleur SRAM X-7 (I have the SX-5 RD on F5, it shifts well and very rugged as it has took multiple hits. X-7 should be an upgrade of SX-5)
Shifters SRAM SX5 Trigger (Wonderfully crisp shifter, the long lever stroke is on the long side however)
Handlebars Cannondale C3 (Don't know enough to compare but gives me no trouble. It's a bit too long for my small frame but one can always chop it down)
Tape/Grips Cannondale V-Tech (Nice, soft and survives a few scrapes on trees. Tend to slide out a bit after each ride.)
Brake Levers Cannondale Fire (Don't know enough to compare but gives me no trouble.)
Pedals Wellgo aluminum w/clips and straps (Don't know enough to compare but gives me no trouble. Reflectors on them will fall off quite easily. Keep them on to be street legal. Take them off pre-emptively for off-road. I also took off the toe cage.)
Saddle Cannondale Mountain-V (I got bony butt so not quite comfy. It's decent quailty and serviceable.)
Seat Post Cannondale C4, aluminum (The letter printed on it scrape off too easily after a few adjustments. Otherwise, it's very study.)
That's all I know. I hope it helps.
Last edited by earthworm94; 08-03-07 at 05:41 PM.